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Aug. 4th, 2006 | 11:18 pm
mood: frustrated frustrated
posted by: puddingcat in bimboproject

Since my meltdown last month, the Bimbo Project's been slipping somewhat. I'm trying to make up for that tonight.

Not *entirely* randomly, though. I found some fabulous ones that are lengths of chain encased in colourless acrylic, which suit the me-in-my-head down to the ground; they're fminine, but still have a "screw you" edge to them. But I don't want to damage them, or mess up when I actually *want* to look good. So I'm practising with sme averagely-pinky-brown things, £4.59 from Tesco's, Elegant Touch's "Berry Beautiful".

I've only dared put them on my left hand so far.

I'm sure some people can trim them to size, but I'm not convinced that wouldn't give a white broken-plastic edge. Still, they provide enough nails to be able to pick a reasonable fit for each digit, and a tiny tube of glue that I reckon ill do one complete set.

Holy crap.

I've been at friends' tonight. Changing gear was ok, but releasing my seatbelt? I had to reach across and use my right hand. Heaven forbid I actually *feel* what the gearbox is doing when I change gear, and knowing how to pop the bonnet is pointless, since I'd be unable to pull the lever.

Typing - this is interesting. I'm using the tips of my fingers / ends of the neails instead of the pads (more like playing the violin thn a bass guitar) and I'm making more typos than I have for years. It feels very strange on my nail beds, too.

Apparently, these things are fabulous for picking your nose, but not so great when it comes to more - sensitive - things. I can hardly wait.

It makes me wonder, though - the rule I always forget is "Boots first, then corset". I think I'm going to have to add in "...then nails" at the very end of that list - or find a lifestyle servant to dress me when I take the chain ones to Whitby in October.

ETA: While they're rendering me useles for most things, they make excellent strawberry-hullers. Result.

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From: sparrowpunk
Date: Aug. 4th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)

where did you find the chain-encased-in-acrylic nails? they sound quite fabulous :)

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From: puddingcat
Date: Aug. 4th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)

It was either Tesco's or the local cheap-ass Saver Shop. They're the same make as the current ones - Elegant Touch - and I know lots of places stock that brand, but I've only ever seen these the once. I don't know whether anywhere would get them in especially, or whether you could find them online? The "colour" is Chainmail, part of the "Catwalk Crystal Nails" range, if that helps you track them down.

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From: sparrowpunk
Date: Aug. 4th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)

thanks, i'll have a look tomorrow :)

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