My Proudest Possessions
I have over 300 polishes, but there are just a few that I’m really proud of. These appreciated in value after the manufacturer discontinued the color. This happens when a particular color in a seasonal collection achieves a cult following after the polish was discontinued. Sometimes if a color sells really well, the company will put the color into their core collection, extending its life, but others are just eventually discontinued. Every now and then, a really unique color or even name of a color will catch fire just before it’s discontinued or sometime afterwards.
Maybe the company didn’t market the color well enough, or maybe it was just ahead of the style curve, and came into fashion late in its life. Whatever the reason, when the masses find out about the color and can’t wait to get their hands on it, they find that the supplies are extremely limited. Then the price skyrockets.
I have a few like that. I like to think that I can pick a winner quite often. Here are a couple that I picked up before their price spiked.
OPI – Pink Caramel
This amazing shade is very unique. It was part of the Sweet Pink Collection which was only released in Japan, I believe. Anyway, the color reminds me of a gong that has slightly tarnished. In the bottle, it’s a dirty pink with hints of brown and green, making it almost a copper color. It’s quite a bit lighter when you put it on your nails, but the shimmer is amazing. It’s truly a one of a kind.
China Glaze – OMG
China Glaze blazed the trail for holographic nail polish with their catchy theme of text-talk. Names like OMG, TTYL, 2NITE and LOL really hit a chord with the younger crowd, like me. It was like China Glaze was finally speaking our language. And the holographic effects were just awesome. My favorite of the bunch was OMG, a silver polish with a kind of rainbow holographic glitter. I still have a little left. I save it for special nights out with by BFF’s (hee hee).
Use your female intuition to find a color you like that you think will eventually be a cult classic. In fact, buy two – one to use, and one to keep and resell when the price goes through the roof.