TBB’s Purple Paradise

Mimi ON Sep 14, 2010 AT 9:50 am

Chanel's Paradoxal

Chanel's Paradoxal

By The Beauty Button

Emma, co-founder of The Beauty Button take us through her favourite (and cheaper) alternatives to the hugely hyped Chanel Paradoxal…

With the launch of Chanel’s Paradoxal Le Vernis polish for AW10 in August, there’s no wonder purples are going to BIG for next season.

Now, Paradoxal has been around for a while now and gives a great violet alternative to the greige tones that have graced the nails of pretty much every fashion-conscious person around the world. However with the hefty price tag (£16.50) and subtle and shimmered two-tone effect, this polish isn’t for everyone.

Chanel Le Vernis - Paradoxal

Chanel Le Vernis - Paradoxal

If you’d rather a more punchy polish with a more mangeable price tag, l’ve been scouring the beauty halls and have found these two fab alternatives that (I’m hesitant to say in fear of lynching) I actually prefer.

Nubar – Peacock Feathers

One of my all time favourite polishes for adding that extra oomph to my evening outfits, Peacock Feathers is a fabulously rich and complicated colour. Think oil slick or petrol for this tone as there’s everything from green to blue to  gold slicked through this formula. You definitely need two coats (and a top coat for longevity), however the end result is fabulous.

Nubar - Peacock Feathers

Nubar - Peacock Feathers

The base is an intense indigo and the oily colours on top only add an extra curiosity to the polish, guaranteeing your nails to be the talk of the town.

Nubar Polishes are all free from formaldehyde, pthalates, toluene, and carcinogens and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. At only £8 and with celebrity fans including Cheryl Cole, Leonia Lewis and Lauren Conrad, what’s not to love?

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Barbara Daly Mini Fashion Nail Polish – Very Violet

Anyone that reads The Beauty Button will know that I’m a huge fan of Barbara Daly’s makeup and their latest polish range doesn’t disappoint.

Barbara Daly Mini Fashion Nail Polishes - Very Violet

Barbara Daly Mini Fashion Nail Polishes - Very Violet

Sticking with the purple theme, Very Violet is a fab colour that’s laced with electric blue shimmer over a violet base. It goes on very smoothly and gives a great twist to the old vampy black/blood red nail.

Plus, the bottle is a mini (7ml) so you’re bound to finish it if you love it as much as I do. Oh, and did I mention they’re a steal, at only £3 a pop!

Stockists: 0800 505 555

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