Every morning while we’re writing, searching for news, getting ready to go to the office, and generally screwing around, we have two very special ladies keeping us company in the background. Yes, we are out-and-proud fans of Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the Today show, those singing, wine-chugging, opinionated morning hostesses extraordinaire (except for that interview with Glenn Beck today). Today a gem of wisdom nonchalantly dropped from KLG’s lips that sent us running to Google.
Turns out that Kathie Lee is a fan of Chanel‘s super-limited-edition Khaki Rose nail lacquer, which was released in 2010 for that year’s Fashion’s Night Out (below). The Khaki Vert color launched a thousand knock-offs, but the whole trio pretty much defined the color palette of manicures that fall. The Chanel colors were discontinued after selling out instantly, but you never, ever tell KLG that she can’t have something.
Enter Giella, a company that will custom blend makeup for you, and even match discontinued lipstick and nail polish shades. Giella created a polish called Happy Hour for KLG “inspired” by Chanel’s Khaki Rose.
For $28 for a lipstick, pencil or lip gloss, and $25 for a nail polish (the same price as a bottle of the Chanel stuff), the company will recreate your favorite discontinued shades, too. You just send in an old bottle or container (which they return) and they’ll whip it up for you. Giella also offers their custom makeup services in a few brick-and-mortar locations, including Henri Bendel in NYC and other locations throughout the US.
Now when is someone going to give KLG and Hoda their very own nail polish collection?