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My Top 5 ~ Commander in Chic from Sally Hansen

Posted on: August 24, 2012

This title could have read: My Top 5 ~ Merino Cool from Essie,
Or Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, or Mischievous from Revlon, or VIP from Revlon Top Speed, or greyt expectations from L’Oreal , or wet Cement from Wet n Wild or Whisky Vamp from Venique, or Berlin There Done That from OPI’s Germany collection. The list goes on and on. No wonder, this is a great color for a nail polish. And I for one love it.

This is Commander in Chic by Sally Hansen. Tell me this is not the perfect polish you’ve ever seen?. I love this polish. I love this polish so much, I can go so far as to say it maybe my favorite one of all the polish I own. There I said it. I made my Sophie’s choice. I feel comfortable making this statement as every time I wear this polish I A) get tons of compliments, B) people want to know the name of it and where they can get it and C) I seldom remove until I see wear on the tips. Which we all know that never happens.

And D) yes, I have a back up bottle of Commander in Chic by Sally Hansen. . (see the extra bottle) This is the only polish I have a back up for. Not that I need a back up bottle because I have several that are exact dupes, beginning with Merino Cool from Essie. greyt expectations from L’Oreal, Mischievous from Revlon, a no name one from Cosmetic Arts, Whiskey Vamp from Venique and another one from Revlon’s Top Speed line called VIP. There is a new one from OPI’s Germany collection called Berlin There Done That, named fittingly don’t you think? That looks an awful lot like C in C. The new OPI Germany one is swatched farthest to the right on the nail wheel. Oh well, the more the merrier, I always say.


There are so many others that are, if not exact dupes, then pretty darn close. The ones I know of are Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, Wet n Wild Wet Cement is also very close.
It’s just that this is that great color you can wear with everything and anything. It is technically called a taupe but I would call it a dirty taupe with a purple undertone to it. There is no shimmer, no duo-chrome action, just creamy loveliness on a nail.

20120823-234635.jpg One last picture for the road!. If you don’t already own this polish then I suggest you add it to your collection, or one of the others mentioned, as it is one of those great working polishes. If you worked in an office with a dress code, I think this would be fine. I think this would be totally appropriate for a wedding and/or funereal. By a working polish I mean it just goes with everything outfit wise you could wear from jeans and a tee to a fancy get up. It goes with everything as far as events, lunch with friends, dates with your husband, teacher’s meetings. I would not feel uncomfortable with this polish in any situation, except I would not wear this polish to a job interview. Barring a job interview, this polish can be worn Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, short nails or longer nails.

I bet you already have a version of this polish, don’t you? Please let me know which one you have, I would love to know.

💅As always, thanks for stopping by! 💅

7 Responses to "My Top 5 ~ Commander in Chic from Sally Hansen"

Yes,I own this colour–four times over!Revlon Mischievous,Essie Chinchilly ,Nyc Park Ave and Rimmel Steel Grey.I must have a problem because I still want C in C!Is it the brush or the formula that makes it your fave over all the others?


You know I have this polish have not worn it yet. You still get me excited about polish, thanks my friend. Oh, I was good last night I only purchased *1* bottle of crackle. A first in a long time!


Such a classic color. I love it!


I really like the formula and the brush in the complete salon manicure line from Sally hansen. I must say the brush is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by — Judi

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You need to wear this one soon and I know you will love it. I bet it becomes one of your faves. You were a good girl with only one crackle! One crackle should be enough for anyone! Ha! Can you tell crackle is not my fave? I bet it looks nice when you use it though. Thanks for stopping by. Love you….

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Oh great now you tell me! I sent you a big box of crackles, and glitter polish! Now don’t you dare say you don’t like glitter either! LOL I know you don’t care for either of them. I am kidding. Hey! I read your blogs and watch your videos. How did you think I got so smart? *smile*


You actually make it seem so easy together with
your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing which
I believe I might never understand. It sort of feels too
complicated and extremely large for me. I am looking ahead for your subsequent post, I will attempt to get the hang of it!


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