My nails have been in very poor condition recently, I have been carefully nurturing them back to health and today is the first time I've painted them in months. I got this polish in Nashville and have been waiting patiently to wear it.
My first experience with Chanel nail polish was the No.505 Particuliere and I loved it. The formula is great, no chipping and really good coverage with just one coat. I always choose 2 coats no matter what the first coat looks like. I was just so impressed I couldn't wait to get another and No.509 Paradoxal is certainly not a disappointment. The formula is just as great and was very easy to paint. I only painted my nails today so I can't comment on the longevity or chipping.
The only negative with Paradoxal is the colour, it doesn't show up half as beautiful on the nails as it does in the bottle. I still really like the colour, but its more flat than the pretty purple shimmers promised from the bottle. In the direct sunlight and with the flash you can see below that there is a slight shimmer to it but its really not visible to the naked eye. I still love it, its a beautiful muddy purple, perfect for the winter season and I'm sure i'll be sporting this a lot in the coming months.