So, OK, I don't mean to be a traitor to my generation and all, but I don't get this whole chipped nail polish trend.
Girls are showing up with raggedy, eighth-day-after manicures and streaky, slapdash polish jobs and I'm supposed to think they're cool? The New York Times proposes lots of plausible reasons that women are coveting this unkempt look-it screams "I'm too busy/fabulous/tending to my Blackberry/playing guitar in a garage band to worry about the bourgeois perfect mani"-but to me, chipped-nail-polish-as-fashion-statement just seems arrogant, lazy, and uncreative.
Bottom line: It never looks good. I'm not going to even try and defend my position for this, because you and I both know the truth. If you're going for some renegade, anarchist style, kudos to you! I love that sort of thing. But I just don't think this is the route. All it takes to maintain chipped nail polish is indifference, and that's hardly the way to create A Look, and let's be honest-that is what you're going for, no?
I think the only person who was truly good at indifference was Marc Jacobs during his grunge collection for Perry Ellis. All of the chipped nail polish in the world couldn't top that. Let's think bigger, friends.Here, take a Cutex pad. I always keep one in my bag.
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