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  • I was disappointed when I tried a few of their regular nail polishes, particularly this French-manicure shade called Love
  • It might not hurt to give it a try for yourself but I personally don’t recommend this specific shade


    • by jhunie

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      I don’t think I’ve delved enough of this cheaply priced nail polish to call myself a follower of the brand. But the dirt-cheap price makes it a non-detestable splurge when vanity calls me to be reasonable, perhaps a better way to let out my fixation for Chanel lacquers. I’ve used some of their metallic shades to say that the lacquer certainly has a good quality comparable to expensive brands. I have two from their Frosted collection, namely Silver and Sapphire which appears like a con to MAC’s plasma blue. Generally, the frosted lacquer’s defining quality was rich pigments with an abundance of fine shimmers. I was disappointed when I tried a few of their regular nail polishes, particularly this French-manicure shade called Love.

      Love is


      a pastel pink hue, but judging on the bottle, I initially thought it was a rosy fluid tint that works well for a French tip. The polish is poor in terms of color pay-off. It took a lot of trial and error to produce a satisfying full-opacity shade while perfecting strokes as the lacquer requires an accurate amount per coat. Otherwise, brushing a heavy amount shall settle into streaks or a bit less and you’ll end up barely polishing the entire nail bed because the color is too thin. The thin opacity really needs attention to detail and some patience, I find myself waiting for the polish to dry thoroughly then do some patching up on the sparse uneven areas. It takes a lot ...

      • of work in 4 coats.

        But the scrupulous waiting time doesn’t end there, I need at least an hour to lay my hands allowing the lacquer to harden extensively. At the first occasion I painted my nails using the lacquer, I assumed it was already dry and resumed to doing normal manual things. Later, it ensued to a lot of dents and marks on my polished nails, clearly evident that the lacquer still had not dried. The lacquer felt creamy probably because of the thick multi-layered coats. That’s why it’s important to make sure the polish is completely dry.

        In fairness, I can attest to this lacquer’s long wear. It lasted about 5 or 6 days with minor signs of chipping on the tips. I

        can’t say I like the color though. My nails somewhat looked dull due to its pale baby pink color despite it being a maximum of 4 coats. I admit to liking pastel hues but they’re generally harder to apply than saturated colors. I also don’t know if it’s the polish itself but after removing it there’s a really weird smell that lingered on my nails for days. I tried very hard to moisturize with scented hand creams but for a strange unknown reason, it remained so stubbornly. It smelt like bitter medicine.

        It might not hurt to give it a try for yourself but I personally don’t recommend this specific shade.




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