Nail polish?

img-thingOk, ok. I do, on occasion, wear nail polish. I have a terrible habit of biting my nails, and I find that putting a clear coat on my fingernails will keep me from chewing on them, or at least remind me not to whenever I get a mouthful of horrible chemicals.

I will also occasionally will go crazy and paint my toenails ridiculous colors. Preferably in the wintertime, when few people will see the lime green, orange, fuchsia and neon blue rainbow that has somehow haphazardly landed on my feet. (I tell you, for all that I’ve got a steady hand with a brush pen, I am total crap when it comes to painting my nails. Not even those weird foamy toe separators help.)

Maybe I should think about wearing colored nail polish during February, though. There’s nothing quite as disturbing as watching an episode of CSI and discovering that the carefully made-up corpse has fingernails that are less purple than yours. But I guess that’s what you get for living in Alberta in the wintertime. -40 C is not kind anyone, and even with three layers of gloves on, the winter chill still manages to make my hands hover a few degrees above freezing until about May.

News: Posted February 13th, 2009 by Alina

^ 6 Comments to “Nail polish?”

  1. Oh yeah, I’ve got the exact same problem. If I’m not careful my hands go this reddish purple.

    Posted February 13th, 2009 at 8:21 am
  2. Aldagrim Says:

    My fingers turned blue for a few weeks, so I understand the circulatory system problem. Of course, with me it was a blood clot caused by lupus.

    Posted February 13th, 2009 at 9:24 am
  3. I thought I was the only woman on the planet with little to no nail polishing skills. I’m a freakin’ artist and I can’t paint my own nails! And lipstick never stays on my lips for more than five minutes, no matter what I do.
    Good thing I’m naturally a hottie. 😉

    Posted February 13th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
  4. Keith Says:

    Not too much to complain about this year in Edmonton though. Visiting my parents three hours south in Calgary right now, so I don’t know how downhill it’s gone, but as far as Albertan winters go this one has been mild — I think the 10 minutes until body parts fall off or freeze to a deep blue shade only last four or five days this time around, usually we get a month of it.

    Posted February 16th, 2009 at 2:47 am
  5. Kunopsi Says:

    If you put petroleum jelly around your nails, then if you miss your nails it’ll only get on the jelly and you can just wipe it off without spending ninety billion hours trying to chip the polish off your skin 🙂

    Posted February 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 pm
  6. DannyboyO1 Says:

    Wouldn’t that require a really steady hand with the petroleum jelly?

    Wow, that statement is so weird out of context. XD

    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

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