‘Water You Up To?’ #SOL20 #14/31

Early to bed means early to rise. I’m not sure I appreciated this on a Saturday morning. Emotionally exhausted yesterday, I did just that. This morning I woke up early. No surprise.

As I drank some coffee, I caught a glimpse of my nails. The pretty pink ‘nail polish’ had worn out its welcome. There are chips, peels, and the fingernails have grown, showing the gaps of polish and the cuticles. I decide to pick another color.

I gather up the clamps, cotton balls, and nail polish remover. Gently, I pull apart the cotton balls to make two pieces. Strands trapped between the nails and old polish. I soak them in acetone, place them on my nail, and clamp the nail thingy-ma-gigger down. A minute later, I swap hands.

Knowing I can’t get my nails wet for 30 minutes, I do the dishes. I’m ready for the next phase. I wipe down each nail with the alcohol. At first, I thought it was more acetone, but the smell tickled my nose. A-C H-O O!

Looking through my opinions like Warrior, Full Sale Ahead, Rule of Plum, or Charleston Blush, I decide on Water You Up To. Who makes up these crazy names? I love it. Before I ever read the names, I scanned over my choices of color. These ones made me think of a mermaid. Thoughts of mermaids brought me to the Bahamas. The Bahamas gave me flashbacks of my wedding day. On this day, I stood next to my husband. The idea of my husband made me smile. After that trip down memory lane, how could I not pick this color?

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

The alcohol has evaporated and is ready to receive the 100% Real Nail Polish Strips made in the USA. I’ve never been patient enough to paint my nails and wait for them to dry. I always smug, smear, or dent them somehow. This press-on strips were meant for someone like me. I’m not much of a girly girl, so these help spice of life, and my nails tend to grow more when I have them covered. Maybe it’s the weight of polish that reminds me to be gentle. Perhaps it’s the sparkles that catch my eyes. It could possibly be the comments from others. Whichever it is, I love it!


Published by Joan MS Durrin

a Wife and Dog Lover; an Educator, Writer, and a Reader; an Outdoor Enthusiast, a Learner.

5 thoughts on “‘Water You Up To?’ #SOL20 #14/31

  1. The detail you write in this post is wonderful… “worn out its welcome”, the splitting of the 1 cotton ball into 2, the conversation and story behind choosing your color. Thank you for taking me on this nail-polishing journey with you!


  2. I’m going to have to learn how to do this-your post makes me want to freshen my hands and toes. It’s time for my usual appointment, but I’m feeling like I should just do it at home these days. I love how the polish names take you to important memories in your life. My favorite color is called “I’m Not Really a Waitress”! I also recently wrote a post inspired by the color “Ballet Slippers”. Thanks for sharing!


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