Hey there, dummies! Okay, so like three weeks ago, I went and got my nails did. I got this gel polish gunk put on my nails that dried with LIGHT. Fancy! (And magical?) Anyway, the lady told me (after making fun of my small "baby nails") that the gel polish would stay on for like 10 days. No chipping. This was perfect, since I was getting my engagement pics taken a week later.
Like I said, that was like three weeks ago. Now the gel REFUSES TO COME OFF. I've cut my nails, filed them, used nail polish remover and briefly held them against a flame, but big sections of it still won't budge. The parts I HAVE managed to peel off have left behind an uneven, dry nail with which I can do nothing. It's so incredibly frustrating, and probably not worth the $45 I shelled out.
So, I won't be doing that again anytime soon. But I had a hankering to paint my nails tonight. Geo was gone tonight so I decided to shake myself up a cocktail, turn on an episode of "Four Weddings" and dig through my nail polish for a relaxing girl's night in. I immediately went through the same process I go through every time I decide to paint my nails and can't decide on the color.
Here's how I break them down. Now, this process varies based on season, how tan I am, which nails I'm painting, and whether I have a specific event coming up or not. This is the breakdown for: winter, pasty white, toes, no chance my feet will ever be seen at any event ever in the near future.
Cherry red: Cute, but too predictable and by the time I get around to taking it off my nails, the red has seeped through my soul. I mean nails.
Neon pink: Pharon...stay away from neon. It's winter.
Navy Sparkly Blue: OMG, love this color, but in the winter, it makes me look like I'm not getting any circulation in my feet
Black: Only appropriate for depressing Saturdays or formal events...and you know, when I'm in my goth phase
Purply-pink: The last time I had this on, even my 4-year-old niece was all "Aren't you a little old for that color?"
Stormy Grey: In winter!? Who am I, Virginia Woolf?!
Fuschia: No...fuschia in winter makes me feel like a hooker for some inexplicable reason
Mint green: In hindsight, this was not a good color choice for ANY occasion in ANY season
"Espresso": Espresso was not an accurate description of this color...in reality, and according to every person who has seen this color on me, it should have been called "Wait, is that poop?"
Baby pink: With my skin tone, this color makes me look like I have no fingernails at all. Just shiny skin on one side of my fingers.
Deep orange: Again, not a good purchase for ANY time of year for me.
Gold: No. It's never as cool as I think it will be. I'm always like "Gold! Fancy..and fun!" And it ends up to be all "Gold? Streaky...and dull!"
Mix-and-match colors of the same hue: Love this trend, but I already had it on my nails and I need to shake things up.
Polish-less: What am I, a hippie?!
So anyway, I painted my nails clear and decided two things: One, I need more nail polish and Two, (oddly enough) I think I have too much nail polish.