Like most girls, I love shoes. Shocker right?! Because of this, I often find myself lusting over buying a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. I mean who doesn’t swoon over the famous red soles? However, my sensible side tends to kick in and remind me that paying that much for a pair of shoes that I would likely not wear outside for fear of scuffing is not such a good investment, despite how pretty they may look. & that paying rent is more important.
So, a few weeks back I was browsing in Harvey Nichols and after managing to resist the Mac counter downstairs found myself looking around the various designers and having a bit of a “if I won the Lottery I’d buy this, this and this..” moment and stumbled across the Louboutin section. While I decided my bank couldn’t face the idea of me falling in love with a pair of shoes I couldn’t afford, I did spy a section with all their different nail varnishes. Which, as a major beauty addict seemed a more sensible purchase despite maybe not being so sensible. I picked pink because my general rule is “if it comes in pink (or black) buy it” and also, as much as I love vampy red nails, pink talons are pretty much my signature thing. Well according to my friends anyway..
I admit it, I let my pride get the better of me and didn’t ask the price. I mean the rule for these kind of places is if you have to ask you probably can’t afford it, and the sales assistant was already trying to tempt me with a limited edition version so I just asked her to take it to the till for me. I have to admit when it rang through without much change from £40 my heart sank a little. However, once I took it home and got a chance to actually admire how gorgeous it is, I didn’t feel as bad about my splurge. Although I did feel a little bit annoyed at myself for holding off a few weeks before using it as I couldn’t get my head round the long brush and kept forgetting to pop it in my bag before heading to the salon.
Now onto the most important question; Was it worth the price? Well, short version you’re paying for the Louboutin name and the fact it looks drop dead gorgeous. The formula, in my mind isn’t as rich as the TrueBrit polish I reviewed last week but it’s by no means bad or easy to chip. It is gorgeous and I do love the colour for Autumn; but will people know it’s Louboutin if you don’t tell them? Probably not. Will you look at your dressing table with this on and have a little swoon whenever you see it? Much more likely.
If you want to pick up one of these beauties yourself they retail at £36.00 and are available at Harvey Nichols
, Selfridges and Louboutin’s own website.
Have you tried any Christian Louboutin Makeup before? What did you think?
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