09 December 2010

Stargazer at New Look: “So we burst into colours, colours and carousels”*



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!

*Post title: Lyric from Ellie Goulding, 'Starry Eyed'

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thanks Emma for the shout out on the photo. Have to say I really like the colour of this nail polish. I'll have to see if I can get my change together and get bottle for myself. :)

Anonymous said...

that's so pretty! I admit I have been eyeing that stand as well, but I'm always drawn to the neon green shade... haha...

Karen said...

That is preeeeetty! newyorklady, i'm the exact same hehe always the green and pink neon colours that i end up looking at, gonna check this one out the weekend

Kirsteen said...

Cute bottle! I'm still on the lookout for stocking fillers for the girls and these will do nicely (and of course, at that price a wee bottle may just fall into my basket for me too!) Kx

fluff and fripperies said...

@Kirsteen, they're even cheaper in the UK, the label says £2.50. Loads of lovely shades. Also, in terms of stocking fillers, I hear amazing things on the beauty blogs about MUA eyeshadows which you can pick up for pennies in Superdrug.