Monday, February 16, 2009

Nail misadventures in NOLA...

Let me start off by saying: I love New Orleans.

However, I tend to have bad luck there when it comes to nails. During my first time out there, (Mardi Gras 2004) an acrylic nail snapped off. When I went to the Hornets game back in December, I tripped down concrete steps at the Arena and cracked my big toenail.

Ironically, today's NOTD is more Valentine's-themed than the one I actually sported on Valentine's Day. I wore Essie Sexy Divide, one of my current favorites. Unfortunately, my right index fingernail snapped off while I hurried to get my shoes on. I didn't have a file, so I ended up walking around NOLA with a broken nail.

But then again, what do all three incidents have in common? ...Pre-partying. Oops.

So here I am, sporting stumps. My nails haven't been this short in about 8 months, but I take it as a sign that I needed a change. I do wish I had longer nail beds, however.

Zoya Lindsay is one of the thirteen I picked up from Zoya's amazing exchange offer. (There's 12 days left, go take advantage of it!) I was a little disappointed when I first swatched it; it takes about 3-4 coats to achieve bottle color and due to its translucent nature, still exhibits visible nail line syndrome. However, wearing it all day endeared Lindsay to looks better in the sunlight, but I took the picture late in the day.

There is great news however: I got my camera back! There will definitely be more swatching and NOTD posts in the future. Tomorrow, I (finally) receive my MAC Hello Kitty polishes! I saw them while at Saks in New Orleans and cursed that I bought them online. Oh well, you live, you learn.


Lucy said...

Hope you are having a terrific time in New Orleans. Shame about the nail. My nails are even shorter than yours. I hate them when they are stubs! Glad your camera will be back along with some nice photography.

The Asian Girl said...

Lucy--Thanks! I'm glad to have the camera back too, I can finally start swatching again!

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