My Blue Period

I've always been a bit of a late bloomer and never once have I referred to myself as an early adopter. Trends and . . . well . . . just about everything . . . need to grow on me--sometimes quite slowly--before they "take." That's why I'm only now wearing blue nail polish. "Ha!" you may smirk to yourself. "I've been wearing blue polish since 2010."  That's because you're probably not a creature of habit . . . like me. For years I only wore Essie's "Marshmallow" . . . a nice simple shade of white. Safe. Recently, I ventured out of my comfort zone and went with a concrete gray color -- "Chinchilly."  I know, I know . . . safe. Very safe (but I still love it!). When I ran the NYC Marathon, I really went crazy and wore a deep purple on my nails to match the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network running shirt.  But, then I quickly returned to the safety of Marshmallow. However, a few weeks ago, my "Cousin Barbara from Germany" (as we refer to her in my household and who is my official style muse), popped off the Lufthansa jet wearing a striking shade of blue on her 62-year-old nails. Not conservative dark blue (as I  have on my fingers now), and not a bright, over-the-top blue either. But, a pretty, soothing, very flattering medium blue.  It was love at first sight. For weeks I've been trying out every shade of blue on my nails. It's become a bit of an obsession. Since spring has just arrived yet, I'm still more into the darker shades--like OPI's "Yoga-ta Get This Blue" or Essie's "Armed and Ready" (my favorite go-to blue). But soon . . . very soon . . . I'll rock the world with shades of the Caribbean sea. Picasso would approve. I have a new weekly AARP YouTube Show! It's called THE BEST OF EVERYTHING WITH BARBARA HANNAH GRUFFERMAN! Here's the promo trailer. Enjoy!

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