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Thursday, October 4, 2012

What your nails say about you

Alice Bartlett's nail art.

I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with my nails and I feel they can often reflect the personality and lifestyle of the person. When, then I came across the photograph above by Alice Bartlett I wondered just how important nails have become in expressing oneself.  

Many are aware that clean and healthy looking nails are important as they reflect how well you take care of yourself. Obviously a builder’s nails are going to be very different to those of an office worker and not everyone has perfect nails but the hands are something that are on show every day and the perfect way to show a bit of your personality. 

Some say the colour we decide to paint our nails has a hidden meaning – red is sassy and dramatic whereas navy is the colour of sophistication. Over the years there have been flirtations with patterns and metallics, while this year the growing trend is textured nails.  Whatever the trend, nails are not only a fashion statement but can be a work of art and a way of advertising ourselves, our feelings, our patriotism, our ideals, or simply showing a concept like Alice having ‘the world at her fingertips.’

-Emma Hatherall
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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