Bionic Asks: Do you keep your toes polished in winter?

by Bionic Beauty on 06.Jan.2010 · 15 comments

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In the majority of locations, winter translates to closed toe shoes, boots, thick socks and slippers. This week’s Bionic Asks When you feet are covered constantly do you bother to keep your toe nails painted?

I’ve been painting my toes since I was in high school. It’s habit for me, and a relaxing ritual that I happily indulge. I consider my toe nails small canvases waiting for artwork… so they stay polished year round. I do try to give them a “break” for two weeks every few months; outside of that, I’m always anxious to try a new nail polish color!


1 Stacy January 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

When I can no longer wear flip-flops, I stop polishing. If I could get away with it during warm weather I probably wouldn’t paint them then either! lol.

2 The Cheap Chick January 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

Normally yes, I keep them stylin’. But for some reason, this year my feet must be kept firmly under wraps, lest they scare the massses. THAT’S how bad they look right now…

3 Jessica January 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

I keep em painted most of the time, but like you I try to take a break sometimes as well.

4 PRIIA Cosmetics January 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Yuppers! I keep my piggies polished all year round. It’s just something I feel I HAVE TO do. However, I don’t get them done as often as I do in the summer. 😉


5 Jen January 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I sure do. As a single gal, I’m always thinking that SOMEBODY might actually get to see my toes – besides the dog!

6 jaz January 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

nope…give the nails a break.

7 Renee January 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Haha! I barely even shave my legs during the winter!! How sad is that? My toes and legs are hibernating…. Come spring time I’ll start painting my toenails with glorious spring color! Thank god the hair on my legs is pretty light…

8 Paula January 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

No, unless I’m travelling to a warm spot I don’t polish my toes.

9 faith24 January 8, 2010 at 1:35 am

i polish them but not as often …

10 Holly January 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Hi Jami!
I am going on a cruise where I will have lots of time to promote The Dinner Garden. What can I take with me to give my hair hold that will be able to go on a plane? I don’t think I can take Aerosol hairspray and Mousse. My hair is really slick and straight, so I need a lot of stuff to make it do anything.

Also, I keep my toes polished in winter!

11 Bionic Beauty January 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oooh, Holly, that’s a tough one!! Hmmm… If you aren’t checking any baggage, you can only take items under 3 ounces in your carry-on. I would suggest a small bottle of wax/molding paste (like from TiGi, L’Oreal, or Paul Mitchell – check your drugstore or Target for good prices)- you can use that VERY lightly on ends to define, or brush lightly over your strands to add shine. If you have fine hair (like mine)- I just take a small bottle of some silicone shine spritz or shine serum. On the cruise you’re going to have to deal with wind if you are outside, so the shine serum will help with tangles too.

Let me know what hair type you have and I can get some specific recommendations together for you!

have fun!!! You lucky, lucky girl!!

12 Amira January 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Yupyup. My toes look gross without polish.

13 Bionic Beauty January 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

@Stacy LOL! I know what you mean there… too many squashed toes by horse hooves for me to go polish-less. 🙂

@Cheap Chick, Oh no! I think that means you need to come visit me!

@Jessica, Right on gal. You and I think so alike sometimes!

@Kelley (PRIIA), I went for a pedicure twice in my life. Both times, different places, they cut my toe nails too short for me. The one was all achy for weeks… so now I refuse to turn them over to anyone but me.

@Jen, I know *exactly* what you mean. I’m keeping mine polished in hopes of the same thing. At least we have our pups, right? 🙂

@Jaz, Good for you! I know that’s for the best. I really need to be better about the “breaktimes”.

@Renee, I think there are many ladies just like that. You just have the Bionic-ness to say it. You GO girl!!

@faith, Sounds like we are coming to a pretty solid consensus between a lot of us on the “not as often” in the winter thing.

@Amira, Oh my… mine certainly aren’t pretty without polish. (See my comment to Stacy above about horsey-hooves… ha ha!)

Thank you ALL for sharing ladies! Hope you’re all having a wondrous start to your new year. Thanks for being Bionic Beauties with me!


14 Holly January 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I don’t have fine hair, but it isn’t thick. I will be checking luggage, if that helps. While I am bugging you for advice, can you recommend a good foundation for being on TV?

15 Bionic Beauty January 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Ok, since you are checking luggage, it’s MUCH easier. I’d recommend either Pantene flexible hold (that may not be the exact name) hairspray from the drugstore, or if you can find it White Sands’ hair spray in the Low to Medium hold (one of my personal faves). Those are both “pump” hair sprays so you won’t have to worry about the pressurized containers during flying.

Since flying and travel can REALLY dry your hair, I’d recommend a shine serum. My current favorites are: Paul Mitchell Smoothing “Super Skinny Serum” (most drugstores or salons have it, clear bottle with lime green cap & letters), or Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray (you don’t need much of this spray,, however the bottle is glass so that’s a MAJOR travel drawback), or just grab a small shine serum from John Frieda at the drugstore.
You also might want a leave-in conditioner or “end” treatment to help tame the dryness that can happen & it also happens to help with wind-tangles & flyaways: Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment (white bottle, bright pink cap & letters) and L’Oreal EverPure UV Spray (*not* the leave-in gel pump stuff, ick, trust me. You’ll find this at drug & grocery stores) are both great for while hair is still wet after a shower.
Then if you need something for flyaways: White Sands the Cure 24/7 is simply unbeatable! I have a ton of hair treatments here and this one just blows my socks off. I really need to get a review up. I use it after styling on my ends or any spots that are being a bit unruly or just look a bit dry, split, frizzy, etc. Amazing and very versatile product!

For makeup… I recommend Purely Cosmetics mineral makeup applied with either a damp Beauty Blender sponge (; and there are full reviews & makeup looks on here: or with a flat-top natural bristle brush. For TV, I would DEFINITELY recommend PC’s Diamond Perfect Finishing Powder that goes overtop of your makeup. It is MUCH better from my experience, and even talking with top of the industry makeup artists, than MakeUp For Ever’s HD makeups and powders. So those are my recs. Let me know if you have any questions on the PC makeup. Or just use the contact form on their website. The owner will be happy to help you.

By the way, these are no kidding products that I buy myself and recommend. I just want you to know that I’m not getting any kickbacks. 🙂

Have a great cruise! I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. I hope you gets lots of great promotion for Dinner Garden too!
All my best,

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