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Grey Matter: YSL La Laque Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in 39, Stormy Grey


Well hello, my new obsession. From Yves Saint Laurent's Fall ’09 makeup collection, nail polish -- or lacquer if you wanna get fancy -- in Stormy Grey. A dark blue-grey, a shade or two darker than it looks in the image, it appears to have a silvery sheen in the bottle but shows hardly a trace of shimmer on nails.

Actually, I'm obsessed with all kinds of grey polish this season. Stormy Grey ($24 CAN/$20 US) got me as soon as I saw it at the press preview -- it almost matches one of my soft grey cardies (do not ask me how many grey sweaters I own). One of several tempting trend shades for Fall, grey is insistently calling my name from OPI and Zoya camps, too.

Wait -- maybe my obsession with grey polish actually started with a sweet shade of pale grey I spotted on fellow beauty writer Malena Harbers a few months back. She wore Body Language from Essie's Spring ’08 collection. Pretty, pretty.

Whatever polish piqued my interest, grey has always been my go-to comfort shade, the take-me-seriously colour that says relax. (You know that if you caught my enthusing over the Roots Beach Bucket Bag in Rustler Leather.) If I have more than one grey cardie, you can bet I'll have more than one grey nail polish before the week is out. I like the idea of seeing grey while I'm tap-tap-tapping on my laptop keyboard. Like writing is relaxing or something.

YSL cosmetics are available in Canada at Holt Renfrew and The Bay flagship stores;