Hello dear readers!
Todays post is about Chanel's Nouvelle Vague from the Chanel Summer 2010 collection: Les Pop Up de Chanel. This limited collection came out a little while ago and while I was on a mad polish hunt with two dear friends we stumbled upon it and we all had to have it.
Nouvelle Vague is a pale turquoise that everyone had high hopes for after the Jade storm that was created with the pretty mint polish. The colour is great - it's a bright and gorgeous shade that definitly stands out. The shimmer in it is barely visible unless you catch the really bright sun on your nail - that's too bad. It isn't unique, there are a couple of almost dupes on this one, but it's definitely an eye catcher.
Now, after I got home from the trip I was really excited to try out this pretty. How disappointed was I! When a polish costs €21,50 (about $25) you are expecting it to be good. It wasn't. Applying this polish was really a pain in the ass. It's draggy, streaky, thick and it gave me uneven layers of polish. It looked like the Alps were forming on my nails!
Was it me? I thought so. I googled and googled, reading every word that was written about Nouvelle Vague. Almost all blogs and sites told me the application "was amazing, like heaven, self-levelling, gives a great coverage after two coats and the best formula they've ever come across". Wait, what?! I am the only one with a craptastic Chanel?! Darn!
I couldn't believe it. Really, I felt like someone pulled a joke on me. So I started to ask about it to other people - did they experience the same? My two friends did. And then another friend of me had the same issues. And over the time I stumbled upon more and more people that really disliked the formula of Nouvelle Vague. So are we more picky about polish? Or are the praising reviews a little over the top and not telling the truth? I have so many questions but I guess I'll never find out.
If you're looking for a cheap dupe of Nouvelle Vague I highly recommend Orly's Gumdrop. There's no shimmer in it but the colour almost matches perfectly - and Nouvelle Vague's shimmer isn't really showing himself. China Glaze's For Audrey is also a close one.
So, dear reader, what's your thought on Nouvelle Vague?
Have a great saturday!