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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Intentional Slights

This Thursday's N.Y. Time's Style Sections "Skin Deep" story, was about the newest beauty trend, deliberately chipped nail polish...not a dainty ding on your midweek Mademoiselle manicure, but purposely crude sections, missing from tips like bitten black cherries. It aint pretty.

The subliminal takeaway message, is, that the chippie, "doesn't care", because she has more important matters at hand to attend to... Really??? I thought the message was that she looks hopelessly vulgar and sloppy. Hopefully, this will be a trend with a short shelf life, on the likes of girls like Britney and Lindsay. (We have already seen worse on them...inches of black roots in some places, notoriously missing in others).

Thankfully both nail Guru's Ji Baek of Rescue Beauty Lounge and Deborah Lippman manicurist to the R&F, are not shedding much cred on this trend, either. One of the perks of being a grown up is choice...This summer, I am choosing Essie's Mulchi Gulchi Punch with a Hi-Maintenance chaser, weekly. All sheer pink and perfect, very Carla Bruni Sarkozy and it is pretty.

Et vous???


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