Why? Because I'm afraid I won't apply them with a steady hand and will end up with darkened cuticles that won't come clean.
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The other day I went to put this on:
|Essie Carry On|
The left hand went OK, as I'm right-handed. But then I switched to doing the right hand, and the more I thought about being careful and not making a mess, the shakier my hand got!
I'm not going to show you my right hand. Although, after clean-up, it wasn't that bad, really. I'm trying to force myself to wear the dark colors more, because I love them, and I think I need to get over this fear.
A few hours after applying Carry On (the third of the polishes I've tried from Essie's fall collection), I made my "Pay It Forward" gifts (remember that?), a fairly finger-intensive activity. I was pretty sure I would mess the whole thing up, but this polish held up remarkably well. I got just the teensiest bit of tip wear on my right index finger - that's all!
But the finish dulled a little, so I decided to do a little stamping on top, since I haven't done any stamping in a couple months.
So here is Essie Carry On stamped with China Glaze 2030 using Bundle Monster plate 222.