Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Paint my Nails by the Pool in the Winter

This is possibly the weirdest "winter" ever here on the East Coast.  When I come home from work this week, I've been hauling my derriere out to sit by the pool and soak up the sunshine.  And by pool, I mean the tile and plaster-falling off-opaque green water-unkempt concrete nightmare that came with the house we bought.  We are in the process of draining it and trying to assess how much work it needs to get up and running, but for now, I sit by it like it's a beautiful blue summer dream. 

Last night I grilled some kielbasa and sat by the pool, trying to pretend like the hardest decision in my life right now is what color to paint my nails.  I splurged on 2 new colors at CVS the other week (I use the word "splurge" loosely since they were on super-duper-sale for about a dollar each.  Do you guys coupon at CVS?  TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!) 

This is Cherries in the's actually a lot pinker than it looks in the picture.  I've had a hot pink polish from Avon for years, but this is such a vibrant, saturated modern hot love!
 and this is Bold Sangria...I can't find it on the website, so maybe it's discontinued?  It's such a fun purpley-plum.  I did one coat and it lasted a good 9 days before it really started chipping.  Great pigment, too--I love it when polishes look the same in the bottle as they do on your nails.  And it inspired me to make sangria last week, so it's basically a win-win-win.

I've really been into shades of blue and green lately, but these just whispered "modern girl" to me and I knew they belonged in my collection.

Next on my list is a really great coral--anyone found one they like?
But tonight I think my nails need to go green in honor of the weekend...maybe my fave Minted by Revlon!

What color are your nails this week?


  1. this made me smile! we have been having weird weather over on the west coast too. And I actually just painted my nails green... for st. patrick's day! yay!

  2. No color =) I havent painted them. =)
    Followed. And maybe you'll stop by me someday.


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