Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paris Sparkles - Chataigne and Cobalt Surprise: Swatches and Review

Most of the polishes I've bought in the last two months have been from Etsy shops. Here are two from a shop called Paris Sparkles: Chataigne and Cobalt Surprise.

Paris Sparkles - Chataigne

Chataigne (which is "chestnut" in French, I believe) is a tinted auburn base with small tan and medium silver holo glitter. This is my favorite of the two, especially since I recently discovered my love for brown glitter. It's just incredibly flattering and sparkly! It takes three coats to build up to be opaque, but it seems to dry quickly so it's not a hassle at all. It requires a coat of Gelous and Seche Vite to be smooth.

Paris Sparkles - Cobalt Surprise

Cobalt Surprise is a royal blue jelly with lots of small silver and medium silver holo glitters. I think it originally had pink and/or purple glitters, but they may have bled off their colors into the base. Nevertheless, it's a beautiful royal blue glitter that's easily opaque in two coats. This, too, requires a coat of Gelous and Seche Vite to be glassy smooth.

Chataigne and Cobalt Surprise (as well as MANY other beautiful polishes) are available in the Paris Sparkles Etsy shop for $7.00 for a full-sized (15mL) bottle.


  1. These are so beautiful!! I absolutely adore that blue glitter! :D

  2. Cobalt Surprise is so gorgeous!!! It reminds me of something, I just can't think of what.

  3. gorgeous. etsy will be the death of my wallet lol

    1. Etsy has done the same to me! I have almost a whole Helmer drawer full of Etsy polishes... O.O

  4. i placed an order with this shop last week! can't wait to get mine:] these are gorgeous, they look amazing on you!

  5. Oh, oh, oh, that Cobalt Surprise is sooo gorgeous!

  6. Both of them are beautiful...especially Cobalt Surprise!

  7. I can't decide which one I love more.

  8. Blue is my favorite color but I really prefer the Chataigne. Your pics look great as usual!

  9. Oh, how shiny and pretty! I love the Cobalt Surprise in particular!


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