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.
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...
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.
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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!