NUETP: Never Under Estimate The Power
Red Nail Polish
I looked down at my nails yesterday after I painted them a nice fire engine red and thought, "You know, I don't think I need ANY other color nail polish! This color pretty much NAILS it!" I know what you're thinking...Serene, did you REALLY mean to pun in your self talk and the answer is YES! With all the talking to myself I do, I like to keep myself amused!
But I'm also very serious about the red nails! I gave about 10 different colors of nail polish to my daughter and had no second thoughts whatsoever. I know I'm really on this "signature" kick right now, but there is something so appealing to me about being so completely pared down to those things you love that to wear anything else would just be superfluous.
I remember my grandmother ALWAYS wore white opalescent nail polish. She didn't even buy any other color. She knew what she liked and just stuck with it! And THAT was her signature. Lucille Ball wore red dragon lady nails endlessly and I've always adored that look. THAT was her signature! My mom kept her nails long and oval. Her color of choice? Always something in a peachy mauve. I think she had about 6 different bottles of nail polish, really just all versions of the same color. THAT was HER signature! I love that!
So why red? Well, wearing red nail polish makes me feel so feminine and pretty. There's also a touch of glamour to it and it makes an outfit look so polished! (There I go again! Fun with puns!) Along with the nail polish I also tried to tone down the too bright red lipstick that I have and I really am feeling the results. I lined my lips lightly, put on the red gloss, blotted and then ran a mauve over the top of one lip and rubbed my lips together. It really toned down the brightness of the red gloss. So there's my little tip for the day: when a lip color doesn't work like you wanted, combine it with another and see if that gives you more of the tone you're looking for!
I hope you all had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful to God for all He's brought into my life! Even the circumstances that have felt painful at the time have been used by Him to bring some beautiful things about! And I'm thankful for you, reading this. Much love to you all!
Disclaimer: In the last picture (black and white), I'm NOT blowing a kiss. I was trying to show off my nail color. I'm not quite THAT much of a diva!!