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October 14, 2010

Polishing My Toenails


Okay, time to give myself a pedicure.
Sounds easy, right?
Not so.

Removing the old polish takes time
and some flexibility.
Whew, the first part accomplished.

Now comes the hard part.
Can't see my toes well enough,
must wear reading glasses.

The first coat of clear is okay.
Let dry; apply one coat of color.
Today's color is pumpkin for the season.

Not too much polish on the skin.
That's a good thing.
Almost dry.

The second coat of color is crucial.
Want it to look like a professional pedicure.
Clean up the overspray with Q-tip.

A final coat of clear, my dear.
Twisted back and headache later.
So worth it.


Photo by TechnoBabe of her left foot.
The right foot was still in her mouth.

49 comments:

Bernie said...

Oh your pedicure looks so pretty.
.....:-) Hugs

Rock Chef said...

I just pick my toe nails to hell!

LL Cool Joe said...

Nope can't relate to this one! :D Looks like a great deal of work!

JStar said...

:) This is cute...Yea men never realize what all we go through to look good...Its a lot of work, but well worth the results. I do french manicures on my toes, that is so much extra work but I look the final look...

Brian Miller said...

they look wonderful...kinda glad us guys dont do that...but...i am glad you ladies do...smiles.

Betty said...

Luckily pedicures are so cheap here, I can have one "done" be a professional every 2 weeks. Much easier on the neck... :)

Scarlet Blue said...

I hope you remembered the toe separator?
I kept meaning to do my toenails all summer. Now it's too late and my feet are back in woolly socks.
Sx

Jeanie said...

I had to laugh at this because I can defintiely say "been there, done that" with each step, including the reading glasses.

DJan said...

Do you also give yourself manicures? Great job, TB! I never put polish anywhere, feet or hands, but your finished job looks just great.

Lori said...

Looks pretty. I really should take the time to do this. The only time I have polish on my toes is when my granddaughter comes to visit me and she gives me a pedicure...isn't that sweet? :)

TALON said...

Looks like you did a fabulous job! Is it hard to walk with one foot inserted in mouth? ;)

janeywan said...

I want orange toenails! I like you couldn't see to do it properly and I never should my feet to anyone! Well that may a bit of an overstatement but really they are not beautiful like yours.

Jeni said...

I'm not one who usually does the nail polishing thing -hands or feet. Truth be told, both Mandy and I have issues, so to speak, with nail polish on our fingernails as neither of us can stand it and within minutes of applying it, we are picking at it, trying to peel it off. (Both of us feel like there is a big weight on our fingers from the polish.) But a pedicure -hmmmm -I'd never bothered with anything like that but this summer, one day, I allowed Maya to paint my toenails. She had so much fun doing my nails in a "pattern" (as she called it when she did every other nail in a different color) and it actually lasted quite a long time too. I can't do that myself as I can't bend over and reach some of the nails there but it was fun to let her play and experiment a bit even if some of her painting wasn't completely "Within the lines" ya know!

Kristina P. said...

This is why I pay people for my pedicure!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm too fluffy now to do that now. I get a pedicure every six weeks.

Hilary said...

Nicely done. I never wear any, myself. I'm so.. unpolished.

Robert the Skeptic said...

You mean your guy isn't falling over himself to paint your toe nails??? I find that incredibly sexy.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Lovely, and all so true! I need one, too, and should hide my feet until the pedigods smile on me.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha! Your photo credit cracked me up!!!

Nice job on your left foot. Hope your back and head mend so you can tackle the right one.

Cheers from NYC. jj

Maggie May said...

So that is how it is done! Backbreaking, though worth it in the end.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

blueviolet said...

That was really funny and so relatable! This is why I have someone else do it!

beth said...

your toes look great and the story about your daugher broke my heart....

Gary's third pottery blog said...

NICE! :) Ready for all that beach weather we are expecting soon, eh???????????

anne h said...

Good job on the flexibility - funny too!
Foot in mouth!!

Big Dave T said...

It's a struggle for me to just clip my nails. Thank god I don't have to paint them too. Seriously, does anybody really notice?

gayle said...

You did a great job!! I don't do my toes anymore.......take them to a pro!!

Jillsy said...

i also wear a toe ring on that toe (both feet!). nice pedicure. i can relate!

Marla said...

Looks great and I LOVE the narrative.

Stinkypaw said...

Well done, worth the efforts!

Sashindoubutsu said...

I'm not a fan of nail polish but I think you did a great job on your toenails. Truly worth your effort :-)

Dave King said...

Fascinating, but I don't think I'll try it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Pumpkin for fall.
You are brilliant.
I try to finagle $25 out of my sweet Gary when I need one. I am a terror at that second coat : )

You inspired me today.
Off I go for a pedicure!
Happy Friday friend!

Kazzy said...

OK, now I want to go get a manicure with pumpkin-colored polish! Glad you pampered yourself a bit. :)

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

toe rings are sexy...

just sayin'

Momma Fargo said...

Beautiful pedicure! Your last lines cracked me up.

lisleman said...

Ok this is one post idea I will not be copying.
Foot in mouth - you are flexible

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, your tootsies are soooo pretty!!! I so mine every Friday evening...I'm such a creature of habit.

I just wanted to let you know I'm back from Brownsville from spendin' time with my Daddy who lost his almost three decade battle with leukemia last Wed. evening. I've been MIA in the Blog world.

Ya'll have a magnificently bless weekend sweetie!!!

Stickup Artist said...

Now that's what I call Fancy Footwork! And I do know one thing, if your feet are happy, the rest of you is sure to follow. Love your flower power flip-flops too.

Unknown Mami said...

I need to just go get a professional pedicure. It sucks trying to do it yourself when you are pregnant.

Owen said...

I've heard of Popsicle Toes before see Michael Franks' tune : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VGZ6M6t4vA

But haven't ever come across pumpkin toes... guess there's a first time for everything. Although it's a hard story, I really liked your piece just below about your daughter. Wow ! That school sounds like bad news.

Opaque said...

I cannot relate to this one... but looks good!

Cricket said...

Ah. A problem I'm glad I don't have. I clip mine every so often. Done ;-)

My back goes out too easily, anyway.

Deidra said...

Looks great? So...did you get the right one done, too?

Maggie said...

haha too cute! I like getting a pedicure done never do it myself though! :P

Betsy said...

This is such a cute post! LOL! Your pedicure is beautiful!

Mrs4444 said...

You've got a good lookin' foot there, Missy! :) I'm glad you did that for yourself :)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Love this poem! ;-)

Syd said...

Nice foot, Techno.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Hah! I don't paint my toes, but I can relate. Clipping the old nails is getting to be a pain these days.