I am known to do some nutty things (not insane, but nutty) and the latest is buying $65 nail polish. That was not a typo. The bottle is the same size as $5 Revlon nail polish. It’s from Serge Lutens, a French photographer, filmmaker, hair stylist, perfume art director and fashion designer. I had already bought his insanely priced lipstick and love its rich color and the way it feel on my lips. So I thought I’d give the polish a try. I’ve spent $65 on sillier things.
My manicurist, Angela, loved the color, the smooth texture and the creamy consistency. It dries to a wonderful shine and feels like glass. There wasn’t a single chip after I went manicureless for two and a half weeks.
Here’s how I rationalize my purchase. The bottle of polish is going to last at least a year, so that’s a cost of a little less than 18 cents a day. A $65 hair cut lasts two months max, a cost of $1.08 a day. An eyebrow and lip wax cost $25, and last a month, which means 83 cents a day. And a massage costs $110, and lasts an hour, so that’s $2,640 a day.
BTW, I had lunch with my friend, Amy, right after I had my first manicure with my new polish. The moment she saw my nails, she said. “Where did you get that polish? I have to have it.” I swear. I didn’t wave my hands in her face or say a thing to elicit such unbridled enthusiasm.
There’s more: While I was having my second manicure yesterday with the polish fit for royalty, a FOF in the salon admired the color, so I invited her to try it.
I wonder when I’m going to tire of the color. Thank goodness, the company only has two shades and the one I didn’t buy is too light for my taste.