Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Chanel Paradoxal Nail Varnish Dupe - Nails Inc Fulham Road

Although I mentioned the Nails Inc shade in a previous post, I thought I would take some pictures of it applied to the nails so you can get a direct comparison between Fulham Road and Paradoxal.

The 2 shades side by side: Nails Inc Fulham Road and Chanel Paradoxal
Although from the photo the Nails Inc shade looks more grey than the Chanel, and to contain less shimmer, this is not actually the case.

Nails Inc Fulham Road applied to the nails

Chanel Paradoxal - Spot the difference?
The shade as it appears on the nails is a far more accurate portrayal of the colour as a whole. Owning and having applied them both, I would say that Fulham Road is almost identical to Paradoxal, a proper dupe, more so than it appears in the photos. The only minor difference I found was in application, after 1 coat the Chanel shade looked a lot better but after 2 coats, there was little to tell the shades apart. The lilac/purple shimmer is arguably slightly more prominent in the Nails Inc colour, but I think this is a benefit as the shimmer in Paradoxal could be a trifle too subtle.

So if you like the shade but don't like the Chanel price tag, try Nails Inc Fulham Road, available at just £5 from

If your heart is set on Chanel and you can't get hold of Paradoxal, fear not, 3 more limited shades are set to be released this September, Les Khakis de Chanel - Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert. They were specially created for Vogue's Fashion Night Out and will cost £19 from Selfridges and Chanel Boutiques. For pictures, check out the post on

I want them all!

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