A fellow polish friend got me thinking about the motivations around my affinity for polish and my recent trend towards longer nails. Maybe that a majority of the pretty pictures we see of polish are on longer well cared for nails may influence my desire to attain that perfection. Also, my love of nail art makes me want to have a better canvass to work with. This has led to me trying different lengths of nails. Real long is fun for painting but has the draw back of being hard to do things and further influences what people think of you. If you stick with short nails painted black or other dark colors, people think you are a musician, goth or just edgy. Once you start trying a wider range of colors, people think you are gay; combine the longer nails and brighter colors and they think you are a gay crossdresser and want to be a women. In my case, it is the desire to fulfill my long term interest in polish and to explore my artistic side. My father was an artist and so is my oldest sister. My dad had longer nails for a guy and used to slice open packing tape with them to open boxes. I have never explored my artist side before. Although, when I used to be a programmer and design circuits someone said there is an art to that. Nail polish and nail art are my first attempts at visual arts. My ex-wife still can't seem to fathom my love of polish. She doesn't understand that I don't care what people may think. I am considering studying to be a nail tech part time. The best thing about that is that if I tell them I am a nail tech, the will be more willing to accept my wearing polish. It really shouldn't matter, but people want to fit you into neat little categories. Bellow is a picture of a mani I did with two China Glaze greens. I thought it was pretty, but it just isn't me. I took it off and put OPI Lincoln Park After Dark on and the world was good again!
|Pardon the dirty hands, I was working outside.|