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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WEAR TEST: Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin with an Extend-A-Mani Gradient

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*This product is not Cruelty Free 

You'll remember not long ago I did swatches and review of the new Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin polish...

and I promised a wear test...well this is it!

I wore this one as I do all polishes - no base coat. Just something in my chemistry that doesn't do well with them I guess. I used one coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat when I applied it and I re-applied a coat of top coat on Day 4.

Now I'm pretty rough on my hands/nails. I generally don't use the dishwasher because it's just me most of the time. So I've done laundry, lots of dishes, hair washing (which is oddly the hardest on my nails even over housework), and yes I've been known to use the nails as tools.

Overall, it wore well on me compared to other polishes with the same "abuse" - I had tip wear, but no chips. I ended up testing it for 7 days, which is at least twice as long as I leave most manis.

This is Day Three...

Day Five...

Day 7...

You can see it's definitely worse for wear on Day 7. I'm not sure what to blame the surface marks on...the dogs? But still no chips and I've had worse tip wear in 1 or 2 days with some brands.

So what did I do next? An Extend-A-Mani of course! Just a sponge, some black polish, a bit more Rouge Louboutin and Voila!

Well what do you think? Does it make the price go down any easier? The wear isn't what I'd call outstanding, but I'd rate it above both Chanel and Dior based on this wear test. It's certainly above-average, especially with the abuse I put my hands through.

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  1. Your extend-a-mani is gorgeous ... and matches the bottle! And I must say that the bottle looks obscenely large. From pics alone I expected a dainty little thing. For the price though it's nice it's a bit more substantial. Wonderful review, thanks!

  2. That's great to know. Thanks for doing the wear test!

  3. Dang! That bottle! "Swish and Flick" is there a phoenix tail feather in there? :) I love the Exten-A-Mani!

  4. Yes!! I jumped when I saw this come to my email....Sephora was sold out so I bought my bottle from CL. the paperwork with the logos was a nice perk, same price, came FAST, free shipping.

    My bottle came Monday....I'm so in love!!!! Your posts seal the deal ;) I love the touch up mani!!

    I'm planning on wearing mine on our anniversary...maybe a reverse Louboutin mani?

    Enjoy your precious...I know I will!! I can't wait to get the whole set!!!

    Thank you so much for awesome reviews!!!

    1. Fyi, I don't know if you mentioned it, but it's .4oz, so the huge bottle is stunning, but more glass to create the effect and a tiny bit smaller than the typical.5oz bottles. Still, very happy since I will buy perfumes for the bottle.

  5. I bought one of these, it sits on my dresser looking all sorts of gorgeous! I just need to wear it!


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