I know manicures have been around since 5th Avenue, but the turn that ‘nail art’ has taken recently makes me hate the fact that I have horrible nail beds – the picture above is a friend’s hand. I wanna go all Claude Monet on those bitches.
I remember being in grade school when no one judged if you didn’t stay in the lines all the way (except for my three older sisters),Â and IÂ would paintÂ my nailsÂ 3 different colors. Which is like all the rage now. I challenge you to find a fashion blog that doesn’t have a picture of their perfectly manicured hands – with at least one finger painted a different color (not a real challenge).Â Â I always knew I was a trendsetter.
Anyway, I’ve seen everything from tye-dyeÂ (um, awesome)Â to smurfs to strawberries on people’s fingersÂ and I wonder how much people are actually paying for this. Because nail polish doesn’t last very long, even if you don’t bite your nails. And if you do them yourself, that must beÂ craaaazy time consuming. Who has time to do that multiple times a week? Multiple times a month?!Â I want your job.
I definitelyÂ doÂ appreciate that nail polish is a cheap way to accessorize, though. What do you guysÂ think of all the artful manicures?