I don’t put a lot of effort into my appearance.
Shocking revalation. I know y’all thought I was some prim & proper beauty queen…
I grew up in sweats & ponytails and just never kicked the habit. We have a “relaxed” dress code at work and I don’t care if the three other people in the office see me sans makeup/brushed-hair/clothes-that-match.
So when I actually do go through the trouble of making myself presentable, it’s a big deal. If I put brain power into matching shoes to bag and exhaust my arm muscles blow drying my hair, I’m gonna get the most out of it.
via pinterest, obvs
The point of all this is : I painted my nails this weekend.
That’s it. The end.
Just kidding. So I took the time to base, polish, top coat… sat patiently while it dried… blah blah blah.
It looked great! Loved it.
Not twenty-freaking-four hours later, a corner chips. Jerk.
And then it catches inside my pocket, and half the polish lifts up. I give it a tug and the whole nail-shaped polish-chunk comes clean off the nail.
So naturally while I sat in my car at the laundromat (beach living isn’t always so glamorous), I went ahead and just ripped the rest of that shit right off.
I used OPI’s “Nail Envy” base coat, Essie base color, a Forever21 glitter coat, and Revlon top coat. Swear it wasn’t this Tinkerbell peel-off polish :
(Tell me you remember that so I don’t feel super old for the second time this week.)
Anyways this has happened the last as-many-as-I-can-remember times, so I can say with about 99% certainty it’s either user error or my body repelling anything girly I try to do to it.
Which, whatever. At least I don’t have to worry about ever really being a beauty queen.
* * * Anybody else? Am I the only one with super jank nails that don’t want to be colorful and turn expensive polish into a peel-and-stick game?