When I was growing up, I was the family rebel. My only purpose in life was to exasperate my mother, shock my father and thrill my sisters. Some would say I suffered from “Middle Child Syndrome” ~ you know, stuck in the middle, always fighting for parental attention. Whatevs… I had fun.

Our curfew was “12:30, no later than quarter to 1.” Even after I grew up, joined the Army and had a child. My mother was serious, no excuses. Ever. One weekend, while visiting her, I decided to go out with some friends and I left my infant daughter with her. Thinking I was grown {I was 20 with a child and had been living on my own for almost 2 years}, I returned to her house at  a little after 1 AM and she was sitting up waiting for me. Lemme tell ya, there’s nothing worse than coming home to a dark house, entering and finding out that your momma is sitting up waiting for you to walk in… As soon as I closed the door, she flipped on the light, gave me the rules of her house and took back my house key. It’s been over 18 years and I still do not have a key to my mother’s house.

Nowadays, my rebellious streak is limited to my nail polish choices. I prefer dark vampy colors to the sweetly docile pastels. And, right now, my new fave is “Breaking Curfew” by L’Oreal. From the grounding worthy name to the deep velvety purple with the oh~so~subtle hint of red, everything is perfect about this color.

What’s your favorite nail color?

I’m linking up with Sheena at Sophistishe for Nails to the Yeah. She’s also running a contest at her blog, so head on over there and check it out.

I found out about Nails to the Yeah from my friend, Mama Violet, at Windy City Mama. If you’re in to thrifting or want to learn more about thrift store shopping, be sure to visit her blog.

Disclosure: I didn’t receive any compensation for this post, I just think this color is crazy cool.