"I have work, then a dinner thing, and then I am busy trying to become who I am."

I haven’t been up to much as of late, other than working until my eyes cry and waiting for rejection slips to come back (most recently from Birkensnake and LampLight magazines, which I will submit to again because I’m such a masochist!) so I can cry some more, maybe even over a bottle of wine (if I’m lucky enough to have one lying around…)

Really, though, things haven’t been all THAT bad, so here’s a little vanity to at least make this website seem the least bit current. Recently I purchased myself the Deborah Lippmann “GIRLS” nail polish collection (you know, like, based off the hit HBO show) from my off-price retail workplace, because we got it in and it was half the price off the website.

I don’t always bother all that much with my nails because [A] I don’t really do the whole salon thing, [B] I work in a warehouse and my nails break just as fast as they grow out, and [C] Doing them myself is a massive endeavor that consists of sweatpants and having to do something that requires a lot of hand use RIGHT AFTER I’ve done that third coat plus topcoat over a bunch of other coats that hadn’t actually dried yet.

Nevertheless, after painting on a couple coats of Hannah Horvath’s signature “Hapless Hunter Green” shade, I then proceeded to make dinner by peeling potatoes and defrosting chicken and cutting a bunch of other vegetables and my nails survived, so that’s kind of a bonus. I’d even go so far as to say that this set is totally worth the original asking price of $45. I even did an accent nail with some China Glaze “Golden Enchantment”, which I figured I’d probably mention only because all those trendy nail polish blogs do. And this wouldn’t be a true nail polish post if I didn’t post the official-looking photo with the bottle, so here you go:

Hannah Horvath Nails

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Rebecca is a neo-noir author from Kamloops, British Columbia. Her first collection of gritty short fiction, Vile Men was published by Dark House Press in 2015. She also writes about her writer lifestyle on her personal blog at rebeccajoneshowe.com