2011年6月25日土曜日

oops- sorry!

I had my first manicure yesterday.

Always thought it was just someone else putting nail polish on you and- hey- I can do that. when i have the time... and remember where the nail polish is.... and it's not too old to be useful anymore... you know, the usual.

But one of my students is studying to be qualified as a nail artist and asked if she could practice on me.

At first I just laughed and showed her my hands.

My beat up, perma-dirted, broken-nailed, grass-stained, poor mistreated hands.

She didn't even blink and said no problem.

Wow.

So, after checking for the best way to get dirt out from under my nails- a cotton wool wrapped cuticle tip (it's not that I don't wash my hands but that all that digging pushes the skin on the underside of my nails down further than it should be. Makes for artificially long nails, tender fingertips and dirt way down below where the scrubbing brush can reach.) she went ahead and did the manicure.

Wow. It was all about massages and finger baths and cuticle care and when we finally got to the polish I was feeling so glam!

Friday night I was so careful with my new pretty nails. Picked weeds only by their very tops so I was nowhere near anything remotely dirty, changed the chook water without using my hands to demuck the container etc etc.

Today started off the same but then I found some nice groundcover weeds the ducks like... and I picked them without thinking... then I dropped the stick I was using to transplant lettuce seedlings and automatically reverted to poking holes in the ground with my index fingers... and... and... and...



Sorry K-san!!! I feel so guilty. They were so beautiful and now..... well, they are less beautiful but they still make me feel beautiful so thank you!

3 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

ahhhh I see where she went wrong! she should have used black nail varnish - it's not just for goths and emo's you know! and can be jazzed up with a few colourful polka dots or how about a bit of bling?

Gina さんのコメント...

Good morning and I think that was lovely of her to give you a manicure. For what it's worth...I used to get mani/pedis once a month before I had kids. But after the kids, ha! Being a mom, for me anyways, means I am constantly washing my hands, or wiping down something, or when they were younger, washing up little tiny hands. And with cooking and with chopping meat there I'd go again washing my hands again. : ) Nails sure do get chipped awfully fast with having kids! Not that I'm complaining at all, they're priceless. ; ) But as far as the nails go.... for me it's just not practical. So, I've had unpainted but short and neat nails for about 9 years now. : ) Ha ha ha.

And my toes. My toe nails are plain (unpolished) all Fall and Winter. But around the end of Spring and Summer, I paint them at home and keep them painted. Last pedi I've had was in Guam. Like 3 years ago. @_@ : ( Long time, I think : )

If it helps at all, I think your nails are fine. They're just hardworking lovely country hands. : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

j- you know, I am going in for another manicure- pre my sister's wedding this time and she suggested royal blue as the colour. I don't know I think you need a swagload of confidence to carry off a colour like that. Did wonder whether she was thinking of my dirty nails too though... ;P

G, you know the manicure lasted so long I am really sold on it now. Guess I'm just going to have to find some garden gloves I like using, huh?

Toe nails though.... hmmmm I actually find feet pretty gross. Remember those pictures of Sarah Fergusson having her toes sucked? Made me feel a little nauseus!

I wonder if some day we will end up sitting side somewhere in the world by side getting our nails done? :)