Letters to Coco
This is part two of a three-part series of posts titled “Letters to Coco,” a series of letters written in the summer of 2014 from me to my best friend (in my head), Coco Chanel. In this second letter, which features summer collection standouts Pink Tonic Nail Polish and Happy Glossimer, we’re just about to leave on our summer trip.
My dearest Coco,
Hey, babe! Can I just say that I’m excited!? OMG, Maldives! T-minus 24 hours and counting. Seriously, you do not even know how badly I need this trip. Tabs has been working me to the bone. I am literally — literally — counting down the seconds till I can unchain myself from my desk, LOL!
Oh, and excellent call on choosing the Maldives. I’ve never been before. So stoked!
I’m doing some last-minute packing tonight, so let me know if you need me to bring anything for you. I know that you’re very busy, and I actually have a little bit of room left in my carryon bag, haha!
Of course I’m bringing the essentials — sunscreen, hat (uh…I keep thinking that the only person who should be wearing a straw fedora is Justin Timberlake, but I can’t help myself), swimsuit, sunglasses, pearls and my trusty bottle of No. 19, aka “your best summery scent ever,” IMHO.
Oh! — I’m also bringing one of the five polishes in your Reflets D’Ete De Chanel Summer collection, the fuschia shade, Pink Tonic Le Vernis Nail Colour, ’cause, you know, I like to be prepared.
We’ll be hitting up the spa while we’re there at least one of the days, I’m sure, so it’ll be nice to have Pink Tonic around for a polish change or mani/pedi, just in case, although, now that I think about, I don’t know if we’ll need to refresh our nails, since Pink Tonic is so sturdy.
I wore it last week with a base coat (a practice run for our trip!) and, GURL! — it took six full days before I saw even the tiniest chips around the edges. It’ll absolutely be able to handle more than a few surf sessions.
And it was still glossy after day six. Coco, you really outdid yourself this time. Me likey!
For my lips, I think I’m going to mix things up a little. I know one of the ideas from your summer collection is to mix and match lips and tips, so for gloss, I’m packing Happy, your sheer jelly coral Glossimer.
Such a fun color. Whenever I wear it, I get the faintest hint of coral with lots of eye-catching shine. It’ll probably be the only sheer gloss I bring on the trip because they all tend to look similar on my pigmented lips (not this pretty, of course, but still). If you need me to bring any of the other four jelly Glossimers from the summer launch — rose Hello, fuchsia Sexy or orange Sunny — just text me.
Anyway, enough babbling. I better finish wrapping things up here at work because I don’t want Tabs to bug me on the trip. Like I said, just text or call if there’s anything else you need me to bring.
This is totally going to be our best summer trip ever, Coco! Can’t wait to see ya. Next stop, MALDIVES!
Love ya, always,