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Is Chanel nail polish worth it?

25 replies

Calvinsmam · 27/12/2018 18:44

I have a £25 John Lewis voucher and was thinking of maybe splurging on some Chanel nail polish.
I love love love their colours but not sure if it’s worth paying the extra for.
I want a deep red colour, which I could probably get somewhere else cheaper.
I usually use Barry M.

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Olddognewtricks2019 · 27/12/2018 18:46

I don’t think so. I now get mine from Hema (at all big railway stations and online) I use the dark red (similar to Chanel’s Rouge Noir) with the get top coat. In terms of premium brands, I’m a fan of Dior lipstick and blusher, great pigmentation and lasting, so maybe give the nail polish a whirl

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Olddognewtricks2019 · 27/12/2018 18:47

Gel top coat, that is

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Blondielongie · 27/12/2018 18:47

It's not. But it looks lovely on dressing table /in bathroom.

Why don't you get the chanel lip crayon?

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Refilona · 27/12/2018 18:47

I’d get Chanel in vamp, it’s been iconic since the 1990s and it’ll feel like a really nice treat! (Realistically I don’t think you’ll find there’s a massive difference though as Barry M nail varnish is quite good)

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AnaViaSalamanca · 27/12/2018 18:48

not at all, OPI is much better

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SellFridges · 27/12/2018 18:49

I disagree. I only have one Chanel nail varnish, that a lovely friend bought me a few years ago. However, it’s lasted well, goes on beautifully and dries well.

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LIVIA999 · 27/12/2018 18:54

It's so useless. Such a shame but really doesn't last. Nice to have though.

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Sexnotgender · 27/12/2018 18:56

No it’s dreadful. Goes on streaky and chips if I so much as look at it.

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Calvinsmam · 27/12/2018 18:56

Oh I’ll stick to my Barry M then.

I have bought millions of expensive nail varnishes in the past but always return to Barry M.

Hmmm now what to do with this voucher.

I might add it to my shopping centre voucher and buy something more expensive like a new coat or silk shirt instead.

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HalloumiGus · 27/12/2018 19:07

I bought a Chanel one a few years ago and was so disappointed. Very streaky and chipped easily.

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canigetaliein · 27/12/2018 19:09

I have had loads over the years as I love their colours but they are shit for the price. Last longer on my toes though.

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whatswithtodaytoday · 27/12/2018 19:10

They've improved the formula fairly recently, it doesn't chip so much now. Still not as good as the best brands though - I like Essie and OPI.

Channel do have some fantastic colours, so it's worth it if you really want something specific, but otherwise you really are paying for the name.

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canigetaliein · 27/12/2018 19:10

I find it easy to apply & dries well but chips within seconds.

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whatswithtodaytoday · 27/12/2018 19:10

*Chanel, not Channel 😂

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Thesearmsofmine · 27/12/2018 19:11

I have a few and they don’t last more than an hour without chipping,

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Ivegotthree · 27/12/2018 19:11

No. The big names eg Opi are much better.

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TheLastNigel · 27/12/2018 19:15

Great colours. Chips like a bastard

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Notquiteagandt · 27/12/2018 19:20

I find chanel gloupy and hard to get a smooth coat from. But maybe just me.

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EnidButton · 27/12/2018 19:25

Essie Wicked is almost identical to Chanel Noir if that's the one you like. They're about £8 in Boots, often with a free gift offer or 3 for 2.

I love the idea of a Chanel polish but haven't heard great things about them.

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EnidButton · 27/12/2018 19:25

I'll have to try Barry M.

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Lomondstripe · 27/12/2018 20:33

I have 3 - ‘peridot’ metallic, a dark red and a dark navy. The metallic goes on fine but comes off in massive chunks of almost the whole nail. The other two go on terribly and chip terribly as well. The lovely lady on the counter in duty free told me to get the gel top coat and said it’d get me an extra week - no such luck, stil chios to the point of needing to come off within a day! Such a shame because some of the colours are great and I love the idea of being a chic Chanel nailed laydee!

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JaceLancs · 27/12/2018 21:03

Only tried it once and it was awful
Very poor coverage and chipped straight away
I prefer opi and Estée Lauder
I sometimes have gel polish if I want it to last

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pharmagal · 27/12/2018 21:56

Great colours. Chips like a bastard

Nigel has it. Nothing worse than spending ages painting your nails only to have it chip almost instantly. Ok, some things are worse, but still... avoid Chanel.

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Redtartanshoes · 27/12/2018 21:58

Barry M far better IMO

Get gin

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Nat6999 · 27/12/2018 21:59

I prefer Models Own, you get a lot more for your money, their top coat is really good & the colour lasts.

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