The Things I Don’t Know About Nail Polish

Okay, so I have a teal1Yes, I know the picture makes it look blue. It’s teal, I swear. fingernail for ovarian cancer awareness month and to honor someone special. This morning I thought it was time to add a second coat, spiff it up a little for church so it would look really nice.

I painted on the second coat, all by myself,2Ashley put on the first coat, but I had her do the right pinky so I could work on it myself later. waited, put it under cold water. All is good … or so I thought.

At church, I rubbed the nail,3Shiny and smooth! and a blob of the second coat came off and maybe a little of the first that was under it. It’s not supposed to do that! Keeping pretty nails is hard!

Clearly women have some secret knowledge here.4Maybe I need to think of this like painting a car: smooth, sand, primer, wait, sand, paint, wait, sand, topcoat, buff… Anyone care to share?

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2013

This month, we extend a hand to all women battling ovarian cancer. We pledge our support to them, to their families, and to the goal of defeating this disease.

President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation — National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2013