The One with Painted Finger Nails

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I haven't painted my nails in nearly six years. (Well, white tips don't count - I'm talking all over color.) I'll do anything to avoid attracting attention to my hands. They're big and veiny and look like my dad's. (No offense padre). But you know what? This title page picture in FamilyCircle magazine might have just change my mind.

I love the idea of painting each nail a different color. I love the fact that these colors remind me of the new Dear Lizzy line by American Crafts. I love that these colors would match a lot of different things in my wardrobe. And I love that there's a buyer's guide in the back of the magazine that tells me each and every shade, how much it costs, and where to buy:
OPI Nail Lacquer, Teal the Cows Come Home, $8.50,
Orly, Lemonade, $7.50,
Jessica Cosmetics, Purple Essence, $7,
Essie, Van D'Go, $8,

So if you happen to notice my dolled up nails in the next few weeks, this is what inspired the sudden manicure.


  1. I recently started painting my nails again...shades of pink and silver with sparkles. We were not allowed to wear polish in the operating room when I worked and then when Alex was born I didn't have time to paint my nails. I finally bought some new polish at the beginning of this year. I have a full box of old polish that I need to throw away. It is not looking too good. Have fun!

  2. I never paint my nails either, ever! I think its because my nails are the prettiest because I am too busy using them to take care of them. Although I use to have fake one's and LOVED them. But I only did clear on those too! LOL.

    But... I am with you! This is inspiration and makes me want to paint mine. Do ya think though that my hands and nails would magically look like hers? For the price of the nail polish they sure better! :)

  3. That looks so neat!! A little girl came in to the store the other day with her fingers and toes like this! I thought it was adorable! :-)

    I REALLY like the Essie one! So soft and pretty! :-)

  4. I would love to have brightly painted fingernails all the time but a bit of clear polish or a French Manicure once in a while is as far as I always have my toenails painted though, usually OPI Belize It Or Not (I love their polish and the names they come up with!) The kids say it always looks like my toes are wearing sunglasses... xxx

  5. DUDE! I totally did this as a kid on my toes and I have no idea why I stopped. I love the teal color!

  6. I don't know that I have ever painted my nails.. and left it for more than an hour! These nails are cute though! I hate my hands!! Right now... they are extremely dry! I wash them way too much! :)


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