Cheaper, No, Less Expensive Than Chanel

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I’ve seen that the fall nail polish trends tend to lean toward natural earth tones which many manufacturers are calling “camouflage” inspired. For example, Chanel’s Les Khaki collection is comprised of browns and greens. Now, I can neither afford to buy Chanel, nor am I a big enough blog (yet) to receive their samples, so I thought I was out of luck. Yet, during the weekly grocery shop, I snuck past the nail aisle and stumbled on a beauty of a color, which may be less expensive than Chanel, but its certainly not cheap by any means. It’s classy and sexy, that’s what it is.

Grand In Green Will Save You Some Green
For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat, two coats of Maybelline’s Express Finish in Grand In Green, and one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat.
The Color:
Note: this was extremely hard to photograph- I couldn’t capture it’s true beauty- in person, its an obvious green with a hint of purple shimmer but in the photograph, it tends to look black… BUT, it’s not.
Maybelline outdid themselves here. This is a dark forest gray/green creme with a dark purple superfine shimmer. It reminds me of a Chanel color because the shimmer is so subtle. It applied in two coats to be fully opaque and it dries super fast, the bottle claims it was 50 seconds, and I believe it. By the time I finished one coat on all five nails, I counted to thirty and started coat two. It dries hard as a rock and its no secret that I love this line. There are two more colors in this fall line, which by the way is LIMITED EDITION so go pick it up before it sells out. I am going back tonight and getting the other two colors. Suggested retail of these polishes is somewhere between $3 and $5 but I usually find them for about $3.49 at my local supermarket and I’ve seen them as high as $5.99 at Target. So, does this green satisfy your desire for dark gray based pigments for the fall? It sure does satisfy mine….
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4 thoughts on “Cheaper, No, Less Expensive Than Chanel

  1. This is becoming a theme for me: I will see a polish in the store and can't decide if I want it. I forego and then the next day I'll see a review of that very color. And, of course, kick myself.

    It is an awesome color. Looks fab on you too. :)

  2. Thanks! I love it too- you should definitely get it- I didn't get to go to the store but I'm going tomorrow and I will not pass up the rest of the set :-)

  3. I dont even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

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