Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RBL Grunge + Chanel Illusion d'Or


You're going to get sick of seeing swatches of this, I just know it!

I recently acquired Chanel Illusion d'Or and ever since then I've been layering it over anything and everything whenever I get bored with my mani. I thought I'd share with you the results of one such experiment!

Initially, I was wearing RBL Grunge:




On its own, Grunge is fab. It's what I was hoping OPI Tickle My France-y would be (see my post on that business here). Grunge is another one of those, well, grunge-y taupe colours that I love so much. It is quite close to Essie Jazz, but has more of a pink undertone to it, like the dreaded TMF. However in Grunge the pink is less prominent and makes this polish much more wear-able for ladies with my particular skin tone! The formula was awesome and typical RBL - easy to control, flows nicely, and was perfect in two coats.

But then I got bored...so I reached for Chanel Illusion d'Or and these are the results:




And some shots trying to capture how cool this looks in person...you're going to want to click on these to blow them up!:





And just for kicks, Illusion d'Or on its own (my camera didn't want to focus on the glitter!):



This was 3 coats, and is too yellow for me. It will definitely remain a layering polish for me, and a fabulous layering polish at that. I am going to attempt to post swatches of Chanel Illusion d'Or and Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure over several different polish this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled!!

kittytokaren


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7 comments:

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

I LIKE THOS ALOT! FABULOUS!

kittytokaren said...

Thank you my one lone commenter!!! You are very sweet :)

Arrianne said...

When's the new layout coming?

kittytokaren said...

@Arrianne - I believe othere PoP-ers are working on it and we should be testing it soon...not sure when the final version will make its appearance though! I'm rather excited myself.

B.Stone said...

This is the first time I've seen Illusion d'Or look good. Normally it just seems so homely to me, I guess because the yellow and blue are really hard up when it comes to complimenting all the colors people like to put it over. The beige doesn't fight the yellow and as such, this looks a lot prettier.

kittytokaren said...

@B. Stone - Thank you!!!! I agree - d'Or is so yellow that it just doesn't work with everything...I really did like this combo in reality. The gold was just subtle enough and the blue popped! :)

k2k

Musical.x said...

hey where can you buy this polish? its lovely!

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