Today I wanted to post pictures of my Zoya’s Mimi layered with CND’s Amethyst Sparkle manicure but this is an emergency.
With the lovely help of Brittni (thank you so so much!) I got my paws on Chanel‘s next big hyped nail polish Paradoxal (509) today, yay! Paradoxal is as gorgeous as I hoped it would be and I am glad that I could get my hands on it. After a few minutes I thought.. wait.. doesn’t it look familiar? And then I remembered: ModelsOwn – Purple Grey.
Now there is a bummer: Purple Grey is a creme and doesn’t contain the purple shimmer but with the help of a layering nail polish it should be possible to create an almost perfect Paradoxal dupe.
Because it was already too dark outside when I came home and unwrapped the package (love the Chanel wrapping paper!) I only could take mediocre pictures but I will do daylight comparison pictures and swatches on my nails as soon as possible!
But now let’s take a look at why Paradoxal isn’t unique at all:
Crazy close, right? And a close-up:
Paradoxal could be the tiniest tad warmer than Purple Grey but I am not sure if you could see this difference on the nails.
I don’t have many layering nail polishes (yet) and the only shimmery purple layering nail polish I own is CND’s Amethyst Sparkle but I with a shimmer effect like CND’s Violet Shimmer over ModelsOwn’s Purple Grey you should get a great dupe of Paradoxal if you don’t want to spend that much $ or if Paradoxal is always sold out like Particulière.
I hope you found this emergency post helpful and thanks for looking!