Monday, February 28, 2011

Silver Beauty Nails

I saw the cutest little girl at church the other day, no more than four years old, carrying her bag with long, shiny silver nails glued to her fingertips. As she set her bag down and trained her eyes on her nails, fluttering them slightly to catch reflecting light on their luminous surfaces, I had to smile. She had a great mom. I could tell the girl felt extraordinarily pretty, like a real grown up at nearly three feet tall.
As she fluttered her fingers through church, it brought back memories of my own long nail experiments with scotch tape. (Done when I was a child... and as an adult, too, ha, ha!) Placed just right on the fingernail, folded over double at the end and trimmed with scissors, scotch tape nails are the closest I've ever gotten to have long, luxuriant nails. They have a certain allure, an exotic edge to living the high life of fashion and ultra femininity. I can only stand them for an hour or two, then I have to peel them off so I can actually get something done.
Hm. If I color a strip of scotch tape black and cut fringes along one edge, I wonder if they'd work as false eyelashes...

3 comments:

Ayesha said...

This is really a good stuff, This sounds good. I like it. Photo Recovery

Patty Ann said...

I have never had long nails, but my girls love to have a day when we paint their nails and put little pictures on them. I have never tried scotch tape.

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Oh, yes, I highly recommend the Scotch tape school of fashion. So flexible... so affordable... so many possibilities...

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