Chanel: Taboo


I have some serious backlog here but I didn't have time to do much swatching this weekend :( Instead, I've decided to share a twinsie post that I've done with the lovely Camila (@paintedmimi on IG) a while ago!

And the star of the post? None other than... my very first Chanel - Taboo ♥


To be honest, I wasn't on the hunt for Taboo in particular. Don't get me wrong. It is a gorgeous colour but the price tag always stopped me from getting any Chanels. My resolve wavered when I saw it in Hong Kong and tried it on my friend's nails (mine were painted, of course) and it was love. Thereafter, I hunt for it at every Chanel counter / store I came across. The prices in Hong Kong were still a bit steep at around S$30 so I took a gamble and decided to check it out at Changi Airport instead. The minute I saw that it was S$27, I crumbled, grabbed it in a heartbeat and checked out my purchase before I could stop myself. :P

And I must say, I don't regret it at all! Take a look:

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Taboo. 1 glorious coat.
A beautiful deep blue base packed with red shimmers and a scattering of electric blue sparks for that mysterious sultry look. Most of the time, it looks like a deep velvety purple because of the red shimmers in the blue base. Although there are several vampy shimmers in the market, Taboo manages to set itself apart from the rest. I love how the shimmers changed the overall colour. I also love how the random blue sparkles glow against the dark base. It is simply perfection ♥



I thought Taboo couldn't get any more perfect but boy was I wrong. Application was a dream. The formula was buttery smooth and extremely pigmented - one coat was all it needed. The brush was also easy to control and fans out nicely for easy application. To top it all off, the bottle is an elegant square which makes storage a dream! It certainly doesn't hurt that it has a lovely Chanel logo at the top too ;)

To sum up my first Chanel experience? LOVE.

What do you think of Taboo?
Do you have any high-end polishes? What do you think of them - are they worth the price tag?

Need more picture to ogle at? Don't forget to take a look at Taboo on Camila too!


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25 comments:

  1. Taboo is an excellent choise for your first Chanel, it is so beautiful indeed :)
    But watch out, not many month ago I got my first, and now look at my Chanel stash - it's addictive because the formula is so amazing :)

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  2. Taboo is my first Chanel too... I caved about 14 days ago. Sooo beautiful!
    But honestly... if I had been able to get it for "just" S$30, I probably would have bought it much sooner. The regular price here is 23€, which is about S$38... I think you were quite lucky ;)

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  3. Oh. My. God. I don't have any Chanel, and have been avoiding starting to collect it, but Taboo is glorious! Great Swatches! :)

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  4. Marisa (Polish Obsession)November 4, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    This polish is amazing!!!!

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  5. It looks amazing. I really want to get this nail polish too. :)

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  6. I love Taboo it looks breath taking outside.
    I recently tried a YSL polish with was amazingly opaque in one coat.
    Great review and congrats on the Chanel nail polish purchase!!!!
    TarteTanya

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  7. I don't have anything by Chanel but I definitely want this one now... so so pretty!

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  8. The most expensive polish I've bought and I don't regret it for one second!

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  9. I love Taboo, its such a complex and fab colour. Its the perfect first Chanel

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  10. Now I definetely need it, what have you done ;.;

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  11. Yessss the formula!! *swoon* I sure hope I am strong enough to resist all the temptation ;p

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  12. I think we made the right choice!! It is too pretty to pass up! I didn't realise it would be so expensive at your side though! Now I really feel lucky indeed! Perhaps you can stock up on Chanel if you come over to Singapore for a holiday! ;D

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  13. Thank you Cait! I am glad you like it! I had been avoiding it too but Taboo was just calling out to me I just couldn't resist! heehee :P

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  14. I would definitely recommend it despite the price tag!! ;D

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  15. I am glad you like it too!! It is just soooo *speechless* <3<3

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  16. Exactly!! I really don't regret splurging on it <33

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  17. oops!! But you definitely won't regret it! It is divineeeeee <3

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  19. That color is amazing! It's a bit too expensive for me though :( Do you know any dupes that at least look a little similar?

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  20. Unfortunately I don't think I've heard of a dupe for this colour yet. Will keep you posted if I do! :)

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  21. It looks absolutely AMAZING on you! Really love it. I have a few high-end polishes in my stash. Most formula's are good but I have experienced a lot of great polishes with a cheaper pricetag, too. Sometimes I just really fall in love with a color and spoil myself ;-).

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  22. oops so sorry to have missed your comment ><
    Thank you love! I have to agree with what you've said. There are some amazing brands that are more affordable so I always avoid getting high-end polishes unless the colour is really unique :P

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  23. Gorgeous swatch photo! I just got this for Christmas and am trying to capture it! It's an elusive beauty on camera.

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