Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see? Tiffany blue, you hypnotize me.
Sorry, Notorious (RIP), but I had to go there. When it comes to those little Tiffany blue boxes, I have to pay tribute one way or another, either by butchering a rap classic, or by letting out a high-pitched noise otherwise reserved for stripy kitties.
I can’t help it.
There’s just something about that Tiffany blue… Perhaps it’s the tantalizing treats that often hide inside the boxes, or maybe it’s just a perfectly balanced blueish green — a blend of all my hopes and dreams, with a dash of romance and wondrous possibility. Whatever the reason, the color strikes a chord with me, and it gives my heart palpitations.
I have a strong feeling that my fascination with it explains why I want to wear Topshop Nails in Green Room ($10) every day FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS. It’s one of 15 new Topshop Nail shades recently added to the line for spring and summer, and as of this very moment, I think I might love it more than Nutella (and, dude, that’s a lot).
I contend that if one were to melt down 100 Tiffany blue boxes, assuming for a moment that such a thing was possible, and pour the liquid into a nail polish bottle, Green Room is the color they’d get.
On me, Green Room requires four coats to reach full opacity and does take a while to dry. Depending on the light, it can also appear more greenish blue than blueish green, but I think it’s gorgeous either way. I haven’t been wearing it long enough to gauge wear time yet, but I’ll let you know if it surprises me by chipping sooner than a good polish should.
Random fun fact (that may someday help you win Jeopardy!) — A green room is also an area where actors and performers wait before going on stage.
Unfortunately, the color is tough to track down unless you live in New York. Topshop doesn’t currently sell their polishes online, and the solitary New York store, the only store in the US (a second one is opening in Chicago this September), doesn’t take credit card purchases over the phone. And THAT means this Green Room might as well be Fort Knox.
I hope the company finds a way to start taking online and phone orders for the color soon. After all, it’s only a matter of time before we spot impostors (if you think you might already know of a dupe, let me know in the comments).
Until then, Green Room would be a great excuse to visit the sites filmed in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I’ve always wanted to do that…
AVAILABILITY: Available now at the Topshop store in New York
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (come on, Topshop, increase your distribution!)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,