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How I Really Feel About Blue Nail Polish

Posted 10/22/10 at 06:54PM by Audrey Fine

I'm not necessarily the arbiter of good taste, but because I happen to be extremely opinionated (and convinced that I'm nearly always right), I tend to make unilateral decisions when it comes to certain beauty trends.

For instance, if you ask me, glitter is for tweens, showgirls and Pink. Period. Purple, striped or green hair? Ditto. And, don't even get me started on this blue nail craze.

Actually, let's do get me started on this blue nail craze and, with apologies to "Glamour" magazine, I'll offer up my very own "Dos" and "Don'ts" on the subject:

If you insist on wearing blue nail polish ...

DO: Make sure that your hands are well manicured. Blue nails on raggedy, chewed up nails evoke something in the morgue. Not pretty. (Unless it's Halloween.)

DO: Opt for an age-appropriate hue. Ke$ha and Katy Perry can pull off baby blue or aquamarine because they're gamine rockers. Katie Couric and, say, Angelina Jolie cannot because, well, they're grown ups.

Women of a certain age who're hell bent on trying the trend should stick to the darker end of the spectrum with something like OPI's Light My Sapphire.

DON'T go on a job interview. Call me old-fashioned but, unless, you're vying for a position at Wet Seal, go with a more sedate color (sheer pink is perfect).

DO: Try it on your toes first. If you hate it, or feel self-conscious, you can always wear shoes. (And be grateful that fall is upon us.)

DON'T: Ask me for my opinion. Because I really don't like to lie.
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1-6 of 9 Comments

  • Posted by jody_eastman_orlando on 08/25/15 at 01:57pm

    What are you like 80 years old? Nails can be fun AND appropriate, including glitter, and you don't have to be in middle school to pull it off. Live a little.

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  • Posted by EricaC123 on 04/13/13 at 02:01pm

    The right shade of blue for your skin tone can look amazing!

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  • Posted by LaRu on 03/06/13 at 12:24pm

    I love blue nails, but I think these tips are helpful.

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 05/25/11 at 06:04pm

    Good advice. Blue polish, especially the frosty/metallic kind, was so cool when I was a teen (maybe cuz my mom hated it?). I might try some fun blues for summer, or maybe a pastel grey-blue, or a dark navy blue.

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  • Posted by GlamAllure99 on 03/08/11 at 01:41pm

    I love crazy nail polish! I usually put it on on Friday night so I can have it on for a few days before I go back to work on Monday. You're never too old to rebel a little :-) I love stacking glitter and rhinestones and hearts and flowers. Ingenues are young and fit and pretty, but they can't have all the fun! Just my opinion, anyway.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 02:36pm

    love blue nail polish!

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