I’m not big on brands, I wouldn’t buy something just because of its logo so this new obsession came as a big surprise.
In the beginning, it was the thrill of the chase.
I wrote an article about the elusive Chanel Particuliere and my attempts to find a dupe for it.
But two days after that article came out, Tatin ended my search by surprising me with this:
She found Particuliere at Takashimaya in Singapore.
I love Particuliere.
Love it so much that when a 13-year-old asked why I chose to wear such a boring color, I said, “Are you kidding me?” And then gave a long speech about the wonders of Particuliere.
A week later, I found myself in Singapore and naturally, I went to the Chanel counter at Takashimaya.
And that was the day I officially went loco for Coco.
I left the counter with these:
I returned to the Chanel counter a couple more times and bought bottles for a polish-loving friend.
On our last night there, I went to a different Chanel counter in a different department store and walked away with Chanel Dragon.
I know there are a lot of Chanel nail polish haters out there but I’m not one of them. I get their point about the price being steep but I am willing to pay good money for polish that I really love. I’d rather buy one good bottle that I’ll really use than several inexpensive ones that I’ll never get around to really wearing.
Dragon, Rouge Noir, Particuliere, Black Satin, Blue Satin, Splendeur, Vendetta. I love these colors. I love the rich pigment, I love that they’re buttery smooth, I love that I love them so much I couldn’t decide which one to wear first.
I went for Blue Satin. Five days now and no chipping yet. Amazing.
And because I am an addict, I also ordered Black Velvet and Illusion D’Or.
They will arrive in a few weeks.
And I also can’t wait for Nouvelle Vague.
Rustan’s will be selling it soon.
Chanel Haute Chocolat also climbed its way to the top of my wishlist but I can’t find it anywhere since it was a 2008 release. I will keep searching though.
Chanel Le Vernis is available in the US for $23, at Singapore department stores for S$35 (S$28 at duty free shops but they don’t offer as many colors) and in Rustan’s for P1295.