Fashion; it comes and it goes, forever changing. But whether it is nude, or the brightest of colour blocks, it has to suit my nails too.
In September, with sunshine kissed hands, I proudly raise the “dragon” red, my first Chanel purchase of the season. The tips of my fingers are chic, I am so Parisian and je l’adore!
In October, I’m a ‘fashion has-been’, so I run around Paris like a mad woman desperately hunting down the nude hue « ballet slippers » by Essie. But alas I cannot find it, and have no choice but to get it Fedexed from New York. Ooo definitely breaking the bank when I tick Express delivery. But I simply had to have it for Baz’ party
Now the end of October and the camel trend has taken the world by storm. I must ABSOLUTELY have the deep purple polish « Bastille my heart » from O.P.I to give my outfit that extra bit of oomph!
In mid-November, I over hear “ but Daaarling how do you NOT have the Chanel ‘505 Particulière’ in taupe?” Panic. I go to 4 different Sephoras and 5 Marionnauds only to be told that this colour sold out ageeesss ago (with a passing glance from the sales assistant that says it all « poor girl what on earth did you expect?”).
Phew, one month’s rest but once back from my holidays the colour du jour is« Ski Teal we drop » from O.P.I and I spy it on everyone’s tips. Not to make the same mistakes, I order it immediately online. I smugly head to café Flore and flaunt away…
In February, the boyfriend nags me because our fridge door is full of old (oh, how that old?) nail polish, used once and never finished and now there is hardly any room for eggs and cream and lemons. I smoothly reply that I don’t eat cream (duh). He says I must throw them out. He was the one whom I threw out.
And here I am now, with a discovery that will make all my life threatening problems disappear: Mavala.
Mavala has oh so cute mini 5ml bottle of varnish, which dry super fast (bonus), cost a quarter of a Chanel nail polish (ding ding ding jack pot!) and now I can change colour every week with a simple trip to Monoprix or the pharmacy. So I have wreaked havoc with my « Waikiki Orange” last week and made everyone jealous with my » Sweetie « bubble gum pink hue this week. Plus I finish them so I’ll not only have that extra space in the fridge, but I really am the cat who got the cream!
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