In times of financial restraint women are often found to splurge less on designer clothing and accessories and more on luxury makeup or skincare. My splurge is on nail polishes. I find it relaxing to paint my nails once a week (when possible) and buying a Chanel colour like Taboo is about the cost of a manicure and I get quite a few more applications. As I'm trying to save for a holiday it's going to be a lot less shoes and probably some more small luxuries like polishes.
I feel in love with the colour while passing the Chanel counter before the holidays. But my rule around Christmas is do not buy anything for yourself. So I waited and got it last week. It reminds me of some dark crushed stardust and the moments before dusk becomes night. Deep and lovely.