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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Chanel Quartz Dupe #1

This dupe is something I completely stumbled across. I had heard great things about the Topshop metallic nail varnishes and while in Topshop at the weekend Crystal Clouds caught my eye so I snapped it up. Now it wasn’t until I got it home and applied it straight away, (when I’ve bought a new nail varnish I can’t wait and have to apply it asap) that it made me think I was having De-ja Vu and that I have this colour already. So when rummaging through my collection it was then I realised that it was very similar to Chanel Quartz. Chanel Quartz has to be my most worn nail varnish this autumn/ winter, it is a gorgeous silvery grey colour with very fine glitter running through it. The formulation of Chanel Quartz is very very similar to Topshop Crystal Clouds, when both put next to each other it is very hard to tell the difference.

Left Index finger has Chanel Quartz on it the other three nails have Topshop Crystal Clouds.

The only real difference is that if you apply 2 or more coats of Quartz then it turns into much more of a grey colour where as the Topshop one stays pure silver. The Topshop nail varnish has exactly the same small shimmer running through it, which looks so lovely especially when it catches the light. I am impressed with how long the Topshop nail varnish has lasted I have had it on for 4 days and it is only now starting to chip.

These nail varnishes are so hard to photograph, the topshop one looks like it is more glittery than it actually is and it probably doesn't help that I never get the chance to take photos in daylight!

The only major difference in these nail polishes is the price! The Chanel one is a whopping £17.50 where as the Topshop one is £6! What you think will you be buying the Topshop Crystal Clouds?


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  1. AHH i have that nail polish - first topshop in Aus opened up in Melbourne and i got it - it is amazing!!!! Nice to know its similar to a chanel too! xoxox

  2. Ah good choice it such a nice colour! Haha, get the chanel look for a quarter of the price ;) Thanks for reading! Xx

  3. This reminds me a little of OPI's Designer De Better, looks awesome! x

  4. Oo i'll have to check that nail varnish out, as I love this colour at the moment! X