As you may know, I don’t generally like the term “____ is the new ____,” because it’s usually just so much puffery and fluff. Orange is not the new black. Black is the new black, because it’s the old black too. Only black is black. A popular phrase has been “40 is the new 30,” as if we’re somehow magically getting younger.
Sure, I know what these phrases mean and they’re not supposed to be taken literally. But they bug me.
So today I’ll bug you with the polish name “50 Is The New Fabulous.” I got a printed sales flier in the mail from Sally Beauty, and this was the cover:
Sorry it looks a little scratched up, but I had to scan this picture, as I cannot find ANY information about these OPI polishes anywhere. None. Not even on Sally’s web site. It’s like they don’t exist anywhere except in my imagination. No, that can’t be; I really did get the flier in the mail.
50 Is The New Fabulous appears to be a hot pink creme, and Pop the Cork is a glitter mix of silver and gold. These are apparently limited edition shades exclusive to Sally’s, for the store’s 50th anniversary. Obviously, a trip to the Sally Beauty near me is in order if I want to see if these polishes are real. Anyone else seen them or anything else about them? If Sally is trying to throttle the info about them, they’re doing a good job!