flake nail polish

this book is cute and I’ve had it since I was a kid but upon further looking, her feet have like….uncanny palms drawn like human metacarpals. i dont think i’ve seen another case like this exactly, but misunderstanding bird feet is not uncommon

judging on surface value, using comparative anatomy it’s easy to come to the conclusion that birds could have a rather similar structure as mammals (pardon my flaked off nail polish)

but of course birds are birds therefore they need to be needlessly complicated. what you are really seeing in those specimens and the scaled part of a bird’s legs are essentially just the bones we have as our wrist and hand (well, more specifically ankle and foot because hind limb)

and of course birds can’t stop there, we need an assortment of weird toe arrangements too

When he’s sufficiently nervous (read: so nervous he doesn’t have the presence of mind to hide it from the crew) Gavin will gnaw like hell on his fingernails. Nothing stops him, not shit-tasting nail polish, not mittens or gloves, its him, his teeth, his nails. Expensive manicures are ruined, nail polish flakes away in his teeth.

No one mentions it bc if you telling him he’s doing it he’ll stop doing it and then you won’t know what he’s feeling or thinking BC Gavin ain’t the sharing type anyway fellas. Jeremy, fresh-faced and new then, pointed out Gavin’s ring-twisting (the ring Dan gave him) once and that was the end of that quirk thanks Lil J.

So yeah. Nail-gnawer Gavin Free


This is one coat of Wet N Wild Red Red (I really need to thin it, btw, because it was like frosting a cake) and two coats of the new Sally Hansen Diamond Strength line in Glass Slipper.

Glass Slipper is a really pretty white/clear flakie glitter. It looks great, like icicles or something. A suggested I layer it over red (I was debating red or green) and I think I’ll try it over green (maybe OPI Jade is the New Black) next.

- H.

Just one yesterday

Sorry this ones kinda sad but i felt a sudden burst of inspiration so here you are! Request part two in my ask box if i should continue this into a mini series.

3:57 am

Beep beep beep

The sound of the heart rate machine beeped in steady rhythm signalling he was still alive.
Barely alive

Beep beep beep

Useless as a pair of shoes without shoes laces you waited. Playing with your fingers. Chipping the faded blue nail polish of your nails or what was left of it. Focused on watching the flaked nail polish fall to the ground. Blue was his favourite colour , no not was still is he’s still alive. Barely but still alive. “ They are catching the next flight out of Sydney” Calum smiled entering the hospital room having just got off the phone with your mother in law. “thank you Calum “ you forced a smile trying to hold back the flow of fresh tears that were ready to flow like a river bursting though a dam.
“ No problem , I know you would have done the same for me” Calum replied leaning down to wrap you in his arms providing warmth and comfort. You were lucky his band mates were so caring. They practically dropped everything as soon as they herd of the accident to be here to support him and you. Accident the word makes your stomach churn. They keep using that word ‘accident’ but it was no accident. A drunk driver got behind the wheel and drove head on into his car. Not on purpose but he should have never been behind the wheel. If the driver had never gotten behind the wheel you wouldn’t be sitting here in the small hospital room watching your husband fighting for his life. You would be cuddled up in bed waiting for him to return home from a night out with the lads with dumb stories about Michael throwing up in a girls purse again or buying everyone in the club a round of drinks. You looked over at your husband his blonde hair had darkened over the years since you meet him. It had grown messily and lacked the up keep it used to get. but you preferred it messy especially when you could tangled your fingers though it. but now it lay flattened against his head. This began to annoy as you knew how much he would hate it if he was awake right now. so lifting yourself of the chair you stood up and began to mess his hair with your fingers. “ i should have gone with him” you spoke in a barely audio voice as you returned to your seat.
“ What so the both of you would be in hospital beds ?” Calum replied “ no I’m glad you stayed at home “ looking over at the worried expression on his face you could tell he was putting on a brave face trying to be strong but deep down he was just as shit scared as you were. “ The doctors seem to think his improving his internal bleeding is decreasing so it’s a good sign that he’s responding well to the surgery.” Ashton informed as he walked into the hospital room.” he will get better (Y/N) I know he will “
“ How can you be so sure Ash ? How can you be so positive ? Can you not see him he can barely breathe on his own ?” you wept watching your poor husband fighting for his life in his comatose state with tubes and wires covering his chest and arms. “ Because I know he’s fighter , He’s never given up on anything , The band , us and he’s never given up on you ! He wont give up now”. A nurse comes into the room checks the monitors and machines he is wired up to and scribbles her findings onto her clipboard and leaves again. You’ve seen them come and go after he got out of surgery. Specialists , doctors and nurses. They aren’t saying much but it’s not hard to tell that the situations not looking bright. But like a fish out of water your useless theres nothing you can do to help him and it’s the worst feeling in the world. On you’re wedding day you promised to protect him but how could you have protected him from this. Grabbing his left hand from where it rested by his side you held it close to you as if when you let it go he might drift away from you. Well, he still might yet, no you cant think like that you’re not going to lose him. Tracing the out lines of his veins your fingers made their way to his ring finger where his golden band sat symbolising his love and commitment to you. It still amazes you everyday that you ended up with such a loving and caring husband. “ Please don’t give up yet Luke “ you begged “ please don’t leave me “