There's a Pretty Crazy Story Behind Jennifer Hudson's Oscars Manicure

03/01/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson
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We know we’d said that Oscars talk was over, but then we heard this pretty amazing tidbit, and just had to share.

It turns out that Jennifer Hudson‘s Oscars nail polish was created by none other than David Boreanaz. Yep, that David Boreanaz, of Buffy, Angel and Bones fame.

The actor tells PEOPLE that his wife, Jaime, and her friend, Melissa [Ravo, and her husband Aaron], developed their Chrome Girl line about a year ago, aiming to make a product that was “trendy, affordable and most of all, safe. Having a daughter who loves painting her nails — this really struck me,” the actor says. “I was behind it all the way.”

Though Boreanaz is busy with his day job, he’s helped in the nail polish process, choosing colors, names and packaging. “It’s a challenge, and I’m loving that,” he says.

So how did the star get his Hard to Get polish into — er, onto — Hudson’s hands? “We actually share the same agent, who has been so supportive of this launch,” he reveals. “She suggested Jennifer, and we loved the idea. She’s stunning and smart and fashionable and bold, and that’s the type of woman to whom our brand is geared toward.”

Hudson was the only Oscars star Boreanaz and his team approached about wearing their nail polish on Sunday — and they’re thrilled things fell into place.

“She rocked [it] and looked amazing,” Boreanaz says. “We couldn’t have asked for a better debut for our polish.”

Chrome Girl hits specialty boutiques and Planet Beauty stores soon, and retails for around $10 per bottle.

–Kate Hogan


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Tracy Slinger on

Would love to know if it available in south africa. Great job guys keep it up.

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Hollie on

Hilarious that “affordable” to him is $10. There are TONS of others that are cheaper than that.


“just $10” is actually pretty reasonable. Salon-only polish runs $8 per bottle in our little town in OH, so considering this is a “celebrity product”, it’s not a bad price.

Catherine on

I think it sounds like a cool product and would love to see it in ULTA, Target or someplace I could see it and buy it. I went to their website and they only have 17 colors…would like to see more options but it’s a product that is free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene or camphor. I think the price sounds good but would like to know if the product last as long without those ingredients, IE quality. Any reviews?

CrystalSweetz on

I love the color. But that price is to high. I don’t even buy OPI polish at full price I wait until stores have sales. I never understood why some polishes are higher priced than foundations.

Lizzy on

Seems sort of weird that the line was inspired by his young daughter but they have colours called things like ‘barely legal’ and ‘between the sheets’.

Gretchen on

Didn’t Jaime and her friend Melissa start the line? That’s what their site says. Stating that David created it is misleading. I do agree about the suggestive names and young daughter weirdness. That was my reaction. Other lines geared at kids have more appropriate names like Princess, Cupcake, and Unicorn. Good luck to them.

Gretchen on

A closer look reveals Jaime and her friend started the line with David helping. So why did writer credit him with creating Jennifer’s polish when the part about them starting the company was included? Wouldn’t you agree it’s misleading?

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