On September 18th, 2014, my beautiful baby, Loki, lost her struggle with lung cancer, leaving a giant hole in my heart and life. It’s been an awful 11 months as we’ve dealt with treating inflammatory bowel disease, that left her at a frail six pounds, to discovering her lung tumor seven months ago.
It’s been a year where I have spent the majority of my days, at home, worried about her, on high alert for a wheezing fit, making sure she was eating and giving in to every time she wanted to lay on my lap, whether I had work to do or not. A year where I’ve become somewhat of a recluse because I wanted to be with her.
So, while I try to deal with the grief of this loss, I want to take a moment to remember all the things that made her my special little girl.
I heard rumblings a while back about a Christian Louboutin nail polish and considering the popularity of the Louboutin Manicure back in 2007, I’m amazed it didn’t happen earlier. Well, last week the news finally broke of the Christian Louboutin Beauté brand and its first signature nail color, Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin, with its hefty $50 price tag.
At $50, Rouge Louboutin, with its claim of superior pigmentation and hand crafted bottles, certainly isn’t the most expensive luxury lacquer we’ve seen. Azature’s one-of-a-kind Black Diamond was valued at $250,000. More recently, Mine Lacquer, made from real raw materials, like 24k gold, silver and graphite, retails for anywhere between $100-$500/bottle. Not to mention other luxury fashion brands, like Louis Vuitton, who have released LE polishes with high end price tags.
Now, I’m the last person to judge how you spend your money. We all have different budgets and outlooks on what is worth our dollar. That’s the reason I cover brands in a range of price points.
But, is there a limit where the price becomes too high? Are there really enough people paying $50, $250 or more for a bottle of nail polish to sustain a brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
And, if you want to get in on the Louboutin Rouge craze and add that fine looking bottle to your vanity, it’s available for pre-order at Nordstrom.com, Saks.com and NeimanMarcus.com. Releasing on August 6th it will be at Sephora.com as well, with 30 additional shades launching August 30th.Disclosure: Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy. Info via WWD. Images via Nordstrom and Mine Lacquer.
Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts but my site was hacked last week. Good times! My hosting company was able to restore everything right away but there were technical issues on the back end that prevented me from posting. Ugh, what a disaster!
The good news is, everything should be fixed and secure now but, please, if you see any problems, let me know so I can get them fixed. I have so many collections to show you and I’m working on getting new content up asap so, stay tuned!
If you haven’t joined our bi-weekly chats, you are missing out on so much fun. This week we’re answering all your manicure and nail care questions and sharing our best tips and tricks for a perfect polish job. Get your burning Qs ready for us. We kick off the chat at 9pm DST.
To participate, simply tweet your questions or comments and include #NailGlossip so we can all see it. I find it best to use Tweetdeck to track the hashtag and follow the conversation. That way you can interact with all the other nail fanatics out there.
And make sure you’re following all three of us on Twitter so you can win our giveaway. This week, we’re handing out full sets of the China Glaze Off Shore collection. Pretty cool, huh?
See you tonight!
With a range of boutique and international brands to choose from, I selected four shades that best represent the trends of the Spring/Summer season and I hope you all love them as much as I do!
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