The year was 1996.I was 15 years old and having a day of pampering with my mom.We ate lunch at a nice restaurant,went shopping, and got our hair done.While at the salon, I spied a pretty lavender with pink shimmer on the nail polish display. I immediately bought it-in spite of its $12 price tag-and went on my merry way.
(I also bought a Soul For Real cassette tape and lots of clothes,but that's neither here nor there.)
After several years of use,my one bottle of Ponce De Lilac was, a)almost gone, and b) goopy. I made the heartbreaking -for me, anyway-decision to let it go.I disposed of it by using the remains to paint an old jewelery box.
Fast forward 14 years.
I've been checking ebay periodically to see if it's still available.The good news is that it is...for nearly 4 times what I'd originally paid for it. Two words: Hell no!
So you can imagine my surprise when I saw it on a non-evil website for $14. SOLD!
The colour itself is pretty.It's not unique,or flashy, but it's feminine and classy.( i swear i didn't mean to rhyme those :P) It's also really sheer.It took me four coats to achieve this look and I still could have used more.
To tell you the truth,I purchased this purely for nostalgic reasons.This colour will always remind me of how much fun I had hanging out with my mother that day. Whenever I wear it,I'm instantly taken back to when I was a young nail polish addicted teenager, constantly hearing my mother say,"You know, it's not normal to have that much nail polish!"
Some things never change :)
this is taken in overcast light so it really picks up the cool tones.in reality it's pinker and warmer than this.
Do you have a polish (or several) that reminds you of a special day? Let me know in the comments :0)
Have a wonderful day!