Monday, 7 February 2011

Remember to polish!

When I was out shopping with my sweetie DDSIL (Dear-Danish-Sister-in-Law) on Friday, we stopped by one of my favourite local shops - an Aladdin's cave for girls of all ages - the Pink Flamingo :)  They had some new spring nail colours.  I couldn't resist and bought three of them.  I should point out (mainly for the benefit of DH, who occasionally reads what I write here...) that they were as cheap as chips at the knockdown price of 20 Danish crowns a bottle.  [That would be about £2.50 or $4] 

I've already changed my nail colour twice since Saturday morning (it's 10.30am Monday morning, as I type). And that gave me an 'a-ha' moment. In my pre-Flylady days, I would always wear transparent pink nailvarnish.  Because I could get away with wearing it for about two weeks before anyone noticed it chipping etc...  These days, I change my nail colour at least once or twice a week.  And not just pale pink.  Cherry red to pale lilac, strong peach or turquoise blue. It really doesn't take more than three or four minutes to do the job and it makes me feel great.  And young.  Or at least young-ish... ;D  And some days - by complete accident - the colour even matches the scarf that I'm wearing. Howzat!


Have a marvelous Monday! :)

4 comments:

C-Joy said...

Those looks so pretty, I'm tempted to start polishing my nails!

ms. caboo said...

If I had nails to polish, I would. What a great way to stay chipper through the week :)

Dr.Kim said...

OK, please do tell how you are able to polish your nails in 3-4 minutes!?!

The reason I don't do it is that it takes me much longer. I do a bottom coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat. And then it has to dry, meaning I can't touch anything for about 45 mins or else I'll mess it up. After that it looks great but only lasts a few days before it chips. So, in my book, it's not worth it.

But if I could do it in 3-4 minutes and walk away, it would be a whole other story.

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Ms Caboo and C_Joy: you could paint your nails while you chat at your book club? :D

Dr Kim: um, what is bottom coat and top coat? LOL Just joking! I go straight to the colour coat. Sometimes - gaps - the nails only get one coat. But who cares? Progress not perfection as the Flylady says! And if it does chip, just touch up the tips... ;D If you want to do it the perfectionist way, then go ahead and do your four coats. Maybe you could combine it with 'me time' and watch a movie? Or stick to sheer colours that don't show up all the imperfections... Let me know! xo