Friday, March 6, 2015

#SOLC - My Nails

I continue to think about relationships for the #SOLC15. Today, I am considering my relationship with my nails.

Last week, I decided it was time to ditch all things winter, even though there were still several inches of snow on the ground. So, when I went to get my gel nail polish touch-up, I noticed this really nice dark watermelon color that was new. I was immediately drawn to how bright and happy the color was.

I did notice that it seemed to have some sparkle to it, but that just seemed to highlight the "fun-ness" of the color. The nail tech applied the color, and in the salon it looked wonderful. I paid and then walked out the door into the sunshine of a brisk winter day.  By the time I walked to my car a short distance from the salon door, that sunshine let me know that I was now channeling the middle school girl in me - that sparkle was more like glitter.

Every time I look at my new nail color, there seems to be more and more glitter embedded on my nails. Recently, I was downtown and there was a cheerleading competition at our convention center. There were many cheerleaders walking around sightseeing, rocking the glitter they wear to jazz up their team appearance - that is exactly how my nails look. Trust me when I say I am way past feeling comfortable with the middle school glitter stage.

So, I am having a relationship issue with this color - I am pretty sure we need to break up. Nothing personal. It's not you, it's me...

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9 comments:

  1. I like how you are focusing on relationships. I love your last lines: So, I am having a relationship issue with this color-I am pretty sure we need to break up. Nothing personal, it's not you, it's me… What a clever way to reflect on trying something new.

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  2. Having thought about writing about my nails myself, I was drawn to your post. I loved it! It gave me such a chuckle. I say embrace your teeny bopper self and flaunt that glitter polish with all the swag you have:-)

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  3. I like the sparkle! I had the same issue with some new sparkly "Jamberry" nails a friend gave me. I tried them and thought "I'm a mom, I can't wear glitter." But by the end of the week, they made me feel happy! Enjoy the sparkle....btw love the color too!

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  4. I see what you mean about the glitter, but it is pretty.

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  5. I like the idea of writing every day around a theme...like relationships. Your comparison to a cheerleading competition really helped me visualize the amount of glitter on your nails!

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  6. I also turn to my nails for a little pick-me-up in the midst of the winter doldrums. However, it is my toenails that receive the attention. For some reason I just can't keep my fingernails looking decent long enough to make it to the nail salon. Getting a pedicure in winter is like my own secret little sign of the hope of warmer weather to come. I am currently rocking a lovely hot pink on my toes, seen only by me.

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  7. I'm so happy to see you participating and writing slices! Your relationship pieces make me stop and think and this one lets me know nail polish season is right around the corner.

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  8. Guess what I used a similar color for my toenails with glitter - seemed like a better place for me to hide my desire for warmer temps. My husband asked, "what did you do to your toes?" I had a similar feeling.

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