I have something special for you today. I’ll show the only two Calvin Klein nail polishes I own. And both are special, because they are limited edition and I beyond lucky to get them. I’m mean, unbelievably lucky! Both are from the same collection of three colors (the third one was silver) and I think they were released as part of Spring 2009 collection, but I’m not sure.
I’ll show you the pictures first and then I’ll tell a funny story about how I got them.
Indigo Blue is gorgeous metallic blue. I wouldn’t classify it as indigo blue. I’d say it’s more medium blue and very vivid. The application was flawless. OK, the brush is crap. It’s like a mop. And I couldn’t really control it. But the consistency was great. Very pigmented and a bit on the thick side, but I prefer thick over watery. And for a metallic shade it’s a dream to apply and no visible brush strokes at all. They just disappear when the polish dries.
Next one is Emerald Green. A wonderful forest green. Again the brush was crap, but the formula was great. Two coats in the picture. If I’d apply three coats, the color would be a bit deeper. I don’t have a lot to say about Emerald Green. Great color and I love it!
I added subtle Chez-Delaney design with P30 and CND – Eskimo Kiss. It’s my KOTD.
Oh, yes. I have a story to tell. Well, I first saw this collection in Austria. I was instantly in love with Emerald Green, but they only had a tester bottle. OK, then I checked in all our stores, that sell Calvin Klein cosmetics but no luck. They never received this collection. I was sad, as I knew I would never get my hands on my beloved Emerald Green, because I knew it was a limited edition color. Then I slowly forgot about it. Then, a month ago, I went to Germany, where I again saw this collection, but as luck would have it they also only had a tester bottle. I managed to find one new Indigo Blue bottle hidden somewhere behind the drawer, but no Emerald Green. I grabbed the Indigo Blue, but that was not the end of it. It was on sale! I think I got it for half of the original price. How cool is that! I still couldn’t get Emerald Green out of my mind, so I went back the next day and asked a very friendly seller, if I could buy the tester bottle of Emerald Green. I checked before and the tester bottle was almost full and in good shape, but she said that they aren’t allowed to sell tester bottles. Oh my … I threw a very sad look and explained to her that I collect polishes and I really need to have that one and that she would make me really happy and so … She gave in and asked her boss, what to do. At the end I got my Emerald Green bottle. And you know what? It was free!!! I mean, I couldn’t believe it. I was beyond happy and I could cry for joy!
That’s my story today. Do you have any funny stories about your polishes?
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