Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hi, I'm a Nail Polish Addict

Name: The Brainless Housewife
Age: Mid 30's
Addiction: Coffee (that's a given I have children!) and Nail polish

In this stage of my life, I have become a nail polish addict. Ages ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, B.C. (Before Children) I used to get my nails done weekly. I loved having them polished and beautiful. However, after I had children my nails took a back seat...all the way back to the end of the 5000 ft long trailer. 

But this spring something amazing happened. I was on youtube and on the side there was a link to a nail tutorial. I clicked and was amazed. I combed over all the videos and my absolute favorite channel was "My Simple Little Pleasures" (I follow her blog too) who shows how to do water marbling and nail design. From just one click, my nails have not been the same since.

I started doing my own manicures and pedicures (I won't go to the salon, I'm a total germaphobe). Instead of zoning out on HGTV at night, I paint my nails two hours before I go to sleep. I even have a small nail polish collection. But since I have champagne tastes on a Schaefer beer budget, most of my nail polishes are the drug store brand bought on sale.  I refuse to spend more than three bucks for a bottle-yes, I know I'm cheap! 

So, I may need to have my hair done (its been months), have a muffin top, need new clothes, and generally look like a hot mess some days, but rest assured my nails will always looks nice.


The Brainless Housewife :P

P.S. I will not be posting any pics of my nails like other blogs because no one needs to see my dishpan hands!


  1. Thanks for the link! Going to go check it out!

  2. I hear ya! I was always one for somekind of "style" when I first got married! Then I had kids! Now, it's all about comfort! Who cares what it looks like! LoL...Stephanie

  3. I just started painting mine myself too !I used to get them done religiously, but once I had kids I had no time or money to keep them up!
    It's the little things!

  4. I don't get too fancy, I don't have the patience or steady hand for nail art. I find that glitter polishes cover any streaking or brush strokes. Thank God its in style right now! LOL!

  5. I'm impressed. I haven't had polish on my nails in forever. I try to keep them shaped, but that's about it. I have to paint my toes though. If I didn't people would stop me and ask me to cover them with closed toe shoes! Following you. Please follow me back at: