I cleaned up pretty well for prom and such, but I wasn't really much of a girly girl.
My first year of college, Homestead got a hold of me and a box of clairol and said, "you need to dye your hair . . sit still . . . I'll help." And I let her.
But I stopped that nonsense when Middle was about two.
Sure, I pluck and preen and groom and brush and polish, but it's more out of necessity than desire. I really love a stretch of days that require no make-up. I like those days A LOT.
In recent months-slash-years, I've become a bit of a girly girl about nails.
I like doing nails. Scratch that. I LOVE doing nails. I could probably open a salon. I already have the Asian thing going. I'd call it "Beautiful Nail" so all the white folks would wonder if you could get more than one nail done at a time. Joking.
I'm in the middle of a confession here.
I like doing nails. My own. Yes. The kids. Yes. It's like having 60 little tiny blank canvases to practice with and create stuff on. I love it.
And as such, I'm posting a few cool ideas. My likey to share.
|This is Sally Hansen InstaDri #320 with a freehand volleyball done with fine line white & black.|
|Best toe-nail color EVER. Sally Hansen #375, Gone Grey. Her toes are SO hard to polish . . . they all curl under. One day on the beam and all but the big guy is rubbed off. Cute little piggies, though, aren't they?|
|Gone Grey with #270 Lacey Lilac. Thin white belt & flowers.|
|Best wearing manicure to date. Gone Grey with #130 Blue Me Away and #300 White On. I used a makeup sponge and lines of color on paper to sponge this on in strips. I put silver glitter over the top. It wore for almost 10 days.|