the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Purple nail enamel

I’ve had to face the fact that I’m way too old to jump into the recent black nail polish trend, but this rich purple color from Revlon is dark but not so brooding that it looks out of place on my fingers or toes. This photo makes it look really black, but it’s just a heavy shade of purple that goes with everything as well as black does. When I put this color on Leta she says, “Look! I have nails!” As if they weren’t there beforehand.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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