Jade is one of the most sought after colours at the moment - even Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Rachel Bilson have been spotted wearing it lately. Sadly, it never was on sale in Germany. This experiment tries to introduce a method to create a cheap and easy way to DIY the official Jade Chanel nail polish (see fig.1 below).
Fig. 1: Chanel nail colour #407 Jade (Source).
2. Material and Methods
I used the Rival de Loop Express Colour #04 Jungle Glam and the Rival the Loop Nail Whitener. The green and white colours can be also from alternate companies. Be sure to cover the surface you work on and do not stain yourself or your clothes with it.
Here is the method:
Open the white bottle and apply 2-3 drops of the green. Wait approximately 10 seconds and shake throughly. Then apply more drops. You might need to add up to 10 drops or more, this depends on the shade you are opting for and the size (volume) of your white bottle. Wait for an appropriate time for the colour to disperse, else you could miss the Jade and receive a much darker green. Advice: The procedure has to be very quick, as nail polish is produced to dry quickly when exposed to the air.
My result resembles Chanels #407 perfectly. When you wear it on the nails, two layers might be needed.
The experiment can be described as successful. Errors or mistakes can occur during the mixing, if accidentally two much green is added or the bottles might dry at the air. Overall, a very promising alternative to the expensive Chanel version.
To make the procedure even more clear, watch the official DIY Chanel Jade Video:
[Sorry guys, I put the video out off my channel in early 2013. Making space for new stuff^^].
How to wear Jade nail polish? Below is my favourite outfit combination, which of course can also involve more casual clothes. :)
Evening robe by Otto.
Glamorous jade shoes by Monsoon.