Beauty Therapy: L'Oreal Coral Blaze # 411

I mentioned yesterday that this has not been the best week. The good news for me however is that I have never met a problem a beauty product or treatment couldn't ameliorate. I am not going to pretend that L'Oreal's Coral Blaze (#411) is going to appease the feelings I am currently walking through. But I guarantee it is going to make the walking better, reminding me that aesthetic pleasure can allow for a mirthful flight of the senses at any time. (and really that's why I passionately love the beauty and spa industry anyhow).

I lost a dear friend this week. The kind who always makes you smile. He was one of those rare straight men who loved labels and product. On Saturday I was hurriedly rushing to primp for dinner, go buy pies from the market, and haul my little, low-emissions vehicle out to the country for a steak and seafood feast. I hate to be late but for some reason, unknown to me at the time, I had insisted on painting my own nails. I have not done this since I was 10. (Manicurists are professional. I have am not.) But I had been dying to test the new L'Oreal Coral Blaze from their flagship store at the Beverly Center in LA. (I can not find it anywhere else, hence the picture and lack of links.) The second I spotted it I thought "That's it! That is the coral I have been searching for". I have regretted every single mani-pedi where I chose coral in the last 6 years because something about the color was always a bit off. But this season with all of the popping new neon polishes I thought coral may have finally found its compliment. And it has. This is the best coral I have ever seen. Who knew all coral needed was 80's brightness to make it purely perfect in every way?

When I arrived at dinner proudly bearing not one but two pies and the hippest nails this side of the Mississippi I got the bad news. I somehow managed to not fumble the pie but the rest of the night was lost on me. Kismet, however, had not completely lost me . This polish is so perfect, bright, and cheery, that inspite of myself, every time I have looked down this week in a vain attempt to keep it together, my nails have made me smile in pure happiness. This polish is honestly not like any other color I have ever seen. No matter what I am going through in life, I am so thankful that as a beauty product junkie aesthetic pleasure can infuse my whole body with elementary joy at any time.


A Mom in Red High Heels said...

Oh Laurie, I am SO SORRY for your loss! xoxo!

Girl-Woman said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laurie said...

Thank you all for your prayers and support. They mean the world to me.

Hil'Lesha said...

I'm very sorry to hear that. I'll keep you in my prayers as well.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend.

Your nails look lovely.

Stay strong and have faith!

tracy said...

I know that at times like these words are never enough..

Just know I'm thinking of you..