Thursday, June 03, 2010

I Hate Myself

If you are a dude, you might want to skip this post. It's all girly and shit.

It all started with the latest issue of Austin Monthly. If I remember correctly, I purchased this issue for the restaurant guide. I'm always looking for a good place to eat.
I sat on my couch and flipped through the pages, barely skimming the headlines, until I came upon this page:
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This color really jumped out at me. I noticed there was a photo turquoise nail polish included in the spread. Upon closer inspection, I found that it was a shade called "Nouvelle Vague" by Chanel. Ohh-la-la! I have never purchased Chanel anything, much less nail polish. However, I have always wanted to get my hands on the Vamp color they put out years ago. Do they still sell that?

Any-hoodle, I decided I wanted that damn polish. I desired it. The magazine told me to get it and I listened. I am a sheep. Baaaaaaaaa!
Dale took me to Neimen Marcus where the lady at the Chanel counter told me that they sold out of that color within 2 hours of putting it out. The story was the same for Macy's and Dillards. Nobody had this color and Chanel was not shipping out replacements. It's limited addition. All was lost. I got a pedicure in a fabulous hot fuchsia color and an American manicure. That was on Saturday.

On Sunday, I logged onto ebay.

And I bought the Chanel polish.

And I paid too much for it.

Today is Thursday. I checked the mail and the polish had arrived. I went straight to the nail salon and had them change my fuchsia to turquoise.

The polish change (for my fingers and toes) cost me $12.00. The polish itself cost me more than I care to admit. But look how fancy I am!
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I know. I'm super fancy.

Or maybe I am just a sucker.

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Yup....I am a sucker. I know it. I fell hard for the media campaign. HARD! I admit it. Now let's all move on, mmmm-kay.
(I plan on wearing this color to death. I may just sport it all summer long. I need to get my money's worth).

6 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly June said...

I'm cracking up right now!! I bought the VAMP color back in the day, first and last time I will ever pay $30 for a bottle of nail polish. It peeled right off my finger nails like it was meant to! Hopefully they've improved the quality at Chanel. From one sucka to another...love your nails ;P

10:49 AM  
Blogger M--- said...

I'm glad I'm not the sole sheep in this flocking herd! Love the color, love the dress. Love you, love your blog.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

5:39 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

TRACY!!! Hahaha!

7:50 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

I say that we should all wear Vamp during the winter and Nouvelle Vague during the summer. It seems as though they've made the names fancier so that people don't feel so bad about shelling out the big bucks for nail polish. But it does look great on you!

Come to think of it, I swear Wet 'n' Wild made this color when we were about 8 years old. Should have stocked up then.

8:53 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

China Glaze currently makes a similar color called "For Audrey"- http://www.alllacqueredup.com/gallery-2/teal-turquoise-blue-green/show/1016

11:52 PM  

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