Thursday is the day that I am done with class the earliest, so naturally it’s one of my favorite days of the week. I’ve had a Wal-Mart list cooking up for a few weeks now, so I took advantage of my free afternoon to head up to Wal-Mart and then go grocery shopping. Now I know a lot of people hate shopping at Wal-Mart. I am not one of those people. I thoroughly enjoy Wal-Mart. It’s where I buy pretty much all of my non-essential cosmetic stuff. One of the things on my list for today was some new nail polish. I was going for something wintery. I had dark purple in mine, but when I got there the choice wasn’t as clear cut as I hoped. Nicole by O.P.I. had two dark purples, but one was sparkly, which I didn’t want, and one had a lot of blue in it, when I was going for more of an eggplant. So I picked up a bottle of Sally Hansen from a nearby shelf that looked like the color I wanted. The color was called “Pat on the Black.” This was the point that I should have thought, “Kate, this has black in the color. You don’t want to paint your toe nails black.” But alas, my hopeful heart wanted that perfect shade of eggplant, that was shiny but not sparkly. So I bought it.
The jury is still out on this one. After the first coat, I was like, “Oh, this fine!” The second coat was a little more sobering. Perhaps it was that the light bulb in the bright lamp in our living room is burned out (I basically bought the world at Wal-Mart today, and of course I forgot one of the things we actually really need. Guh.) But my toes are pretty dark. Like, approaching black. I don’t always hate black nail polish on other people, it’s just that it is SO not me. Like I said, I bought this color because I was lacking in wintery nailpolishes, i.e. colors that aren’t pink or neon. Or both. I have many shades of pink. I even have a few reds. I EVEN have a nice copper color. And now I have purple-verging-on-black. The thing I like the least about it, is that my thumbnails look like they’re bruised underneath from scratching off the excess. It’s giving me the a little bit of the heebie-jeebies.
This picture I found on Google gives me hope.