“You got your toes done up with ya finger nails matching”- Kid Sister
Salons across the world are stocking up with the latest trends in nail color; last year was dark hues: black, cranberry. This summer we’re tickled with mint green, neon or white. So why all the fuss over a chemical paint that chips in a week? Because it defines you! Duh! Choosing a color takes precedence over actually painting your nails. Nail color is the new mood ring and Big Apple red sends a very different signal than Beyonce blue; and there’s nothing worse than mixed signals.
Here’s a Myers- Briggs* personality assessment to help you identify if you’re a Chanel Black Satin or a Essie Mint Chocolate Chip and what that means in real people speak.
*This actually has nothing to do with Myers-Briggs or Carl Jung, just wanted to reference them so you’d take this seriously*
You’re sultry, devilish with a retro flair. You love victory rolls, platform shoes and cancer sticks. You wouldn’t be caught dead in anything not form-fitting and you typically have a red lip to match. You are woman, hear you roar!
Sugar and spice and everything nice. Femininity is your middle name or maybe its just Rose. Either way you love to be polished and pulled together. Secretly you wish you could be a red, but you don’t have the balls!
Indie girls unite! Bright blue or mint green or any trendy blue is like reverse psychology. It’s indie but all the mainstream girls are wearing it so you wear it to be ironic. Get it?
You refuse to be defined and are a blank canvas for the universe to paint its colors. Truth be told, you’re indecisive and a commitment-phobe who makes herself believe white is chic because “it goes with everything.”
Two distinct camps love black nail polish; rocker guys who paint their middle nail to flip off the establishment and fashion girls who want to appear edgy and in style. You can decide which group you fit in.
You’re hip and you think outside of the box and you probably take hits of E while dancing the night away in a PBR drenched club. You love plastic bracelets and only wear neon because it’s the color you shoplifted from UO.
Sticker nail polish, really? You are a horrible person who sucks the fun out of life. You want all the convenience without the hard work and by hard work I mean the pain of chipping polish and touch-ups. Secretly you are an evil genius.
In all seriousness (see note above) nail polish is an inexpensive way to add some color and fun to your fashion staples. It doesn’t say much about you except, “I like pretty nails”.