The two guys that worked there picked out my polish color – “Hi Maintenance” by Essie – they said it was the best. The best out of like 973 colors … how could I pass it up?
I Google everything. Really.
How do you like your nails shaped? When they asked me, I confidently said “short.” I thought maybe we were experiencing some kind of language barrier because he kept saying “okay, what shape?” And then, miraculously, my kindergarten education came back to me, and I realized that “short” is not a shape. Did you know? So then I said “square” and then “… with rounded edges” and then “mmm … rounder” and “yeah, a little rounder than that” … and then I just shut my mouth because I knew I should have just said “round” from the beginning. Lessons learned on Thursday night:
1) I like my nails really short and round. But what they consider “round” is actually “shapeless” in my book.
2) Don’t hold, feed, cuddle, swaddle, or do anything with a baby right after you get your nails painted. They will crease and crinkle and you will experience a small level of sadness, but, fret not, that will quickly be overcome by baby bliss and you will simply carry on.
3) I should get manicures more often. Probably close to a zillion hangnails were removed from my precious little fingers. It was pretty gross.
Tonight we are going to see Black Eyed Peas. I'll be sure to tell Fergie and Ludicris you said hello. And I’m glad my nails are “Hi Maintenance” pink … even though they are not quite so perfect looking anymore.