Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A little of what you fancy does you good.

Here is two more polishes I won from polish of the day.ish.

This is Claire's Under the Sea, and it looks strikingly like Pure Ice First Time (stupid stoopid name)

You can see brush strokes and I didn't add a ridge filler base coat, but ladies and gents... ONE COAT! Imma use this for Konad and soon!

Here I added some glitter, Pure Ice, some other stupid name, I'm sure...too lazy to get up and go look at it, but it made my day.
This was the only good pic I could get of this one, this is two coats of Sally Hansen Star Opal Nail Glaze used as a french manicure base, this is like a 'clear' duochrome of pink and green, very very pretty!

So what is with that title anyways...?


A euphemistic way of expressing the benefit of sexuality.


This proverbial saying was first the title of a vaudeville song, made famous by the risqué Victorian singer Marie Lloyd. Lloyd was an immensely popular music hall performer in England towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign and into the early 20th century, much to the chagrin of the moralists of the day, who did everything they could to prevent her from performing. This included having her refused entry to the USA in 1913 for "moral turpitude".
The songs she made popular were apparently fairly harmless but she managed to deliver even chaste material with a certain lewdness. The style she adopted was of a winking familiarity with the audience, all of who of course were happy to play along with every double entendre.
The chorus of "A Little of What You Fancy Does You Good", goes:
A little of what you fancy does you goodI always hold in having it if you fancy it
If you fancy it that’s understood
And suppose it makes you fat? I don’t worry over that
‘Cos a little of what you fancy does you good.
No one present at performances imagined that Lloyd was singing about cream cakes, although the line has in fact been used to advertise them in recent years. The sexual innuendo that was ever-present in the music hall has now largely been forgotten.
Marie Lloyd has been a continuing influence on British variety and comedy acts, being the template for artists like Max Miller and inspiration for the saucy euphemism of the Carry On film series. It is clear that Mae West ("I'm the kinda girl who works for Paramount by day, and Fox all night") also took inspiration from Lloyd's ("I sits amongst the cabbages and peas") manner of stage patter. 
I like me a good proverb and I've been told that I'm more of a folk-lurist than a soil heart at least, the dirt under my fingernails tell a different story!


  1. how much do you love one coaters? it the total bomb yes?

  2. A one coater from Claire's? Amazing.

  3. I love that polish!