Let me tell you a little story about Essie Fiji. One day I was sitting in the art history lounge at the University of Chicago, probably reading before class, when in walked this chic-looking graduate student. She sat down on the couch across from me and started flipping through an auction catalogue. She had this gorgeous but stark baby pink on her nails that just complemented her skin tone so well. So for the first time in my life I said to her, "Excuse me, what's on your nails?" She told me it was Essie Fiji. Now, this was maybe three years ago. I had never heard of Essie. So I went home and Googled it. Eight bucks! I thought, dismayed. I'm not paying eight bucks for a nail polish. Little did I know that I would soon be paying upwards of twenty bucks for Chanel, but that's beside the point.
Anyway, Essie Fiji was truly my first lemming. When I finally got it my roommates and I used it for weeks, so my bottle is pretty well loved. I recently lent it to my friend here in Cleveland and it looks so nice on her. I was going to just give it to her, because I am wont to give my things away to people if I know that they love them more than I do, but she insisted on giving it back. So I put it on last night. And I do still like it. It's a pastel, obviously, so the formula is a huge pain in the ass. What you see in the pictures is three coats. It's a good color for Easter, right?
Who would have thought that it was a light, pastel baby pink that would have started my nail polish obsession? Thanks, Fiji. You created a monster.
Thoughts on Fiji? On Essie pastels? On anything? How are you guys doing? I miiiiiiiss you!