Friday, April 23, 2010


Happy Earth day! I hope everyone ignored the oil rig that could potentially leak millions of gallons of crude in to the ocean and did something awesome to help Earth yesterday! I celebrated with a green Jade is the New Black mani, but decided it was too boring so I topped it with Chanel Illusion D'or.

I'm really going back and forth on Illusion D'or. In some light I'm amazed by the little blue-y purple-y holo bits in it. But sadly in most light it just looks like I topped my green mani with a gold frost. And I hate frost finishes. They look so dated and unfashionable. And I really don't like associating Chanel with those two words. Since I took the plunge and splurged on it, I'm not going to give up on it after one try. I'm going to try it over a matte black next time, hopefully my opinion will change. If you're on the fence about dropping so much cash on this, IMO it's probably not worth it. Go for ChG Medallion, there's so much sparkle in there and you won't miss the differences between the holo bits!

2 coats Jade is the New Black, 1 coat Illusion D'or, click for super macro:


Anonymous said...

I love the combo, it looks sparkly and fabulous!

laquermanic said...

From these pics it looks great. But I have to say I prefer CND Effects. There is both a gold sparkle and a gold shimmer in the collection. And I hear you: I hate frosts too! So many times I've ordered a polish that looks great in the bottle, and forgotten to look closely on what is written about it. Open the mail with all that joy, just to find out I ordered 4 frosts. yeak!

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