You Nailed It May 12, 2008Posted by smooregasbord in Beauty, Fashion.
I had my first pedicure on my 29th birthday. (Go ahead, I know what you’re thinking, where the heck has this chick lived her entire life, under a rock?!) Instead of being unbelievably “wowed” by the experience and thinking how could I have been missing out on this my whole life, I thought, “Thank you, Lord, for letting me miss out on this!” There’s something about dipping my feet into a vat of bubbly water where many other people have dipped their feet that just doesn’t appeal to me. Then there’s the poking and cutting and filing. It just gives me the hibbie-jibbies. It’s one thing to perform these acts on yourself, but until it becomes more like voodoo and they can feel every prick and poke that they inflict, I’m just not digging it. I may have forgotten to mention that I also have very short toes and even smaller toenails. In fact, when I went for my inaugural pedicure, it was supposed to be a hot stone pedicure. One look at my tiny toes and the lady said no way were those stones gonna fit without a little discomfort! Discomfort?! I practically had my shoes on heading out the door at the sound of that word. This was a spa…I was supposed to be relaxed. She’s lucky that she could even get polish onto my little nail specks. For those of you who are pedicure fanatics, I will say that I did enjoy the leg and foot massage quite a bit!
With that neuroticism laid out in the open, don’t think for one second that I neglect my toenails. I just elect to care for them on my own…all of which is made possible and fun by my local Ulta. This brings me to why I’m posting. I love OPI polish. While it is rather pricey ($8.50 each), the wide applicator brush allows it to be applied smoothly and, undoubtedly, it lasts the longest. Ulta was having a sale this past weekend on OPI where you buy 2 and get 1 bottle free. After much deliberating, I decided on the three colors below which, in my opinion, scream summer!
from L to R: Flashbulb Fuchsia, The It Color, Cajun Shrimp
disclaimer: colors on screen do not appear as fun as they do in person
The first two colors are part of OPI’s Bright Collection. I am currently sporting the Cajun Shrimp which is part of their Classic Collection. There’s one more color that I hope to get my hands on once it hits stores, Green-Wich Village. They’re toenails people…have a little fun!