Seems a bit steep, don’t you think?
Maybe I should start at the beginning.
About 2 weeks ago, I went for a pedicure with a friend. I could not make a decision on polish color. I I am rarely indecisive and typically can make major life decisions in a flash. But what’s for dinner? What color polish? Not my strong suit.
So I couldn’t decide.
Fortunately, my friend brought her own and she had the best red polish! It was, IMHO, the perfect shade. Not too orange. Not too blue. Really. I loved this color.
She let me use it. And I wrote down the name so I could buy some for touch ups and for next time.
Okay. Now, I needed to get myself some NARS Dovima nail color. (not polish, mind you. color)
I looked online and found that Nordstrom and Sephora carry it. I could order it online which is normally my preference, but decided to go to Nordstrom because I also wanted some eye cream.
My Nordstrom doesn’t carry NARS. I can go to a larger one, the woman told me. Drive an hour in traffic? I don’t think so. I’ll just walk through the mall (did I mention that all 3 boys were with me?) and go to Sephora.
As an aside, I didn’t want to go to Sephora. My friend Ellen told me a story about when a mutual friend was in the hospital and it was her 10 year old daughter’s birthday. Sephora was very (very!) unhelpful in trying to find a way to make the kid’s birthday special. So much so, that I swear Ellen is on a one-woman mission to spread the word! But I digress.
I went to Sephora. (Sorry, Ellen) But alas, they don’t carry the nail color, just the NARS makeup.
“But you have it online,” I said.
“Yes, we do. You can order it,” she said.
“Sigh,” I said. Well, actually who says sigh? I did sigh.
Time to go. I’ve had it. We walked through the mall back to Nordstrom because I parked in that garage. The boys rode all the escalators up and down (some the wrong way) all the way there.
I couldn’t blame them. It was boring. And useless. What a waste of time.
Walking through Nordstrom, a cute top on a sale rack caught my eye. I wouldn’t have been open to it, but the CAbi top I ordered is on back order (along with the blazer) and won’t be here in time for Sophie’s bat mitzvah party. So, I tried on this top.
Very cute. ($25)
Except, it was a little low cut, so it needed a tank or something. Oh look! There’s one that’s perfect. ($25)
With tax, that detour was $53.19.
Back home, I went online. I found the polish (I mean color) at Nordstrom, Sephora and Beauty.com. I choose Beauty.com. It’s $16 everywhere and after already giving the others a shot, I thought I’d spread the joy. Shipping? $5.99. Well, it could have been free if I’d spent $9 more but really, I’d spend $20 more and what kind of deal is that? It’s not as if there was anything I needed.
So there you have it. $75.18 for nail polish.
It’d better be good.