As some of you know, removing glitter polishes can be a total pain in the arse. Half a bottle of remover, dry cuticles, glitter on your hands, furniture,.. How do you get a clean slate? I learned this cool trick from the countless other nail blogs I frequent.
- nail polish remover
- one baby wipe cut into ten pieces
- 10 square pieces of foil (size many vary according to nail/finger size)
Use a cotton swab to rub in Vaseline, er, petroleum jelly on your cuticles. (it protects the skin) Give a swish of remover to a baby wipe square. Immediately seal with the foil. Repeat 6 more times. The 7th time, you will be wondering why you did this & reason that an hour of scrubbing each nail with a cotton ball is easier. Finally, all ten fingers are protected from alien mind-melding.
(Champagne Supernova - Oasis, is a nice long song to listen to while your soul, er glitter, is being dissolved, or Stairway To Heaven, whatever floats your boat.)
Gently squeeze the foil around your nail & rub it back and forth a few times. Pull off the foil and voila! It's clean! Yes, the first time feels tedious & strange. I promise you, like other first times, it gets easier & a bit predictable.
What does a clean slate entail to you? A new job? A new outlook? A new relationship? Perhaps a situation that has been clouded with muck & dirt which required a complete wipe? A relationship that has been drowning in a puddle, that has been picked up, rinsed off and buffed anew again?
Things that are cleanliness next to Godliness, need some sort of maintenance. Nail polish doesn't fall off on it's own, it chips, it smudges, it never comes off without help. Don't let those dirty layers build up. It's only okay to cover another chipped polish in an emergency.
Get that old polish off & find a new color! Feeling more glitter? Feeling sassy? (red) Feeling demure? (nude) Feeling bold? (neon orange) Need to breathe? (manicure) We talk with our hands, our status is revealed with our hands (relationship rings, fabulous right hand rings, soft skin, rough skin) What are you trying to reveal?
Zoya "Jana" seen above. I love it in the bottle, as it has a pinkish, purple hue in this creme polish.. On my hand, is another story. It makes my skin-tone look pinkish-red. I'm not quite sure which skin tone this is meant for, but it isn't mine.
Time to wipe off and start over.
My two-month-old in a Jumperoo already. He's wearing 6 month clothes and in a size 3 diaper! I expect him to crawl, get his driver's license & drive off to the mall soon....
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