Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nail Polish Review: Chanel Le Vernis in Paradoxal

Yes I know that I am so behind having and using this Nail polish! When Chanel Paradoxal was launched, many nail polish lovers were raving about it. How creamy and smoothly it glides when you put it on your nails, how good the color is and it's great quality. When I saw these great reviews and photos, I knew it was love at first sight! I immediately searched it in Rustan's department store in Makati and not to my surprise, it was sold out. The sales lady told me that many were pre-reserved already when it arrived here in the Philippines, that is why I can say that many Filipinas are nail polish addicts. I was also a bit hesitant to buy it because of its way too expensive price! So I let the season (oh it's a year, haha) passed and now I already gave in with Chanel Le Vernis.

Product Name: Chanel Le Vernis in Paradoxal
Description: Deep taupe-y gray with an undercurrent of purple shimmer
Purchased from: Rustan's Makati
Price: 1,350 php

-Creamy/buttery application
-One to two coats is enough
-Color is oh so gorgeous! Shimmers under the sun!
-Very glossy even w/o top coat
-Long wearing, doesn't chip easily (took 1 week before it chips but just at the end part of my nails)

-Too expensive for a nail polish
-Limited stocks as it's always out of stock

                    (Photo from All Lacquered Up)            (Chanel Paradoxal on my nails)

I took a photo of it while wearing (right photo) but I guess I didn't give much justice to it, Lol! So I opt to post a photo from All Lacquered Up (left photo). 

Chanel Le Vernis is really worth buying! Now I know why designer nail polishes are expensive. Has anyone of you tried a Chanel nail polish? I would love to hear your opinions about it. Or if you have questions regarding the said product, I will gladly try to answer it. =)

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Nail Polish Loots for December 2011

Hi everyone! Today's blog post will be about Nail polishes. :) You know how much i love collecting and using nail polishes in different colors that suits my skin complexion. Well, i don't really buy nail polishes that I cannot wear (doesn't look good on me) or just for the sake of collecting it. I've just noticed that December 2011 is the month I bought nail polishes the most! I just usually buy one to two a month. I don't know what slipped into my mind but I've seen a lot of gorgeous polishes this month that I can't resist buying them!

Here's what I bought this month of December:

From left to right:
1. OPI Warm & Fozzie - a feel good shade of metallic copper, a perfectly autumnal hue tinged with gold flecks;
2. OPI Excuse Moi! - pink shade filled with tiny flecks of silver, pink glitter and micro multi-colored glitter pieces
3. Orly Fowl Play - deep purple jelly based with a myriad of multi-color flakes and silver micro glitters;
4. Orly Au Champagne - snowy white shimmer;
5. Chanel Paradoxal - deep taupe-y gray with an undercurrent of purple shimmer (eggplant's color);
6. Chanel Particuliére - gray taupe creme (like a mushroom)
7. Dior Purple Mix - dusty warm purple with a hint of pink;
8. Dior Nirvana - dusty vibrant greenish-blue;
9. Orly Calcium Shield - base coat
10. Orly Sec 'N Dry - fast drying top coat (i soooo love this!)

The first four are actually glittery polishes, I was thinking that it would be great colors for Christmas. Then it is my pleasure to tell you that I already gave in for Chanel and Dior polishes which are a bit expensive. Before, i was really hesitant buying a designer polish because it is too expensive but when I got these pretty little bottles, I am sure that I did not regret buying them. You will know in my next blog post why. Then the last two bottles are base coat and top coat from Orly.

I have not used the OPI polishes and Diors yet but I'm really excited to try them on! So how about you? What nail polishes did you buy or tried on this Christmas season? I would love to know it! Just share it in the comments section below :)

Until next blog post! 

xoxo ♥,
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