I Am Soon To Have Fingernails Like a Klimt
In order to celebrate this week’s Turner Prize winner I bought something that I have wanted for a very long time. Gold leaf nail polish. It is the most insanely and unnecessarily decadent thing I have ever owned. It’s 24 carat gold! Someone actually invented that!
I bought it in Space NK in Brighton. It was their last one. And they said that the London branches had been trying to call their stock in. But it still seems to be in online.
Here it is. It has a nicer house than I do.
You’ll notice it is not called ‘nail polish’. Or ‘nail varnish’. Or even, as in the case of Chanel, ‘Le Vernis: Nail Colour’.
IT IS NAIL APPAREL.
I think when I use it I will have to say I have painted ‘a nail’, like when fashion people say that they are wearing ‘a black pant with a pump’. Honestly.
Anyway, here it is, snug in its lovely pad. I have used flash for this one, to give the full ‘Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of Cleopatra’ vibe.
I love it.
Anyway, the idea is that you can either apply it to your nails neat, or MOST EXCITINGLY, you can apply it on top of an existing colour polish. Clearly, this weekend I will be experimenting. To be specific, the equation will be Chanel Black Satin + Seche Vite + Rococo Gold Leaf = I RULE THE WORLD.
Then, for Christmas I will go with ‘red and gold nail’. I will report back.
(NB I am very concerned regarding a potential heightening of expectations when I purchase a new laptop in a month or so).
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