Doop-da-dooo… Just sitting here in my car in the rain, swatching and thinking about the new Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2013 makeup collection.
Yesterday, on the way back home from lunch in the city with my friend Kate, I stopped by the mallÂ for, ya know, “educational purposes.” While there, I fell under a brief trance in front of a YSL display…
GURL, ever since Chanel’s Jade polish rocked my world, I’ve had weak knees for light green nail polishes, like this limited edition one (Jade Imperial) from YSL.
It’s creamy, and just bright enough to steer it safely out of baby poo khaki territory.
I even love its name: Jade Imperial. I walked out of Nordstrom without it, but then in my car in the parking lot, looking at it on my nail (notice how I said, “nail”? LOL!), I came this close to going back in for it, but it was getting late in the day, and I wanted to beat traffic, so I drove away empty-handed (except for the one nail…).
BAY AREA FUN FACT: here in Marin county where I live, the one main highway is called the 101. It runs north-south from Washington State down to Southern California, about 1,550 miles, along what was once the old trail which linked the Spanish missions, pueblos and presidios along the U.S. West Coast.
Oh, and if you’re on it between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., you’re probably not moving faster than 20 miles per hour.
The kinda bright, pastel-ish quad in the display pic also caught my eye. I tried to track it down, but it wasn’t on display yet for some reason.
Among the things I did spy from the collection while I was there were two $55 quads — Pure Chromatics No. 5 and No. 19. Both reminded me of the Smashbox eye palettes I swatched the other day from the new Love Me collection, because, like those, these were super creamy, soft and shimmery.
The store also had some other pieces from the collection — another shimmery polish (Bronze Pyrite), four brighter shades in the Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains (looked pretty vibrant and interesting), two very sheer Volupte Sheer Candy Lipsticks, a shimmery greenish black mascara, and three cool-toned CrÃ¨me de Blush potted cream blushes.
A few swatches on my NC42 skin…
If I make it back over to Nordy’s this weekend and Jade Imperial is still there, it’s gonna be hard to resist…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,