Shortly after Christmas, The Polish Addict posted about Gold Fiction, everyone's favorite overpriced polish from Chanel's Fall 2008 line. (Who am I kidding? I dropped 90 bucks the moment I saw that the Moscou collection was available online. *headdesk*) What struck me about the post wasn't the beautiful, shimmery golden goodness, but the back story of how she attained it.
"...But on Christmas Eve, my Mother came home with a little tiny box, inside was Chanel Gold Fiction. It was so incredibly thoughtful of her for so many reasons. First and foremost, it's something that I wouldn't buy for myself and I only told her about it in passing."
This Christmas, something similar happened to me.
Unexpectedly, a male friend texted me out of the blue to let me know that he got a "little something" for me as a Christmas gift and thought that I would really like it. Nervously, I went to his place with BFF1 and he handed me a small gift-wrapped box. Considering that I was also recently and briefly involved with him, I worried that it may be something, well, inappropriate. (In retort to that speculation, he dryly commented, "It would've been in a much bigger box." …Smartass.) I opened the box and gasped…it was a Konad kit! Not only was it a Konad kit, he picked two of the plates I would've chosen: m57 and m63. He was very aware of my nail polish addiction and has heard plenty about it, but I had only briefly mentioned Konad. While I was interested in it, I never thought I would actually own and use Konad. It was definitely one of the best Christmas presents I received this year, next to the Coach sunglasses my baby sister got me.
Konad color: China Glaze OMG
Konad plate m63
Lucy: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business; getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.
Charlie Brown: What is it that you want?
Lucy: Real estate.