11 August 2010

POTW and My Dislike of "Boyfriend"

So here's a kind of two-in-one post for you, half pedicure, half rant.

Tonight, I joked with my boyfriend about having him paint my nails, and surprisingly, he actually did. I hateeee painting my toes, so having him do it was really nice and sweet.


This is OPI's Clubbin' Til Sunrise, from Summer '09's South Beach Collection. (I found this recently at Ulta on sale for $1.99) And I did two coats of base coat, L.A. Colors, and one coat of top coat, Seche Vite, myself.

I love the color and have been meaning to wear it for a while. It's kind of hard to describe but the pictures are pretty accurate. . . OPI describes it as "golden tangerine," and it's a frost. I didn't even do a clean up in these pictures, and it's pretty much as messy as it is when I do them myself =p (NOTE: I smudged two of them while putting on topcoat but I didn't have the heart to repaint them, so they shall stay smudged.)

And to all the ladies reading this, if you have a guy in your life that would be willing to paint your nails/toes, take him up on it! I had the biggest smile on my face. He looked half confused and half determined, and it actually turned out really really well. =] Thank you again, if you're reading this!

This brings me to my rant portion of the program. Does anyone else hate the word "boyfriend" or "girlfriend"? Whenever I use it, either in conversations with friends, or here in a post, or wherever, I feel like it sounds so pretentious. Like it makes anyone WITHOUT a boyfriend, or girlfriend, depending, feel like they're missing out on something. Having the label is probably a big reason so many people get so down about being single. Another thing, kids in like, 5th grade have "boyfriends" or "girlfriends;" does that put my relationship on the same level as theirs?

Kinda makes me think there should be a different word. Does anyone know what I mean? It's a hard concept to explain.

I mean, I'd much rather refer to him as my best friend, but that's not special enough. I think we need to create a new word that just fits.

That's it for my rant. I'm gonna keep it short, but if anyone has any comments about it or agrees or disagrees, I'll be happy to keep this discussion going. Oh, and if you have comments on the polish, please add those too! =]

Thanks so much for reading.



  1. I like this colour a lot, a golden orange really nice

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  2. Aww that's so sweet of him to paint your toes!! Hmmm does he have a brother? I could do with a boyfriend/manicurist lol!

  3. Nail Junkie - Thanks!

    Leeblee - HAHAHA! Too funny! It was really sweet of him, and he DOES have a brother ;]

  4. I totally know what you mean about the word 'boyfriend' - We are grown ups now! People wouldn't refer to him as a 'boy' why would I call him my 'boy'friend? Do you have any suggestions for a new word?

  5. Amen to that! Lol. That's so true! I can't think of word but it probably wouldn't matter anyway. We'd never get society to change it ;]

    Thanks for your input!


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