Published on June 20th, 2008 | by Charu Suri1
The Most Ridiculous Trend
Chipped nailpolish is in.
Yes. The lazy manicurist, the unkempt, blotchy, 10-day-old nailpolish is apparently becoming a fad, reports The New York Times in an editorial called “Skin Deep: I Love What You Didn’t Do To Your Chipped Nails.”
In today’s age of underwear-baring dresses, bra-less blouses and sockless sneakers, it was only a matter of time until chipped nails began to surface as a fad. What’s next? Fake designer labels to strut the Oscar Runway? Unwashed hair hitting Fashion Week’s models? Unshaven legs during bikini season?
Oh, the horror! If you don’t have time for the manicure, then please keep a bottle of nail polish remover in your medicine cabinet next to your Ritalin. It’s bad enough to see threadbare jeans paired with threadbare shoes let alone seeing threadbare nails dotted with splotches of “I’m not Really a Waitress” on them.
So what are we to say to the millions of ladies who patiently scheduled manicure appointments on a regular basis and pay $20 a pop for them? You might as well throw that extra cash in the fireplace because clean nails are so out.
But apparently this trend doesn’t apply to toenails. Go figure! Because at an interview, the interviewer is obviously going to look down at your feet instead of your hands.