Since I always wear sandals in the summer, my toenails are never left un-painted. How terrible would that be??? ;-)
I had acrylic nails put on before I got married and continued to get them worked on for a while afterwards. In a short time, the girl who did my manicures and I became friends. She decided to leave the world of manicuring behind and pursue a different line of work - she ended up teaching me all she knew and gave me her supplies. For a few years, I just did my own acrylic nails. And during this time, I did paint my fingernails.
Acrylic nails tend to hold polish better than plain nails. So, once I went back to regular nails (i.e. trying to get pregnant and didn't want to breath the fumes and then having a newborn and no time)... But, I still kept up with my toenails.
Of course, there'd be chipping and such.
Until I found Revlon Color Stay.
I've been using this for almost 2 years and it is the greatest. I'm talking pedicures only here - I have no
experience with the manicure side of it. But, you can apply this polish on the piggies and it will last - chip free - until your toenails have grown out and you are forced to remove it and re-apply.
I never wore darker fingernail colors when I did do nail polish on my hands, but on my feet, I feel more free to use a bold color, so I wear "Always Vintage" which is a really dark brown red. The top coat gives off an incredible shine that LASTS. No chipping!
The second product I have for you this evening is Crystal Deodorant Stones. (this one is for everyone).
The product description is listed as: "For those who want a hypoallergenic non-staining deodorant that lasts all day, these stones are for you! This potent deodorant stone will leave you clean and fresh all day without the greasy feeling that so many other deodorants leave you with. Unscented and made purely of natural mineral salts. Available in 2 oz. trial size stick for $2.99, 4.25 oz stick for $6.95, 2 oz. trial size stone for $2.99, and 8 oz plain stone with carrying bag and dish for $8.99."
These cost a bit more than your average store-bought deo stick, but last forever. I bought one each for me and the Evil Twin well over a year ago and they're still going strong. We, however, are not strong or sweaty or stinky (in the odor-ish way). The trick to the stones is to wet them and then really rub all up and down and around the usual area. It's a weird feeling.
These are also aluminum free, which many researchers have pointed at as a cause for Alzheimer's. You know what, if I can be fresh smelling and dry AND not half batshit crazy (although my liberal friends will disagree with me there), then let's bring it on! :-)