Who Says a Little Color Can’t Change Your Mood?

About a month and a half ago, I treated myself to a mani/pedi for my birthday weekend. For my fingers I went with my fallback, a pale pink gel, but for my toes I wanted a bit more color. Combing the polish selections can be daunting at times, especially if you’re not sure on the shade that you want. I had an idea, sort of. I knew that I wanted to stay in the pink family, and that I wanted it to be darker and brighter than what I had selected for my manicure. So, with that in mind, I resorted to my second favorite way to pick out a color: by the name. Some of my favorite colors I never would have tried if not for the name. Essie’s Little Brown Dress. Marc Jacob’s Gatsby. I picked up a few bottles and put them back, and then I spotted it, a beautiful plummy pink: Essie’s No Boundaries.

I left the salon completely satisfied with my decision, so much so that I ended up letting the color stay on my toes for far longer than it should have, then set out to purchase it. This past weekend, after laying out in the sun and getting a bit of color, I decided to give No Boundaries a try on my fingers and I’m so glad that I did. It has easily become my favorite pink polish of all time. Every time I look at it, it makes me smile. What’s your favorite polish of all time?


Dior Vernis Nail Enamel (653) Darling

This past summer, I was killing time before meeting a friend for drinks and decided to browse around Sephora.  Not the greatest idea, since practically every time I step in there I end up purchasing something I hadn’t been expecting to get.  That particular trip, I believe ended with my purchasing a shade of Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Glaze, Daisy to be exact.  I purchased something else that day , but I cannot remember what it was.  I had been very excited about the Marc Jacob nail polish because it was a new product for him, and because it was named after Daisy from Gatsby, clearly (he also has a shade called Gatsby of which I own as well).

So, I was walking around the store, browsing, and I came across this amazing shade of pink nail polish from Dior Vernis Nail Enamel: Darling (653).  Now, not only did I love it because I am a pink girl and it truly is an amazing shade of pink, but I also loved it because of the name.  My best friend Melissa and I have been calling each other darling for as long as I can remember.  I’m not sure how it started exactly, but of course the name drew me in.  I stood there for a few minutes, contemplating the purchase but ultimately left the store without it.  For the longest time I had been a strictly Essie girl, and I could not justify spending $24 on one bottle of nail polish no matter how perfect a shade of pink it was.

Fast forward a few months to my most recent Sephora trip.  I was in desperate need of mascara, of which I use Dior Extase, and so upon my entrance into the store, I knew that I would be back in the vicinity of that beloved nail polish color.  I convinced myself that if they did still have it, I would purchase it because really, at that point of course I was meant to own it.  After procuring my mascara – Dior really makes the best mascara – I glanced at the nail polish and, there was Darling, sitting there waiting for me.  I scooped it up immediately and rushed to the register…the line was atrociously long but seemed to move quickly enough. 

I have not used it yet, but very soon my nails will be inhabited by this beautiful shade of pink!