In the nearly two years Beauty Director Vanessa Craft and I have worked together, we've never fought over a beauty product. She's all about curly hair conditioners, nude lipsticks and $500 serums and rich face creams that promise to freeze her face in time; I collect vivid lipsticks, organic skincare and any hair product that will inflate embarrassingly flat hair. So, we-coexist happily working side by side, silently thanking the beauty gods for these opposing views.
Until CND's Field Fox nail polish entered our lives. To be fair, nude nails are Vanessa's thing, so perhaps there was some beauty osmosis at play– but after trying Field Fox, they instantly became mine too. I have star manicurist Naomi at Tips Nail Bar to thank; she's the one who quite literally forced the shade—which is part of the brand's Spring 2015 "Flora and Fauna" collection—on my hand. I left the salon baffled by the shade's metamorphic beauty; it looked gorgeous under muddy subway lights, in fluorescent sandwich shops, moody coffee shops, sunlight and candelight. In a serendipitous moment, Vanessa strolled out of Tips the next day WEARING THE SAME COLOUR. At work we discovered we both had Field Fox on our nails. Were the gods trying to suggest that sharing is caring?
Since we both fell for this mauvey yet warm grey-ish nude, we've been wearing the shade almost exclusively for nearly two months. We often find ourselves dropping Field Fox into conversations, highlighting its miraculous ability to flatter ALL SKIN TONES. We've even had text discussions that include very serious questions such as "Why isn't everything in life Field Fox?".
It's easily the nude nail polish of the year. As for colour of the year? Stay tuned.