Lancome Indigo Paris Nail Polish Makes Me Blue

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Today procrastination hit me like Naomi Campbell’s cell phone! Instead of looking for a new freelance writing job, I painted my nails with Les Vernis nail polish in Indigo Paris ($18).


It’s a hypnotic shade (seriously, I can’t stop staring at my fingers) from Lancome’s Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 collection.

My fingertips look like I dipped ’em in dark blue calligraphy ink, and all I used were two thin coats (enough for opaque coverage).

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I wish it were cheaper (le sigh)…

Ooh! This is the color I want my fantasty 1979 El Camino painted in (to ghost ride my whip, ya’ll!).


Have you ever worn a blue nail polish before? I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but I’m glad I gave it a try.

Early to bed

Come hell or high water, my cookies are hitting the hay (“haaaaay!”) early tonight. This staying up till 2 to watch True Blood is fun, but it renders me totally useless the next day.

What’s on your agenda tonight? Got any plans? I’m a little excited about going to bed early… Is that sad?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. OMG – that is the coolest shade ever! I can’t wait for this collection. Will have to start saving money now.
    .-= Michelle (Lipstick Rules)’s last blog post… QOTD: How much time do you spend blogging and reading other blogs? =-.

  2. Rani says:

    Love the color..looks fab on you!!

    As for sleeping early..I’m a night owl, so if I can actually get myself in bed before will be cause for celebration..hope you hit the zzz’s early!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rani,

      Thanks! Do you think you might give it a go?

      If left to my own devices I’d be a night owl, too. Darn having to get up for work early!

  3. Kate & Zena says:

    The little bear is so cute. I love wearing blue nail polish!

  4. Paris B says:

    I love the Lancome Indigo Paris colour! I played with it once and have been in love with it since… but I do agree its a little pricey πŸ™
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Review: Vichy Normaderm Refine Total Pore Resurfacing Essence =-.

  5. Marmar says:

    I’m sick to my stomach… I have a 2nd job interview tomorrow at noon.. so nerved up!

    And omigosh I love, love that nail polish. I never thought I’d actually dig blue but it was love at first sight when I snagged OPI for Target’s electric blue back in Feb. I absolutely have to grab this one.
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… all about lips =-.

  6. Patti says:

    OOoh another cool post! Another thing to add to my ever expanding list!

  7. Marisol says:

    I want it. That is so mine!

    I have two blue NP’s both from Chanel – Blue Satin & Azur.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Kindle me this… =-.

  8. tricia c says:

    Where did u get that bear from..I must get one..its looks like my tokidoki bear…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tricia C,

      It’s a limited edition Be@rbrick designed by Lancome’s artistic designer Aaron de May for Lancome’s Declaring Indigo collection.

  9. tricia c says:

    Being that its limited edition is it for sale

  10. Maggie says:

    WOW! It looks so pretty. Too bad they’re so expensive. πŸ™
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… It’s all just a Jumble of Things… =-.

  11. Julie Marie says:

    ooh I love the color–so pretty! And the bear is soo adorable too! πŸ˜€
    .-= Julie Marie’s last blog post… Top 5: New makeup products IÒ€ℒm lusting for the momen =-.

  12. Jeanne says:

    Yaaay! This arrived in my mail today — so excited! I’m holding off on painting my nails with it yet, though — I have a big huge work event next week, and I’m painting my nails for it on Tuesday. Sigh! But I’ll have this to come home to. Gorgeous!

    As for my Wednesday night agenda — So You Think You Can Dance, baby!
    .-= Jeanne’s last blog post… Things I’m loving this summer =-.

  13. Meghan says:

    I love deep dark navy blue, I’m still on the quest for the perfect bright navy blue, a dupe for a wet n’ wild shade I once had … I might have to check this np out!

    I think our wednesday night agendas are similar, I definitely want to get to bed early, in fact, why am I still awake?!
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… Nail Polish, blues and greens =-.

  14. Marmar says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m about as ready as I can possibly be. πŸ˜€ I plan to hit the sack early tonight and wake up bright and rested with plenty of time to prep myself. 30 minutes for make-up and hair isn’t enough for a big day!
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… all about lips =-.

  15. Ann says:

    your nails looks so perfectly manicured!!

  16. Imani says:

    I love your blog, and i must say that color is divine. Will you be trying out their whole fall collection?

    I couldn’t help but comment once i saw you watched True It’s my bad habit too.

    best wishes!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Imani,

      I’m going to review a few items and hopefully do swatches of the collection if I have time.

      Yay, another True Blood fan. Have you read the books?

  17. jennifer says:

    that is so pretty i just might have to shell out the LOVE blue nail polish but i don’t have anything like that shade in my collection

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      It’s definitely a splurge, but at least you don’t have to use a lot to get full coverage. I think that makes up for price.

  18. jessica says:

    that shade is amazing! ps- i loove all your pics with the “haaay!” blurb. they crack me up to no end. g’luck with finding another freelance gig!

  19. Hyzenthlay says:

    Ah, shoot. I am LOVING this color on your nails. Is the bear for sale too?

  20. heyhey says:

    Oooh, I still have a half used bottle of a similar shade from good old cheap ass Wet-and-Wild. It’s so old, but hasn’t “gone bad” yet. Looks exactly the same, and coats pretty well for the price. Hmm might go blue tomorrow.

    My agenda is trying to find a good deal on a hotel in San Francisco (Heeeey!) for a list-minute getaway. Suggestions, ANYONE?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heyhey,

      I live here so I don’t really know of any hotels… have you checked There’s a lot of hotel reviews on that site.

  21. Dana says:

    OMG, you made me laugh soooooo hard with the Naomi cell phone analogy. Seriously love the polish on you too

  22. Vonvon says:

    Ooohhhh……I like THIS blue nail polish but then wearing nail polish is not so practical for me…gonna pass on all nail polishes actually…;)
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Review: Kiehl’s Ultimate White Surface Brightening Exfoliator =-.

  23. Rachel says:

    I think I’m in love.

  24. I honestly cannot understand why I don’t own this yet to be honest! It’s amazing!
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… Nail Bliss Drama Queen Nails =-.

  25. Redhead says:

    WHOA!! Talk about a 1-2 punch – that is THE richest shade ever!!

    It’s definitely not sad to be excited about going to bed early, Karen. If you feel like catching up on your True Blood another time and not feeling like a piece of meat with two eyeballs the next day, be my guest. πŸ™‚

    Some family friends came over yesterday to jam with my dad. Their son is THE best mandolin player I’ve ever met. He’s super cute too πŸ˜€ He’s more like an older bro to me, though, since we’re seven years apart and this family is like our second family – Ohana! They ended up treating us to a big German meal at my favorite cafe. It was the best thing to happen so far this summer!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Redhead,

      What’s German food like? I don’t think I’ve ever had it before. I’m an adventurous eater… tell me what to order when I finally find a restaurant!

  26. gio says:

    I love that color, it’s gorgeous!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW: How long does it take you to do your makeup? =-.

  27. Jules says:

    What a stunning colour! Is there any dupes of this sort of colour and finish? x
    .-= Jules’s last blog post… kittycat pillooow! =-.

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  29. jane says:

    oh my gosh!
    that color is sooo gorgeous 😑
    i’ve really been wanting to try a dark blue polish.. now you got me lusting after it 😑 ahh1

  30. tanya says:

    love this color

  31. Lehea says:

    OMG why did you post this?! I luuuurve that shade of blue. If anyone can find a cheaper brand that has a similar color, please let us know.

  32. Anne says:

    I want that!
    .-= Anne’s last blog post… Motivation =-.

  33. Caitlyn says:

    <3the fact you wish for an El Camino. I thought I was the only one who thought a truck-car was nifty.

  34. Erin says:

    This is gorgeous! I wear blue polish a lot, I love it. Are your pics of this very true to the real color??

  35. angie says:

    wow!!!! luv the color sssoooo cool it looks awesome in u!
    .-= angie’s last blog post… The Best and Worst of Cougar Style =-.

  36. joss says:

    nice colour, mite wanna watch the cuticles tho xx

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