Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I've Gone Too Far! Or Have I?

     My sad blog has been hibernating through this balmy winter. The rapidly approaching warmth is eagerly embraced by these piggies screaming to air out and flaunt their colorful shells. They've been cooped up in socks and are ready to dance with flirty sun rays.
     I've been experimenting with a bit of nail art, if you could call it that. Google image "nail art" and you'll find exquisitely painted examples of the master skills of true nail artists. As with many aspects of my life, I can't seem to leave things well alone. First the nail polish, then the batty toe piercings, and now polished nail decorations. Reds, much like wine, are simply my favorites. With a touch of a fine particle silver at the tips a la French, I've got a stunning set of toesies. In my opinion, the silver is more subtle than a white on just about any color. Minor chips, which are excrutiating, tend to be more tolerable and less conspicuous. The fix: easy! Silvery silver touches up magically. I wore this look for most of the winter then had to exaggerate it a bit by adding lines across the nail top. A word of advice. Don't use black for the tips. Too much for a guy? That's an interesting question to pose since it "normally" isn't even a remote consideration. But those few who read this, you're at some level just like me. So it's OK. I will be posting an updated picture soon, next week maybe, with the new look.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Profile Pic and Look

Since I began paying attention to my feet, with extra special treatment for my toes, I've undergone a major personal change. For better I'd like to think. The simple and seemingly innocent act of painting my own toenails pink while coloring those tiny toenails of my beautiful daughters sparked a part of me that was hidden, repressed perhaps. A feminine side of me that I didn't know was there, waiting to come out. I don't regret it and I 'm a better and happier person for it, despite the struggle that my wife, my mom have suffered. I'll admit that I also have struggled intermittently with it and at times wonder if I should give it up so that I conform. So that I fit into that typical male role that society pressures us all to obey. This may be all nonsense. How long can I keep this up? I don't know.
Whew! Well, what was that? I've decided to update my profile picture. As you can see, I'm sporting a strong pink. Daylight really makes this baby jump out and scream at you. I love it! I happen to shop at Old Navy and as I was checking out, the clearance bin had polish in it. I couldn't resist and bought two shades. The polish they sell is called Tip Toe Nail Polish and it's made for Old Navy. As one would expect, it's not the highest quality stuff but hey, it was on clearance and I wasn't expecting it to be liquid gold. The color is called "Shot of Love" or "Dose D'Amour." I suppose it's marketed to the continental US and Canada. It's a lovely pink with a hint of sparkles that barely show. It's thin in consistency and it took 3, almost 4 layers to finally obtain its boldness on the nail plate. It dried quickly between coats and I like that. I coat it with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, which smells funky and fruity, but does a great job at stretching the paint and making it last. I took that picture today and the sky was overcast.
I might be obsessed with my feet. I want to decorate them and make them look pretty. Pretty to me anyway. I always liked the toe ring look on girls' feet so I decided to wear them as well. I keep them on and don't have to take them off. I don't feel them now. What do you think? As for my one toe...that's a whole story and therapy session to explain. The dorsal toe piercing was a crazy and not well thought out act. It's been over a month now and it is slowly rejecting.