Fellow beauty product junkies will sympathise with me when I say that online auction sites are damnably addictive. The thrill of chasing down a bargain or a hard to find cult favourite is unbeatable. So much so that there have been times when I've bought a polish not because I like the colour, but because it was too good a bargain to pass by. Which is exactly the case with two of the polishes below:
Regular readers will know that the two pale polishes on the right are not really my cup of tea, but given that Anna Sui retails for around NZ$13.00 a bottle and Clarins for NZ$30.00, the NZ$2.00 (plus petrol) that I paid for them was pretty gosh-darned good!
I remember reading somewhere that Anna Sui polishes had a fragrance, this one doesn't. Does anybody know whether the fragrance is a recent addition and I've got an older polish, or perhaps I bought a fake (but hey at that price who cares, the bottle's pretty!). Also, a warning: when sampling the fragrance of a nail polish, don't stick your nose right up to the bottle and sniff deeply cos, you know, chemical fumes. Also, does anybody else see the monkey riding the unicorn?
The other polish in the picture is Chanel Blue Satin. Normally my budget for a single polish on TradeMe is NZ$10.00 tops, but let me repeat: Chanel. Blue. Satin. As in cult favourite Chanel Blue Satin. So I was quite happy to pay NZ$20.00 plus postage for it, especially since Chanel polish retails for around NZ$40.00.