SWATCH SUNDAY — Claire’s Chromance

Hello lovelies & happy Swatch Sunday! Today the Fall vibes are beginning to call to me & I’m sharing an oldie but a goodie with you. I was feeling some multichrome vibes–which always happens as we get closer to Fall–so I decided to pull out a great shifty polish to curb my vampy polish craving: Claire’s Chromance.

This polish dates all the way back to 2015 & is no longer available (as far as I’m aware). I do believe I originally purchased it as part of one of their buy 1 get 1 -50% promos & it was like $6.50 CAD.

As you can read on the bottle it says “Holographic” which any true nail polish addict will tell you is lies. No, Chromance is a multichrome polish that shifts mostly between purple & blue with flashes of pink & gold & even a little green depending on the lighting.

This shade reminds me a lot of another multichrome shade that I’ve shared before: ACO by Ardene Twilight Zone.

As you can probably tell from looking at the bottle, Chromance is an extremely thin polish, which I find works better when layered over another polish. For my swatches I picked China Glaze Plur-ple to compliment the purple shimmer while also keeping from going too dark… after all, it’s only August. For my swatches I did 2 coats of Plur-ple, followed by two coats of Chromance & finished with glossy top coat to seal it all in. Now if I was looking for a more vampy look, layering this polish over black or navy blue would definitely give me what I was looking for! & you can definitely expect to see that in a few months.

I have quite a few of these multichrome shades in my collection from a few years back when I was absolutely obsessed with them, but I always forget how much I love them until I stumble across them randomly while trying to figure out how to paint my nails. It’s a shame because they really are so pretty! & even though the light box doesn’t do the shift justice, they’re hard not to keep from staring at!

That’s the only downside to owning 1000+ polishes… beauties like this get forgotten about for those easy to grab shades.

& just got fun, here is Chromance in outdoor, indirect light. Makes it look like a whole different polish (& really shows off that pink, purple, & blue shimmer shift!) My nails almost look radioactive in this lighting… how cool is that? I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to wear this polish again, & I really can’t wait to wear this polish layered over black. Maybe with some matte top coat added over top!

What do you think of Claire’s Chromance? Do you own any fun shades like this that work great for layering over other polishes? Have you started lining up your favourite Fall shades? Let me know what you think down in the comments below!

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