Wednesday, February 18, 2009

recycle....

For anyone that knows me well....you are aware that my nails have looked hideous for about the last well lets say 15 years....:) I like to say it is an occupational hazard....coloring hair all day...working with chemicals...such as bright red, jet black sometimes even purple, well partner that with not having a ton of time for extras like walking to the back room and getting gloves...(or could that just be laziness????) my nails have been interesting shade of shit brown for sometime now!!! :)

Yes people have commented, because really you couldn't miss them....some would even try and soften their comment up by saying they just thought it was a new "shade"...yeah right........

So when I hired my good friend Rita to start working with me.....as a side bar here....Rita and I went to High School & Hair Dressing School together so we know each other well....even though I am technically her boss now....she is still very comfortable telling me how she sees it!!! lol

So Rita starts and on about day 3 she says "Michelle...I am so disgusted by your nails...what has happened to you....you are the reason I keep my nails painted at all times"....oh man here we go I thought... apparently once in hairdressing school and this was when I would tediously paint my nails EVERY night...because my pet peeve is chipped nail polish and when your hands are in water all day, they chip.... sooooo you start the whole process again day after day....anyways I guess I said that if you are going to be in the beauty business the WHOLE package has to look nice.....oh shit...why oh why do I have to make such a big deal out of things some times....man this one sure came back to bit me in the ass now didn't it!!!! haha

So away I went with my head bowed in shame and my nails carefully tucked away for the rest of the day......

Once I got home I thought well there you have it...time to start painting the damn nails again.........so I dug out my HUGE bin of over 80 shades of nail polish.......no joke honestly when I do something I go all out.....so back in the day when I had nice nails I had every color known to man.....I rummaged through trying to find a color that inspired me that day.....haha

I started with the Chip Skip and then onto the base/strengthener coat and then 2 coats of color ending with a rapid dry top coat.......and some setting spray stuff to make them shiny and dry faster........oh my this is a huge ordeal...really who the hell has time for this.........but I must say my nails look better.....okay 1000 times better........and everyone comments on them........so I ask myself did everyone notice how hideous they were, I just assumed people didn't notice....haha yeah right....honestly people they were clean nails...they were just stained!!!

So now of course I have entered into the world of buying nail lacquer again oh so fun really...so many hot colors....so I thought I would share one that is getting so many RAVE reviews when I wear it...I have now bought it for about 5 different people and everyone seems to comment on it when I wear it....it is by China Glaze called RECYCLE.....

enjoy and get those nails painted ladies...


8 comments:

Dionne said...

I am jealous of people with great nails. I am trying to stop biting mine. I stopped back in my highschool days when my mum offered to pay me $5 for each nail, so I grew them, but then when I was in college I started up again.

I would love to be able to paint mine, but they are just so short and stubby, that painting them would draw too much attention to them.

I need someone to offer me money to grow them out again, lol!

Brooke said...

i'm too lazy, so i typically just keep the piggies painted in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Tuned in again today. :)
Told you I loved that nail colour when we had coffee!
PS I truly never noticed your nails before!
S

Rebekah said...

I am searching the internet right now to find that polish! Gray is my new favorite color....all the baby gear is in it...and I've been looking for that EXACT shade for months. I am forever indebted to you :).

Small House said...

I paint my toes, does that count? Back in the day, you know pre children, running, work, life, I had great finger nails.
My toes are ugly, so I paint those to distract from the ugly toes.
HAHA
Have a great day.
Sandra

Chris Bliss said...

...Im going to go paint my nails now... Mine look bad tooo!

AndreaLeigh said...

so pretty! I love the gray.

corrin said...

I love that color! I'm not good at painting my own nails, so I always have to go for a manicure to get them painted.