Just when I think I have finally matured and grown up, I go and get pastel coloured dots applied to my nails…
Yes, I have embraced nail art. Long gone are the days when the only manicure option considered was a mono cream finish shade. Apparently now anything goes. It all happened when I heard about SOH Dubai.
This little nail salon is located in Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road and specialises in statement nails. Sure you can get an everyday manicure but should you be in the mood you could also get a cupcake/burger/pizza/Darth Vader etc painstakingly drawn on your nails.
It took 2 hours to apply and there was a scary moment half way through when I was told how much each nail cost (cue quick mental maths to times said cost by 10) but it was completely worth it. I mean how did they get the dots so even???
Next was "Faded" and this is my absolute favourite. I have always wanted to get this done and I know that in theory it's very simple (you need a sponge and some patience) but there is nothing like a professional's touch.
I mean come on, do we really think I could get it to look like this????
So yes nail art and me are one but...and here's the but...we only get together at the weekend.
As much as I want to say I sport these designs all week long I chicken out, reach for the acetone and play it safe for work days. I just can't have that much personality happening on my hands and I become acutely conscious of being judged as some ditzy bimbo that spends far too much time on what she looks like.
Let's ignore that this assessment is in some ways accurate and let's acknowledge the fact that it is wrong to be prejudged for make up/nails/clothes worn but still, this is the reality for me.
Am I alone here or would you rock some cupcake nails for client meetings?