How ironic that I picked up a polish named Frozen Solid while we’re in the middle of a cold snap. It was part of my ongoing search to find a duplicate of a limited edition polish that Chanel released last year called Sky Line.
Since Chanel is not in my budget ($30 a bottle for LE shades!) I’ve been on the hunt for an inexpensive duplicate. Oh, sure, I have a couple that are close, but Zoya’s Jo is too dark and Essie’s Blue Rhapsody is closer but still a bit too silvery and streaky.
So the last time I was at the drugstore I picked up Frozen Solid from the Hard As Nails line from Sally Hansen ($1.99 for 0.45 oz./13.3 ml). It looked like the right shade but a different finish.
Alas, it’s much, much too sheer. But then I thought perhaps I could layer it with another polish. Frozen Solid is a very sheer light blue with ultrafine silver flakes. Application was good and the finish is very smooth with no visible brushstrokes.
In this photo I have one coat of Frozen Solid on my little finger to show you how sheer it really is, and four coats of it on my ring finger but you can still see my nail line. Definitely not a polish to wear on its own if you want full coverage. On my index finger (far left) I have two coats of Blue Rhapsody and on my middle finger I have one coat of Frozen Solid over two coats of Blue Rhapsody.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! The top coat makes Blue Rhapsody just a tad more blue and also disguises the brushstrokes that come with the chrome/frost finish. What do you think? I think it’s pretty darn close to the Chanel. As close as I’m going to get, that is.