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POLICE FILES: A day in the life of my Wonder Woman mani

February 26, 2011 by pam

This post is for Peter who brought Wonder Woman into my life.


He is in New York and too far away to see Wonder Woman on my nails so I’ve decided to show him a day in the life of my MAC Wonder Woman mani.

On my left hand I have MAC Spirit of Truth on all fingers except my ring finger which I painted with MAC Obey Me.


On my right hand I have Spirit of Truth on all fingers except my index finger which I painted with Obey Me.


I bought that old typewriter key ring when I went to the Brooklyn Flea Market in November with Peter and our friends.

The first thing I did when I woke up was pick up my computer and post about MAC Wonder Woman, check my e-mail, reply to blog comments, check Facebook, check Twitter.


And then I got ready to go out. Most days I wear zero makeup but yesterday was an exception because I had a fundraising concert to go to.

Still, my makeup regimen is pretty simple. It doesn’t even take five minutes.


Benefit Benetint for my lips and cheeks, Topshop Kohl because I love eyeliner, a little eyeshadow from The Body Shop and that’s it.

I used to have a whole train case of makeup but I’ve given most of it away. I hardly ever use them and felt like they were going to waste.

If you’re wondering what that cute little doll is, you’ll find out soon, I have a post about her too. For now, just call her Ms. Twinkle.

My friend Lele wanted to borrow some polish and said she was in the mood for salmon. I looked through my Helmer for salmon-ish shades and found these. I will admit that I envisioned sushi – it helped me find the colors faster.


Then I finished dressing up.


I read my Kindle for a bit.


And marveled at how easy it is to take nail shots when there’s sunlight.


And wondered how I can manage to swatch in the morning.


Yesterday was writing day, I made sure I didn’t schedule any interviews and meetings so I can just spend the whole day writing. I wrote. And Facebooked. And tweeted. And replied to e-mails and Facebook messages. It’s amazing how quickly they pile up. And I sent out questions for a couple of e-mail interviews. And juggled my phone and computer making arrangements for future features for the newspaper.


At around 6 p.m., I was back in traffic and to help pass the time, I moisturized my cuticles.


I love love love Lemony Flutter.


Jill and I finished listening to an entire CD in traffic. We finally made it to the concert venue, met up with Giff and had a quick dinner before finding our seats at the fundraising concert. Tatin arrived soon after.


Yes, that’s Ms. Twinkle with me at the concert. I’m obsessed with her.

The concert was okay – Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Bituin Escalante and Aiza Seguerra were among those who performed. They were great but overall, the concert could have been better. It was a fundraiser though and the place was packed so that’s a good thing.

At midnight, we met up three other friends for karaoke and beer.


We haven’t done karaoke in ages. The last time I karaoked was Halloween 2010 with Peter in Paco’s apartment in the West Village before we joined the Village Halloween Parade.


It was 5 a.m. by the time we got home this morning.

And nope, my day wasn’t over yet. I answered e-mails and Facebook messages, watched an episode of Glee, picked up my Kindle and read until my eyes begged for sleep.

And that was a day in the life of my Wonder Woman mani.


  1. sol says:

    most of my swatches are made outside, outside my unit that is haha. i paint my nails before sleeping, and then take pics the next morning, even before taking a bath! LOL!

    • pam says:

      haha! it’s amazing that you can wait! i like taking the pictures as soon as i finish painting! and i usually swatch in the wee hours – that’s the only time i can swatch one color after the other.. so no sunlight :(

      i usually tell myself i’ll try on weekends.. but weekends are crazy too!

  2. Miss Bun says:

    JESUS you rock that odd-one-out mani SO good.

    And I’m practically drooling over here with Obey Me and Spirit of Truth. Oh yes I am.


    I love this post.

    • pam says:

      Miss Bun!!!! Love love love!!! <3 <3 <3

      When is Wonder Woman landing in Hong Kong?? Let me know if you need me to grab you bottles here!!! I still have your bag of goodies!! :(

      OMFG $(@)Q*$(*#$OIUWEROIEUWROIEWRU -----------> LOLCOPTER!!!!!!!!

      Please please please blog again! I miss your posts like craaaazy.

  3. kaydikat says:

    I was right there with you and your SUPERWOMAN Mani =) I just picked these two up last week and can’t wait to wear them after seeing this awesome post!

  4. chel says:

    redbox right? saw you. nahiya ako lumapit. :) )

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