Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chanel Strong


I do admit being suckered into the Chanel hype. I hate myself for it but ever since missing out on Jade because of my somewhat superior attitude about the brand and price ("I could get five polishes of the same quality for the same price, all people see is the brand name!"), I've decided that paying $23 upfront is better than regretting for months afterward. Also, Paradoxal and Jade Rose have really turned me around on Chanel's formula and wearability. (That and it's not like I can't rid myself of Chanel via swap or sale.) So "buy now, think later" has become my attitude towards Chanel LEs.

At least I'm not giving my money to eBay scalpers. Just to Chanel, who plays their customer base so well.

Chanel Strong



The formula is LOVELY on this, just flawless and exactly the sort of application I like best. Pleasantly thick and very pigmented, goes on smoothly and is extremely easy to control. Two coats. See, some people are magical with nail polish and can seemingly apply the worst formula as if it's the best -- I am NOT one of those people. When a formula (or brush) is a bit off, I'm not great at making it work for me. So I value polishes whose formula and brushes are perfectly to my liking. ...this color, however, is just sort of ordinary to me. It looks like a reddish shimmering brown indoors and outdoors, it takes on this purplish burgundy glow that is pretty but not outstandingly so. I don't think it's worth the money I spent on it... but I don't regret it, which is actually a hard place to be because now I don't know if I want to keep it or not!

September 11th (15m cardio), September 12th (30m cardio), September 15th (60m cardio + very light strength training). Yep, took two days off. I was doing a lot of cardio but not enough stretching and my legs were like rubber bands pulled to their max... so I decided to lay off for a day. And then the next day, there was a guy who seemed kind of sketch in the workout room so I decided to skip out on working out that night...


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6 comments:

kathy_d87 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I used to have a color very similar back in the day, I think it was by Borghese.

Lucy said...

I also regretted not buying Jade. I didn't want to pay that price. Well we all know what happened. I'm making due with Milani's Dream Maker. I adore that shade of green. I bought Paradoxal and so far have just admired it. I've bought so much polish lately that it's tough to chose. This is a gorgeous shade. Not a very special LE but it is pretty.

tasha~ said...

Ohhhh I didnt even know this one was for sale yet! ALU couldn't even get a swatch! Where did you get it>?

flinty said...

@kathy: I think I know the one you're talking about...

@lucy: I agree: it's not super special but there's nothing wretched about it. You should try Paradoxal: it's a great polish!

@tasha: it's on sale at Chanel.com!

Megan Harmeyer said...

Looks like Chanel has done it again! So pretty.

augusta said...

i was one of those girls who refused to pay the price for a chanel but eventually broke down when i saw swatches of paradoxal. when chanel makes unique shades i wont be as hesitant in the future.
i have to add that this color (in my opinion) aint worth the price.

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