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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm 
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...so, i just found the chanel blue satin on ebay for $20 + $3 shipping. is it ridiculous that i am considering an impulse buy?


Is it new in the box? I would just go buy it at Macy's for $23 and have them throw in a bunch of free samples. Or, splurge on a couple at Chanel.com and get tons of samples, super cool packaging, and little canvas Chanel drawstring bags that are great for holding things in your purse. (shipping at Chanel.com is $7.95, but there shouldn't be tax)

Gawd. I so should not know that.

From what I can tell, the OPI Russian Navy seems a fairly decent dupe, but I tell you, nobody does that satiny smooth finish like Chanel. If you already have RN though, definitely see BS in person before splurging. I have an older limited edition sheer sparkly blue called Azur Satin that is gorgeous on top of BS.

If you want to see insanity though, check out some of the other Chanel prices on ebay, like for Jade*, Kaleidoscope, Nuit de Russie, etc. People are silly. I saw people paying $60+ for Nouvelle Vague this summer when you could still get it from Chanel.com for $23.

*This makes me sad because I was unable to get a bottle of this. My collection has a huge gaping hole where Jade should be.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:06 pm 
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hmm, the listing says it's unused, & new in box... but it also says things like 'ultra-rare' and 'limited edition color now sold out' and similar scary-sounding rhetoric. but i can still just get this at a macy's? if so, that might be the more practical approach, heh. thanks!

and now i'm going to go look up those other colors, just for funsies.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:22 pm 
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bluedawg wrote:
hmm, the listing says it's unused, & new in box... but it also says things like 'ultra-rare' and 'limited edition color now sold out' and similar scary-sounding rhetoric. but i can still just get this at a macy's? if so, that might be the more practical approach, heh. thanks!

and now i'm going to go look up those other colors, just for funsies.


Yeah, that is hyperbole. It *is* a limited edition color that is sold out in many stores, but I have seen it around. You may have to call around to a couple places, but it is around. Saks, Neimans or Nordstroms might have it online also. I just really hate the ebay sellers because they snatch up all the hot colors and drive up demand. But it is limited, so it will be definitely be increasingly more difficult to find.

I have a theory also that many people assume that the stuff costs more than it does, which would explain some of the prices. It is expensive, but it actually isn't much more than most of the premium brands.

I have an older sparkly deep blue called Cosmic Blue that is gorg, and a really special one called Nuit de Ciel that was a Seventeen magazine exclusive maybe 10 years ago. I've seen that one on ebay for $150+, but mine is kind of gummy now (glittery ones don't seem to last the way the others do) so I can't imagine what you would be getting. I want to try some restorer in it, but I'm also afraid of making it worse.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:06 pm 
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I want to start painting my nails more, but I can never keep polish on!

My right hand nails chips within a day, my left hand nails within 2-3 days. I re-do the top coat daily and that seems to help

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So, this thread inspired me to start wearing polishes too, and now I have a lovely raspberry and minty blue color in my possession. But I have a question: do you all shape your nails? Or do anything special to them before you paint them? I've always just clipped them really short, but I have no idea how to make my nails look pretty. I'm pretty clueless about this stuff.

Yay! And I clip mine into an oval shape and do not use a file because I read/was told it weakens nails but I have no idea if that's true.

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and now i'm going to go look up those other colors, just for funsies.

You avatar is adorable! <3

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:31 pm 
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I love this thread! I used to be really into nails in high school. I'd pierce my pinky nail and put jewelry in it. It was getting out of hand when I had these horrible acrylic nails that I'd change the colors everyday depending on my outfit.

Anyway, this really makes me want to paint my nails and get into that stuff again.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Nail clippers are bad! They can cause splitting. Get a glass file (Sephora has a good one for $8). You can wash them in hot water to keep clean, and they aren't harsh on your nails. Just file in one direction.

I keep mine sort of squoval, but I try to only neaten the natural shape of my nail rather than forcing a shape.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:42 pm 
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I just bite them into the shape I want. Which, fortunately, is short and haggard.

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I really, really want to try this OPI Black Shatter one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1piNxgXJzI

Also, Lavawitch, those colours that happen to match Molly are awesome. I looooove that muddy green, and the combo is great.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:10 am 
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Tell me whether or not I should buy Chanel Jade Rose and Orange Fizz. I'm so torn!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:16 am 
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You avatar is adorable! <3

aww, thank you! it's from a kurt halsey painting, i use his artwork for all of my avatars. <3

and thanks for all the chanel scoop, lavawitch! i am trying to hang on until i get to a macy's, but i have that ebay auction open in another tab and i keep being tempted to buy it. i have issues.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:23 pm 
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I just got OPI Casting Call (not my pic)
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It's really pretty. I love dusty, grayed out colors for fall. It's sort of a dusty mauve pink. Unfortunately, Illamasqua Jan is a virtual dupe, which I didn't realize until I got home. So now I have both, for no good reason. D'oh.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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lavawitch wrote:
Nail clippers are bad! They can cause splitting. Get a glass file (Sephora has a good one for $8). You can wash them in hot water to keep clean, and they aren't harsh on your nails. Just file in one direction.

Really? :/ I get layers that I can peel off the tops of my nails but no splitting.

And I did my toe nails & finger nails with Zoya Tangy, it's very greeeeeeeen!

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And not the green I was after. My search for an appley green continues! I might buy this but it's one of those water-based polishes

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Tell me whether or not I should buy Chanel Jade Rose and Orange Fizz. I'm so torn!


Orange Fizz is a lovely orange sherbet color. Jade Rose is a baby pink, which means I actually don't own it.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:37 am 
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bluedawg wrote:
i've been obsessed with navy blue polish for the past six or eight months. i haven't seen the chanel one, though--it looks beautiful! the ones i've tried so far:
1. russian navy by OPI (my absolute favorite so far--seems close to the chanel above)
2. surreal by sparitual (also great, although it's SUPER dark navy)
3. yoga-ta get this blue by OPI (not quite as 'navy' as i'd hoped)
4. twinkle by sparitual (more like a very deep turquoise; i gave it away)

I bought russian navy last week after eyeing it for months. I only have it on my toes now but I love it!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I've been wearing a few shades of RGB nail polish for the past few months. The brown-ish color is so pretty on.

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paprikapapaya wrote:
You guys inspired me to start wearing nail polish again. I've been polished for a few weeks now and I love it! I need to build up my nail polish collection again though, since I was bare nailed for a few years.

Me too! I haven't really worn nail polish since high school. Now wearing Chanel Surprise - can't find a pic online, but it's a pale shimmery white goldish colour. I want to get a bunch of purples.

Lavawitch, Chanel Particuliere is beautiful! Also that brownish RGB luftpost. I'm a sucker for greiges.


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paprikapapaya wrote:
You guys inspired me to start wearing nail polish again. I've been polished for a few weeks now and I love it! I need to build up my nail polish collection again though, since I was bare nailed for a few years.

Me too! I haven't really worn nail polish since high school. Now wearing Chanel Surprise - can't find a pic online, but it's a pale shimmery white goldish colour. I want to get a bunch of purples.

Lavawitch, Chanel Particuliere is beautiful! Also that brownish RGB luftpost. I'm a sucker for greiges.


Huh. That's a new one on me. I'd love to see what it looks like!

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I think I'm going for a manicure next week! I'm excited. I think I'm going to do OPI Dulce de Leche? Thoughts on the color? I need something neutral for work since I'm not really allowed to have a manicure by company policy (Starbucks), but my manager doesn't care as long as it's not loud.

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I really, really want to try this OPI Black Shatter one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1piNxgXJzI


I want those glittery ones and Shattered!


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I'm wearing Zoya's Anaka

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Huh. That's a new one on me. I'd love to see what it looks like!

Will try to take a pic. It's weird that I can't find it online.


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