Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy B-Day Mom! Chanel Paradoxal


Today is my mother's birthday, and because of her, I wear Chanel...Paradoxal to be exact!

In outdoor lighting how it generally looks on me - smoky and mysterious:


Speaking of mysterious, here's the hidden shimmer:


Another shot for funsies:


I love this polish. I'm bummed out that so many people thought it was supposed to be a shimmerbomb, and were disappointed when it wasn't. It's not *supposed* to be chock full of shimmer - it's supposed to have that chic and elegant subtle hidden shimmer that Chanel does so well. It just adds one extra layer of subtlety to the polish...gorgeous!

Again - Happy Birthday, Mutti!

kittytokaren


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14 comments:

Emybloom said...

I sort of regret not getting it at the airport - I like its subtle-look to be honest.

And happy birthday to your mum!

kileen said...

wow, it's no wonder this is the "it" color of the season, it's so gorgeous!!

kileen
cuteandlittle.com

jbrobeck said...

I love it as well, and was sad others didn't!

Megan Harmeyer said...

Gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

I love the color, just can't afford the price. :-(

tasha~ said...

Aww Happy B-day Mom!
I got Paradoxal this summer... and I still cant decide if I like it or not! Its very strange but cool...

Kathy said...

Kittytokaren -

Sorry, bonne anniversaire to your Mom! Do you think Ultra Pro's Never Glum Plum would be a good poor man's dupe for Chanel's Paradoxal?

kittytokaren said...

@Emybloom - I think if you appreciate the subtlety you'd love it! I think it's still fairly available?

@kileen - I know its perfect for this season! :)

@jbrobeck - Glad you're on my team on this one, friend!

@Megan Harmeyer - Thank you!!

@Kathy - Seriously the price is an obstacle. I don't blame you. I think Never Glum Plum is an OK substitute(it's basically Paradoxal without the shimmer) but Barry M Dusky Mauve is a dead-on perfect dupe!! And thanks for the kudos for my Mom!

@tasha - Thank you!! It is strange....but I like the strangeness!

k2k

poprocksncola said...

I've always wondered what kittytokaren meant, and I was listening to "Short Skirt, Long Lacket" by Cake and one line said "She's changing her name from kitty to karen."Is that where you got the name from?

kittytokaren said...

@poprocksncola - Haha yes!! I identify with that song very much and I love Cake! (The band and the food, but mostly the band...) If you look at some of my earlier posts on here they are titled with snippets of other Cake songs. :) So cool that you figured that out!

k2k

Grace said...

@emybloom - Paradoxal is still available on the Chanel website, but I was actually able to get it cheaper on ebay (because the shipping on chanel.com is so expensive).

Alison said...

I love this it is one of my all-time favourites, and I get so many compliments on it too!

R3Beauty said...

I love this color too and you make it look very stunning and chic!

Lucy said...

So sorry I missed saying Happy Birthday to Mom on her day. Well, Happy belated Birthday to your Mom. This was my first Chanel polish. It is gorgeous.

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