The whole idea of black nails is something I never would have embraced before. But we had a fancy event to attend over the weekend at PunditGirl’s school. My outfit was black and a teensy bit sparkly. So I thought, “Hey, why not get a manicure!” That could be fierce!
I generally don’t indulge — it’s just too hard to keep them looking nice, what with all the typing I do. But my nail lady (I DO make time for the pedi’s!) could fit me in, so I dashed off to the salon.
As I scanned the reds and the pinks and the buffs, I noticed she still had some black polish on the shelf that she usually saves for her teen clients at Halloween.
I found my hand reaching for that bottle of black. My nail lady gave me the one lifted eyebrow look. You know — the one that says, you’re not really going there, are you?
When I do get the occasional manicure, say, if someone gives me a gift certificate (attention Mr. PunditMom!), I tend to go with some nice neutral color that won’t look bad in two days when I inevitably do something stupid that puts a nick into the beautiful shine. But I couldn’t help myself. After a relaxing hand massage, she started applying the onyx shade.
Turns out, my nail lady says I have the “perfect hands” for black nail polish. Who knew? Short nails and small hands are apparently the combination to pull off this look if you don’t happen to be a 16-year-old goth girl.
So, can an almost 50-something pull off this look on a regular basis?? I know there were some at the BlogHer conference last year who pulled it off it off, but they really are way closer to 30 than I am.
But I’m tempted. And it apparently goes well with the new look of the season!