Friday, July 8, 2011

Chanel Steel & Strong. Worth it? You Tell Me!!!

Chanel Steel & Chanel Strong are two limited edition polishes from the Soho Collection. Steel is a a charcoal gray-black with silver/gray micro-shimmer. Strong is a deep, burgundy-brown with burgundy micro-shimmer. They are both interesting colours that caught my eye and so of course I caved and shelled out 30.00 a pop for these to colours. We all know the Chanel Jade phenomenon as I call it. I see Chanel Peridot going down that road too! Better to buy and regret than have a 300.00 price tag on ebay to contend with down the line!

Was I happy with them? Yes. And No. I dont love Chanel polishes. I find they chip far more easily than other brands and arent always a joy to apply. They are no Illamasqua as I say. But they do make the most unique colours around. I dont know how they do it, but time after time, they set a trend.

Then I spy 2 Deborah Lippmann polishes that look oddly familiar.
Dont these two polishes look familiar? I would describe Hit Me With Your Best Shot as a charcoal gray-black with silver/gray micro-shimmer. I would describe Pump Up the Jam as a deep, burgundy-brown with burgundy micro-shimmer. Notice I describe steel and strong the same way I describe these two? And I will choose a Lippmann over a Chanel ANY day of the week. But just because the look alike in the bottle does not mean they will translate into dupes on the nails. Thanks to the lovely BluMochi I have very nice comparison pics. Mine didn't turn out as well as hers so I asked if she minded my using hers. Luckily she is a sweetheart that didn't mind!

L-R Chanel Steel, Lippmann Hit Me With Your Best Shot, China Glaze Jitterbug, China Glaze Awaken, Chanel Strong, Lippmann Pump Up the Jam

Now the difference between each polish is so negligible I would call them both dupes and say GO WITH THE LIPPMANN!!! They are 66% of the cost and a much nicer polish to work with in my opinion!

1 comment:

  1. Deborah Lippmann hit one out of the park with 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot'. I love that polish!



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