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Mani Monday: Multi-Chrome Swatches (Chanel, Sephora and OPI)

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During the dark and cold winter months, I am finding myself enamored by multi-chrome nail lacquers. The hint of sparkle and the unexpected colour change keeps me feeling warm and fuzzy while everything around me is deary and chilled.

The duo/multi-chrome trend began when Chanel released Peridot in Fall 2011. Since then the [nail manufacturer] masses have gone to extremes in order to keep up – to a point where you can find almost exact copies of Peridot (OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, Jessica Iridescent Eye, Ozotic 507 and Morpheus 205) for a fraction of the price. Personally, I am a proud supporter of the original but if you can’t imagine dolling out over $28 for a bottle of polish the replicas are shockingly good.

This winter I decided to branch out and add two new multi-chrome polishes to my collection; Sephora by OPI Here’s Lilac-ing At You, Kid and OPI Skyfall The World Is Not Enough. Below are swatches of these new lacquers along with a few snaps of Peridot.

[WARNING: this is about to get very picture heavy]

Chanel Peridot

A bright gold with hints of green-blue shimmer.

Chanel Peridot in Artificial daytime light.

Chanel Peridot in Artificial daytime light.

A hint of green among the gold.

A hint of green among the gold.

Peridot in the evening light.

Peridot in the evening light.

Green shimmer.

Green shimmer.

In this light the polish has warm undertones.

In this light the polish has warm undertones.

Natural sunlight brings out the cool greens and silvers.

Natural sunlight brings out the cool greens and silvers.

Sephora by OPI Here’s Lilac-ing At You, Kid

An opaque chrome blue-violet with two tone effect.

Artificial daytime light.

Artificial daytime light.

Natural daytime light - bring out a brighter purple tone.

Natural daytime light – bring out a brighter purple tone.

Vibrant violet hue.

Vibrant violet hue.

Evening artificial light.

Evening artificial light.

Natural daytime light

Natural daytime light

Sephora by OPI Here's Lilac-ing At You, Kid

Sephora by OPI Here’s Lilac-ing At You, Kid

OPI Skyfall The World Is Not Enough

A pink-taupe-silver base with a heavy pink and gold shimmer.

A darker deeper rose hue

A darker deeper rose-taupe hue.

Artifical daytime light brings out a silver-rose shimmer.

Artificial daytime light brings out a silver-rose shimmer.

OPI Skyfall The World Is Not Enough

OPI Skyfall The World Is Not Enough

What are you wearing on your nails today?

xo Lauren

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Author: ellepottsie

I'm a five foot three recent commerce graduate and marketing enthusiast. Recently I've noticed that life is a little different when you're closer to the ground, but maybe that is just my perspective!

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