Sunday, March 29, 2009

2007-2008 Top 20: #3 OPI DS Extravagance & #2 Chanel Rouge Noir


#3: OPI Designer Series Extravagance


I never had such a knee-jerk reaction with any polish like Extravagance. The moment I saw it on Scrangie's site, I HAD to have it! This was my first DS buy and still remains my favorite of the five I own. It's a gorgeous dark magenta; my picture does not completely capture how spectacular it is. If you have to pony up money for a color, THIS is worth it for both the color and the application. You won't be disappointed!


#2: Chanel Rouge Noir

For all you price-conscious nail fanatics out there: No, it's not worth the price. There are a lot of cheaper and comparable vampies (Essie Wicked, Zoya Casey, and Revlon Vixen just to name a few). However, I sought out this color like hell. I first wanted it for a friend's wedding but failed to realize that US Vamp was not the same as the 1994 Vamp I remembered. (I don't know why I remembered the 1994 Vamp; I was nine years old! I probably read too much Cosmo at that age.) I ended up with a major FAIL of a color. I didn't want to pony up for the EU Rouge Noir, but I was elated when I heard that the 2008 Holiday gift set included Rouge Noir. Unfortunately, it came at a premium: $57 for the set. It contained three colors, so I thought of it as a "discount" for three Chanel polishes. This color screams sexy; but classy sexy. Considering the hoops I jumped through to obtain it, it ranks at #2.

52 comments:

Velvet said...

I recently saw DS Extravagance at my local beauty brands. I couldn't believe how gorgeous it is! But I couldn't bring myself to pay the $12.50 that Beauty Brands wanted! I'll have to look on line for it. Great blog!

Perla said...

I had the same reaction from Scrangie's picture of Extravagance as well. After what felt like an eternity of searching for the color (Ulta and Trade Secret didn't have it!) and me not wanting to order online (I should have, it's cheaper) I finally found it half an hour away at a Beauty Brands. This is so worth the $12.50.

Vanessa said...

Extravagance is so pretty, I can't stop looking at it ;)

The Asian Girl said...

Velvet--neither would I! Luckily, I got it at a professionals'-only beauty supply when I went with a cosmetology student friend. Thanks :)

Perla--I would've spent the $12.50 if I had found it somewhere else first. All my beauty retailers are half an hour away.

Vanessa--That's what happens to me when I wear it; especially while driving :S

Body and Soul said...

I love all of my DS polishes, but I do think Extravagance is my favorite. Looks lovely on you!

Lucy said...

Extravagance is a beautiful color. I have almost all of the DS series. I will be ordering the rest. They are worth the money to me. I wanted Vamp so badly when it first came out. I did buy Revlon's Vixen. It wasn't as good as having the original. I don't know why I just didn't spend the money then.

Deez Nailz said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

morgan2004 said...

your nails are gorgeous.....real or not? please say real, so i won't be tempted to get acrylics tomorrow....

thanks!

The Asian Girl said...

B&S--Thank you! It's definitely a fave :)

Lucy--I only own 5 DS polishes; I definitely want a few DC'ed ones. I think Chanel is selling off their Rouge Noirs but they're now $23.

Deez--Yes, yes it is :)

Morgan--They're real! I haven't had acrylics in over 2 years!

Olivia C. said...

Just found your blog!
Love those colors!

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