Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I really should have just gone to see a professional.

This morning I decided it was time to switch out my summery Revlon Wild Strawberry pedicure for a more fall-like Revlon Rich Raspberry.

I soaked my feet, scrubbed the dead skin away, removed the old polish, buffed the nails, put lotion on my feet and covered them in socks and was headed downstairs to enjoy a cup of Chai tea before I began the arduous task of painting my toe nails.

I grabbed a towel without realizing the nail polish was sitting near it and caused a bottle of clear polish to come crashing to the ground.

It didn't break!  But right as I was thinking to myself how lucky I was that it didn't break, the Rich Raspberry came crashing to the ground as well.


Nice, huh?

So after I said a few choice words and snapped a picture for blog posterity, I immediately grabbed my bottle of acetone (because why use nail polish remover when acetone works so much better?) and got to scrubbing.

The acetone worked quickly and efficiently.  The only problem?  In my haste to get all the polish up as quickly as possible, I got a lot of it in the grout.  So now my grout has a nice pinkish, purplish hue to it.

I vacuumed up all the glass shards and sprayed the grout with a bathroom scrubbing spray with bleach and I'm hoping that does the trick.

Because remember this spill from 6 years ago?  I was on my hands and knees just two weeks ago scrubbing what I think to be a tiny remnant of it off the floor. 

I can only imagine how many miniscule drops of this Rich Raspberry I'm going to be finding and for how long!

5 comments:

Mari said...

Aaagh! I'm impressed that you thought to get a picture.

Grandma T said...

Ooooo.....so sorry for the spill!! :(

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have to tell you that staining my grout is my worst fear. Ok, I might have some that MIGHT be worse, but it is right up there with terrorism and stepping in dog poop barefooted.
If what you've done already does not clean it up, try a little baking soda mixed with water. Make it pasty and scrub with a hard bristle brush. I use that for my marble floors and grout...works great. Good luck.

Wendy said...

Another option to clean the grout - head to Lowes. They sell some amazing grout cleaning product (just ask someone in the flooring department) because it made our grout look brand new after many misses by the many boys in my house. They also have grout stain which is really easy to apply and will make it look brand new!

Wendy said...

Or just go see Lisa at Pure Indulgence in Welcome. Her pedicures are only $35 and much cheaper and easier than having to clean the grout!