(I also decided that I would try to conduct myself like a real grown person who was raised indoors and should know better, but...baby steps, people. Baby steps.)
January was supposed to be a lovely icy grey blue, but ended up being more navy-ish by the time the end of the month rolled around. I think the verdict is still out on whether or not I am cool enough to carry off a fashion color like that....the memory of my dear departed mother says "Absolutely, not, Constance JoAnn!". The twelve year old geeky bookworm trapped inside me says "Like, totally rad, dude!" So, the blue goes in to the basket until next year.
For February, I decided that I wanted the perfect red. This might not seem like a tall order, considering that most cosmetic companies offer a gazillion shades of the color, but when your skin tone is somewhere between ecru mono canvas, an old banana, and a brown paper sack depending on the lightng, this can be a challenge.
So in pops Laura J. Perin with the solution. I don't know if it's a trick or not, but all of this time spent playing with Valentine Wreath convinced me that if I could just find red nail polish the same shade as the bow, I would be happy as a clam.
Enter OPI Red.
Probably the first color they ever made, and judging from the age of the bottle in my beauty closet, probably in my colllection all along without me knowing it.
Ahhhh, stitchy peace brings manicurial delight! I am chuffed...feeling like a lady with my red nails and toes, and over the moon that all things stitchy and spinstery are matchy matchy!