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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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The Magnificent and Horrifying World of Nail Art

The Daily Beast currently has a 10-slide excerpt from Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine (yours for $45), and it is truly something to behold. The hands above seem swarmed with ... rococo locusts, but slide three, upper middle might be a good bet for today.



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liznieve

"Rococo Locusts." I think I have my new band name.

hairspin

@liznieve I was going to say EXACTLY the same thing. Rococo Locusts. Love it.

Emby

Oh, it's a listicle of nail designs! That makes it a cuticle.

Yahtzii

I'm reserving these designs for when I finally get that job as Dowager Countess and I have a handmaid to type out all my Hairpin comments and feed me tea and all I need my hands for is to wave them around dramatically while saying "So be it."

piggie

These make my tummy feel strange.

becky@twitter

@piggie the pointier nails make me want to barf. think of all the crud underneath them?!?!?

redheaded&crazy

clearly this is just temporary for the sake of ART right? Like, nail artist applies nails, photos taken, models remove all trappings?

cuz otherwise I have some serious questions about day-to-day functioning. (I know this is not a "new" or "unique" observation re: ridiculously long nails, but I've never had a satisfactory answer to "HOW DO YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM?")

(seriously every step from unbuttoning jeans to washing hands seems like it would be impossible)

frigwiggin

@redheadedandcrazy Seriously! I wore fake nails for a cat costume one year, and undoing my pants to go to the bathroom was nigh impossible. They weren't crazy long, but they were pointed and sharp, which was maybe not the best idea.

Decca

@redheadedandcrazy Rich from FourFour did a piece about a woman who was on My Strange Addiction for having grown her nails for 20+ years. It's here and worth a look, especially for gifs of how a woman with ridiculous nails actually does stuff like brush her teeth and "wipe her lady parts".

wobbafett

Blargh! Long nails gross me out to no end.
Pardon me, I will be vomiting quietly in the corner.

Porn Peddler

This makes me really nervous about the fact that my sister is doing my nails this weekend.

Polina

@Third Wave Housewife The red ones with the studs!

D.@twitter

So when I saw the larger picture on the right, my initial reaction was, THEY CUT OFF HER FINGERS AND ATTACHED THEM TO THE OTHER HAND. Then I realized it was a visual trick, and was flooded with relief, but also just a liiiiittle bit disappointed.

suchagoodone

HOT DOG FINGERNAIL! That just made my day.

franticdoll

Ooof!! Who would want to see their acid trip as a manicure?

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