My family likes to joke that I am a shopaholic. Although I may have a few shopaholic tendencies, I don’t think I am. It’s true that when I have money, even sometimes when I don’t, I will admit that I like to buy things. I think a little retail therapy is good for the soul every now and again. The difference between me and Becky Bloomwood however, is that I have a little self-control. And mannequins in store windows do not talk to me. I am very proud of this fact.
Who is Becky Bloomwood, you may ask. I will tell you. She is the main character in the Confessions of a Shopaholic book series and the 2009 movie of the same name. In the movie, she is a young journalist living in New York City, desperate to get a job at fashion magazine “Alette”. To get her foot in the door, she decides to take a job at Alette’s sister magazine Successful Savings. Her best friend finds it very ironic that Becky works for a financial magazine and has over $16,000 worth of credit card debt.
The best part of this movie is Becky Bloomwood herself. She is totally nuts and has very little shame. She says she speaks Finnish on her resume and has a list of excuses to keep her stories straight when creditors call. She is a terrible dancer and allows herself to get in all sorts of humiliating situations, which is why she is loveable.
Isla Fisher as Becky Bloomwood is ingenious casting, as is Hugh Dancy as her incredibly handsome and idealistic boss, Luke Brandon. They have nice chemistry together. Isla dives right into the humiliating situations with such gusto that you just know she is having a ball as Becky. Joan Cusack and John Goodman play Becky’s parents, and Kristin Scott Thomas has a blast as snooty Alette.
When Becky first meets Luke, there is a very funny story about a green scarf, which inspires her nom de plume at Successful Savings–The Girl with the Green Scarf. In honor of this, I decided I wanted to do a green polish. I have also wanted to do Pure Ice’s Get in Line for a long time but had a hard time connecting it. Since Becky loves to shop and has a line of creditors chasing after her the entire movie, K and I decided the polish would work for this movie.
Truth be told, I’ve always thought of this polish as more of a blue than a green, but it definitely had a bit of green duochrome in there. Once I got it on my nails though, it was apparent that this polish had a lot more green in it than I thought. This picture is three coats and a top coat.
I have loved Pure Ice for a long time. K and I discovered it at Wal Mart forever ago. Generally, Pure Ice’s polishes are a bit runny, but this one was actually a little thick. The first coat was a little rough going on, but it evened out nicely by the third coat (I recommend three coats for most of the Pure Ice polishes). I liked Get in Line, as it was quite a beautiful color, but it isn’t my favorite of the Pure Ice polishes that I have. That being said, I do recommend Pure Ice as a brand, as they are very reasonably priced. The reformed Becky Bloomwood would definitely approve. ~E