I need to come out and say this: I have been seriously rubbing myself lately! Sometimes it's deliberate, when I am consciously aware of the need to do it and the gratification that comes from the rubbing and touching. Sometimes I do it as a compulsive reaction to anxiety or stress, and I find myself doing it and counting the number of strokes I make. Most commonly, however, it's just an absent-minded habit. I'll be watching television, or reading blogs, and look down and realize I'm doing it right then, just gleefully rubbing away without any thought to who might see or what they might think of me!
I've been living with this horrible secret for some time now, and I'm thankful that someone else brought it up in the British Nail Bloggers forum, because after a rather lengthy thread, we all now realize we're not alone. We rub ourselves and we're tired of being ashamed of it! That is to say, we rub up against our painted nails, either against our lips or fingers (or other places?? - I dunno). So, in a little group therapy session, today we're all going to be showcasing the best polishes on which to rub it out! I've selected 10 polishes and toppers that I find myself continually touching, but I can't possibly rank them, so I'll just group them into "types". It's also important to note that these polishes should always be completely dry before anyone goes smearing their fingers against em, or sticking em to their lips or in their mouths. Nail polish is not intended to be ingested, y'all, so let's use a little common sense when we're rubbing ourselves, shall we?
Without further ado, let's get started:
The Top Coats
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
|Seche Vite over OPI DS Pewter|
OPI Matte Top Coat
|OPI Matte Top Coat over Sinful Colors Dancing Nails|
|OPI Super Bass Shatter over Models Own Indian Ocean|
China Glaze Are You Jelly?
|China Glaze Are You Jelly? and Max Factor Fantasy Fire (on middle and ring)|
Maybelline Color Show Vintage Leather
|Maybelline Tanned & Ready|
OPI DS Raw Granite
|OPI DS Pewter|
OPI Liquid Sands
|OPI Solitaire, from the Bond Girls collection|
Rimmel Space Dust
|Rimmel Moon Walking|
Technically, these last two aren't "polishes" per se, but they are a firmly established part of the nail art community, and because I absolutely LOVE to feel these on my nails, they merit inclusion in this list.
|elf microbeads in purple and pink from the Ursula Villains nail art kit|
|MUA Fur-Effect Fluffy Bobbin|
So there we have my 10 picks for the best nail things to rub up against. Are you a compulsive nail-rubber too? Sound off in the comments, and let me know what you think of our weird proclivity!
Also, be sure to check out the other "British Nail Bloggers Get Rubbed" entries in the inlinkz below. Next week I'll have some exciting news to share, and continue on with holiday challenge nail art as well as some great new swatches and reviews of stuff I've found.