My favorite color is silver. Second to that is gray. I have a gray house, with gray walls, gray clothes and a gray cat and I used to live in a gray city where I drank a lot of Eary Grey tea. Now I even have a few gray hairs.
I love painting my toes gray or silver; my favorite gray is Essie Chinchilly and my favorite silver is OPI Birthday Babe. One man I used to hang out with thought silver nails were tacky, so I always chose another color if I thought I might be exposing my toes in his presence just to save myself the grief of his criticism. Personally, I think silver looks elegant. More important it goes with everything and I do not have time in my busy schedule to change my polish color to match my outfit.
I come from a city where it rains 90% of the time. My feet were always in boots so I never saw a need to make them look pretty with polish. It was only when I moved to Los Angeles and my feet were constantly exposed in sandals and flip-flops that I learned to appreciate a good pedicure. Now, I feel naked with out polish on my toes.
I wasn’t always a girly-girl. As a child, I was a tomboy with a mother who was naturally beautiful and never pampered herself. She was not much of a beauty maintenance role model. In fact, I don’t know if she ever treated herself to a mani-pedi. This makes me sad for her. I think every woman should allow herself this simple luxury from time to time, to just put her feet up for an hour, take a load off, and allow herself to feel feminine.
I was transformed by Los Angeles, the land of glamour and façade, and am now a major advocate for indulging in what I call the MPPM – mani/pedi/pussy(wax)/massage. The MPPM is essential beauty maintenance, a weekly ritual that I can do alone or with a girlfriend. Sure, it’s a luxury, but it encourages me to embrace my sexuality and celebrate being a woman, which sometimes can seem like more of a burden than a blessing.
She was a girlie girl
Caught in a man's world
And as her world turns
She feels so alone