Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nails of the Weekend: Essie's Chubby Cheeks


Have you ever regretted not making a beauty purchase? Usually it's the opposite case for me, but this is what happened to me recently when I decided I wanted a particular polish from Bobbi Brown's recent collection, Nectar & Nude. This is a lovely, well-edited springtime collection with flattering coral shades and neutrals for eyes--just my style. All of the items have been on counters for months and I remember giving them a look, but had quickly convinced myself that I already had similar colors and could safely pass on everything. 

Then, as often happens, time went by and my resistance weakened. I thought, why not go back for that pretty glitter topcoat and coral polish? So last week I picked up the sheer glitter, Bare Peach, but the coral shade, Nectar, was sold out at Macy's. So I walked over to Nordstrom, but had no luck there either.

Days passed, and I began picturing how pretty Nectar would look with that coordinating glitter topcoat. As I began looking at swatches and reading reviews on the web, I became more and more convinced: perhaps Nectar is special and unlike any of the countless other corals I already own. Now that it had become unattainable to me, this coral polish that had at first not garnered a second glance, transformed in my mind into the perfect coral

I was on a mission: I inquired with Bobbi Brown customer service and all of the local department stores. I scoured every web retailer I could think of, but found it was sold out everywhere! (well, except for that one overpriced bottle on eBay, which I just can't bring myself to purchase). 

Alas, I have resigned myself to the fact that Nectar and I just aren't meant to be. So, as a consolation, I bought myself a similar coral--Essie's Chubby Cheeks--a shade that was introduced back in the summer of 2009 but is still widely available. It's no Nectar, but it'll do! 







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8 comments:

  1. OOO this kinda reminds me of Dior Aventure! What a vibrant coral! So sorry to hear you missed out on Nectar. I checked the webshops here, but they're sold out as well. It's OK. The summer collections are rolling out, and I'm sure there will be a coral or two here and there that could pass as dupes :)

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  2. Hi Sunny, Thanks so much for checking webshops in your area! :) I really love Dior's Aventure & the Dior Addict lipstick version as well. I've been eyeing that one for a while -- maybe it will be my next purchase :)

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  3. Love the color. Its not too light and not too dark. Wearing this nail color will def make you look sexy.

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    1. Hi Ana, Most of my other corals are super-bright or pastel...I like really bright colors too, but this one's more subdued, which is nice for something different. :)

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  4. That's a lovely shade, though you have now made me think that I must try to acquire Nectar, I'll have to go on a search for it :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare, it's so funny - I remember seeing it when it first came out I thought, oh well, another coral...I'm sure it's nothing extraordinary, but now that I can't find it anywhere I want it lol :) Just as well, I really don't need any more new nail polish!

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  5. I read this and was on the lookout for Nectar when I hit a mall later that day, but it was gone from that location as well. I will alert you if I see it somewhere else though. :)

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    1. Aw thanks so much Liz! That is so sweet of you :)

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