It was 2008 and I was working as the Copywriter for Bergdorf Goodman. I saw swatches of this limited edition color online and knew immediately that it had to be mine. Not only was the iconic Chanel nail polish bottle updated with an opaque outer coating, but the color inside was TO DIE FOR. I mean, really. Just look at that molten, liquid yellow gold fabulousness. I had nothing else like it in my collection, and I knew I'd never find another color to steal my heart like this one.
So I began stalking it. It sold out immediately online, and I couldn't find it ANYWHERE. Not any department store, not even on eBay. I must have gone to the Chanel counter at Bergdorf's at least 5 times, inquiring as to whether they might get in more bottles and to PLEASE let me know if they did.
And then, a miracle happened. On my 6th trip to Bergdorf's, THEY HAD THE POLISH IN STOCK. "Would you like the very last bottle?" the salesgirl asked me. "Um, YES!!!!!" I replied (as one might imagine, very excitedly). She disappeared into the back and returned holding the bottle you see above ... which, obviously, immediately became my most prized possession.
Now, just for full disclosure purposes, I will admit that I did not pay the full $30 retail for this bottle. Thanks to my 50% off discount as an employee of Bergdorf's, I only had to pay $15. But it is THE BEST $15 I ever spent.
I honestly can't imagine not owning this polish. I am very generous when it comes to sharing nail polish with my friends, but this is the one I hoard and refuse to let people use. I need the whole bottle for myself! I break it out for special events, and every time I do, I'm reminded of how much I love the color.
I'm just praying I never use up the entire bottle.
Let me know about your favorite nail polish of all time in the comments!