Painting your nails is one of the simplest ways to look and feel more feminine, and yet before last week I had never gone into a nail shop to get a polish change. Oh sure, I’ve attempted to paint my nails a couple of times and my wife has painted them once or twice, but for the most part my fingernails have remained bare.
The thing about it is that nail polish stays on even after you wash off your makeup, take off your wig, and disrobe. You can wipe it off but it seems like such a crime, so I think that is one of the biggest reasons that I hadn’t done it much.
Finally, things changed when I decided to get my first professional nail polish.
A part of me had always been scared of what the employees might say, what the other customers might think, and how the rest of the world would react to a regular dude walking around with his nails painted. I suppose it landed on my “don’t push the envelope” list, but I’m getting tired of limiting myself in this world.
I want to live every day to the fullest and that is exactly what I preach, so why should I hold back anymore? With this in mind, I took a solo trip down to the mall, marched into the nail shop and demanded (just kidding, I asked politely) for my nails to be painted. The clerk was completely helpful and friendly and showed me the fake nails that showcased the various colors.
On this day, I chose three colors from the OPI Minnie Mouse Collection.
Nobody looked at me in a rude way, the manicurist was super nice to me and did a great job, and I payed and left. It was a wonderful experience and it was awesome to have my nails painted for over a week. It makes such a huge difference when you dress up, it’s like the cherry on top of your sundae.
I’ll definitely be doing this again, and more frequently. The only thing I’m sorry about is that I took this long to start enjoying my nails!
What’s YOUR favorite nail polish color?