Sunday, 10 March 2013

Battle of the High End Polishes


These are my first (and so far only) designer nail polishes. I thought it would be a good idea to compare them and let you guys know which one I think is worth investing in as I do have a definite favourite out of the two!


First up is Chanel's Vertigo. When I was browsing the Chanel polishes at the counter, this one stood right up to me. I absolutely loved the hint of purple it has on the bottle and I could see the very subtle sheen that is a trademark of the Chanel polishes. It is the prettiest mix of purply/pinky, almost invisible little glitters. When applying to the nails however, I was really disappointed to find it doesn't show up at all on the nails! There is no sheen to be seen, the color appears completely solid. I do like the formula, but I hate the brush. It is very thin and the end is flat, which leaves a strange mark at the base of the nail. It lasts pretty well on my nails, around 3 or 4 days without chipping, although I have read some unfavorable reviews saying it chips quite easily. Even though I don't like the brush, I would probably buy more of these. I can't afford a Chanel 2.55 but dammit, I will have some Chanel in my life!!! haha At £18 a pop, they're not cheap, but are affordable. 


Then we have the nameless YSL #137. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, it's definitely my favourite. It claims to be long lasting, but to be honest it lasts the same as the Chanel, so no complaints, but no praises either! I find the formula of this one easier to apply, I feel it glides on better on the nail. Also standing out here is the brilliant brush. It's got a slightly rounded end, which fits perfectly on the nail, making a cleaner application much easier to achieve! For this reason, the YSL is the winner for me. I bought it at the House of Fraser winter sale and snatched it for £13, when it's usually £17. I think it was a good bargain, and I would still pay full price for these and be just as happy, as the quality is excellent!

Now, of course you could get comparable quality nail polishes for a lot less, but let's be honest with ourselves. We all like the luxe factor! If you do not mind a bit of a fussy application, I would still recommend the Chanel. If you're NOT a manicure pro, like me, the YSL is the one to go for! They are both available at counters, nationwide.
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  2. I love chanel and YSL! THis is a tough decision!

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  3. that YSL nail polish is beautiful, I'm so into blues at the moment !

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  4. Awesome colours love blues!

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  5. Great post!Love the YSL polish I want! X

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  6. thanks for the review, and ive never tried any of the designer polishes, would love to try YSL's after hearing your review! :)

    xx

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  7. Thanks for review, they are stunning! Something like " must have"..
    I`m following you now...
    Have a lovely week

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  8. Love Chanel Vertigo, so classy and elegant!

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  9. I had a Chanel nail polish, but didn't like it

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  10. thank you so much honey i'm following you too! :) love the nail polish colors!

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  11. Thank you so much for following you! Love your blog!
    Now I'm following you! :)

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  12. I like the first one.

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    Thank you for your nice comment, I'm your newest follower right now

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  13. Both look great on you! Love your nail shape!

    xoxo

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  14. wow that ysl color is amazing!!!

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  15. oo I love them both but the ysl colour is my favourite!!

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  16. thnx for following.. followed u back. :)

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  17. Amazing items!

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  18. Do you know, I don't have one high end nail polish, which is pretty amazing for someone who loves high end beauty products and who is forever painting her nails - what is wrong with me! Shame about the disappointment in the Chanel polish. I love the colour of the YSL one though.

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  19. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?
    let me know I'll follow back for sure
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
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  20. Thanks so much for the follow Fernanda! Following you as well. :)

    xoxo
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  21. I love YSL the color is just amazing! :D

    Maybe if ya want we can follow each other? Just let me know.
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  22. LOVE them both, although I think the YSL looks of better quality on these pictures!

    Love, love, love your blog! Come by my blog and let's follow each other! Stay in touch!

    xx

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  23. I really like the YSL one..though I believe NARS as one hat gives a bit mroe brights...

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  24. The YSL one is such a pretty colour! Amazing!
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    xo

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  25. both of them..great colors!

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  26. Love the Chanel color! So awesome!!!
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  27. I was so disappointed when I tried Chanel nail varnish too, it didn't even last an hour without chipping! Shows that price doesn't always mean quality! It's good to know YSL is better, might give that a go.

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  28. The Chanel color is amazing,I really like your blog! :)

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  29. These colours are so pretty! will have to get my hands on some :)
    love the blog!

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  30. In my experiences the Chanel polish I wore chipped after 2-3 days. I think I'll stick with Zoya and Essie polishes. Nice review!

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  31. These colours are so beautiful! Love the Chanel polish, just wish it chipped less!!xx

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  32. I really like the YSL shade!

    Christal
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