A long time ago,
in a galaxy far far away –er before I had kids I used to put nail polish on my fingers nails. I had the time and energy to do them, and, well, I was not battling the rough-tough terrain that I am now. Since the boys were born, I can probably count on my fingers the number of times I have bothered to do them. That isn’t to say that I don’t love a little color in my life, especially on my toes during the summer months. I always keep the boys guessing what color they will see via my flip-flop feet each week.
The other day, I painted my finger nails and my four year old son sat in amazement. He had never seen me do it before. What was the special occasion? There was no blog conference, wedding, or other celebration. No, this was a Muppets moment. Yes, you read that right.
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A day earlier, I found a bounty of OPI brand nail lacquer that is specifically made around The Muppets. Before I knew it, I HAD to get a bottle of Rainbow Connection and then convinced myself to also purchase Animal-istic. When JSL and I were home, I asked him if he wanted to help me paint my fingernails. Please note, he eventually asked to do his own, but I convinced him it would be too hard for him to wait and let the glittery polish dry. Phew! He was fascinated with the process at first and eventually ditched me to play since it was taking forever.
It was fun wearing the sparkly polish around, but I forgot how rough I am with my hands when knitting and working around the house. Guess I will need to work on that if I continue to add colors to my nails. Lots more to share about the Muppets polish, my adventure, and some comedy of errors that happened along the way.
So my question to you this week is inspired by my new curiosity for nail polish and getting it to last long:
Do you wear nail polish? If you do what are your favorite colors for your finger nails? I would also love to have any tips to helping a manicure last longer when there are so many obstacles in life.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
I very rarely where color on my hands but on my toes I like bold & Bright colors! I think I would LOVE that OPI one : )
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Cool sparkles! :) I don’t paint my nails – too much trouble maintaining them, so I’d be curious to see if you get any answers to how to keep them nice. :) I do, however, paint my toenails on a regular basis! :)
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I don’t. Mostly because I am too lazy to actually do it. My three year old daughter on the other hand always asks to wear nail polish. And her favorite color is pink.
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Wow. We need those moments.
I am like you. Since kids, there’s just no time…time to dry means smudge for me.
But I Love mine in RED :)
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I love painting my nails. I prefer an peach or rust color.
I’m a Jafra consultant (www.myjafra.com/modette), so I have every color of nailpolish under the sun – and I rotate them all! I love bright red on my fingernails, though I’m sporting a rare (for me) pale pink right now. As for maintenance, do not use lotion before painting your nails. Use nail polish remover on nails before painting, even if you have no NP to remove – it gets them ready to accept the paint. Use a base coat, wait 3-5 minutes, then the color, then 3-5 min, then the top coat. Wait at least a half-hour and then repeat, but doing the repeat the next day is even better. As for chips, paint just the chipped portion in multiple layers until the color matches the rest of the nail, and then paint the entire nail. Top with a clear coat. Don’t drink wine during manicures; it affects body heat, which affects how well the polish adheres to the nails as well.
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I don’t wear polish as much as I used to, but when I do I love wearing bright colors.
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Yes, I have my nails done professionally with an acryllic coating so they don’t break. I usually either have a french manicure or color. I just went yesterday and had a red base with a red sparkly for the tips. Happy HHolidays.
Painting my nails is my “me time,” and I do it almost every night after my daughter is in bed. I don’t have any tips for making it last longer, because I rarely keep it on for more than a day or two. But I swear by Seche Vite top coat, which dries extremely quickly.
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I wear polish on my toes! Right now it’s Wocka Wocka from Opi
I used to wear nail polish but I gave up after baby number 3. Now I have fun doing my daughters nails. As for making them last longer I have no idea short of hiring a housekeeper.
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I haven’t in a long time. However I do like Neutrals and bright colors. It really depends on my mood and what I am wearing.
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I don’t have an answer for making fingernail polish last. I used to have acrylic nails and I always wore red. I still always wear red (mostly) on my toes. Before my last surgery I removed my acrylics and never put them back on. I get mani/pedis but I don’t have any polish (even clear) on my fingernails because it always chips by day two. Occasionally I’ll go pink or holidayish on my toes at Kennedy’s request. Happy Chanukah Beth!!
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I do wear nail polish..love the sparkles on you. For me they don’t last long due to housework..so I normally reapply after a few days.. when they get badly chipped.
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I use to be a slave to the manicure thing until I realized how much of my time I was wasting. A good top coat with every other day applications and a good base coat help preserve.
Have a great weekend!
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I do not do my nails but my friends do they have had many styles
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Nope I don’t because it chips off. I don’t like that.
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I thought of you on Christmas day … I had the purple glitter Muppet color in my stocking and I thought “Beth would love this!!!”
I think I’ll use it this weekend for New Year’s. :) (the name of it cracks me up too…it’s called “Divine Swine”…in honor of Miss Piggy!)
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