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What’s Up with Those Nails?

What’s Up with Those Nails? - Natividad Meyers

Nearly every Saturday morning, my husband who works for a Toronto SEO Company and I go to a locally-owned restaurant for breakfast.  If we have guests, we bring them along, and sometimes my mom joins us.  The food is really wonderful and the people are great. Part of the ritual includes Roger’s coffee, my diet Coke, a list of the specials, and checking out my nails.

That’s right, my nails.  The ladies that work there – including two named Sarah – and I have this “thing” about our fingernails, and weather permitting, our toenails.  We have to check out the polishes, the designs, and the condition of our manicures.  We do not think this is at all weird.  My husband does.  He thinks it is soooo funny to show his nails, too, and to make comments. I can’t say that his look bad, thank heavens, because he does keep them trimmed and clean.  It’s just one of those girl things, I guess, and I like it.

This week, my nail guy, Timmy (his adoptive American name), did an exemplary job on my nails.  I get the gel, but I like color – no French, American, or other “natural look for my fake nails!!  I picked out a light, metallic teally green for all but my ring fingers.  On my ring fingers, I have a light, silvery blue polish as an accent color.  It kills me how most of my female friends, including those under the age of ten, “get” the accent color, but most of the men do not. 

They say, “What’s up with those nails?  Did they run out of that one color?”  Ha. Ha.

Usually, I do not go for designs on my nails:  A, because they are more expensive; and B, because Timmy says he doesn’t want to spend that much time.  OK, I get it.  I would like to learn to do some of the things I see now with contrasting tips, or a whole slew of colors in the same palate.  I have seen some really cool things in the magazines, but haven’t tried to talk Timmy into them.

I have, however, recently gone ombre—where I have five shades of purple going from lightest to darkest on each hand.  I have also gone with the chrome look – which is fun, but chips really easily.  I try to stay in the same color family with my toes as well.  Right now, they are purple, though, because I haven’t had time for a pedi to change them. 

Next Saturday, I’ll see what Sarah and Sarah have done to their nails, but mine will probably be the same as they have been this week.  


The author:


Writer, journalist and blogger, Natividad Meyers welcomes you into her world. After publishing her first essay, she gained a certain notoriety and now writes in the web 2.0. As well as her blog, she also writes for several sites, where among other things, she has a column on health and wellness.