I have an incredibly gorgeous male friend. He is what we call traditionally good-looking: tall, dark and ridiculously hot. I've even slept in his bed! (…alone.)
Another male friend of mine isn't traditionally handsome like the former, but has a je ne sais quoi about him and is entertaining on a whole another level. His eyes are a brilliant shade of cornflower blue that I would kill for if it were a microglitter nail polish a la Misa Sugar Daddy. (For those of you not in the know, blue eyes are my weakness. D'oh!)
What does any of this have to do with nail polish?
My biggest and most elusive lemming is Essie Starry Starry Night. I cannot have any of the above.
The apex of my nail polish addiction started shortly after Essie stopped the re-release of SSN and Viva La Vespa. I kick myself on a regular basis (okay, not that regular, but often) that I didn't get into nail polish seriously until Fall 2008. I sometimes get a little sad when I see it on other blogs. (Talk about nail envy! Grow a pair, Asian Girl!)
I found that SSN is available through Harrods' site. However, after the currency conversion and shipping costs, it would total up to $50. I've already spent $30 each on Chanels; I cross the line there. I almost thought about calling up an old study abroad pal who is back in London for grad school to help me out but the shipping rates would probably still apply.
Because of this deep longing of SSN, I resorted to what may be my biggest low concerning my addiction. Bealls Outlet is a Florida-based discount chain where I frequent to find random nail polish colors. I found a "grab bag" of nail polishes, mostly full of Sally Hansen colors (seriously, how many craptacular colors can be made from pink and red?) but one caught my eye…a SSN lookalike! I almost had a heart attack on the spot. I, for one, did not want to spend 8 dollars for the bag. (There is no rhyme or reason to this. I have dedicated much more dollars and credit on less-worthy nail polish endeavors.) I found a loose color of Rimmel with a $1.50 price tag, carefully removed it and put it on my SSN lookalike and put the Rimmel in the grab bag and high-tailed it to the register.
Was it worth it? Take a look:
While I just divulged my snarkiest nail polish confession (hey, at least I didn't steal it from someone's bathroom *cough*SarahMichelleGellar*cough*), I think Bealls got the last laugh. Their regular store recently had a MAJOR sale (50% and 70% off color clearance plus take an extra 40% off) and they sucked over a hundred bucks from me last week. They definitely got their money's worth from me.
However, I'm still holding out hope for guys (not those guys, but the others out there) and Essie Starry Starry Night. I just won't spend $50 for either.
"I wanna be rich
Never work at all
And sleep all day
And I wanna see it all
Oh, I want, I want everything
I want everything I can't have"
- "Everything I Can't Have", Robin Thicke