#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.
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