Monday, June 28, 2010

Who needs Chanel?

When I can franken Paradoxal with my odds n' ends polishes? I bought all of these polishes to actually wear, so I spent no money specifically on this. Super pretty, too. The pictures won't show you how close and dupe-y this really looks, I couldn't capture it. I never even considered the Chanel but I saw ONE pic I liked so I decided I needed it. Well, $20 polish is not in my budget (although, strangely, the $70 Coach bag I bought was. It was on sale *smiles sheepishly*) so I made it. I used:
WnW Black
WnW White
Zoya Valerie
Sinful Jasmine Jazz
ChG Spontaneous
WnW Ice Blue (perfect shimmer :) )
Now, I've never seen Paradoxal in real life, so I don't know if this is perfect, but it looks close. For those of you that own the real deal, how'd I do?


  1. I don't own it (yet, anyway). It seems to look like a dark taupe in some swatches, which isn't what I was expecting based on the promo pics.

    Regardless of how close you got, this franken is beautiful!

  2. I agree. it doesn't matter how close you got, look at this, stunning, absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Well thank you, you two. I think it needs more red but I'm going to leave it, I actually really like it :)

  4. gulp........this is gorgeous!!!

    I may have to make this myself. I've never been wowed at nail polish colors where my mouth dropped..but this did it!

  5. I'm a new follower!

    You did an awesome job on that frankening I must give it a try :)

  6. Rmcandle, hello and welcome! You should try it, it's so easy :)
    Shortnails, thanks :) it is super pretty in real life too.

  7. this looks like a really really good substitute! =))))


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