Friday, April 6th, 2012


Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection for Summer 2012

Fashion and beauty have always gone hand in hand. Now, those hands have the nail polish to match. Introducing the Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection, the brand’s first collaboration with a fashion designer in the nail category. Already frequent collaborators at New York Fashion Week, founder and creative director Francois Nars has partnered with Thakoon Panichgul to develop a limited edition, six-shade nail collection.

In conceptualizing the shade range, Thakoon was inspired by the vibrant colors found in Indian spice markets. The highly saturated, high-shine shades come in an opaque finish, perfect for spring. Formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant and toluene-, formaldehyde- and DBP-free.  Since his first collection in 2004, the Thailand-born, Nebraska-raised designer’s clothes have graced chic, modern women around the globe, including Jessica Alba, Marion Cotillard, Rachel Bilson, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Anardana Azalea pink
  • Ratin Jot Orchid purple
  • Amchoor Bright yellow
  • Kutki Powder blue
  • Koliary Cyan blue
  • Lal Mirchi Mandarin red (exclusive to 413 Bleecker Street Boutique)

availability: May 1st, 2012 at narscosmetics.com (except Lal Mirchi), $18.00 each

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20 thoughts on “Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection for Summer 2012

  1. Katie

    I have to have that yellow polish! I hope you do swatches of these!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Oh no, Kutki and Koliary. No sky blues, please, I am on a strict no-buy! I literally have red marks on my wrist right now for slapping myself today every time I picked up a blue nail polish.

  3. Ahh, I’d need them all! I love India inspired collections!

  4. Yazmin

    I love Lal Mirchi! It means red chilli, or spicy red! shame its only availble in one location. But i might get the rest just because they all look fab!

  5. Miss J

    That array of colors is SO FLIPPIN PRETTY! Your site does not help with my no-buy, LOL. Are the NARS polishes usually a good formula? I’ve never tested their formula before.

  6. Kelly

    OOH!!! These are all so lovely!!

  7. Lauren

    Didn’t know Thakoon was collaborating with Nars, awesome! Really nice colors. I’d have to say Kutki is my favorite.

  8. Maya

    I. Am. Buying. ALL. OF. THEM.
    Can’t remember the last time I got this excited about a product launch.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    *Faints* I want all of these but especially the Ratin Jot!! Wow, what a perfect pink-purple. The Koliary Blue looks like a non-shimmery version of Blue Lagoon. So pretty. Damn you, NARS, I can’t quit you. I already have about 7 or 8 Nars nail varnishes but won’t be able resist many of these. *sigh*

  10. Nancy

    PRETTY!! I love anything bright though & catches my eye!!
    I WANT I WANT IT ALL :)

  11. Little Red

    Hopefully, I can resist this because I already bought the complete 2008 SS2008 OPI collection which was also inspired by India.

  12. I want the blue one! :-) Please Christine make swatches of these when they come out :-)

  13. These nailpolishes are to die for!! I wish they weren’t so expensive though. I LOVE THE COLORS. I’d wear all of them on oall my fingers and toes. LOL>

  14. GiegieLuv

    They’re gorgeous and colorful, but they’re not very unique. I’ve seen similar colors in less expensive high quality brands like Essie and China Glaze. Based in that, I’ll have to leave it.

  15. Carrie

    Whoa! When I saw this I literally said out loud, “OH MY GOSH.” Just so breathtaking. These are my absolute favorite colors right now! I want them all!

  16. madii

    how many mls are these? it doesn’t say anywhere?

  17. Amna

    Love love love all the colors! PLEASE swatch em all, as well as the Summer 2012 collection..I can’t wait to get that matte red lipcolor!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    Great colours, I am on my way to buy at least 2, possibly 3 I love Nars nail polishes and these ones are so pretty !

  19. Kristy

    Do you know if they’re available in store? I’m looking for a dupe of OPI’s What’s With the Catittude and Kutki looks like a close replacement.

    • Tekoa

      NARS Koliary seemes to be a better Cattitude dupe. Based on looking at Scrangie’s swatches anyway.