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Les Jeans de Chanel Nail Collection

Les Jeans de Chanel Nail Collection has finally arrived in Singapore beginning of the week. Click here to find out more about this collection including launch dates. I picked them up from the Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutique at Marina Bay Sands and since then, I haven’t had a chance to play with them until yesterday morning.

Each bottle consists of 13ml of product, made in France and retails at S$36.

As the name of this collection suggests, these three nail polishes are inspired by denim – a perennial favourite of fashionistas, fashion designers and the woman in the street, denim is here to stay. From deep blue to medium to pale blue, the shades of blue mimics the way a pair of jeans fades.

Let’s start with the lightest shade, Coco Blue. Chanel describes Coco Blue as a muted blue tone can be worn with the same effortlessness as a favorite pair of softly faded jeans. And that Coco Blue is the ultimate in relaxed sophistication.

Although some describes it as a pale blue, I actually find it rather bright on my fingers. The brightness of Coco Blue is nothing over the top, it doesn’t in any way, makes my fingers look dull but instead, it brightens up my hand. The texture of it reminds me a little of Mimosa but applies a lot easier and evenly.

Coco Blue contains micro-shimmers in it, making the overall looking of a cream finish more interesting under the light.

Blue Boy seems to be the star of this collection and here’s a little description extracted from Chanel, “Dressed in Blue Boy, fingernails reflect the fashionable and quintessential cool of jeans and heels.”

I would describe Blue Boy as a muted glaucous – bluish-grey with a cream finish. The consistency of Blue Boy seems to be the sheerest amongst them but it still applies beautifully with a tad more control. The 1st two photos below, without flash showed the colour best.

 Lastly, we have the deepest hue from the collection, Blue Rebel. Chanel states that Blue Rebel recalls the inky dye used to create dark-wash jeans — an iconic fashion staple and an essential part of every modern woman’s wardrobe. Couldn’t agree more as Blue Rebel is a deep denim, a classic shade that will never be outdated.

I find it quite difficult to describe this shade (I have never been good anyway) because it looks quite different with and without flash. Without flash, it feels as though it contains a hint of teal. I also find the texture and consistency of Blue Rebel is the most friendly amongst the three.

Overall, Les Jeans de Chanel Nail Collection is amazing. A must for denim lovers, Chanel fans and nail polish collectors. I was never really into blue nail polishes until recently, blame it on the current trend starting from DIOR Blue Denim and Tuxedo (reviewed here) and YSL Wintergreen and Moonlight Blue (reviewed here).

Personally, I find Coco Blue fun, Blue Boy mysterious and Blue Rebel sophisticated. There is always a occasion that calls for such out-of-the-blue colours.

Pair Coco Blue with a bright orange bikini and head to the beach, pair Blue Boy with a fire engine red jacket and paint the town red or pair Blue Rebel with a little black dress, make blue the new black.

The BA at Marina Bay Sands suggests to wear this collection as pictured below. Not exactly alternating but not repeating the same colour on each finger across the ten fingers. Check out swatches here by Reika from Front Row Beauty, you will have a better idea of what I mean.

Thank you for reading.

All swatches taken with Essie First Base Base Coat, 2 coats of nail polish and Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat.

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