Middle Aged Beauty Queen

SMACKDOWN: CHANEL May v. Wet n Wild Mega Last Candy-Licious

Posted on: August 30, 2013

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CHANEL May and Mega Last Candy-Licious are about as close in color for a CHANEL May that I have found. These are not exact and I am not calling this a ‘dead on dupe’ but they are very close. The camera picks up the differences much better then when just looking at the half & half manicure I did with these 2 polishes in person. CHANEL May is by far my favorite CHANEL polish I own. The bottle is below the half full point. 😁 May is one CHANEL I will re-purchase unless I can find a ‘dead on dupe’.

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Candy-Licious from Mega Last line of Wet n Wild is painted on the pointer and middle finger. I hate the name Candy-Licious, doesn’t it sound like a stripper’s name? Even though the name isn’t my favorite the Mega Last line certainly is. Wet n Wild Mega Last was my number 1 nail polish from the Nail Polish by Brand comparison study I did last summer. It was a surprise to me, but I found out a lot of you have been fans of this line for a very long time. Who knew? The Mega Last polishes haven’t let me down.

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May from CHANEL was released in the Spring collection of 2012. The collection included June and April as well. I have found a dupe for April Revlon Raisin Rage is a dupe for April, but that is the only one from that collection that i could call an actual dupe.
In this picture May is painted on my ring finger and pinky. I did use 3 thin coats for May to avoid the dreaded VNL, and for full disclosure I used 2 coats of Candy-Licious. No top coat was used.
Although Mega Last is a great polish for $2.99 and the color is so pretty, even though isn’t a dupe, it is so close I don’t think anyone would doubt you if you said it was May. But, honestly, in real life how often does anyone ask you what polish you are wearing? Not very often. I probably get asked more because I usually have at least 2 -3 different polishes on for testing purposes.
Using these 2 polishes side by side is a great way to test the quality of a polish. Of course the CHANEL can’t be beat by Mega Last quality wise. There is a reason people keep spending $27-30 for a bottle of CHANEL. The quality is awesome, a pure joy.
But if you are one of those people who refuse to spend that much but you like the look of May then the Mega Last in Candy-Licious is your girl.
SMACKDOWN Results: I have to say its a tie. If this was a SMACKDOWN for quality then, CHANEL hands down. If this was a SMACKDOWN for close enough to save $24-27 then MEGA LAST wins hands down.
What do you think? Who do you think should win the SMACKDOWN? Let me know in the comments below.

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Don’t forget about my giveaway that closes soon! August 31st to be exact. Go to the giveaway post, you can search open giveaway, leave a comment, tell me your favorite brand of polish. I will organize all the names alphabetically and use random.org topics a winner. Good luck!

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

6 Responses to "SMACKDOWN: CHANEL May v. Wet n Wild Mega Last Candy-Licious"

The the most I have been asked about a polish is when I recently wore Orly Glowstick…followed by some China Glaze famous neons

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Glow stick is pretty bright, you probably would have to wear gloves if you went to the movies with that one on!

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Hi Judi: I had to chuckle at the timeliness of this post; I’ve owned Megalast Candy-Licious for over a year and just did a mani with it yesterday. I love the brush on this brand of polish.

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That is funny! I like the brush too, it makes polishing my nails so much easier and faster

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I was lucky enough to swap for Chanel’s May and Paradoxal on Makeup Alley. May lacks the black lid, but is almost full. I love it! Thanks for reminding me to wear May. It’s so nice to use a good quality polish.

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May is def my favorite CHANEL polish I have. I’m glad you like it too

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