Thursday, August 2, 2012


I've always liked nail polish but have been too afraid to wear anything on my fingers, because I'm not the type to like to stand out in a crowd. I felt like people would look at me and be like, "Hey! Look! She's got skittles for fingernails!" I guess I feel this way because I have little hands with thin fingers and short, round fingernails... not the pretty hands found in Essie and Revlon ads. And now that I'm a mom and I'm constantly washing dishes, I'm starting to get man hands... rough and ashy and unappealing. I pick my cuticles and my nails, and I NEVER get them done because its just not worth it to me. So... I have decided that now is the time to make a change. I'm going to become polished and more lady-like (even if its just for the first two weeks of the new school year). I've already purchased about 11 new nail colors (because they were on sale), and I plan on wearing a new color each week. That means that I should be covered for at least 11 weeks, right? Anywoo...
These Wet n' Wild (Quick dry or something another) were among the first colors I bought. I got them at Target for $.98.
These Wet n' Wild were $.45, and the blue makes me nervous. It almost looks like black. I'm pretty sure I won't wear it and that glittery burgandy until October. They are very severe on my hands, but I have to wear them since I bought them.
These Sinful Colors are all from Walgreens and cost me $.99 each. I absolutely adore all the colors, and I actually look forward to wearing them. They are very summery and cool.
And these are little nuggets of nail polish gold! I stumbled upon these little bottles (Jazz and Lilac) of Essie polish in the clearance section of the Walgreens. A regular bottle of Essie is $8, and that was the regular price of this pair, but I got them for $4! Yippee for me! The colors are exactly what I would wear. The tan is a good nude color for someone of my complexion, so I'm sure this will be my go-to color when I punk out from wearing that dark blue and burgandy. Who knows... maybe I'll buy a regular sized bottle of that Essie Jazz when this is all used up! These are all the colors on my man hands (except the silver). I think they might be alright!
BTW, I'm cringing at the sight of those skittles on my fingertips. *sigh*


  1. You would absolutely dread my nail collection. I'm the opposite of you. I prefer my colors loud and obnoxious. And, I also rarely match my toes and fingers. The colors may coordinate, but they won't match.

    Anyway, good luck on your journey!

  2. i love all the different colors together


  3. You don't have man hands!!!!!!! I'm impressed that you're going to do a different color each week- I like the idea of nail polish but I hate the time it takes to apply and dry...ugh. And I think your skittles are fun!