Apart from that, it was of course a beautiful place and I've wanted to go back ever since, minus the cold and hostel. The latest nail collection from Bourjois is inspired by the beautiful city of Paris and is keeping me inspired and hopeful that some day I'll head back there and stay in a nice hotel during the summer and have lovely colours adorning my nails!
The collection of eight polishes is broken down into four districts, depending on where your Parisian plans might take you, none of which involve a hostel or missing the bus to Beauvais airport and then having to take a €100 taxi journey to make your flight.
The collection has something for everyone featuring brights, nudes, neutrals and pastels. So starting from the top left, we have Stroll through Bagatelle which features the pale pink Oh So Rose and red with a touch of coral Prepp'hibiscus. Exhibition in St Germain Des Pres has a gorgeous grey nude BC Beige and green pastel Amanda Defile. If you fancy a bit of Shopping on Avenue Montaigne then Taupe Modele and the gorgeous Adora-bleu will make it a bit easier to shop 'till you drop. Finally for Brunch on the Champs Elysees, the pale dove grey Coton sur ton or Peach and Love will whet your appetite!
I was given two to play with a few weeks ago and they are just gorgeous. They're the two that I would have bought first myself and you'll see why...
Adora-bleu is a gorgeous periwinkle blue polish that looks almost neon in some light. It was the one I picked to get my nails painted with at the launch a couple of weeks ago and it instantly spoke to me out of the whole line up of polishes. Well, it yelled at me really. It said "Ooh la la Karen, pick me and we can be very 'appy togezzer". This creamy shade makes me think of blue skies and sunny Parisian days.
Peach and Love isn't one of those traditional peach shades that are out at the moment. This has a lovely pink undertone to it and is one of the most gorgeous peachy polishes in my crazy collection. If it's meant to make me yearn to have brunch on the Champs Elysees, then it worked! I can picture myself sitting outside at a table in the sun, shades on, wind in my hair and having a glass of champagne. In my imagination, I'm not spilling anything and am very chic altogether. I can also walk perfectly in those pointy shoes that have no backs without going over on my ankles.
The Rendezvous a Paris collection is on counters this month and at €7.99, it's much cheaper than a Ryanair flight to Paris and there are no hidden costs. Definitely worth checking out!