I can count on two hands the products I have stayed faithful to for ten years or more. And the nails on that hand will probably be painted with one of them: Ballerina by Chanel. It is the most perfect nail varnish, it has just enough colour to make a difference but not so much it chips easily. It's elegant, chic and just has something rather dazzlingly French about it. Its light pink shade is perfect for the summer months, so I'm going to call it a Summer Sizzler, although I use it all year round.
Nail Colour 167 Ballerina by Chanel £20 www.johnlewis.com
VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5
BEAUTY OR BEAST? Beauty