Apr 12, 2013

NOTD: H&M Check me out (why I don't "need" Chanel Fracas)


Happy Friday to you all!!  Any nice plans for the weekend? I don't have any yet, but it'll be mainly about relaxing and having good time.
What I have for you today is an oldie (I think this is discontinued in fact) but gorgeous shade of pink, which is very similar to Chanel Fracas. Remember how during Lent I imposed to myself a No buy ban, well, that was the period around which Chanel made their spring collections available (at least where I live). Well of course I went to the Chanel counter and tried this new colour not on the nail, because I had a cool manicure, but on a piece of tape. Then came back home and went through my stash to be sure I didn't own a dupe or anything close to it. I admit I do this often and I do it to "allow" myself to buy because I absolutely *need* the shade in question. Well, this time I failed. In fact there was something very similar in my stash. Too similar. Well, except the lack of "secret" shimmer of course.


H&M Check me out is the closest sister to Chanel Fracas (not an identical twin) but without the secret shimmer. I didn not make a comparison (yet) because I decided I DO NOT NEED CHANEL FRACAS. So at the most I would go with naked nails to the store and paint one nail with Fracas.
For those who own the Chanel polish named here, please note I took the pictures of my mani in the dullest day of Spring (somewhere around the end of March) and it was even snowing!! So the lighting is what it is. I hope I can make an update soon with a comparison for you.
My guess is also that there must be another similar shade out there and may be you got it?
Love,
Nati

18 comments

  1. Wow! I love this colour! :)

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    1. Si, es muy bonito, y me agradan estos colores en primavera.

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  3. Oh wow, the color is amazing! Love it.

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  4. Such a nice and bright shade :)

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I'm glad you like it!

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  5. this is a gorgeous colour! I love it :)

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    1. Thanks Citygirl907, I'm glad you like it!

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  6. Salut Nati, so sorry I didn't comment on your make-up bag post which I loved - thank you so much for sharing!!! But on to today: i love this coral on you - it looks so fresh and squishy :-)!! I think you are right, this is too close to Fracas. I don't have it on my nails right now but held a photo next to it to compare. Considering our different light - I took my pictures though as well during dull March - Fracas looks a smidgen more pink and shimmer is not so visible that it makes a considerate difference. Your H&M is covering this shade of coral perfectly!!! Have a lovely weekend - I will have to go through a tough workout and the usual Saturday chores before relaxing but this is definitely my aim too - Bisous xxx

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    1. Salut Christine! Oh please do not apologize, It's me who should be sorry, I hardly have time to visit your blog, I've been such a bad blogger pal lately! It's true Fracas is slightly more pink! I tried to get a swatch, but they did not have it at MANOR's display anymore :(
      I hope you^re relaxing by now!! xxx

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  7. It's a great color for you!

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  8. It is a great colour and a shame it was discontinued! However, you just gave me coolest tip ever! I sometimes also feel like I must own every new shade (be it high end or not) just for the sake of adding a new lovely shade to my stash. But most of the times, truth is I don't need it, for somewhere I already own a similar shade ;) So, I shall try to do this a little more often from now on - thank you from saving my bank account haha :))

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    1. Hi Mina, it's so great to have you commenting on my blog, thanks! I'm glad this helps you in anyway. I've just redone the same today while I spotted the DIOR collection for summer, and arrgghhh! I so not have a close shade, so I guess I'll *have to* get the new DIOR polishes, sigh*

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  9. wow, this looks amazing on you. i don't wart these sort of colours, but i'm always stunned when i see swatches like these, where they looks amazing!

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  10. Lovely color! Too bad it's discontinued!

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  11. This is not the kind of colour that I could call "my colour", but I would surely use it for some nail art creation! The colour looks good on your nails and it screams "spriiiiingggg"!!! :-)

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