Oh, my days, Posse! This is a funkydoodle time – El O has strep (AND a staph-like infection in one of his fingers), I’m recovering from a Contact Dermatitis, probably caused by hair dye (rinsing in the shower) – my back is healing, but for 2 weeks it felt like alligator skin floating on lava. Or lava floating on alligator skin. Whatever – it hurt and itched like crazy! Now it’s Peeling Alligator Skin (ew) though the lava part seems to have subsided. Little blessings.
Work is nuts – in a GREAT way – because I get paid. But I’m keeping track of 3 or 4 projects, all of which are comprised of about a billion little parts, like a knockoff watch.
And I’m starting to get that skritchy throat……damn you, El O! This’d better not be Ebola!
So. I got nothin’. Nothin’ perfume-wise, at any rate.
But I do gotz nails!
That is a MAJOR thing for me. All my life, I’ve suffered from weak, peeling (as in, my index fingernails would stop at the tip of the nail bed, then proceed, like geographical strata, in peeling layers. Ew. Nail Magic was the only formula that worked – and that was because it was chockablock with formalin (and that was okay by me – if you’ve ever touched an embalmed body you know it’s hard as a rock) Then the Health Police harshed my nail mellow, removing the formalin and rendering Nail Magic useless to my splintery digits. I thought all was lost and was resigned to just wearing a clear coat and hoping for the best.
Until I stumbled upon this little gem
I have no idea how I came upon it – and I couldn’t care less. I’m just happy AF that it is here and on my nails! It’s all EOs and more EOs and about 3 chem-y things at the very bottom, none of which are formalin – but it works like a charm! Lookit!
I was going to try some ‘interesting’ color – but I’ve gone that route a few times – and it freaked me out so much I took it off after a day and put on a YNBB. Drives my bfffe wild, as she loves her some ‘interesting’ color and gel-y stripes and things, so joint trips to the nail salon are fraught with a bit of creative tension! It’s confirmed: I’m a YNBB girl, all the way, as evidenced by the 20 (TWENTY!) shades of YNBB that reside in my polish basket, alongside the 1 pink, 1 red and 1 gold (and that one doesn’t even count because on me it’s just YNBB with some glitter). I fell in love with a Pat McGrath/Sephora colorswatch photo and beetled out of here like a lima bean, looking to replicate…… after spending an hour at Sephora and Ulta I realized that the love I have for that photo is the color of the model’s skin, which I cannot replicate, alas, that gorgeous hint of cinnamon under the warm brown.. I’m more of a cool yellow-brown. Alas.
but! A gal can come close. My new color (which is replicated at least 6 times in my basket) is Nina Ultra Pro ‘A Touch of Creme’, a coolish café au lait which gives that same nail look on my cooler, slightly lighter skin. . I chose Nina because it cost about 1/4 of O.P.I. and I am NOT going beyond that price point. Gardener, remember? Rocks don’t care if you’re wearing Chanel or Wet n’ Wild. But. Ew. It STINKS! Once my Summer color fades I’ll go back to my O.P.I. standby (for the past 10+ years) Hopelessly in Love.
Jeebus, I’m Boring With the Colors.
I know there are some serious Nailies out there – is this (following thing) a ‘thing’? I have had stronger nails for a couple of months, now – but I just realized that when I polish them I hold my hands differently. I can actually feel the weight of the polish on my fingertips. It is a bit of a louche/luxe feel and after I finish planting 8 grasses today I’ll probably take it off and go back to the Nail Guardian until Saturday when I have to do myself up for a Gala. `Perhaps because I so seldom wear it, but I equate this feeling with wearing wide sleeves and heavy, dangly earrings – gorgeous and very luxe, but unsuited to my daily life. They are fun to look at, though.
Crikey! This is more Nail Thought than I’ve ever had in my collective life! LOL! You Posse are SO patient, to read my nail ramblings. So ImmadoaGiveaway! No, not nail polish, perfume!!! (of which I haz a LOT!)
Tell me a nail story? Do you gotz nails? No Nails? Polish? No polish? What’s your go-to for strengthening? I’ll have The Girl poke a Very Strong PawNail and pull a winner or two.