Fingernails or fame? Where would you like to start? Let's go with the fingernails.
I never have the time or inclination to do anything fancy with my fingernails. And, if I do, I inevitably ended up trotting about with chipped nails for a good three weeks or so afterwards. I'm just not a delightfully well turned out and and manicured sort of person. I prefer to think of myself as charmingly ramshackle instead. However, this week I decided to try a tip I saw on Gem's blog that looked foolproof enough even for someone as cack handed as me and simply involves taping your nails to create a neat pattern. Nice. Here's how it went:
|Grey matte nail polish by Avon. Blurry photography by me.|
|This is not, as suggested by Gem, Scotch Tape, but the cheapo £1-for-4-rolls-at-the-cashdesk-in-Primark tape. Use it and end up with glue splotches on your nails. Let's say it creates texture.|
|Et voila! Dark Green nail polish by Illamasqua. I got it free with a magazine subscription and now have it solidly on my nails.|
It doesn't look too bad, does it? Thanks for the idea Gem! It looked awful a day later because the matte polish chips horribly and you can't use a top coat on it or it turns it shiny. Bummer. Still, for a day, I felt all fancy and whatnot.
So that was fingernails - what of fame?
Look - it's me! I'm in the List magazine. It's a local (well, it was a local Edinburgh and Glasgow guide but I believe it's now down in the North East of England too) magazine that has all the music/club/art/gig/food/theatre guides and reviews etc. It has a bunch of other articles and interviews etc too and also has flat share and dating sections and a creative jobs area. Within Creative Jobs, they have a regular 'How did you get that job?' article. And this month, they featured lil' old me - hee, hee! Enjoy. If you can make out the words!
Time to go get ready for the gym. I'm hitting up a Bodycombat/Zumba doubler today. I. AM. HARDCORE.