I have a serious condition of manicure love, I am obsessed with nail polish and stick-ons and these days it’s like I can’t do without them. The really long almond shaped nails are my favourite but I haven’t dared to try it, I either go to Aunty Anu (She’s been hooking me up since Dec’15 and I haven’t looked back) with courage that am going to get the almond shape and I back out liked grilled chicken or Aunty Anu just files it down to her ‘preferred’ length, she probably got my best interest at heart, don’t want me looking like a hookah or streetwalker.
While growing up we were not exactly restricted from doing certain things, but I guess my sisters and I just decided to maintain our lane and not ruffle feathers with our parents; like wearing making and installing weaves, I just decided to chill until I was in SS3 before I did and surprisingly my parents didn’t complain. My dad just had a problem with me wearing light/bright colours when I am already (in his own words) ‘loud’ in complexion, I guess it’s the reason I am victim of dark lips today…
So, when I decided I was going to start wearing stick-ons on my fingers (I can’t stand that powdery thingy… acrylic or something) my mom was a bit skeptical and she gave a lot of uhhh and ahhh but I just rolled my eyes and went on with it anyway. Today, I rush home from work just to get my nails done, lol. Getting my nails done is my own icing on the cake, I rather do my nails than wear makeup or earrings or even carry a cute bag.
Here are some of my fave from this year, couldn’t dredge up all of them I am too lazy for that
I call this “Sassy but refined chocolate”
This was a theme for the genocide in Syria “Pray4Aleppo”
“Shy yet rad”
“Wild Wild Chocolate”
“Melanin Queen” (I should be a nail model)
“Baby got nude”
I can’t wait to try out all sorts of shades, to think black is my favourite colour and I have never had a black mani before, what am I doing with my life????. Whoa, it’s been fun working on this piece but my fingers ache from typing.
“Always appreciate the little things in life,
those are the kind that stays with you forever”