Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I can't do conservative

This is OPI Dazzle Me which is a very sheer silvery green. I usually put it over something. It looks really nice over the Orly creme greens and blues. I've put it over yellow too.

Today I have an important work meeting so I decided to go conservative.

I started with this which is Orly Sweet Blush.

It was streaky as all get out though. I kept adding layers when it wasn't dry enough and then I messed it up trying to do laundry. I thought I could fix the one nail, but the cotton ball got stuck on another nail and I just took it off. I think I might be nervous about my meeting.

I don't have a nail polish dress code at work (yet.) Thanks to me I think they have one on hair color. Sadly, pink is now not allowed. Unless you are OF A CERTAIN AGE. Cuz I've seen some funky hair on the menopausal ones who keep turning the heat down.

I learned my lesson when this dog

knocked my bottle into my lap when I was trying to polish in the living room. Polish on my expensive work pants. I can't even blame Joe. This is what Joe looks like when he's jumping on me. lol. Behind him is Patches, wearing her pretty cone. She goes through periods of chewing on her legs. She needs some animals to herd.

Katee gave tips for a good home manicure and nowhere did she say its a good idea to clutch the bottle between your knees in the living room where dogs are chasing the Kong. Or to apply multiple layers and then do laundry. You learn something every day.

I can't remember what I ended up wearing, probably OPI Parles vous opi, which is a mauve-family purple. Pretty. A little darker than probably considered "work appropriate," but I'm not in the business field so I don't have to worry about it too much. I'm middle management at a counseling and social work agency. My boss doesn't really like my style, but I don't have to change it or lose my job. She just gives me "feedback." To which I answer, "Thanks for sharing."

I don't have a lot of pics of my nails, but I'll get them up and running so I can put a pic for what I'm talking about. Now that I have the camera working and I'm getting better at it every day, I will build up an archive. Thanks for reading!!


  1. Where are your photos? I'm not seeing any. Too funny about the dog and the polish. You should buy the polish remover in the jar with the sponge inside. That way all you do is plunge in one nail and off it comes. No messing up the other nails. I love the stuff.

  2. I'm adding pics now!! You have made me care. Thanks!!! I've had that kind before and it does work really well, even gets the polish out of your cuticles and you can just pour a new bottle in there once in awhile. I forgot about those!!!