Tuesday 27 December 2011

NOTD #5: Dusky Mauve

I think I have a thing about wearing nail polishes that are hard to photograph. Capturing the true beauty of this one was definitely not a walk in the park haha.
When I saw that this was a dupe of Chanel's Paradoxal, I really wanted it (I think the Chanel nail polish costs around £17.00, who doesn't want a similar polish for a fraction of the price?!), so I asked my grandma to buy it for me along with a couple of other Barry M Nail Paints for Christmas. I always thought that brown and purple was a strange combination but the more I looked at swatches of it the more it grew on me.
The fact that this photograph isn't straight is really bugging me aha.

 Dusky Mauve is a deep brown polish with fine purple shimmer running through it, it looks really pretty when the light hits it. The formula of this polish is really good too, it applies easily and only needs one or two coats to become opaque. I think this is going to become one of my go-to nail polishes, I think it's lovely for day or night and could go with anything. I have been wearing it for two days now and I can see some slight tip wear, but I am always sat typing away at my laptop, so it is hard for me to avoid that.

Have any of you tried this polish? What do you think of it?


  1. What a beautiful colour! I can imagine it being really tricky to photo - so many shades! Really suits you and is very classy :) hope you've had a lovely christmas!


  2. Such a gorgeous colour&i must say u have pretty nails. Haven't got it but have other colours from Barry M

    Hope u had a lovely xmas,wish u a happy and blessed 2012 x

  3. Gorgeous colour :)

  4. I love that colour! Have realised that we have been reading/commenting on a lot of the same posts this evening so thought I would say hi! Lovely blog :-) x


  5. @Sarah: Thank you! I hope you had a lovely Christmas too :) x

    @Sharon: Thank you, you should definitely try this :) You too! x

    @Grace: Thank you! x

    @Sparkly Flamingo: Aww thanks, lovely! :) x

  6. I love holographic colours and you're right - brown and purple really shouldn't work but they so do!


  7. Oh wow it looks gorgeous, maybe i should buy this one, after all i love Barry M and for only £3 its cheap isn't it?

    Lovely blog - followed.
    Please check out mine

  8. @Chrissy: Me too, I'd love to have a plain silver holographic nail polish but I can't seem to find one! x

    @Nicola: I think you should, it's a very unique colour :) Thank you, I'll check out your blog :) x

  9. such a beautiful colour! Xx

  10. It's a great color, I have it and love it too! :) Sometimes I it seems there's a hint of grey in it too. :)
    And good job with catching the color, I haven't been successful with that yet. :D

    If you have a few spare minutes, please check the blog I write with a friend. :) http://mateji.blogspot.com/

  11. i got this nail polish as a present and ive never got the chance to try it out but since i have seen your photos im going to have to say when i get home im going straight to the bottle and trying this beauty out !! :D


  12. @Anna: Thank you! :) x

    @Claire: It's so different, isn't it? I love it! x

    @Mateja Mateja: Yeah, I definitely see the grey tones as well :) Ahh, it was so difficult haha! x

    @Oliviapatriciaax: Haha, definitely do! :) x

  13. Oh nice! Thanks for the Barry M shout, I didn't know they did a copycat Chanel varnish, I was also abit miffed that Chanel is £17 way too much.

  14. Love this colour so much! I just bought the Barry M croc effects and they would look so cool together! Love your blog, Isobel


  15. @2 Mates and a Blog: Thank you :) x

    @Abbie: Yeah, this one is pretty similar to Paradoxal :) I know, ridiculously expensive! x

    @undrcvrlvr: Ooh I saw the Croc Effects polish online but I haven't seen it on the shelves or swatched yet. Will have to have a search around :) x

  16. You have such beautiful hands!
    I found your blog recently and I'm addiected. My name is Francisca (which I guess in English translation is identical to your name).
    I have a question, do you wear makeup every day? I like makeup but I prefer to wear my face with only a bit of mascara, a blush and lipbalm/lipstick in neutral colors. I wonder if wearing makeup every day is good for the skin?

  17. @Francisca: Aww thank you lovely, your comment means a lot :) I don't wear makeup every day. I don't wear it on days when I am staying at home and when I am going out I usually just wear some concealer with a bit of eyeliner, mascara, blush and lip balm/ lipstick. I only wear full makeup on special occasions :) Wearing makeup every day isn't very good for the skin, it needs to breathe x


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