Okay, so I’m not like, against nail polish or anything. It’s fun, and it can be an easy (and usually inexpensive) way to make yourself feel a little more awesome. What I’m here to gripe about today (and yes, I’m griping) is the fact that so many girls are totally obsessed with nail polish to the point where there’s really not that much else going on with them.
It’s one thing to get your nails done maybe once a month with girlfriends, or to spend your Sunday evening TV binge with a bottle of nail polish. It’s quite another thing to have a standing appointment at the salon (that’s expensive!) or to carry a bottle of polish around with you at all times “just in case.” I’ve actually even known girls who were super late to dinners or who said they “couldn’t come out” because their nails were a mess and they had to fix them first. What the hell?
I want to shake these girls for so many reasons. First, there are better things to spend your money on. Things like chocolate milk shakes, concert tickets, you name it. But more than that, there are way more important things to spend your time on!
My nails are a mess right now, and I love that. You want to know why? Because every time I look at them, I remember that a) I was in too much of a rush to get to my own birthday party (fun!) to do anything but swipe one stripe of glitter polish onto each nail and b) I’ve already messed them up from typing (awesome) and playing my ukulele (even more awesome).
If you have the time to totally obsess over nail polish and nail art, you’ve got way too much time on your hands (literally!). Try playing a sport, making real art (not just on your nails), playing an instrument, or offer to help your kid brother fix his bike. YES, your nails will get chipped, but you know what? You’ll also have fun or at least learn something new. You’ll become a more interesting person to hang out with, and someone who can add something cool to a conversation.
What do you think? Are you obsessed with nail polish? Do you ever feel a little prissy about it? Tell me in the comments!