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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NOTD: Ballerina's Hot Pants & Girl Talk

Another nail of the day, I will be honest, not actually today's nails, but I had the photos of this look saved as a post for some time, I just had to put it all together. I spent the much of the weekend making zucchini bread. Ugh, the actual baking part is no problem, but shredding the stuff becomes torturous after a while. That and I have been reading such a great book (Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood) that I have spent every spare second I had trying to get to the end. Good book, meh ending. Any how...

Oooh, Shiny!

Some time ago, I picked up Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light. I love the colour and full glitter look of it. I always say that cremes are my preferred nail polishes, but I have found that I love a full opaque glitter too. It has to be full glitter though... I don't care for the cremes that have suspended glitter. Continuing, I love the look of this on its own, but it chips like a mother. I wanted to wear it for a girl night, but I had to do my nails a bit in advance. I thought that if I used a non offensive background colour I could get the look of opaque glitter without as many layers, thus resulting in less chipping. Strobe light takes at least three or four coats to get a full cover, btw.

Sally Hansen Miracle Cure, Sephora "Ballerina", Sally Hansen Strobe Light

I used my Sally Hansen Miracle Cure as a base coat since it is so protective and works as an alright base. I followed that with two coats of what I am calling "Ballerina" by Sephora. The bottle doesn't have any name on it, but it looks like a colour I had once before that was "Ballerina." This is by far the streakiest nail polish I have ever had, but the end result is a nice pale, baby pink. After two coats of the Ballerina, the "Hot Pants" ie Sally Hansen Strobe Light. I used two thick-ish coats. To my surprise, the combination of the base colour and the glitter did give the illusion of opaque glitter without near as many coats. I topped everything off with a few coats of Essie To Dry For (not shown.)

So NOTD is done, onto the girl talk!

I think it is safe to say most of us have "fren-emies" and girls that we don't really care for but put up with for whatever reason. Yes? If you don't then you can stop reading this. Kidding. Anyhow, I was shopping over the weekend and while I was looking at some stuff (spray to keep my cat from scratching the new couch to be exact, little brat that she is) and I could tell that this girl wanted in where I was standing, so I was looking faster to get out of the way. That is when she starts mumbling to the person she was with about why some people are so fat... yeah, all while glaring at me. Now I have to say I am a totally passive person, and hate confrontation, but when I actually took the time to look at the girl, it turns out it is someone I knew in high school. I decided to stand up for myself, so I made a witty comment about her lack of an ass (she is totally ass-less, how she keeps her pants on I will never know.) and muttered that she was a, well that B word that we all know (and love?)

Now, for a few seconds after the encounter I felt totally empowered. But then I couldn't help but think I was just as low as she was, by ending on "that" word. Should girls, I suppose I should say women, use that word to describe each other? I would like to say that is not a word I use, but sometimes it just works so well...

I have to add that I was never actually friends with this person, but we worked on a school club together. I never liked her, but I was cordial, obviously she never cared much for me and our high school years are well behind us. What would you have done? Would you have stood up to the bully? Do you use the "B" word? Overall thoughts?


  1. i use the B word. it makes me feel like a rebel.

    and yes i totally would have stood up to her! good for you saying something right back at her :D

  2. love the glitter nails! come follow and vote xo


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