Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dark Manicure


Well you all know this blog is about a day in the life of a Product Junkie Entrepreneur, me. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I want to share one of my bi-weekly treats to myself with you. In a typical day I can say my hands are the appendage of greatest significance on my body. I use them for everything cutting, stirring, opening boxes, lifting, pouring….I think you get the picture I use them for every single thing!!

So it’s no surprise that my hands can look a hot mess if they are not treated to a manicure every other week. At the moment I am deeply in love with the dark hues. Now, I have to let you know that until recently I never wore colored nail polishes. Whenever I got manicures I would always just apply clear polish (base & top coat). This always worked for me because number one I (please note the honesty here) am inpatient at times and never have to worry about smearing the nail polish if I leave too soon. The other reason why I always stayed away from color is because I have freakishly small hands and nail beds. I always felt my nails looked nuts when I apply any pigmented color to them. At best, if I had a special occasion or event to go to I would apply a neutral or nude color just to give my hands a little oomph.

This all changed, last spring, when my manicurist suggested I try one of the darker nail polishes. I told her I love the trend on everyone else like Rihana, but, unless she wanted me to walk around looking like a freak I would pass. To make a long story short, I decided to give it a try since she agreed to remove the polish if I didn’t like it. Well needless to say I did’nt like it, I loooooooved it!!!!! And have been rocking it ever since. This week I’m wearing Eifel For This Color by O.P.I. some other favorites of mine by O.P.I. are Yoga-Ta Get This Blue and Lincoln Park After Dark.

1 comment:

Quetia said...

I was such a tomboy that I still have a problem with getting manicures and pedicures. (LOL!!!!) I love sophistication and elegance but I was never taught how to "take care of myself". I am learning though... (at 34 years old).