Nail art options

Nail art options

Today’s choices outnumber my teen options by a dozen to one.

Though I never was a fashionista, I really enjoyed doing my hair, makeup and nails at varying stages of my adolescence. My favorite thing to do was paint my nails—probably because I chose dark, bold shades of black, green, and blue that made my uncles frown at me. “Did you drop a can of green beans on your toes?” I remember one drawling at me. It was a way I could rebel without really making anyone angry.

But today’s nail choices are incredible! Have you seen what’s out there? From jewelry to crackle art, flashy colors to even pieces of paint you can peel and stick to your nails in complete patterns of animal stripes, tattoos, and more, there’s something for everyone. Even my daughter, who doesn’t like makeup, was impressed when she looked at these.

It’s absolutely amazing—from Scrabble tiles to strips of gemstones, there is something to wear for every occasion. And you would still have plenty left over for every other year of your life! Remember when all we had was the French manicure to look stylish? Those days are certainly gone. I’m not sure if these styles should be considered fun or freaky (a la The Capitol in The Hunger Games), but they sure are interesting to look at.