When I was putting away the winter designs of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips that I'd bought (so I'd have them when it came time to put snowflakes on my nails), I came across the Antique Chic ones, which were a limited edition for this past spring. They became my next mani. The design is lacy black leaves on a tannish peach background, which continues the neutral but not too boring theme I had going with my previous mani (Golden Rose 103 plus Nina Holographic Top Coat).
I happened to be wearing these when I went to visit with my nieces and grandnieces, and one of the babies found them quite fascinating—she'd hold my fingers in her tiny hands and just study my nails. It was quite adorable. Her slightly older cousin was not interested in my nails; she had just learned to climb stairs and was very much into practicing that new skill—no time for cuddling.
I liked wearing this design so much that when I saw a box in a Walgreens while I was still wearing them, I grabbed it even though it wasn't on sale. I justified it by telling myself that since it was the day they were having the "buy $15 of beauty products get 3000 points" promotion for the new Balance Rewards card program I would get a discount out of it later. But the points didn't print on my receipt and it took me several days to get them added to my account. I tried online first, but that didn't work so I had to call, which did eventually work. I got the feeling that I knew almost as much about the program as the Walgreens people did; I guess we were all new to it. I hope future promotions go more smoothly.