Lately I've been obsessing about Chanel Particulière, even though I probably already have at least a half-dozen dupes. I have some credits at Amazon and nearly buckled to buy the real thing when I saw this lone bottle of Revlon Mocha at Ocean State Job Lots. It was marked at $2 but rang up for $1.48, so even better! I decided to get it because it matched a photo of Particulière that appealed to me — I've learned that sometimes the real polish isn't actually like a photo that caught my eye and I now look for a polish that matches the photo. Does that make sense? I'll still look for the real thing if I ever find a Chanel counter that has it, though!
Revlon Mocha, two coats plus topcoat
I think this may have ended my craving for Particulière because 1. I've only had it on for a day and I'm already bored with it, and 2. I've come to the realization that even if I did have the genuine article, wearing it with my Old Navy jeans and Target t-shirts everyone would assume it was some cheap discount polish anyway, right? (But what do I care what anyone else thinks? I think my nails look fabulous even with a $1.48 polish!) Don't get me wrong —it's a beautiful shade of brown that I'm sure I'll love with just the right outfit but there just wasn't anything that made me keep staring at my nails the way some of my other taupe/browns do. I like the brush and application was problem-free, coverage in two coats, but against my skin tone the color was just one big meh. Or maybe after this endless winter I'm just craving brighter colors? So sad.
Now if only Big Lots and Job Lots would start to get in some couture clothes for cheap!