So I was at the nail spa when I got a compliment on an unknown shade of blue polish I was wearing. Turns out, there was a woman of a certain age next to me who really liked the bold shade of blue that was being erased from my nails. She started talking about how she would love to be able to wear polishes like that. After a few minutes of chatting, she was reconsidering that murky frosted beige she had picked out. Honestly, it looked more like a condition than a nail color.
On the other side of me there was a woman admiring my chosen color - Cute As A Button by Essie. It’s a bright, eye-catching almost watermelon hue, that screams spring, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it. She, too wanted to amp up her manicure with something different.
A lot of women are afraid to step out of the box when it comes to nail color. Because of dress codes and accepted norms so many women get locked into a dull, dreary shade that doesn’t suit their personality or mood. And I can understand why. You can’t lead a meeting with neon grape polish with hot pink lightening bolts on yur nails- not if you want to be taken seriously. So is there middle ground? Of course.
In recent seasons brands have created a plethora of shades in blues, greens, grays, and lavender that are muted or have a smokey tone, so they are softer and the color isn’t jarring. Instead of a cobalt blue, a muted bluish gray color. Even green tones are subdued like Damone Roberts 1968, a pastel shade.
If you’re still not ready to present your wild side to the office, there’s always your pedicure to consider. Give that orange and hot pink polish a few weeks off this spring and take a walk on the wild side.
Meanwhile, on the other side of me there was a woman admiring my chosen color du jour – Cute As A Button by Essie. It’s a bright, eye-catching almost watermelon hue, that screams spring, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it.