Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NOTD: Chanel Paradoxal

Chanel Paradoxal
(click to enlarge to see shimmer)

Holy cow, my first Chanel. Paradoxal. The SA wasn't familiar with it, and when I got to my car she had given me the wrong shade even though I pointed out in the display which one I wanted. So interesting that she was so unaware when this color was quite the hot topic last week.

I've been dying to try it, but we had nothing but rain, rain, rain all weekend.

As I had heard (and seen) it's a little hard to photograph. There's a gorgeous purple shimmer in the bottle that isn't as apparant on the nail. In perfect sunlight, you can see it, but not like in the bottle.

I'm still a fan, though. So pretty inside as well as outside.

Last night before bed I did two coats topped with Seche Vite. After cleaning up a million little pieces of tiny paper that my 4 year old daughter left all over the fireplace, I had some tip wear this morning, so I did another coat before this swatch.

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Christie said...


Unknown said...

It's so pretty. I want to swatch it too but just too much rain going on. Soon for me. Thanks for sharing :D

sprinkles said...

Hmm, not sure if I like this one or not.

Unknown said...

I grabbed this pretty as well, and it is hard to describe and photograph, but so so gorgeous!