Since I was a wee lass, I’ve had a thing for nail polish. I remember the first time I recognized my love for it was at a slumber party, when an older girl named Tara painted all our toenails this electric pink (very early 90’s). I was 4 years old and I couldn’t stop staring at my toes and walked around like I was Barbie Cinderella PJ Sparkles Glam Princess.
Fast forward a few years. It’s 4th grade and everyone, including the Olsen Twins (my then-idols) had blue nails. Oooh, those blue nails… how I coveted them! Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to wear anything but the lightest, daintiest shades of pink on my fingernails because the the fun stuff I wanted to wear, like bright red and purple, were “floozy colors”. This saddened me so, but I obeyed The Law of Mom and stuck to the boring little girl colors.
A couple years later I was in junior high and by some miracle, Mom decided to let me wear some Olsen Twin colors. JOY! My friends and I went nuts… we painted our nails to match our hair ribbons that matched our camisoles we wore under our ugly school uniform polo shirts. Rebels, we were, with our baby blue nails with sparkles on top.
Nowadays, I wear Floozy Colors with abandon. I actually have somewhat of a problem whenever I go to Target or Walgreens or Rite Aid or pretty much any place that sells polish because I’ll just pick one up here and there to add to my massive collection. I end up at Target a few times a week to pick up diapers and things, so you can imagine how quickly I ended up with 50 different shades of hot pink in a box under my sink.
Some of my current loves:
1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro – Steel Grey
2. OPI – Shootout at the OK Coral
3. Revlon – Plum Seduction (ALL TIME FAVORITE, FOREVER AND EVER AMEN)
4. Revlon – Revlon Red
5. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Petal Pusher
And since we’re talking about favorites, what are yours? I haven’t picked up my weekly polish yet… :)