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?

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  • Kelly Rae

    I could never but I could see someone obsessed with Louboutin buying it.

  • Stephanie

    NOPE i use shellac LOL

  • viennaprinzessin

    I am with Bea and Shannon. And I have a dog. And I bought him a Ralph Lauren riding coat and he’s to furry to wear that.

  • Shannon

    When this question came up, I quickly envisioned what my entire life would look like and obviously, a dog was included… along with a winter house in Telluride, CO. It all makes so much sense, right?

  • Lisa

    I agree with Katherine on this… “Why not?” would be my reasoning too if money were no object.

  • FashionableLena

    I’ve said before that I would only buy the Louboutin nail polish as a decoration. But…I stopped counting my bottles of nail polish when I got to 50 so this would be right up my alley. Of course, you can buy an actual pair of Louboutins with the $675. If I’m not mistaken, a pair of basic Pigalles start at $625.

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  • missarewa

    Heck to the NO! I’d rather spend that money on a crystal encrusted thong.

  • AAAA

    No. Being extremely wealthy doesn’t necessarily mean that you are silly with your money. There are so many better uses for $675! In fact, if you were really set on the CL polish you could buy one of the normal bottles and pay for a lot of manis for $675!

  • HKKH

    Nope, I don’t wear nail polish.

  • kindled

    I like Amanda’s logic of stabbing an intruder with it, hahaha.

  • T.U. A.

    ;] I’d rather buy a pair of CL shoes instead. At least it doesn’t smell bad.

  • B

    No I would not. I would rather buy shoes or put it towards a purse.

  • armbasket

    Bags and shoes, yes, polish NO!

  • Olivia

    I felt bad when I went to get the regular Rouge Louboutin polish. (50.00), so this is even more insane. Lol I believe you could have an ACTUAL pair of some CL’s for 675?

  • Dylan Propst

    I prefer the original Louboutin bottle tbh. But if I had enough disposable income, I’d buy it and use the bottle as a display piece once the polish was gone.

  • Giselle

    I wish CL offered those 8″ heel ballerinas for sale, I’d def get those not the polish

  • Jerri R

    Nope. Nopers. Noperista. Noperoonie. Noperoodle-doo.