The Chanel Les Pop-Up collection was launched yesterday and I was happy that I was in town to catch it, because there are a couple of items in this collection which totally called out to me. One is the Gloss Fluo de Chanel in Laser, and the second, is this nail polish which I bought.
Quick story: I was out with Kas yesterday, and while passing by Isetan, she went like Fluoroooooooooo! I got a little shocked at the outburst, but realised we were walking past the Chanel counter and our eyes (well, her eyes first) literally zoomed in past the store window (you know, at Wisma Atria). And we stopped traffic, made a quick about turn, and quickly went inside the Chanel counter, swatched everything, played with the products (I was pretty sure we irritated the MA like crazy, because the 2 of us were totally rambling among ourselves, and comparing across the range of glosses, and applying the nail polish etc etc) but le sigh, what to do when you are excited BUT the MA was so lacklustre and blah, let me tell you what I did. After swatching everything (and I like to sit at their stools and plonk myself at the counter and swatch like it is happy hour time---at my age, I refused to be intimidated by MAs no matter how snobbish and blasé they want to act) I told her OH my MA at Robinsons actually called me today so I should buy it there (which was true btw), and so off we went to Robs to make the purchase. I just think....... if she had shown us more interest, instead of coming to whatever conclusion she has in her mind, I would have gotten more than just the nail polish from her. But oh well, too bad.
Some swatches and more pictures here. I know that Nouvelle Vague has been compared to For Audrey, so I shall show the difference. I also thought of Essie's Mink Candy Apply and TFS GR50 before I got home. But I won't even swatch Mink Candy Apple and GR503, because they are way greener, and can't be considered dupes. BTW is it just me, but GR503 is SUPER STREAKY!! I hate the formula! How many layers do you need to apply the product to get an even and opaque coat??
There is slight shimmer to Nouvelle Vague, but once applied the shimmer is very subtle, almost making it look like a cream finish. I also thought that For Audrey is darker before applying both on my nails. In the pictures, you can see them side by side, and the subtle sheen of Nouvelle Vague is there, glistening softly in the sunlight, almost making For Audrey look a little dull. Oh well. This could very well be a difference only nail geeks like us would notice, and care about.
And before we finish, here is a swatch of Nouvelle Vague on NC45 skintone, thanks to Kas for offering her nail space! Preetttty!!
After getting the nail polish, and it was pretty late night by then, I was telling Kas, yes, my life is now complete. I am still thinking if I should get Laser, but it swatched pretty sheer, I swatched the entire collection, and have the pictures, but hmmm... a little lazy to load them now. Maybe later.
Next entry will be another haul entry from the same day.
I hope this helps, and thanks for reading~