Chanel Orange Fizz, I believe from the spring of 2009, is really, really close to my perfect coral. It's just a little, teeny bit darker on the nail than it is in the bottle; if it looked exactly on the nail as it did in the bottle, I'd call it perfection. It's not too pink, it leans just slightly orange, and it's really lovely and soft-looking. I personally had issues with the formula. It was really thick, and after two coats I noticed weird bald patches, so I did a third. Then apparently it never dried, as you can see in the pictures of my left hand. Maybe I just have to be more careful and use thinner coats; I don't know.
Now you might say, "Oh dear Stephanie, it's too bad that your [almost] ideal coral is Chanel and so terribly expensive!" I would say that you're sweet for the lament, but that we can find a dead-on dupe of Chanel Orange Fizz at any Ulta store for 99 cents. It's Essence brand, it's called What Do U Think?, and I've misplaced my images of it. I assure you though, that any differences between What Do U Think? and Orange Fizz are not detectable to the human eye. I may even have given away my Essence polish because I have the Chanel, but I can easily pick up another one for under a dollar if I feel like I have to. And there is the solution to our Chanel price-hike, at least in this one instance.
Any thoughts on Chanel Orange Fizz? Have you sprung for this one, like me, or have you contented yourself with a dupe that costs pennies?
Happy Friday :)