Gosh and darn it.
During Lent I try harder than ever not to be as shallow as a petre dish, but well, I’m sorry…. I just love this pink nail lacquer and had to share it with you because well, because I like it!
I was in the bank making a routine transaction recently when the lady who was seeing to my enquiry, the first thing she said as we sat down was,
‘Oh my goodness, you have lovely nails!’.
It made my day because I have struggled really hard to grow my nails and for years I’ve had horrid flaky, peeling nails that never grew more than a bit and only recently have I managed to grow them to a reasonable length and now I just love to paint them and I curse them when they split, snag and tear off (which is often). But I won’t stop trying to grow them because I am a vain sod.
Besides the seeming superficiality of this post, it did made me think that if a passing compliment from a total stranger can make me feel so good, with a little effort I too could make other people feel great about themselves. So why don’t I do it more often? It really doesn’t take much effort to tell someone that they’re looking great or that you admire something else about them, does it?
…and here’s my payback because just to prove that pride truly does goeth before a fall….just a I was parking my car at Church recently I saw a friend walking over toward me and too hastily reached across the passenger seat to wind the window down (I have an old car, no electric windows) and it ripped one of my oh so pretty pink nails almost completely off! There was even blood. Yep.
Still, that is one fine nail colour don’t you think? And the other 9 nails look justfabulous darling!