Once upon a time seven giggly ten-year-old girls asked one of their grandmothers, Nana, to host a birthday sleepover. Nana had not sponsored a pajama party for quite some time and thought it would be fun. After clearing it with everyone’s parents, they scheduled for the following Saturday night.
“My how sleepovers have changed” Nana thought to herself as she found an e-mail filled with requests from the group. Specifics such as where to buy the Pizza and exactly what was and was not allowed on them. A series of chips, cookies, candy and ice cream plus the required (and yes it said required) toppings.
Strangely, it had a list of nail polishes and the requisite manicure accouterments. Apparently, they had seen a nail painting technique on Pinterest that they all wanted to try but none of their mothers would do it. Nana foolishly thought “Why not?”
She bought the blue, red, and black nail polish as requested along with a few other colors she thought they might like and continued to purchase all but the pizza.
Saturday night came, everyone arrived along with a few extras that had heard about the party and begged (apparently) to attend. Nana was a pushover and had bought enough of everything to cover an army of little girls so, everyone settled in.
Pizza arrived and the music began. The dancing, laughing and gossip ensued until they decided they were “So done” with that. Now for the ‘Nail Salon’ entertainment of the evening as they showed Nana the Pinterest page they wanted to do.
Everyone chose a base color and they all did each other’s nails with Nana helping all around. After this dries, you then put a drop of the black in a glass bowl of water. Now this article only had numbered pictures but no other instructions. How hard could this be?
Well, to make a long story short, it was a messy disaster. We could not get the black to work as it showed even with different amounts of rubbing alcohol spayed on. Nana had a thought, what if she used some hair spritz spray or just hair spray. It worked! Just enough alcohol and it starched the layer just enough to wrap the nail properly.
Nana saved the party and all lived-it-up happily ever after until almost five o’clock in the morning when all were finally asleep.