Daily Archives: 10.23.2011

Au naturel

There are no tricks or gimmicks tonight, kittens.

Everything is exactly as it seems.

My mitts.  Au naturel.

I know.  I KNOW.

I’m as shocked as you are.

When I hopped off the plane in D.C., getting the terrifying remnants of that week’s manicure off of my mitts was one of my first orders of business.

Had I noticed the train wreck on my hands the night before, I would have dealt with it then.

Sometimes you just don’t…notice.

Once the polish was gone, I just never got around to addressing the situation.

I mean, maintaining a put-together pair of mitts is something I’ve attached a great deal of importance to for the past few years.   But I never gave my poor nails a chance to breathe.  So I figured if I gave them that, I probably wouldn’t be any worse for the wear.

Plus, you can’t exactly “chip” your nails when there isn’t any polish to mangle.

I originally thought that I would cave after a few days, so no one is more surprised than me that this charade has lasted as long as it has.

I like to think of it as discovering another dimension of inner-peace.

How often do you go polish-free?

I’m not at all bothered by the fact that my mitts are covering themselves in The Original Grey Suede at the moment.  On the other hand, when I see people with unpainted toes, I find the situation to be deeply unsettling.  I’m not sure why, specifically, but something about it just doesn’t seem…right.