frida kahlo nail polishes

Found em!

I love the smell of two coats of Frida Kahlo Nail Polish in the morning (not really tho). It smells like…victory!!

Yeah, I found ’em. 🙂 Last night. They were in these random bins on the outer edge of the beauty section near the registers, of all places, at the Novato CVS!

It wasn’t a big display. It was actually semi-hidden among tiny bottles of hand sanitizer and travel-sized tins of Bag Balm (which is udder-ly fantastic, bah-dumdum!).

tiny bag balm tins

The tiniest tins of Bag Balm that I ever did see…

Thank you, girls, for helping me track these down. Your suggestion to check the availability feature on the CVS website worked like a charm. 😉 That’s definitely a tip to file away for future reference.

The store didn’t have all the colors — only four of the nail polishes and five of the lippies — and they were $8.49 each instead of $7.99 like it says on the website, but I grabbed the blue, the hot pink and the coral nail polishes and a few of the lipsticks. And because I have #noselfcontrol as it pertains to these things, I painted my fingers with two coats of the blue shade as quickly as humanly possible (although I did make it home first).

frida kahlo lipsticks

The Frida Kahlo Lipsticks!

frida kahlo nail polishes in bin

They were practically hidden in this bin

I blazed through my mani with these in my living room last night, and the room was kinda dark, so I couldn’t really see what I was doing. I also only gave my nails about 15 minutes to dry before I started doing things, so I expected my polish to look significantly worse for wear when I got up this morning, but noooo! It still looked smoother than a tabby’s tum and opaque — like a pro did them at a salon, instead of me, in my dark living room. Sweet!

frida kahlo lipsticks in the bin

Strewn about like makeup detritus… They deserve better than this!

With just two layers, and without a base or top coat, they’ve lasted through weightlifting in HIIT class, lots of typing and several rounds of dishes, and I have yet to see a chip. Here’s to hoping that these polishes and lipsticks live up to the awesome reviews on the CVS website.

Ooh! These could be the stuff of drugstore legend, babe. Like, years from now, makeup archaeologists could talk about this line with the same reverence and sense of wonder reserved for Chanel Jade and those Paul & Joe cat lipsticks from 2012.

Thank you to all the girls who kindly offered to grab me a few of these from your local CVS if I wasn’t able to find them in the Bay Area. See, this is why we’re in the same makeup tribe — because when you offer to send someone a hard-to-find nail polish and lipstick, it’s because you KNOW how much it means to them.

Sending you a virtual fist bump through the screen! 🙂


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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