DUPE ALERT! Remember during Fall 2009 when Chanel debuted Chanel Jade Le Vernis Nail Polish on the runways? The color sold out everywhere, and was literally being sold on eBay for more than $200.00 a bottle (despite the fact that it originally retailed at $25.00)! If you didn’t manage to score a bottle of the coveted polish, you’re in luck…MILANI Nail Lacquer in Dress Maker is basically an exact dupe – and it’s just $4.49 a bottle!
How To: For this manicure I used one coat of Essie's First Base Coat for adhesion; three coats of MILANI Nail Lacquer’s Dress Maker; and one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.
Notes: Dress Maker is a very buildable formula, meaning that you have full control over how sheer or opaque you want the color. At one coat, it was completely sheer on me; two coats was thicker, but there was still VNL (visible nail line); three coats, to me, was perfect in regards to opacity. Overall, I was really happy with the formula; it wasn’t too streaky or too thick, and it was really easy to work with. Aside from the color, what I loved so much about this polish was the lasting power. Some of the pictures you see here were taken the day that I first polished my nails, and some were taken six days later. You cannot even tell a difference between the two because the color was so rich, vibrant, and chip-free until the moment I took it off.
I received so many compliments on this polish from people when I was shopping. The color is just so beautiful, unique, and eye-catching – you literally cannot resist it. This is one of those polishes that you want to buy back-up bottles of, just in case it is discontinued. Seriously.
Accessories: Forever 21 Dangling Rhinestone Ring Set in Mint / Clear.
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