Dior Lucky

Ever since yesterday morning when I was offered a job, I’ve been walking on sunshine. I know I mentioned it already, but not only did I get a job but I also won a giveaway–my head was about to explode like Austin Powers’ Femmebots.

I even went and bought some lotto tickets because you just never know! I am on a roll here and wouldn’t that be kick-me-in-the-crotch fantastic? Before I get into the fun that has been going on since yesterday morning, I wanted to share the one polish I bought to celebrate. While this might surprise certain people *cough* Frosso *cough*, I only bought one celebratory polish, and I decided to go all out: Dior Lucky.

Dior Lucky

Normally, I would never consider purchasing a polish for $23, especially when it’s only .33oz! Besides loving the color, of course I loved the name because I am definitely a lucky girl to have so many things start to fall into place after such a putrid year and a half. Dior Lucky is a “hot pink coral” as described by Dior, but I find that it leans red in certain lights. I am a huge fan of these neon-leaning shades even if we are in the middle of winter.

Dior Lucky

Since this is my first “luxury” brand polish, I was very curious about the brush. Well, let me tell you that I am in absolute love with this brush. It’s wide and has a rounded tip and it fans out PERFECTLY to apply an even coat of polish. I think this brush might just replace my favorite OPI pro-wide brush!

Dior Lucky Swatch

Look at Dior Lucky in all it’s glory. The formula was perfection. It’s buttery, thin but not runny, highly pigmented and opaque at two coats. The formula seems to dry rather quickly which I appreciate. I did not notice this, but I saw the faintest hint of shimmer once it was under direct light. This color is so bright that it photographs like a neon. I am definitely happy with my first Dior polish purchase, but I do find them waaaaaaaaaaay too pricey and I don’t see myself spending this much on polish unless it’sΒ  because of a special occasion…like any day ending in “day.” Just kidding…sort of.

Yesterday I ended up going out with one of my best friends to celebrate: we went out for a yummy dinner and cocktails and then ended up karaoke-ing our silly hearts out. Can you imagine how silly we looked doing a duet to ABBA’s Dancing Queen? Not only did we look like a couple of weirdos, but we also tried to do a little dance a la Muriel’s Wedding.

It was freaking awesome! We would have stayed out all night but she had to work the next morning so we wrapped it up at a decent hour.

Today, I spent the day with one of my other best friends. We decided to have a sushicoma day which looks exactly like this:

sushicoma

Yes, we are complete sushi pigs. I am in total love with this sushi place so it’s one of the only places I will go to when I’m craving sushi. Every time we walk in, the sushi chefs behind the bar yell out something in Japanese which I have now determined means “Prepare the sushi boats!” when they seem us walk in. Our waitress is consistently amazed at how much sushi we eat but she stays polite. I am sure she’s thinking we’re disgusting. Anyway, during our sushicoma lunch, I was telling my friend about my future plans for my blog and then I began to chastise him for not reading my blog. Our conversation went something like this:

Cynthia: “I can’t believe you don’t even read my blog! You’re one of my best friends and you don’t even follow my blog!”

Daniel: “Yes I do! I do read it…”

Cynthia: “Ok, well what was the last post that you read?”

Daniel: “Uhm, you mean like the title of the post??? I don’t know!!!”

Cynthia: “Ok, then…what was the post about?”

Daniel: “Uhm…..nails?”

Enough said! After sushi, we went to the mall where I purchased some goodies including my bottle of Dior Lucky and other fun stuff. I really really wanted to ride the carrousel and get a balloon but people are so judgy!

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After that, we ended up going to the beach to catch the sunset. There really were a lot of people out there despite the cool weather. There were a lot of surfers out in the water so I guess the waves were good!

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So that’s what I’ve been doing since I found out I got a job! There are so many awesome comments that I’ve started to read and I promise to start responding soon. Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for the awesome Sation polishes here. I love you all and I can’t tell you enough how much all your encouragement has helped me stay positive through this craptacular period of my life. Thanks for checking in with me today, and I will talk to you soon!

32 thoughts on “Dior Lucky

  1. this sounds like such a fun day! i had a smile on my face the whole time i read this post:) im so happy for you!! good luck on winning the lottery too! πŸ˜› haha! which mall did you go to? looks like south coast plaza?
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    1. Yes, it is South Coast! I am super lucky that my friends are just as silly and childish as me because we always have fun just farting around acting like weirdos. I am SO going to win the lottery.

        1. Since I haven’t really wanted a balloon since I was a kid and I don’t have any kids, my jaw hit the floor when they told me the balloons were $10…whaaaaaa? When did that happen? That makes me feel old. lol

  2. Congratulations on your new job. Definitely understand how much this means to you for I have been there after a really crappy year and half. Actually mine was more like 3….:O) But last year I really started to see things shine, and this year is a continuation. You are the second person who has gotten GREAT news since the beginning of the year and I’m just so glad.

    BTW I live in LA whats the sushi spot if you don’t mine asking. Mine’s Katana’s on Sunset. A little pricey yes but GOSH I LOVE IT!!! I want to find a more wallet friendly place for more frequent consumption. :O)

    I know it sounds corny but just keep this feeling in your heart and the rest of the year will bring you so much more joy Cynthia. Remember there are a lot of people you don’t “know” who are praying and sending love out your way. :O)

    1. I am so happy that I’m starting this year on a positive note. I was so scared because I thought that things wouldn’t improve and that I’d be stuck for a long time. I think that the job part was obviously my biggest hurdle because things would have started to fall apart fast if I didn’t have a steady income coming in. Since everything has been fantastic so far, now I just have to keep the good things going in my life. I’m really glad to hear that you saw things improve in your life last year and that everything is still on the right track.

      Ah, the sushi spot is called Sushi Town and it’s in Costa Mesa–kind of a drive! The best part about this place is that it is so reasonably priced yet sooooooooooooooooooo good. It’s pretty small and it’s usually packed–that’s the only sucky part. πŸ™‚

      And lastly, that does not sound corny at all. I feel like I’ve always been such a cynical and negative person and it has never brought me anything but misery. Now that I have made an effort to look at the bright side of things (which isn’t always easy), I think so many things have begun to improve in my life. I just feel so much better now. Thank you so much for your words. <3

  3. Oh Cynthia, I love you!!! Lmao!!!! People are so judgy!! LMAO!!!!
    I like the Dior on you by the way. And it does have a hint of red as you said but I like such colours on you.
    Ps: you deserve to be on cloud 9 so πŸ˜› for everyone who disagrees!!!

    1. I so wanted to get on that carrousel. Normally I don’t care what people think but there were so many kids there and the parents were looking at me like I was crazy. lol
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  4. That is a beautiful polish color and it looks great on you. I have never spent more than $14 on a polish yet, but that day will come. Perfect name Lucky, hope it keeps working for you.

    1. Thank you, Cindi! This was a huge splurge because I am also used to paying $14 for my most expensive polishes (Butter London and Illamasqua). Anything more than that has been out of my price comfort zone, but I was just in celebration mood! πŸ™‚
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  5. Congrats on getting a new job πŸ™‚ The Dior polish looks really great on you and what an apt name. If you find $23 pricey, would you believe that is almost how much you have to pay for a regular OPI polish in Sweden (that’s where I’m from)? A Dior polish would set me back $37. It’s no wonder I have to roam the Internet to be able to find polishes at reasonable prices πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much, Kaisa! I am always shocked and appalled when I hear how crazy the prices are in other parts of the world. I can’t imagine that there is real justification for such a crazy price hike of almost triple our prices. That is just insane!!
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  6. Nothing like having ‘just a fun day with a friend or two’ once in awhile, is there? I love days like that and wich I could have more of them. Congrats on the job, the give-away win, and hopefully the lottery too! Will keep my fingers crossed on that one. :0) Keep taking those ‘fun days’ whenever you can and enjoy the heck outta them!
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    1. Yes, they are the best and I feel like they help me feel carefree and fun….and young! I know I’m only 33, but sometimes I feel like I’m 90! All my friends have always told me that I’ve always been an old soul and I think that is very accurate. Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for me! πŸ˜‰
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  7. That Dior polish is gorgeous. You make me want to go out and splurge, but I will exercise restraint. Maybe Zoya has a dupe that I can get with their promo.

    I love that you were able to celebrate, twice, with your besties. There’s nothing like celebrating good news with others.

    1. Sometimes It is definitely worth splurging especially when you’re celebrating the good news! πŸ™‚ I think there is a China Glaze color that is pretty similar but I can’t remember the name…I’ll have to look it up. I do love this polish, though.

      I think the celebration is going to continue this weekend so I’m getting ready for that! πŸ™‚
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    1. Thank you! I am so excited. I’m sure that’s what they’re saying but you know, I like to dabble in hyperbole and craziness. πŸ˜‰ Seriously, though:their sushi is amazing.
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  8. I’m walkin’ on sunshine…WHOA-OH-A-OH! I always sing that in Frye from Futurama’s voice. πŸ˜‰
    Ooo, what a nice little congratulatory polish you got yourself, there! Luxury brand, fitting name, looks quite fetching on you…right on, sista! πŸ˜‰
    SO JEALOUS OF SUSHICOMA PHOTOS! You and I are definitely on par with our ginormous sushi consumption abilities.
    I am glad to read about the good times you have had the past couple of days with your friends. It’s cool that you shared photos of them, too. I’m just happy to hear about positive things happening for you! I hope that you will be generous with your lotto winnings! πŸ˜‰

    1. πŸ™‚ Yes, good times for sure. It was all super fun and it’s about time I start sharing good stuff and not just horrible and depressing stuff. You know what? I’m going to spread the luck…even though you got super sick already, think that you got it out of the way and now you’ll be 100% healthy for the rest of the year. πŸ™‚ I nearly passed out yesterday because of all the food…
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  9. OK….you only bought ONE polish, but you picked only the most expensive polish you can find! At least you made it a special one πŸ˜› Mmmm…sushicoma, mall, and beach. Sounds like a perfect day to me. I’m happy your frown has turned upside down, I hope it stays that way!
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    1. LOL…I knew you were going to say that. Hey, I wanted to splurge. I do not need any more Diors but I think I want them. I’m just going to have to either buy a bunch of cheaper polishes or one really expensive polishes. I’m putting myself on a very strict polish budget moving forward! Yes, I had an awesome day and I hope I have many more. πŸ™‚

  10. Congratulations Cynthia! So many exciting things happening and we’re barely 2 weeks into 2013. I’m so happy for you. You definitely deserve a very expensive bottle of Dior nail polish. By the way, my second bundle of joy is due mid-April. Any suggestions on a nail polish color to wear for the after-birth photos? Don’t know if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, we’re waiting until the birth to find out!

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