I’m trying to cut down a little on purchases. I can hear you chuckle now, especially as there’s a ‘but’ coming. And the but is this: vintage polishes will always break any no-buy, low-buy or ‘I really shouldn’t buy any more today’ rules. You see, vintage polish is like crack. Once you’re hooked, it’s very hard to let go because it’s impossible to forget that high you get from finding a polish you never thought you’d find, or from coming across a new seller of polishes that must have been left in a back room somewhere for years before being rediscovered and stuck on eBay.
So one day i was browsing eBay (I say ‘one day’, but what I actually mean is ‘every day’) and came across something strange. It was a box of three identical polishes named ‘Britney’, yet the contents of the bottle looked familiar. I didn’t particularly care because I knew I’d be adding this beauty to my stash one way or another, but because I’m useless at retaining any information about brands, names or dupes I grabbed Kaz. She was pretty sure that this was ‘FX Flash’ with a different name and joined me in securing the listing (it also ended at a more reasonable time of day for her to be left responsible for bidding thankfully). Turns out ‘Britney’ is indeed the same as ‘FX Flash’ (which I had lusted over for a while) and given the age and the naff font on the label it’s pretty safe to assume that this was relabelled as merchandise for a Britney Spears tour. Now in true lacquerhead style, I still want FX Flash.
Oh and on a side note, my left hand is not fit for swatching so please forgive my painful looking hand poses. It’s not so much about the right hand being in the shot but more about the left hand being the one taking photos.