Posts tagged ‘colored nail polish’
On a routine trip to my local drugstore, I picked up a new bottle of black nail polish that just HAD to come home with me. As I was checking out, the clerk said to me, “Getting ready for Halloween?” I realize I live in Middle America but surely black polish sans witch costume can’t be that radical a concept! If only she had glanced at my green tips she would have figured out that I wasn’t playing dress-up, right?
Though even as recent as last fall I also gave in to preconceived notions about nail color. During the season premiere of Gossip Girl I spied a set of vampy talons claw Nate Archibald’s chest and thought, “Rut-roh, what kind of vixen has Nate fallen prey to?!” Without even a word or a glimpse of her face, I pre-judged another woman based on her nail polish.
I say it’s time we break these stereotypes and realize that nail color is an accessory, not a personality trait. Rather than let our nails define us, we need define what they mean in how we incorporate polish into our overall style.
Let’s take a look at how the same nail color can take on completely opposite attitudes depending on the ensemble. (more…)