I’m writing to you live from the beach, where my nail polish is slowly chipping away, and I’m quite pleased with it.
Coming from me, it sounds strange: I haven’t liked chipped nail polish since my Grunge years, and ever since, I’ll tell anyone who will listen that polish should only stay on for one or two days, max. After that, it loses its shine and turns your nails yellow.
But suddenly, I feel like revisiting that idea.
First of all, for a while now, I’ve been noticing lots of friends proudly keeping on their slightly chipped red nail polish. Chipped nail polish is very Parisian, in my opinion. We’re not as crazy about perfect nails in Paris – and we have far fewer nail salons on every corner. And plus, if you’re clean and well-dressed, it can make your outfit a little bit rock n’ roll. And besides, sometimes you just don’t have any nail polish remover, and I think it’s good to not care a little.
What do you think? Chipped nail polish, yes or no?
Translated by Andrea Perdue.