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The Latest Craze: Nail Art

I’ve been seeing a lot of crazy, decorative nails everywhere, especially on fashion blogs and Pinterest. I’ve loosened up a lot about nail polish over the years, getting older AND more liberal and open-minded :), but the craziest thing I ever did was paint my toenails blue and pink before my sister had her first baby, Anna Jane.

{My sister and her husband didn’t find out what they were having, and when my mom, sister, and I got our second pedicures before my niece was born (she was two weeks late – my poor sister), we each got our toenails painted to show our prediction about the baby’s gender: my sister got blue, my mom got pink (a grandmother’s intuition!), and I did pink and blue. I wish I had a picture, but suffice it to say, it was very daring for me at the time.}

The nail art craze pushes the boundaries even further; I’m not sure if I’m ready to embrace the trend, though. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing neon blue or purple or green, but I’m afraid that might look a little silly on a 42-year old, so I’ve held off. I never get polish on my fingernails – I hate it when it chips and end up taking if off most of the time – but I love a good pedicure. Now that we’re solidly in flip-flop weather in Houston, it’s time to make those regular pedicure appointments!

Here’s a round-up of some of the nail art tutorials I’ve found:

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What about you? Thumbs up or thumbs down? (Get it? Thumbs? Never mind.) Do you get wild with your nail polish or stick to the classic colors? Let me know in the comments!

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