Tuesday, March 24, 2009


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.

Coach Sofia sunglasses...not quite as cool as Konad, but close.

Base color: Chanel Or De Russie
Konad color: Chanel Kaleidoscope
Konad plate m57

Base color: Chanel Vendetta
Konad color: China Glaze OMG
Konad plate m63

Even though Christmas has long come and gone, I leave you with the best Christmas special dialogue:

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.


Lucy said...

Wow, what a thoughtful guy. Love the kondacure. I don't own any Chanel polishes. Maybe someday if I see one special enough. I know I really wanted Vamp when it was all the rage. Never did buy it but have the same color if other brands.

Nixxy said...

Mmmmmmmchanel! hehehe :)

Body and Soul said...

Nice gifts, indeed! Your 'in-training' is coming along well, that's lovely.

The Asian Girl said...

Lucy--Wicked is pretty close, but a little too red.

Nixxy--Yeah, I have a problem! lol

B&S--Thank you! I've been having more problems with it, I just don't post those up!

Brooke said...

I think you did a pretty good kondad job there missy!! :)

That swirl pattern has got to be one of my faves! It looks great on short nails like mine and long nails like yours - a perfect pattern imo!

jeanette sucka said...

I'd have to say the sunglasses beat anything else you've EVER RECEIVED... you're welcome :)

Anonymous said...

I love the 2nd look. That design is a personal fave.

The Asian Girl said...

Vanessa--That design rocks! I need to add to the Konad collection, though.

The Asian Girl said...

Brooke--thanks! I love that pattern too; unfortunately, the OMG polishes dry so quickly while using it!

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