This weekend, my girlfriends and I are getting together to celebrate a birthday the good, old-fashioned way: a pajama party! Besides tasty takeout, cupcakes, sparkling soda and chick flicks, at-home makeovers are also on our agenda. I’ll be carting over my Kaboodle (OK, I don’t have a Kaboodle anymore, but I really wish I still did — memories!) of facial masks and nail polishes — including my latest purchase, Essie’s spring 2011 “French Affair” nail polish.
During one of my many CVS runs (I’m there at least once a week — addicted!) to get my much-needed staple mascara, I toyed around a bit in the nail polish section. After swiping “French Affair” on my thumb for a quick color test, I decided I liked it but didn’t need it at the moment. I came for mascara and mascara only! But then, I decided to join the ExtraCare Beauty Club so I could get an additional discount. After joining, I got three more crazy coupons (Ever been to CVS? Those receipts get loooong with coupons) — one of which was for $2 off any Essie nail polish. The register (and the clerk) must have smelled the drying nail polish on my thumb. I jetted back to snatch up “French Affair,” and I’m so excited to try it out on all 10 fingers (and maybe some of my girlfriends’ fingers, too) this weekend.
I adore the color palette of the spring “French Affair” line. From left, there’s the cotton-candy pink “French Affair;” the cool lavender “Nice is Nice;” the moody blue “Coat Azure;” the mother of pearl “Kisses and Bisses;” the nude tone “Topless and Barefoot;” and the beachy casual “Sand Tropez.” CVS didn’t have “Kisses and Bisses” or “Topless and Barefoot” in the store for me to test, but after trying “French Affair” and “Sand Tropez,” I was pretty much sold on the entire line — for the next five visits and rounds of coupons, of course.
What are your favorite spring nail polish lines out right now? What colors are currently on your fingers and toes? Leave me a comment (or send me a picture on Twitter — @kimberlyloc)!