We were stocking up on festive nibbles last night when I popped in to New Look in Santry’s Omniplex. They have a Stargazer make-up stand which I’ve largely ignored on previous visits, assuming I’d outgrown the brand when I stopped buying my make-up in ‘alternative shops’ and gave up the pink hair dye and neon nails of my teenage punk phase.
This turned out to be a mistake as the brand, like me, has grown up and moved on from its 1978 punk inspired origins. You can still find the bold flourescents loved by teenagers the world over but hovering in there, amongst the neon and the glitter sprays, are some very wearable products and shades that are aimed at a wider demographic.
Their nail polish in particular caught my eye and I spotted several that I wanted to take home with me -- including a pale pastel blue, a deep shimmering purple, a lilac and a hot pink -- but I limited myself to shade no 504, a peachy nude.
I slapped on a couple of coats at my desk this morning and my colleagues immediately commented on the strong scent – possibly not a good indication. But it applied well, dried quickly and I love the pretty circular bottle – as well as the teeny €3.50 price tag.
And so, in the immortal words of the 38th Governor of California…
…I’ll be back.
Photo taken by the talented bonniec27 - thanks lady!