A long time lemming : Chanel Holographic

If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago my number 1 lemming, the nail polish I truly believed I'd never possess, I would have answered without a doubt the Chanel Duo Platinum Holographic Set, for obvious reasons : the first being that I had missed it when it was released in 2007 and the second that it's nowhere to be found, unless of course if you're willing to drop $300 on eBay... I mean apart from being the gem of all holos of course!

And then one day, my holo dream came true so I had to share all this awesomeness with you!


As you can see, the Chanel Duo Platinum Holographic Set includes a fixing basecoat, similar to Gosh or Nfu Oh Aqua Base, a water based basecoat manufactured to prevent patchiness and bald spots.
I have never tried the Nfu Oh Aqua Base but I did try the Gosh one and although I love it, I always thought that it took ages to dry and seems to be a dust magnet! I didn"t have this issue at all with Chanel's Fixing Base, it was actually dry for a long time before I dared touch it to check, LOL. I guess bad habits die hard, at least the ones given by reluctant basecoats...

Now, on to the essential part of the set, the Chanel Holographic nail polish :

Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT

Chanel Holographic in DIRECT SUNLIGHT

Chanel Holographic in DAYLIGHT
Chanel Holographic in DAYLIGHT

Now, I don't know about you but this is, in my opinion, linear holo perfection!

Because I couldn't not compare Chanel Holographic to it's dupes, I decided to do a quick comparison with Gosh Holographic, I didn't feel the need to buy Nfu Oh 61 though.
First in terms of application, I found that Chanel Holo was much easier to work with, I tried them both over a regular basecoat and Gosh Holo was way patchier; in terms of finish, they share the same amount of shine but Chanel seems just a tiny bit lighter and smoother but the difference tends to diminish when they dry and the holo effect begins to flash.
But the question I was most curious about is, of course, wether or not they are exact dupes...

Well... No!
In real life, Chanel is definitely more holo, the holo pigment density higher, although I truly believe it would be quite hard to tell them apart without seeing them side by side. The difference is less noticeable in picture but here's a quick comp anyway :


Chanel Holographic on index and ring finger
Gosh Holographic on middle finger
in DAYLIGHT


In conclusion I'll just say that I don't regret one bit buying this set but that you can definitely turn to Gosh Holographic instead (or Nfu Oh 61).
However, I've heard that Gosh Holo is being discontinued and that most Nfu Oh 61 are duds now... So if you love holos as much as I do , you might want to try and stock up.

I'll just say this one more thing :
What is going on with holos lately??? Is there some kind of worldwide holo pigment penury??? Or is it just that holos aren't as profitable to manufacture as regular nail polishes???
If it's just a matter of money, I think I can speak for a lot of holo lovers when I say that we are willing to pay a few extra $$$ for them if it's justified... Aren't we already doing it when buying long gone, HTFs, limited editions,...
I'd rather give my money to the nail polish companies if they satisfy my holo cravings than to the (eBay) scalpers!
If so, then please make us some dark holos too : blues, greens, blacks, reds,...




25 comments:

  1. I agree, where are all the real halos at!? This polish is crazy prismatic, how did you end up finding it now?

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  2. omggg that polish amazingggg. soo pretty and shinyyyy!

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  3. Wonderful Chanel! I don´t own any of those holos :(

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  4. Lovely no other words for it.

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  5. So how did you end up with this beauty?

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  6. @Danielle @Rachel Marie I got really lucky, there are no other words... It was listed on the eBay for a very short time (3 days) so I guess it didn't attract much attention and I managed to get it for a "fair" price.

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  7. WOW, this is gorgeous. I have most the nu fu holos, but this polish looks so smooth... I was wondering how the application is. With the nu fu I have to glob it on fast because it dries with ever stroke....

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  8. It looks perfect. How was application? This is so even looking and smooth. You totally scored...

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  9. @steph_gem Do you use an aqua base with your Nfu Oh Holos? If not, then you should definitely, it's a life saver... no more patchiness whatsoever, jus a nice smooth, even application!

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  10. I'm so happy for you, it is truly amazing. I can imagine it is everything you expected it to be.... and more, OMG this is holo-heaven!!! Great job, beautiful nails, but... would you wear it as a full mani? And it not, I would love to see a more wearable NOTD here on your blog, if you get the chance. Now, there it is, my readers request LOL. xoxo

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  11. Uh oh, Nfu-oh 61s are duds? I hope that is not the case! That Chanel is gorgeous, though!

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  12. I didn't know chanel did holo!!
    But It would be too expensive ^^'

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  13. let me just say that I find you to be an inspiration. You've only had your blog for about 6 months, correct? and you have some of the most coveted polishes already under your belt. Clarins 230 AND Chanel holo? You're one lucky lady. :)

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  14. cool !!
    j avais fait une comparaison il y a un moment !
    http://my-little-world-of-polish-by-lilynail.blogspot.com/2010/02/silver-holographic-comparison.html
    si tu veux voir !

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  15. mais si dans ma région Chanel (le holo) et Gosh sont introuvables, je dois soudoyer qui pour obtenir ces petits bijoux ?
    tu les as eu comment si c'est pas indiscret ?
    sont canons !
    tu n'as pas le NFU OH 61 pour une autre comparaison ?
    (je suis trop curieuse oui oui et vraiment pas exigente non non !)

    merci d'avance pour tes réponses *cross my fingers*

    bises

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  16. J'ai eu ma réponse en "lisant" entièrement ton post pour le NFU OH 61. est-il utile que j'aille à la recherche du Holographic de Chanel ou c'est même pas la peine ?

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  17. allez j'enchaine puisque mes recherches sur le net m'ont fait une blague ? 300 $ sur ebay !!! mais oh mon dieu ! comment vais-je faire ?
    je vais tenter les boutiques qui vendent du Chanel déjà pour commencer et avec un peu de chance j'aurais le temps économiser pour l'acheter sur ebay d'ici une dizaine d'années !
    *oups je raconte ma life désolée d'avoir pollué tes commentaires, je comprends si tu ne valides pas tout...*

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  18. @L There's been a lot of duds in the holo world lately, including a lot of Nfu OH 61, they aren't true duds like the Color Clubs for example, but way less holo than the real deal. It's really sad, I think the holo era might be over... What are we leaving to our children??? :'( ;-)
    @Marionne I see you're referring to private conversations now! LMAO. Well, I could wear Chanel Holographic every day all day!!! Having an aqua base, thanks again by the way (and sunny days too) totally changes one's perspective on silver holos. But if you must insist, I'll try an post a nice wearable holo mani very soon.
    @Iro Tu peux me laisser autant de commentaires que tu veux, j'avoue avoir bien ri en les lisant. Si tu veux te lancer a la recherche de ce vernis, fais le, tu n'as rien a perdre, tu pourrais aussi trouver d'autres perles au passage! / Please, just leave me as many comments as you want, I must say I had a good time reading them! If you want to go an a quest for this nail polish, do it! You might also find a few gems along the way.

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  19. au moins je fais rire quelqu'un...

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  20. qu'est ce qu'il est beau !!!
    dommage que chanel soit trop cher pour moi

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  21. i could sell my spirit to the devil for getting this nail polish.
    hum, seriously, it is so gorgeous..

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  22. how much did this cost!?

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  23. Hi I have a spare Chanel holographic duo platinum and I am looking for Cult Nails - Clairvoyant/Unicorn puke for swapsies xx

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