mellicious: pink manicure (nails)
mellicious ([personal profile] mellicious) wrote2018-12-01 01:11 am

Nail Junkie

Hi, I'm Mel and I'm a nail junkie.
Wanna know what I have on my nails right now? It has many layers - base coat, a couple of layers of KL Polish Cozy In There? and then top-coat - that's the first stage. I wore that for a couple of days and it was chipping so I patched up the chips a bit and then I added a new polish: KL Polish Pisces. Cozy In There (yes, it's a Walking Dead reference) is a blue-gray creme; Pisces is a blue-green shimmer (water-colors, see) so they played very nicely with each other. And I had another new polish I wanted to play with, so one thumbnail also has a coat of a top-coat called Rustling Leaves. It's coppery-looking flakes, and it's very pretty. I'm currently contemplating whether to start over or to just slap Rustling Leaves on top of it all for the weekend.
(I own a polish called Nail Junkie. It's a Sinful Colors polish, which means you used to could buy it at Walgreen's etc. for $1.99, but they don't make it any more so now you can't.)
Anyway, this isn't actually what I was intending to talk about. I was thinking about it on the way home from work and I was thinking about, among other things, the reason I buy polishes instead of getting manicures. (A guy at work asked me once - in the hearing of his girlfriend, presumably because he expected a different answer - if I saved a lot of money doing my own nails, and I said, "Not the way I do it." That's because I own many, many bottles of nail polish, and while I'm partial to buying stuff on sale, I'm pretty sure the average price is considerably above $1.99.)

You could say I have issues with what I let people do to my body. Nails, hair, massages, all of that kind of thing - it's not actually that I'm averse to being touched, so much as that I'm, well, a little bit of a control freak, I guess? I want to control the way I'm touched and whether you buff my nails and what you do to my hair and my eyebrows (do you know how badly some people have wanted to play with my eyebrows? and they didn't seem to realize that that was at all strange). Yeah, I guess it comes down to control, now that I think about it. I'm sure we could tie that back to my childhood and blah blah blah but let's not go there.
Hmm, okay, that's not quite where I meant this to go either. But most of the people that are reading this are probably the same people that have been doing (or just reading) Holidailies for years and it's probably not news to most of you that I'm a little wacky. I was tempted to backspace over part of the parargraph above but I think I'll let it sit.
So hi, I'm Mel. Don't try to buff my nails.

 (Some links: KL Polish, Rustling Leaves, somebody else's pictures of Nail Junkie, my own nail blog)

[personal profile] bunny42 2018-12-01 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, Mel! I'm Bunny. The baseball freak, remember me? I'm a faithful reader of your nail blog, but have never been able to overcome the sign-on garbage I encounter over there, so I'm never able to comment. Holidailies are (is?) the only way I can send you messages, and it's not baseball season!

I have gel manicures every three or four weeks, and don't know how I ever lived without that gel stuff. It lasts and lasts (if I insist on OPI, which I do) and never chips. I have a great technician who is very careful with my "needs" when it comes to personal comfort. Right now I have heavy gold glitter over dark forest green. It feels like wearing jewels on my nails! Just before Christmas I plan to have the same golden glitter over the reddest red I can find. I love the holidays, head to toe!

Hope yours are happy. Go, Astros! (Unless you manage to filch our franchise catcher! Then, we'll have to talk!)