“Young people of the world!” she boomed from the podium, “I know this is hard to fathom, but there was a time when it was a lot harder to find funky nail polish colors!”
Back when Jen, Cindy and I cruised around our suburban hometown listening to TLC on tape (from a portable boom box set on the front passenger seat floor of Jen’s old, white Datsun 510), the craziest drugstore polish I can remember was Revlon Cherries in the Snow.
We had no python greens, gunmetal grays, hexagonal glitters or holographic formulas. Our standard issue nail polish colors were pink, beige, red and occasionally a really, really dark wine…for when you were feeling extra rebellious.
Maybe that’s why I feel the past tugging at the corners of my mind when I wear limited edition EstÃ©e Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley from the new Mad Men Collection…
This shimmery, cool-toned pastel pink was created to evoke the swingin’ late 60s, the time during which the latest season of Mad Men is set, but I’m also getting a decidedly late ’80s/early ’90s vibe.
I’m pretty sure I sported something similar to the prom…
I dig the color and the retro packaging, but I do wish it didn’t take so much patience to apply. I’m finding that anything less than four layers can look a little streaky.
At least it dries relatively quickly… Even though it isn’t technically a quick-dry polish, four layers take about 15 minutes to dry.
I see this shade, like Pinkadelic lipstick, being more for Mad Men die-hards, since you could probably find something similar for less (and that requires fewer layers).
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And speaking of retro…
I just about spit out my tea laughing, LOL! Have you seen this pic of Matt Damon on the cover of Entertainment Weekly? It’s a promo for the upcoming Liberace movie (Behind the Candelabra).
Call me crazy, but I feel like that long blonde hair works on Jason Bourne.
I think it’s mostly because I wanted the same hairdo circa 1981…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,