19 July 2010

Chanel Paradoxal Le Vernis Nail Colour

I know, I know.  I'm late to the game.  But, ya know, when it's 98° outside and the heat index is like 114°, it's really hard to get into the fall mindset.  Nevertheless, I promised pictures, and so I shall deliver.

Paradoxal is really quite a descriptive name for this color.  In some lighting it's taupe, others it's dirty grey, and still, others it's a deep, dusty, vintage violet (my favorite color in the whole wide world).  On the nails, it appears to be a cream finish, but in the sunlight, the subtle shimmer shows through.  Definitely not the color that is in the bottle, but still utterly gorgeous.

More pictures after the jump.

Like I said, utterly gorgeous.  I'm getting another.  Maybe two.  The formula is pretty typical for Chanel.  Opaque in two coats, but I always do three.

(Apologies for all the bubbling.  Stupid topcoat.  I wised up and just tossed it.)


  1. Very pretty, Haven't used it yet but, I'm sure I will want a backup :)

  2. I cannot wait to get my hands on this. C'mon Canada! Thanks for the lovely pictures Karin

  3. It's so, so gorgeous. Super pretty in the bottle, but a whole different level of gorgeous on the nails. :)

  4. Lovin this polish on you! It's definitely a fav of mine :)

  5. omg it's amazing color! :)
    love it totally <3