So, I did something kind of dumb. I had this amazing idea for a new nail post. I’d thought about it, deigned it, picked the colours and everything. In my head, it was all done. Super simple, chic, and undoubtedly pretty. I wrote the post before I’d even attempted it, that’s just how confident I was. So, all I needed to do was paint the nails. And there was my big boo boo. I’d done this whole thing, with nothing but a brief idea in my head. So, I’m pretty sure you can guess what happened next.
They say that January’s the most depressing month of the year. You have post–Christmas blues, the cold weather, and the full effects of the over indulgent festive goodies beginning to show. Failed resolutions that lasted a week, and it even has Blue Monday – Officially the most depressing day of the year. I know, it’s sounding better and better. But the start of a new year is always so exciting. You have no idea what the years going to bring, and the hopeful feel of optimism in the air is contagious. January’s a time for celebrating, and how can you be glum, with Chinese New Year coming up?
It may not be something that I personally celebrate, but I love the whole idea of it. I always remember learning the Chinese Zodiac story in school and the great race between the animals. How each 12 animals have their own year, and can apparently show characteristics for people born in that time frame. The celebrations always seem so extravagant, and so much fun. I can only imagine what it must be like in China. The dragons dancing down the street, and all the colours it involves, the street just comes alive. There’s just something about it that fills me with joy and hopefulness.
There’s something about having your nails painted that can completely transform the way that you feel. It gives you confidence and makes you feel a little bit better. Well at least it does for me. And am I the only one who constantly notice’s nails? I know that people always notice shoes, but for me it’s all about the nails. What nail varnish someone’s wearing, whether it’s patterned or just a straight colour, shellac or home done, I even take note of the chosen shade. That’s probably why I hate having unpainted nails. It just makes me feel so dull and boring. So when I have a nice fresh manicure, I can’t help but flash it around for everyone to see. Not that I’m saying I shove my nice new nails in people’s faces, but you know, I might have them on show a bit more then I usually would…