I feel like with many people everything was better "back in the day". TV shows were better. Movies were better. Candy was better. Nail polish was better...
Remember the days of Revlon Street Wear and Sally Hansen Nail Prisms? Where have those days gone?
Have you seen eBay prices on rare nail polishes? For example, Essie Starry Starry Night and Clarins 230 can go for hundreds of dollars and eBay. Many of the older OPI DS polishes are discontinued and your only luck of finding them is in dusty stores, blog sales, or paying $15+ for them on eBay or Amazon. Same goes for older China Glaze holographic polishes. Amazing glitters from Revlon Street Wear I see selling for $25+.
Why are these beauties not being produced anymore for the mainstream market? Obviously, these polishes at some point were reasonably priced and easy to get our hands on. What makes these polishes so rare these days?
I hear that it has to do with the pigments in these polishes. I hear that that "color-shifting" pigment in Clarins 230 is no longer produced. I also hear that the better holographic pigments are more expensive these days? I don't doubt some of these claims, but I wonder if it's entirely impossible for major company like OPI or Sally Hansen to get their hands on it? I wonder if they figure they don't have the market for those types of polishes anymore?
What do you think the deal is? Why are we not getting these magical polishes anymore? What types of polishes would you like to see again? What polishes do you miss most?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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