Chanel Nail Polish - worth the money?

Do you guys think that Chanel nail polish is worth the money? I would love to have Blue Satin and Rouge Fatal, but $25 dollars seems like a lot for a nail polish. Especially for a teenager who makes minimum wage. Is the quality different from that of OPI or Essie at all? 

I would love to have it, but I want to make sure that's it's worth the splurge before I spend my money on it. 

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I agree with allegrissima -- if you want to splurge, pick a color and make it the exception, not the habit -- because really, Chanel makes wonderful polishes, but you're paying for the Chanel brand. Others, like OPI and Essie, are of excellent quality at 1/3 of the cost. As islandqt stated, nail polish has come a long way! The staying power of an $8 polish is just as great, and you can often find very similar colors. Then, when you're an adult and earning an income, you can splurge as much as it allows.

 

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I just purchased my first Chanel nail color and I noticed a big difference between it and other brands I love Essie and OPI.  I purchased a really dark burgundy/brown, which is a gorgeous color and is from the new Spring 2013 line.  I wanted a dark color, because I can usually get away with a light beige color in terms of chipping and I wanted to see what sort of quality Chanel possesses in that front...Anyway, I found that the Chanel nail polish is by far easier to apply.  I have a tendency to really botch my at home manicures, especially when it's a dark color, this polish was effortless...I don't know what it is...it might be the brush or the formula but it's magnificent.  Also, I noticed that it's not stinky...something I hate!  It dries VERY quickly and living in a wet  climate (seattle) makes it hard to keep nail polish from smudging.  Also 2 light coats is all you need...It's worth it to buy a dark shade, I would say light and pink shades you can get away with a cheaper brand...

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Hey there!  I am very picky about my nail polish. And when it does come to nail polish I do believe you get what you pay for.  I love Chanel.  It's awesome. It goes on so much easier and I get such a nicer coat than with the cheaper polishes.  It stays on longer without chipping and I think the colors have more depth.  Now the obvious problem is the price.  I'm on disability so I know what it's like not to have much money.  So, I've had to get my Chanel nail polish sparingly.  I ask for it for Christmas and buy 1 or 2 others through out the year.  The other thing is I found  that NARS is a good compromise.  It's $16 - $17 and good quality.  I really like it.  Maybe give that a try.  Hope this helped.Smiley Wink

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i love chanel, but $25 is too much for those particular colors. there are awesome high quality dupes out there for a fraction of the price. try essie midnight cami. it's gorgeous! 

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