Hand (with flash)
There it is...my first post and $30 nail polish! I had to have it. Lucky for me I swept up the last bottle they had! SCORE!!! I never have that kind of luck haha. I applied this one as if it were liquid gold. Application and drying time was great. I got this in 2 easy coats. Oh and don't worry, vee will get around to swatching this sometime in the future! I usually work behind-the-scenes but I guess I'll just be popping up here and there (unless you guys want this to be my first and last post *wails*).
To say the shimmer in this nail polish is subtle would be an understatement. You can’t notice the shimmer if you're indoors or in the shade...that would probably be too much of a good thing anyway (I would constantly stare at my hands haha). But when the sun or bright lights hits it just right, it is gorgeous! I plan to only wear this colour on sunny weeks to maximize my happiness! :D
I heard a lot of people have some major chipping issues with this polish. It's been 6 days and I haven't experienced tip-wear, chipping, or cracking yet. I've been cracking chestnuts and peanuts open with my nails too haha. Vee will probably be shaking her head when she reads that. I'm not wearing top coat in these pictures, but I did apply top coat on the third day. On the 7th day I had a bit of tip-wear so I removed it.
All I can say is YIPPEE!! I finally found a purple coloured nail polish that I can wear! Usually purple nail polish makes my hands look dead :(. Well, technically it's a purple-taupe but I love how it goes with my skin. It's such an elegant colour...I'm such a sucker for taupes.
Gahh Paradoxal...I think I kind of love you.
P.S. Just thought I should share this story with you guys. I was at the Chanel counter with my sister looking at nail polish and the sales associate there tried to sell me on Paradoxal. Funny thing is I was already wearing it and my sister mentioned that to her. I think the sales associate thought we were lying or something because her response was "What? Let me see. Noooooo...this colour looks darker than Paradoxal." e____e' I don't like being accused of lying. =/