Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Looking for Love



One of my not quite monthly indulgence is getting a pedicure. Generally I arrive at Pinky Nails with a color in mind. While my hands rarely display any color -- or professional nail care -- I am known to go wild with my toes. Sea green, Battleship Grey and a bright turquoise have been past picks. But about once a year I'm totally at sea at pedicure time. I'm confronted with dozens of bottles of polish, each prettier and more alluring than the one next to it. "Pick me," they call out in shiny and glittery chorus.

Yesterday was one of those days. I did what any social media minded person would do. I asked my friends on Facebook which color they preferred. I offered two choices -- St. Lucia Lilac and Looking for Love Blue. I received twenty plus answers, with Looking for Love definitely in the lead. The advice of my friends had some sway, but as my pedicure went on the name really captured me. I would definitely go with Looking for Love. Perhaps a pedicure can lead to love. Unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

Yes, there are blue toe nails in the picture above, but they don't show Looking for Love. They show Looking for Love and Meet the Parents. As too often in life, Looking for Love turned out to be a disappointment. The actual color was so different from the way it looked in the bottle, and I had to use a different bottle -- Meet the Parents -- to get the color I thought I was getting. Looking for Love, you turned out to be a disappointment, but one that was so easily resolved. I wish that all of life's and love's disappointments could be so easily resolved.

That's it for my life lessons of the week. Hoping that any disappointments that you may have are as easily solved.

As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool!     

12 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very pretty! I love pedicures too and try to keep up through open toe seasons. You have inspired me to try a new shade. :)

TARYTERRE said...

looks lovely. the color you finally arrived at suits you and your mood. I have never had a pedicure. Not happy with the notion of strangers touching my feet. But I'm more open to it because being pampering might be appealing.

Melinda said...

Fun color!!

M : )

Terra Hangen said...

Looking For Love turned out to be a disappointment, now that is a sad story. The color is pretty that you finally chose.

Mimi said...

"I wish that all of life's and love's disappointments could be so easily resolved."

Don't we all?

Theresa said...

So pretty! I need to do the same thing before my beach trip:). Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs.

Paula Kaye said...

I have such ugly feet!! Yours are so pretty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You ended up with such a pretty color...and cute shoes, too! Hugs!

Simply Linda said...

Regardless, I loveeeeeeeeeee the color. My toes will be painted red, white and blue soon. SMILES

goodnightgram said...

Inlike the color you endd up with! And I like your sandals, too.

Stepheny Houghtlin said...

Finding your blog for the first time on the Summer road trip. As hard as I tried, I didn't get to everyone. I wonder if anyone ever does. I envy you your pretty toes. I can atlas say I got a cute haircut yesterday with a new operator. Leaving this comment I can claim hands that belong to a gardner, battling dirt under the nails. I am just finishing up a series of June Posts on summertime while growing up and how to recapture some of those moment this summer. Hope you have time to spend a few minutes and read some of them to gauge what the blog can be about and if it calls to you. See you on the road.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love that pretty color on your toes and cute sandals! :)