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A Day in the Life of Kimmie Kyees: My Diary (page 5)
Paula Abdul’s House
I arrive at Paula Abdul’s house and her assistant is there, but he soon leaves and it’s just the two of us. I set up to do Paula’s nails in her bedroom and think she wants to do something new, but in fact she just wants me to touch up her fingers and toes. I had Minxed Paula’s nails the week before with a very special design. She was planning to attend Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party in London, so Minx created “SimoMinx” designs, which she’s still wearing today. On each of Paula’s toes is a photo of Simon’s head with an orange background. For her fingers, Minx created a design of many tiny Simon faces facing different directions. It’s hilarious! I had recommended that design for her fingers, because if she is photographed from any distance, it looks like she’s wearing a dark nail color with some kind of design, but close up you see all his little faces looking back at you! As it turns out, Paula didn’t end up going to his birthday party because she wasn’t feeling well, but this week she’s headed to London and plans to see him, so I just touched her up, which is very easy and fast because the Minx is still in great shape. I leave Paula’s home around midnight.
Home Sweet Home
Of all the appointments I had today, Paula lives the closest to me and I’m so grateful because it’s late. But my day isn’t over; I have to leave by noon tomorrow to catch a flight to Germany and there’s still packing to do. Rihanna has asked me to meet her in Berlin where she’s shooting all the packaging and promotional materials for her next album, and she wants me to do her nails. It's all in a day’s work; now I’m off to pack all of my nail supplies!