Oct 24, 2006

Imperfection-wk 4

My imperfection confession for this week is that, at the age of 29, I am still a nail biter. I am not proud of this fact, but I don't seem to be be able to do anything about it. My hands get so dry when I am working, that that leads to dry hands, which leads to bitten nails, and so on and so forth. And the glue I use is particularly fond of nail enamel. It will stick to polish like superglue! So manicures are a waste of time for me. My hands may be clean and tidy for a week or two, but inevitably it all goes to pot.

This photo was taken at a lovely birthday dinner that we attended a week or so ago (Happy Birthday Randee!). There was this funny, sparkly man who befriended our table and told us all about his working with disadvantaged kids and young adults. He went to the trunk of his giant Cadillac and pulled out the big box of Wet n' Wild beauty supplies and told us to pick something. Jamey picked the glitter nail polish, and then began painting her nails at the table (luckily we were seated on the patio). Despite my knowledge of the formaldehyde and chemicals in these polishes, I joined in and have spent the last 10 days picking at what is left of the sparkles. My poor, dry hands are a mess! How can something so sad, come from something so sparkly?? LOL. I should just get out the Acetone and clean 'em up! Maybe later . . .

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5 comments:

Deb R said...

I like the photo. Cool angle!

Funky Finds said...

I bite my nails too! I have as long as I can remember. Mom has tried everything in my life to get me to quit. But hey, I figure it is my one major vice. What's the big deal? :)

Loralee Choate said...

My nails suckasuckaSUCK.

They are thin in the first place and I do not help matters by biting them!

Arg.

I love the photo...the angle and your lips make it intriguing.

tyn said...

I think this is the cutest picture-

Anonymous said...

I'm finally famous! A mention in Michelle's blog. I can now die happy.

PS: Just be thankful you didn't try that lipstick stuff that stays on for 3 days. It's impossible to remove short of sandpaper.

The Famous Randee