Silver Lining

It’s 21 days until Christmas.

As the season of good cheer and mince pies draws nearer, my modus operandi is to postpone preparations until the last minute. That’d usually be Christmas Eve, whereupon I blitzkrieg the local all-night garage – scooping armfuls of condoms, car air fresheners (which never smell ‘fresh’, why is that?) and colossal bags of Haribo sweets to gift to loved ones.

Who, given this, I mustn’t love at all.

In wanting never again to see my sister’s bemused face – as she unwraps a Ginsters pastie on Christmas morning – my new watchwords are ‘organised’ and ‘out of sodding character’. The turkey is on order. The tree, too – soon to have parcels from Mulberry, Gieves & Hawkes, and Diptyque sitting prettily beneath it.

The cause of this volte-face?

I’ve been wearing Chanel’s Le Vernis in ‘Graphite’ these past weeks – a hybrid of metallic grey and green – and it’s making me feel festive. For those of you who haven’t already, it’s not too late to beg, borrow or eBay a bottle. Best? Should my good intentions disappear on first sniff of Christmas eggnog, it will make me the most stylish person in the all-night garage come December 24.

Silver linings, and all that.


There are changes in my personal life – for better or worse, let’s see – and, as a consequence, there’ll either be (1) many more or (2) many less updates on this little blog of mine.



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6 responses to “Silver Lining

  1. I love this nail-polish! Unfortunately, I’m a nail-bitter and so I don’t usually invest in nail polish. However, I’m graduating with my B.A. in August 2012, so maybe my nail biting won’t be at such extreme levels this time next year.

  2. I was looking forward to your next post…it has been too long! I knew that Chanel nail colours are pretty good, but if the Graphite has this amazing effect on people (i.e. make people stick to good resolutions), I’m going to buy it at once! Look forward to hear about your changes, but I (selfishly) hope we will have more posts…

  3. I’m not sure I’ve ever loved a sentence more than one which describes a blitzkrieg action being employed to sweep up armfuls of soon to be gift wrapped condoms. Absolutely brilliant. 🙂
    Congrats on your new found nail varnish inspired organisation! x

  4. Normally this isn’t my sort of shade at all, but me likey! As for changes, I’m intrigued… Could January’s plans have come earlier?! God, I’m nosy!


    • Milla,

      I’m ordinarily a ‘red or bust’ type of girl – anything less traditional can feel like fashion vagary – but, to my happy surprise, silver makes a perfect change for the winter season.

      Sarah x

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