When Face of Australia came out with their Glitterati polish collection, it was Studio 54 that I was interested in, and Studio 54 alone. Somehow (it was Kmart's fault for having crazy sales) I ended up with basically every polish from the range except Studio 54, and still it wasn't enough. I had to have it.
At first I saw the golden glitter polish everywhere, but when you've been purchasing polishes for 75c due to '$4 off' sales, you kind of expect that you will never pay full price for anything ever again. By the time I realised that maybe I would have to fork out $5 if I truly wanted Studio 54 (which is actually a very reasonable price compared to brands like OPI and Essie) I couldn't find it anywhere. Certainly everywhere I went it was always the only one that had completely sold out. It seemed like every resident in Adelaide owned my polish except me! Next thing you know, Face of Australia has moved on with another limited edition range and I am left simply begging the makeup Gods to just gift to me my one polish with my promise that if such a small wish were to be fulfilled I would forever be content (until I fell in love with a new, un-purchasable polish, of course).
I didn't give up though. This
Christmas came and went, boxing day arrived and I found myself wandering the aisles of Priceline in a little country town where I was holidaying. Who could resist a good post-Christmas sale, right?
And there it was. Rammed behind the spotlight-stealing Carnivale polishes was my one and only, Studio 54. Could it really be true? Absolutely, and it was picked up and paid for before you could say 'Eureka,' safe in the confines of my bottomless bag. Sure, I may have paid $7 for it (more than the original retail price) and it may have been opened and used by someone too inconsiderate to use the dedicated tester, but does it really matter when I can finally sleep without waking in the night haunted by dreams of lacklustre nails begging for a coat of sparkly gold glitter? It's totally worth it. Totally.
What do you think of my polish of all time?
*When writing this post I may have gotten a little carried away with the hyperboles but the general premise of the story was absolutely true - I wanted this polish a heck of a lot. Don't worry, I'm not really as crazy as I sound, and the absence of this polish my life most definitely did not interfere with my sleep!*