One of the best things about working at PurseBlog is getting to bounce ideas, stories and opinions off of my coworkers on a daily basis. We’re a tight-knit group, and we all have very distinctive tastes and viewpoints on fashion, style and shopping. When the topic of Christian Louboutin’s Starlight limited edition polish came up last week, we were an office divided. Some of us could see ourselves spending $675 on this polish under the right circumstances, but others weren’t so sure.
The boxed polish features 1,500 hand-set, dual-tone Strass crystals, which are the same as those used on Louboutin’s iconic shoes. The two flowers that adorn the outside of the box are a riff on the brand’s classic Pensee design, and the red color, of course, matches perfectly to Louboutin’s red soles. Whether or not all that’s worth $675 to you probably depends on two things: first, how much you love Christian Louboutin, and second, how much relative worth $675 has to you.
We all did a little thought experiment about whether or not ridiculous wealth might motivate us to own one of these polishes, and you can check out our opinions below. If you were so rich that you heated your home with burning piles of cash, would you pick up one of these polishes to commemorate your love for Louboutin?
If your answer is yes, you can still order one in time for Christmas for $675 via Sephora.
Megs: Of course I’d buy this Christian Louboutin polish if I could! 2 reasons: 1) I’m a nail polish addict and if you’ve seen my collection you would totally understand and 2) So many Instagram opportunities!
Amanda: This isn’t something I’d splurge on as a normal human, but if I had a ton of money and nothing in particular to do with it, then why not? It’s red and black, which is among my favorite color combinations, and it looks like you could also stab an intruder with it–added value. I’m sure my hypothetical, astronomical wealth would cause me to do far weirder things than buy one of these to sit on my vanity among my many perfumes.
Shannon: Even if money were no object, I can think of approximately 675 other things I would rather spend my money on. I’d much rather take a few friends to a nice lunch, buy something ridiculously cute (and overpriced) for my dog or treat myself to a luxurious spa day before I’d make that nail polish mine. [Editor’s Note: Shannon doesn’t have a dog.]
Bea: Unless the $675 nail polish comes with a lifetime guarantee that it will never chip, dry out, break or clump up, then maybe I’ll consider it. But truth be told, I can think of a million things I would rather do with $675, and nail polish is nowhere on that list.
Katherine: I’ll make this short, sweet, and to the point. I love shoes. l don’t mind red soles. I love diamonds and crystals. I love nail polish. I occasionally love doing my own nails. I know myself too well,and if money were no object, I would probably make the purchase. After all, why not?