Speaking of tootsies...how long has it been since they've seen the sun? and better yet....will you allow them to be in the sun?
I am a nailpolish girl. Always have been and always will be. I love the look of well manicured hands and feet - it's so...feminene, beautiful & GIRLY!! From my first days with Tinkerbell peel off nailpolish to my two-coat "arsnic"-smelling (according to Mr. S.) adult nailpolish I LOVE it all. If OPI, Sally Hansen....Wet & Wild are hearing me I would LOVE to be a nailpolish tester!!
....okay enough about my affinity for nailpolish, back to the topic on hand...
So, your toes...are they cold? Do they look like winter?
Break 'em out of those socks, pull out the polish and let's get them ready for summer!!
You Will Need:
Nail polish remover
cottonballs & Q-tips
Nailpolish (this summer bright colors are in!)
a Book/remote control.....if you are questioning the last three items on your list they are of necessary convienience. If someone comes to the door, calls & to pass the time while your toes are drying you have everything you need at your fingertips...walking needs to be at a minimum!
Remove your old, chipped, nailpolish - be sure to get every bit of Carribean Sea (or whatever color you have) off those toe nails. Next, do a quick wash (soap & water) of those feet and a complete Dry.
Once you are ready (everything is at reaching distance and you have at least and hour to yourself) get yourself as close to your toes as you can. I tend to bend myself in a yoga-looking position, today we will call it "Polish of the Toe". Sit on the floor with knees bent at the chest. Take your right foot and place it on top of your left knee. Take a deep breath in and a slow exhale. You should be able to hold your foot with one hand while polishing with the other.
Pull out the Polish and let's go to town! In this picture I am currently using Tangerine Dream - oh yeah. I usually do two coats of a color. Depending on how - cheap - the nailpolish is you may need to do more than two to get your desired color (cheaper nailpolish is "watered" down). If you really, really want to you can do a top coat of clear, but I find that my pedicure lasts just fine without it - a manicure is another story! You can use toe seperators if you have them. I usually don't. You can use cottonballs if you need to (I usually use it for my pinky toe b/c it bends in a bit)
Dry. Give yourself some time. Read a book. Watch a movie. Chat with an old friend. Give your polish at least 20 minutes (unless you are using fancy "express" finish polish) before you move around too much. I like to give myself an hour and here is why:
1. It will be DRY. I can walk, put my feet in socks and or slip into the covers without fear of smudging
2. An hour to do whatever I want!!
You can correct any mistakes with a Q-tip dipped in nailpolish remover or you can create some pretty fun designs with the tip of your nailpolish brush. Be creative.
Score some polish of your own and get ready to rock them in flip flops this summer (because it's gonna come eventually)
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The contest closes on Friday June 17th. There will be TWO winners. Each will get a bottle of
NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Pink Promenade Creme
Mocha Mish Mash gave a pretty sweet review on this polish and she knows her stuff!