Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Let’s Talk About Nail Polish

I do not wear nail polish as a general rule.  It's not because I don’t like it. It’s because I’m too lazy to work on the upkeep.  Actually, I used to be too lazy – now I have a toddler.  I also don’t do my nails often (more than 2 or 3 times a year) because Rick doesn’t like polished nails.  He likes natural hair and nails.  I think he just likes that they don’t cost any money for upkeep.

Before I met my husband, I got my nails done regularly for about 2 years.  I LOVE how manicured nails don’t chip, how my cuticles look beautiful, and I never have to do a thing with them to keep them looking nice (except pay money to get them done again). I would go back and forth between a nice French manicure air brush and a pupley-mauve polish.  For Christmas one year I did RED.  I loved it, but never did it again.  Red just isn’t my style. 

imageLately, I’ve found a neat product that I may spend the money on every once in a while because it lasted 10 days without chipping.  It makes your nails stronger, and the subtle blush color is more my style now than anything.  The only bad part is that if you don’t take it off correctly – like me – you may peel off a layer of your actual nail when you go to take off the polish.  And it takes a lot of work to get it off.  That’s why I like that it lasts so long.


When it comes to my nail polish collection, it’s sparse.  And it’s all very similar in the color selection.  I’m not very brave and I don’t try new polishes often.  *See first paragraph for why I don’t*

This weekend, while I was at my mom’s I was browsing through her Avon catalog.  I glanced down at nails that were painted a chocolatey-mauve and I fell in love.  I immediately asked if I could paint my nails with something she had in her collection.  Turns out, this apple doesn’t fall far from the mauve tree.  Her collection did not include this new color I had just become a fan of.  It looked just as mauve and just as sparse as mine did.


I love my mom.  You want to know why?  Because my mom is ordering this Avon nail polish just because I loved it.  I can’t wait to get it! She spoils me.



  1. and i'm get'n PURPLE!! my apple got flung from that tree, i guess.

  2. HA HA HA!

    I'll bring my bag down one night for our girl's night out. I've got the mauves and red, red with glitter, dark dark red (looks black) and blues!


  3. yeah...i'm not a big fan of keeping my nails up...with kiddos, working outside...yeah..not happening. i do love that color. i've even thought about painting my toes black before...crazy, huh?? :)

  4. I actually painted my nails last week for fun and totally forgot how awful they looked until I saw a woman glance at them at church. It was a horrible feeling. My nails looked so trashy. I am not one for really keeping up appearances, but maintaining myself is different. So no polished nails for a while, I guess. ;)

  5. My nails always look terrible one day after they are done. That's why I never do them. But they look so pretty :)

  6. I don't like my fingernails painted but I LOVE my toenails painted, but only if the professionals do it after a pedicure. hahaha! That chocolate color looks awesome! Such a sweet Mom you have to buy it for you. Hope you enjoy it!


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