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This is another Revlon dupe I’ve found for a CHANEL polish. This is for the Les Jeans collection. I found a dead on dupe for Coco Blue. Revlon Dreamer is a dupe for Coco Blue.



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Today I am wearing another “half and half” manicure, (which might I add, I believe I invented, as I’ve never seen anyone else do this), with Revlon Mischievous and Carbonite. These are both dupes for CHANEL. Mischievous is a dupe for CHANEL Particuliere and Carbonite is a dupe for CHANEL Graphite.

Please Note: The above picture of CHANEL Particuliere is from Temptalia.com’s website..
Although there is a difference distinguished in the photos, please know that is the difference between a real camera and an iPad camera. Temptalia.com being the one with a real camera, and from the looks of her photos, also a real photographer! Her photos are amazing and I thank her for them.
Is there a CHANEL/Revlon link?
For those of you who watch my YouTube channel you will know that there is a definite link between CHANEL and Revlon. For every dead on, exact duplicate to a CHANEL color that I have found they have always been Revlon. These are a few examples I have discovered in my never ending search for CHANEL dupes:
CHANEL Mimosa = Revlon Electric
CHANEL Black Pearl = Revlon Black With Envy
CHANEL April = Revlon Raisin Rage
CHANEL Jade Rose = Revlon Sheer Rose
CHANEL Graphite = Revlon Carbonite
CHANEL Particuliere = Revlon Mischievous
CHANEL Tentation = Revlon Wild Strawberry
CHANEL Paradoxal = Revlon Naughty (used to be called Perplexed)
Please Note: When I say these are dupes, I mean they are exact in every way. Any differences will be noted, but the above are “dupes”.


These pictures are of CHANEL April, from their Spring 2012 collection, and a Revlon Raisin Rage. The bottom picture are both bottles side by side so you can see, they are identical. When I swatched them on my wheel, it was like they were painted from the same bottle. Same goes for CHANEL Black Pearl and Jade Rose. The only other CHANEL polish I own is May, (because my birthday is in May, and it is pink). I was lusting after the Tentation, a new color from CHANEL but after seeing it and swatching it at Nordstrom today, I went to Ulta and found Revlon’s Wild Strawberry. Even though I can’t do a comparison on my wheels, I know this is a dupe. And, okay, let’s just say, the difference between $26 and $8 is enough for me to allow for a bit of a difference. The thing is though, I don’t see a difference.
Is there a CHANEL color you have been wanting but don’t want to spend the $$$$?
Let me know, just maybe I can find the dupe for you.
Oh, and I’ve also come across some Deborah Lippmann dupes from Revlon.
to be continued…….

For some reason, to me anyway, it seems Sally Hansen polishes don’t get much love in the You Tube community or in the blog world. I don’t know why that is because they are a great line of polishes. The colors are great, in fact some of the colors are exact dupes for more expensive brands, the brushes are the best brushes I’ve used. The brush is wider and flatter than most. I happen to like that. I did hear one person say they didn’t like the brush, and I thought “hhnhhuh”?

I own 4 Sally Hansen Salon Manicure polishes

They are from left to right; Gray by Gray, Greige Gardens, Plum’s the Word and Commander in Chic.



The only picture I don’t have is Plum’s the Word, because I haven’t worn that one yet. To tell the truth I forgot I had it and recently found it in my medicine cabinet. Usually I put polishes I don’t like in my medicine cabinet, so I don’t know how that one got there, because I do like it. I will probably wear it next.
Here is a picture of swatches: they are from left to right; Plum’s the Word, Gray by Gray, Greige Gardens and Commander in Chic.

Commander in Chic is an exact dupe for Sephora by OPI Metro Chic and Essie Merino Cool. These are each swatched here, can you tell the difference?

Be sure to check out my You Tube channel as I have done a NOTD on most of these colors, and will do one on Plum’s the Word when I wear it.my You Tube Channel
Let me know if you know of any other dupes Sally Hansen has. I think it is a great polish at an affordable price. What do you think?

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E-bates.com is Money in the Bank!

If you're like me, you shop online more often than not. You need to be using ebates.com because they give you a percentage of your purchase amount BACK TO YOU. Please use this link: x-apple-msg-load://34551FF7-8289-409B-9D58-885154AB7BAF/ Which will take you to ebates, ten you pick your store and will be directed to their site. Each store has a cash back percentage, some more, some less. In 2015 my cash back amount was $138. I didn't do a lot of shopping because of, well you know. Try it, and please use my link because yes I do get a part of that back. I promise it will all go back into my blog to purchase nail polish lipstick and other items to review for you. Trust me, you have nothing to lose. I know I was very skeptical but now I just have to remember to go to ebates.com first! Let me know what you think.

Haute Look for Amazing Deals ~ A Nordstrom Company

HAUTELOOK is a Nordstrom company. They have a return policy that allows you to return items purchased online to be re- turned to their Rack stores. I have never had a bad experience shopping at Nordstrom nor HAUTELOOK. I HGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH STORES. Be sure to go to Hautelook on Monday Dec 1st To see what great deals they will have on butter LONDON polish. Butter LONDON is a mid-priced polish with a high end quality. I'll see you there, bright and early! http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v

Nail Polish of the Month!

For me the Polish of the Month has to be CHANEL, with their new formula that I happen to love. I'm not thrilled with the color choices and I'd like to know where I'm supposed to get a new bottle of May , which will be empty soon? you can find CHANEL polish at www.chanel.com or my favorite place on earth: Nordstrom www Nordstrom.com

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