Don’t be afraid, this is pure sensationalist media. As far as I’m aware, these little buggers beads are not actually dangerous.
However, I consider this message a Public Service announcement for those of you with pets (as a lot of you do have), and this probably applies to small children too. Quite likely larger ones, also. Heck, read this quick little post just in case, and learn from my mistakes anyway !
So, ladies (are there any men out there that do nail art? If there are, you too!), do not, I repeat, do not ever make the mistake of leaving a little baggie of these tiny beads alone on your bed. Because Naughty Kitty (or other animal/child/irresponsible adult) will get into them. Good Kitty will then see how much fun Naughty Kitty is having, and will decide to join the party. You will get out of the shower after a long day at work and find little black (or whatever colour) beads rolling around the bed.
But surely they are too small for cats to play with, I hear you exclaim. Oh no, my friends, Naughty Kitty will have had so much fun that even Good Kitty will be enjoying spreading them around. Everywhere. The bedspread, the pillows, the cream coloured carpet.
With a sigh, you will reach for the hoover. That little nice hand-held one that you asked for for Christmas. But oh no, you realise, it’s quite late in the evening, and the people upstairs have a small baby. Of course, being a Nice Neighbour (even though you don’t know them), you instead opt to grab the pet hair roller and pick them up that way.
So far, so good. Except the pet hair roller will pick up more cat (or dog, or small child) hairs than it will tiny weeny nail art beads. But you persevere, and get almost all of them. That is, of course, despite the fact that every time you sit, lean or kneel on the bed, the beads will roll around, and spread even further.
And then, my dears, then, and heed my advice well, then you will realise your dinner is burning in the oven. (Nuggets and chips, since you ask. I am the epitome of class.) You will rush to save it from incineration, until you hear a little crinkly, crispy, sweet little sound in the bedroom.
That tiny little noise is Naughty Kitty getting into the paper bag that you put the beads in. The ones that are mixed up with cat hair and carpet fibres. The ones that are now back where they started, rolling around under the delighted gaze of Naughty Kitty (or dog or child). Good Kitty will at this point come back, because Round One was so much fun! And yep, you’ll have to take your chicken nuggets back with you for Round Two.
When Hardworking Boyfriend gets home, he will probably not be entirely convinced that the black specks all over the carpet are mere sock fluff.
No animals were harmed in the creation of this post. Only my sanity. Gotta laugh, right?