And with a Tiny Little Instagram Video, Caitlyn Jenner Has Brought Us to Tears

No one look at me right now.

Caitlyn Jenner being ushered along the red carpet by her bodyguard.
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As a way of expressing how profoundly she wanted to be who she is now—the real her—Caitlyn Jenner told Diane Sawyer (opens in new tab) she wished to "be able to have my nail polish on long enough that it actually chips off." It seems small, and is something so many women take for granted, but to Caitlyn, it was a lifelong dream.

Her words sparked a social-media movement (opens in new tab), then faded into the background, but today, Caitlyn posted a video that reminds us of how far she's come.

In the clip below, the I Am Cait star (opens in new tab) repairs a nail/brings everything full-circle with what appears to be Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid (opens in new tab). (Which will surely sell out in 3...2...1...)

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You made it, Caitlyn. We're proud of you. (Dehydrated from crying so much, but still proud of you.)

Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.