Friday, February 6, 2009

Nine Inch Nails

Should I get Acrylic Nails? This is the hot topic on my mind lately, which is quite bizarre because if you know me you know I don't seem the type that would have acrylic nails. Not that there is a "type" necessarily, and not that there is anything WRONG with having nicely manicured nails, real or enhanced. I only say it's not really "me" because I spend almost every day make-up-less, in jeans and zip-up hoodies, hair in a ponytail and little jewelry. My nails are seldom painted, very frail and brittle, and often broken into various lengths. I'm not very stylish and don't keep up with fashion trends or general personal hygiene. I'm constantly trapped in the "Before" picture, never quite living up to my potential.

If you are still following this boring diatribe about my nails, I fear for your sanity. But, if for some reason this one-sided conversation is compelling and you're expecting some really witty anecdote , I really think you might be in for a huge disappointment. I have this strange feeling this post is going nowhere... Back to my acrylic nails dilemma.

Do I need them? No. Do I like them? I'm not sure. I don't really have an opinion one way or the other. They look nice, sure. Sure. I like them. Do I have to time to get those "fill ins" every 2 weeks or whatever? No. Well, even if I have the time, do I have the inclination? Let's see, I get my hair cut once a year, go to the dentist once every 4 years, and the eye doctor once every 10 years (I am practically legally blind and wear my contacts far longer than is healthy, which is why I probably have chronic blood shot eyes). I wear one pair of shoes all winter long, one pair of sandals all summer long, and get really pissy if I have to wear heels. I only buy clothes for myself if I can't fit into something anymore. I am the epitome of low maintenance. So, why am I even considering acrylic nails, a reasonably high maintenance commitment of time?

Somehow, I am under this delusion that they will make me appear "put together." That even on my rattiest days, when I'm on day 5 without a shower, when there is baby barf on my shirt and I'm in the same jeans I've worn for 2 weeks, when there are huge dark circles under my eyes, people will see my nails and think: "Gee, now that's a put-together woman." You think I'm joking, but the crazy thing is that I'm not. This is my entire rationale. Make sense? No? Ah, that's because you are of the Sane species. Hey, maybe a girl just needs a little something to feel girly.

1 comment:

Gel-Nails said...

Interesting content.

Just wanted to share some information that may help busy professionals caught up with work and who have less time to maintain their nails. You can try out gel nails which are now becoming a hot favorite as they are natural looking even without nail tips and the best way for nail enhancement. Also, if you are allergic to those strong smelling chemicals which you can experience with acrylic nails, then you should use gel nails as these are odorless.

However, when you are planning on gel nail application, make sure you approach a nail salon or a nail artist who is well versed with gel nails and is properly trained and mastered in gel applications. This will save you from problems that can arise with improper gel nail applications.

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