Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! I braved the mall today to peep the new Les Perles de Chanel spring collection up close and personal. Yup, to say “the mall was crowded” would be like saying “I like Chanel.” Duh.
I think the last time I was at a mall two days before Christmas was when my friend Jen and I both worked together at The Limited in 1994 (I hawked a lot of ugly purse wallets, yo). Ah, memories…
I couldn’t wait to see the three new limited edition Le Vernis Nail Colours — Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Nacree ($23 each). There’s been some serious brouhaha about ‘em, especially Black Pearl (is that Jack Sparrow?!), which has been hyped as Chanel’s next big thing.
Take a look, and let me know if you think they’re worthy of the buzz.
The textures seem user-friendlier (is that a word?) than usual for Chanel polishes. I think these are a little thinner, and they seem easier to apply.
But even thinner, they’re still quite pigmented. Black pearl, a shimmery grayish green with teal micro glitter, and Pearl Drop, a shimmery golden beige with a hint of peach, appear completely opaque on my nails after two coats. Peche Nacree, a sheer peach with silver micro glitter, takes three.
I think Black Pearl’s my favorite of the three (LOVE the teal micro glitter), with Pearl Drop coming in a close second (the peach really comes through in bright light), and while wearable Peche Nacree looks perfect for spring, it doesn’t go gangbusters like the other two.
Chanel Les Perles de Chanel Nail Colours from left: Peche Nacree, Pearl Drop and Black Pearl
Today I had to take another look at the Regarde Perle quad from the collection because it was reminding me of something here. Check it out: the new polishes echo the grayish green, golden beige and peach eyeshadows from the palette. Isn’t that cool?
I haven’t been wearing the polishes long enough to be able to gauge wear time, but I hope the slightly thinner formula lasts as long as Chanel’s other polishes (at least five to seven days if worn with good base and top coats).
They lose points for being so expensive, but if you love Chanel and deserve a treat, they might be worth a splurge (especially for Black Pearl!).
PRICE: $23 each for a 0.4-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: At Chanel boutiques, counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
T-Money at da club
This is how Tabs looks when he fist pumps, Jersey Shore-style.
I listened to a scary amount of house music today, and Tabs was sooo not into it. He’s more of drum and bass kinda cat. LOL!
Hope you had a great day. Do you feel festive yet? Two more sleeps till Christmas!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,