What better way to kick-off a fun weekend than to celebrate Fashion's Night Out 2011 last night in West Hollywood? LA had big parties at Century City, Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive, and West Hollywood/Robertson. I went over to Robertson, home of my new favorite Chanel boutique. Finally - I have an awesome SA for Chanel! The SAs at Macy's and Nordstrom were not great at all, so now I'm happy to have someone I want to go to for all my future Chanel needs. As a part of FNO, Chanel released a special limited edition collection of blue polishes named Les Jeans De Chanel. These Chanel FNO collections are always hot items - just head over to eBay and look at the prices for last year's Les Khakis de Chanel collection! I picked up each of the polishes in the collection: Coco Blue, Blue Boy, and Blue Rebel. I instantly fell in love with all 3!
Today I am wearing Blue Boy. Blue Boy is a medium blue polish with strong gray tones. It is a thin formula, and was very squishy, feeling almost like a jelly when I applied it. It's definitely not a jelly, though, and built nicely to full opacity in 2 coats. My recommendation is to start with a thin coat, and let it dry, as you will get drag if you try to paint over a wet nail. Then, I applied a thicker second coat to get the perfect mani. Take a look!
|Chanel Blue Boy, outdoors, natural lighting|
|Chanel Blue Boy, indoors, artificial lighting|
I also dug around my stash to try to see if I had any polishes similar to Blue Boy. The closest I could find was Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray By Gray. They're close, but definitely not identical. Where Blue Boy leans blue, Gray By Gray is most definitely a gray. To also show how gray-influenced Blue Boy is, I also swatched OPI Dating A Royal, a true blue creme, to show you the difference in the colors.
|L-to-R: OPI Dating A Royal, Chanel Blue Boy, Sally Hansen CSM Gray By Gray|
Les Jeans de Chanel is currently available online at Chanel. They retail for $29/polish, which is a steep price tag, even for Chanel (regular polishes retail for $25 each). I believe there was a limited quantity of the collection available in Chanel Boutiques and in Neiman Marcus. If you're going to try to pick up Blue Boy or any polishes in the collection in person, do it soon and definitely check ahead - many locations sold out last night, and my particular Chanel said that while they didn't sell out, they were instructed to pull them off the shelves after the FNO events concluded. They should be available online through the end of September, or until they sell out, whichever happens first. Don't miss out on these!