16 April 2013

Nail Paint

Nope, the title is not a typing error and yes I am referring to the little bottles of colour that we apply on our nails. Nail Polish. As I grew up, nail polish was something that was supposed to make our hands look more beautiful, dainty and delicate. It goes without saying that the 'accepted' colours were shades of pink, bronze, red, maroon or coffee brown. To me, well manicured and well groomed hands with a delicate polish were and still are an epitome of grace and beauty. Seeing some of the pretty young things around me these days really disheartens me.... Go ahead brand me as being of the old school...
But hear out my reasoning and then decide.

They say, nails reflect a person's general health. Naturally pink glowing nails are what is expected. Anaemic people often have pale nails. Nails of those suffering from a particular type of heart condition turn blue. In extreme cases, nails turn yellow when a person suffers from jaundice. Folklore may associate green or black nails with paranormal activity. Black nails certainly suggest some trauma to the nail bed. And if you dont believe me, read these articles here, here and here.


Yet I find that cosmetic counters carry nail polish in these very colours that we baby boomers may consider as indicating ill health. You have all shades of yellow, blue, green, silver and golden even black.I still fail to find beauty in nails deliberately coloured thus.
beautiful nails, nail polish, colours, nail varnish

Do you still blame me if call this particular cosmetic product as nail paint?
Oh well, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder...
Who am I to go against the tide...

2 comments:

Jessica Peterson said...

It's interesting to read your different opinion. I've never been one to paint my nails, but on the rare occasion that I do, it's normally a more feminine colour. However, I do have some greens and blues. :) I enjoy seeing someone's nails all coloured like a rainbow. The only thing I can't stand are those long fake nails! Bleh!

Have fun with a-z.

Archana said...

Hmmm, rainbow coloured nails sounds interesting! Thanks Jessica.