Unless it is September.
For the past few years, this has become important. It is (in part) to keep a memory alive. But more than that it is to celebrate the life of a young girl named Brit.
2 years ago one of my dear friends lost his daughter, Brit, to cancer. I wrote about it here. It was (and is) horrible. The emptiness of her loss can never be replaced; but maybe we can celebrate what she meant to so many with something as silly as black toenail polish.
When I met Brit, the one thing I remember was her fingernail polish...black, dark unmistakable BLACK. It was her thing, her signature. I get that. I understand having your "thing"...and to Brit, the black fingernail polish was her thing. In every picture I've ever seen of her, I also see the black fingernail polish. I love it.
At Brit's funeral I noticed almost every woman there (and some guys) had black fingernails or toenails. I was no exception. I had purchased some new black fingernail polish that I intended to take to her in the hospital. That visit never happened.
Now every September I break out the black toenail polish and get to painting. This year, I purchased a new bottle that is called "Never Enough Shoes" (OPI for Sephora). I am in love! The perfect mix of Brit's black polish, and my (over-exuberant) love for shoes. Absolutely Perfect!
So tonight, in celebration of Brit, Anya and I got to painting our toes. A perfect black with sparkles!
CHALLENGEI would like to challenge all of your fashionistas out there to consider painting your toenails black this September. And when you do think about Brit, and say a little prayer for her family.