Not even seasoned snake charmers could tame Tom Ford’s Nail Lacquer in Viper ($32).
OK, so I’ve been on a personal quest, Indiana Jones-style, to find the Tom Ford Nail Lacquer that shouts the loudest to my soul. Before I started, I estimated that this would take approximately forever, or roughly three months, whichever came first, but then I got bit by Viper, which may have ended my personal beauty mission forthright…
Well, this creamy blackened purplish berry stalks Tom’s permanent line like a cobra stalks a mouse in a field… It’s dangerous! — and if you drop your guard for a second, you’ll be hypnotized.
Equally at home on a bad@ss gal’s nails in a bar fight (a gal who artfully escapes the melee on her Harley without anyone noticing), or a lady in box seats at the opera, or a girl wearing pleather leggings and black Chucks. It’s elegant, tough and edgy — and surprisingly approachable — all at the same time.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
It’s also dynamic. When I tilt my fingers juuust right, I see a shiny, vibrant purple, like wet grapes on a vine. A second later, it’s deeper, like a bowl of ripe blackberries about to be devoured by greedy, hungry mouths…
Oh, Viper… I succumb! I am truly, madly, deeply under your spell.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Well, we can cross Monday off our lists, babe. Good job.
How was yours? Mine was OK but a little hectic. First, I had a lunch meeting in S.F., so I had to drive into the city and get back before the traffic, which I mostly managed to do, but it was still slow going, as usual, so I sang Bruno Mars, tried to keep my left arm out of direct sunlight (per my doctor’s orders, I’m supposed to keep my boo-boo scar in the shade) and pondered the meaning of life…
You know, the usual.
And tomorrow looks to be busy again because, uh…I’m going to be a hair model.
I know, random. But my hairstylist friend Alis at Fox & Stone Salon asked if I wanted to be her hair model for a class she’s teaching on Oribe products and, of course, for something like that, I couldn’t possibly say no. I’m hoping to get some secret squirrel stylist tips, which I will definitely share with you.
I hope you’re having a lovely night. Did anything memorable happen today? Big or small?