We had a tag sale appointment on Saturday and I was getting ready for a party I was hosting Sunday (a Nail Party!) so I ended up dressing very subtly with just a green sweatshirt.
Wearing: Threadless "Red" tank, $5 sale threadless.com; BDG red sweater, Urban Outfitters; American Apparel hooded vest, tag sale; black scarf, courtesy of my friend at Becker's Creations; vintage bolo tie, tag sale; Odile Lancon jeans, tag sale.
So. Right. Out of the blue I decided I wanted to have a party where I could have some fun painting nails and get back in practice. In high school, nail polish supplies took up more of my locker than school supplies and I often did two polish changes in a day. In my mid-twenties I went through an acrylics phase and even did my own. All this nail inspiration all over the place had me jonesing again. Ergo, party.
|Nail supplies, ready to use!|
|Used takeout containers ($3 for 10 at Michael's) as "favors" with little individual nail files inside.|
|Also left space on the other side for "Color Swatches."|
|Labels, so everyone who brought polishes could collect them at the end.|
The party was eight people (two kids), including me, and I wouldn't have wanted it to be any bigger without a second person polishing nails. Everyone remarked that they loved this party idea and I highly recommend it. My nieces loved it so much that my sister-in-law has already "booked" me for another party for my nieces and a few of their friends. I hadn't thought about it before but, if you're licensed, this is a very monetizable concept. I'm just in it for the fun and practice right now.