So I have a question… are acrylic nails still cool?
When I see a woman with her nails perfectly shaped and painted, I envy how pretty they are. I used to have acrylic nails, and I’m not really sure when or where that changed, but I haven’t had them in years now.
I know when I was travelling a lot, it was just too much to maintain. And now it is a financial decision to do my own nails.
But I can’t remember for all that time in-between why I didn’t have my nails done. I would like to think that I am just so hip and trendy that I led the curve with a more natural look, but that would just be a fib.
I was at the ol’ Wally World today (shopping for a ratchet set for the carpet installers, but that’s a different story for a different day), the lady checking me out had long, french manicured acrylic nails. I actually commented how nice her nails looked, and she flashed a little snowman she had painted on her pinky nail. The sorta ruined it for me, but I have to admit, I left Wally World thinking that I miss getting my nails done.
I realize that I am totally not cool enough to pull off a paint job like this one. But a nice american manicure, or a lovely shade of red on my long, perfect acrylic nails would be a nice change.
I kinda thought it would be a fun thing to ask for from Santa, a gift certificate to provide me with a few visits to the local nail salon. But I sincerely don’t know if that is totally a 1997 kinda thing to do or not.
And just on an acrylic nail side note: I will never forget when I was in a nail salon as a teenager getting my totally necessary acrylic nail fill-in before going out on a Saturday night, there was another young woman getting her nails done and they were really, really long.
An older woman sitting next to her watched intently, making faces as the nails were shaped and painted a shade of hot, fluorescent pink. The older lady finally said, “Honey, I gotta ask… how do you wipe your behind with nails that long???”