Dare to try: red nail polish

by Andrea on December 8, 2011 · 2 comments

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When I decided to take on this posting opportunity, I saw it as a challenge. Maybe the fellow moms out there can relate? Here I am at almost 5 months postpartum, hovering close to but not quite reaching my pre-pregnancy weight, not sleeping well and growing out my short “pregnancy bob”, which means my hair is in a perpetual ponytail.

Likewise, my idea of makeup is very simple. I do like to even out my skin tone with foundation and splash on a little bit of blush and neutral shades of eye shadow, but for the most part less really is more in my opinion. The exception to this rule is my toenails. I love having bright and crazy toenails. I can’t remember the last time my toes didn’t have some kind of color on them. It makes me happy. And when I am not wearing sandals, it’s my fun little secret.

nail polish, red nails, lilkidthings, andrea updyke

However, my fingernails are NEVER painted. I chip fingernail polish faster than you can say ‘quick dry top coat’. But I always wanted to have pretty nails to match my toes. And since it’s the holiday season, I decided to throw caution to the wind and paint my nails.


Watch out folks, things is about ta get cray cray.

With my fancy red nails (essie’s “A-list”), I have been prancing about the kitchen like a woodland fairy, stopping only long enough to glance down and admire my pretty fingertips. I feel a little bit less tired mom and about 5 times more oh yeah this is what it feels like to be girly. It’s just the pick me up I needed after a long day.

I think I like it.

Andrea Upduke, red nail polish, lilkidthings,

Of course I have done this under the cover of night, long after blocks are returned to their homes and dishes are scrubbed. I will give these nails about 14 minutes of daytime living before they meet their doom. But for a night, I feel daring and sassy and a little bit cute. I might just do it again tomorrow.

Do you have any beauty tricks for when you need a little boost? What else should I try?

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