She probably doesn’t remember this, but I have this memory of my friend Jen and I sitting at a bookstore one day looking at wedding magazines. We were in our early 20s at the time and had absolutely no husbandly prospects in sight.
You know those phases you go through where you’re like, “All boys suck”?! Well, we were both in one of those phases, but you know how it goes. One minute you’re reading Cat Fancy, but then you catch a glimpse of a gorgeous dress on the cover of a glossy wedding magazine, and all of a sudden you’re like Fox Mulder from the X-Files, and you really, REALLY want to believe.
So we sat there for hours, flipping through pics (“I like that dress,” “Pretty flowers!” “Do you think you might like a big train?”), until at one point in the conversation, we decided that bridesmaids’ dresses in periwinkle — kind of like the color of Estée Lauder’s new $20 Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Insatiable that I’m completely and totally mad about — were the way to go.
Of course, wouldn’t ya know it? — years later, both of us ended up with completely different bridesmaids’ dresses at our weddings. No periwinkle at all.
Jen went with bronze, and I chose a chocolate brown.
But if I had gone with periwinkle dresses, I hope they would have been as pretty as Insatiable.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting spectacular the first time I saw Insatiable in its bottle…
Then I applied a layer on one nail. And it was ON!
The only polish in the new Pretty Naughty spring collection, it’s a creamy deep violet gray, wonderfully moody, like the bad boys you know you should stay away from but can’t, or the color of angry storm clouds…
Gawd, I love this color.
One layer provides complete coverage, but I like two because it just makes the color that much more electric.
Just in case you were also thinking about those.
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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I’m not a big fan of the brush, which I wish left crisper edges)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,