Ahhh Chanel, you’ve done it again. You’ve made me a believer.

It’s not that often that I feel the *need* to purchase a Chanel nail polish. I skipped Jade. I passed over Nouvelle Vague. Too much hype, not enough payoff in my eyes. But this, THIS is worth it to me.

Paradoxal is one of the new colors for fall 2010. It’s such a “me” color, and though I hate coughing up $23.00 for a single polish, I will if the color is special enough.

The formula on this baby is what you would hope and expect from Chanel. It’s smooth and opaque in just two coats.

Paradoxal is a dusty, taupe-y, mauve-y, purple with blue and pink shimmer. She’s a BEUAT and I am smitten. I own nothing like this color whatsoever, I am happy to say. Nope, can’t do comparison swatches because I don’t have anything to compare it to in my collection. 🙂

Mmmmmmm, shimmer…

I had to show it in various “hand placement shots” so you could get the full effect. 🙂

You can find this baby online now at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Snatch it while it’s available!

Are you buying into the hype on this one?


Written by Kelly
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