What I'm Loving: Sparkle Tips & Tocca!
My nail universe is expanding more rapidly than the horoscopes had predicted for 2013. I went to get my nails did a few days ago, and my manicurist suggested that though my color choice was tres sick that not adding some flare would be a mani-tragedy. "Glitter tips?" she asked. I can't resist anything that involves the g-word. So, for $5 more (the cost of French tips) I got the glitter tips.
Upside: AMAZING nails for my date that night and for many days to follow.
Downside: FULL day to dry (I had to do some quick Mani-McGyver'ing when I tried to snap my thigh high into place and found that I'd shifted my glitter tip - note, if this happens, Margarita Femme-inista has informed me that you just lick the nail to help lubricate and just push it back into place, smooth over with your finger.)
Note to glitter tip novices: do this at home with several hours set aside for low-impact hand-related activities so they can dry properly. Also, let the base coats dry completely before adding the tip.
Now, onto Tocca! I got this Tocca blood orange bagno profumato body wash on sale at Anthropologie. Usually on sale for $20ish, I took a whiff and fell in love. Then I got it in the shower and I fell super duper uber in love. The lather is amazing, the smell is even more delicious than the whiff had suggested, and only requires (literally) a few drops for the entire body. Though generally my only body wash splurge is Lush's Flying Fox (whose primary ingredient is honey!), I might be a new Tocca convert.
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Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.