Boots 17 ‘Revenge’: NOTD

I mentioned this colour in my first ever You Tube video on Sunday and now want to post the NOTD. In the video I describe the colour as looking like ‘everything I wanted Chanel Paradoxal to be, but wasn’t’. A pretty steep claim, but I stand by it. 

The 17 version has a more pinky toned shimmer to it than the Chanel, but the effect on the nail is similar. A murky, dark purple but with the 17 the shimmer doesn’t vanish as soon as you apply to the nail. It has shimmer in natural light, bright sunlight and artificial light and generally (in my opinion) is the better version.

It’s not exactly revolutionary that there’s a similar version of Paradoxal on the market, there have been ‘dupes’ around for a while. The difference with this one is that I think it’s better! If you like the look of Paradoxal in the bottle, but disappointed when on the nail then this is worth a look.

‘Revenge’ is available now from Boots for £2.99 (all make-up on 3 for 2…!)

PR sample.



  1. September 13, 2011 / 10:33 am

    Oh wow. that is a steep claim. Same thing with accessorize nail polish dupe for MAC bad fairy, it was better than MAC.. LOL

    Thanks for the recommendation

  2. September 13, 2011 / 11:01 am

    I do like to be dramatic 🙂 I have one nail painted with Paradoxal now and the others are the 17 colour and definitely like the 17 better. The shimmer makes it more interesting than the dull purple/brown of the Chanel!

  3. Emma
    September 13, 2011 / 12:10 pm

    Thank you. *pops over to Boots*

    emma x.x.x

  4. Anonymous
    November 22, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    models own also do one called purple grey i think, looks like its a dupe, it came out a/w 10 just after Chanel released theirs

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