Based on how entirely irritated I am by TIFF, Toronto's artistic "claim to fame", I can only guess that I'd want to hurt everyone all the time, were I to reside in NYC or LA. Seriously, if I see one more up-and-coming actor, pallid hipster, woman of a certain age with fanny pack or red carpet line up I'm going to throw something. And I've been avoiding Yorkville!
In university, I worked the main box office of the Festival (as it was then called) before it was computerized. Lord, that was one hostile environment. People who have queued for 5 hours - only to discover that they didn't get any of their top 10 choices - usually aren't so friendly. That used to happen constantly.
Having said all this, yesterday I had to go to Holt's to return a recently-purchased mascara that seemed off. While I was there, this envy-inducingly wealthy out-of-towner (you know the chichi travel shoppers by their exuberant brand of extravagance) spent $300.00 on Chanel products. That was in addition to the 6 other (big) HR shiny pink shopping bags on the floor beside her. I should mention that, unlike international women of means, I have no business in Holt's. The sales assistant sensed this, to my chagrin.
I found myself wishing to be a chichi rich American on holiday during TIFF on a shopping break between lunch and an afternoon show.
So I did what all good reachers do; I bought nail polish.
Really expensive nail polish.
Note that I do have nice nails, if I say so myself, though they never even see the likes of OPI because I'm usually too cheap to buy anything that doesn't come from the Revlon sale bin.
Mind you, I've been lusting after matte grey varnish since I saw it in a magazine last month. And Revlon doesn't make it!?
Just finished applying it / letting it dry and I have to say that it goes on so much better than the cheap crap. Is it possible, with nail polish, you get what you pay for?
I do love this new colour and I feel Parisian wearing it. Whatcha say - would you wear dark grey nails? Would you pay $24.00 CDN for the enjoyment?