Comparison of Chanel – 509 Paradoxal, MAC – Anti-Fashion, Max Factor – 145 Noisette and Sephora – 97 Drive Him Crazy

Like I said, I have plenty of this kind of nail polish – I just love so much! These four look very similar, I’d even go so far as to say that Paradoxal and Noisette are dupes. They were very similar in coverage, finish and appearance, whereas Anti-Fashion was a bit sheerer, and Drive Him …

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Swatch of Chanel – 509 Paradoxal

Paradoxal is a cool brown polish with a lovely purple shimmer. The shimmer is very rich and deep in the bottle, but flattens out slightly once applied. Very much an autumn shade, which is a shame since you need that sunlight that summer brings to truly see the beauty of this polish. This polish was …

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Swatch of Chanel – 563 Vertigo

Vertigo is a dark brown polish with blue undertones and a slight copper shimmer. It’s fairly visible in the bottle but virtually invisible once applied on the nails. It dries with a slight satin finish and would probably show off a little bit more of the shimmer with a high gloss topcoat. This is two …

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Swatch of Snowcrystal – 428

428 is a chocolate brown cream polish which I bought a few months after I first tried Snowcrystal. It’s just as flawless as its sisters, but a lot more office friendly. It reaches full opacity after two-three coats, I used three for this photo. Cleanup and removal is super easy, and due to its slight …

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Swatch of Snowcrystal – 407

407 is a warm brown cream polish, rather bordering between maroon and burgundy. This is three coats, easily applied and easy to clean up even after four-or-so years. It is a bit of a mom-color, but still very office friendly and it goes quite well with my skin tone. Snowcrystal is the brand that got …

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Swatch of Essie – Hot Coco

Hot Coco is a soft brown cream polish, and very undramatic in a sense. It’s definitely a really good office shade, and quite pretty in its simplicity, but it’s not a shade I’m comfortable wearing in the spring – this is very much an autumn shade. But, I swapped it quite some time ago and …

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Swatch of Max Factor – 145 Noisette

Noisette is a brownish taupe polish with purple shimmer, and one of my absolute favorite kind of polish. I think it’s a dupe of Chanel – Paradoxal, but since, regrettably, don’t own Paradoxal I can’t compare them directly. I have two other polishes that are pretty much dupes of this one, and one that is …

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Swatch of H&M – Khaki Madness

Khaki Madness is a shimmer polish somewhere between olive green and brass. I have a hard time deciding whether the base is olive green and the shimmer is gold, or the other way around, but whichever the case, it’s a stunning shade. I actually have an exact dupe of this one at home already, I …

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Swatch of KIKO – 701 Wood

Wood is a medium brown magnetic nail polish which needs two coats to reach full opacity and has a strong magnetic effect. I, however, prefer magnetic nail polishes flat without any patterns from magnets. I got this polish along with three more from my dad last summer, and I have no idea why I haven’t …

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Swatch of OPI – San Tan-tonio

San Tan-tonio is a nougat colored cream polish, and as much as I love the shade in its bottle it clashes with my winter skin tone. I’m curious as to see how it suits my skin tone once I’m a bit more tanned (I do tan quite well). As a polish it’s just as divine …

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Swatch of GOSH – 612 Galaxy

612 Galaxy has a brownish base crammed with rather large shimmer particles, mostly a sort of pale brass color but also some pink and blue. It’s very sheer and needs at least three coats to reach full opacity and unless the coats dry properly the whole thing takes quite some time to dry completely without …

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Swatch of MAC – Anti-Fashion

MAC – Anti-Fashion is a grayish brownish purple (taupe?) polish with purple shimmer. It’s not unique (I’ve got a comparison coming up) but it’s a kind of polish which I love and matches my skin tone, and it’s also very office friendly. Depending on the thickness of your coats you’ll need 2-3 coats to reach …

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