I can’t believe we’re on Day 22 of my 31 days series of Fashion & Beauty for Women Over 40! It’s flying by! Today we’re going to talk about our nails, so hang on!
When I first read in Charla Krupps book, How Not To Look Old, that acrylic nails and dark nail polish makes you look old, I was shocked. But after several days of thinking about it, it kind of makes sense.
As we age, our hands age right along with the rest of our body. The point is, not to draw attention to the parts of our body that are aging. If you have long, young looking hands by all means wear dark nail polish and/or acrylic nails.
I have short fingers and my hands have started to age. I’ve noticed when I wear dark nail polish my hands look shorter and stubby. Nail polish that is close to your skin color will elongate your hands.
Shape: “Squoval” Not quite square and not quite oval, this is the flattering shape in between.
Length: Keep nails no longer than a quarter inch beyond your fingertips. I don’t know how women do anything with super long nails!
Color: Save your fun colors for your toes. On fingernails a pretty, sheer pink or beige will take you anywhere. Again, light colors elongate the look of your fingers.
The french manicure can be tricky if not done right (Krupp says acrylic nails can age you, I’m just telling you what she says, you don’t have to agree with her. She says you would have a hard time finding a salon that did acrylic nails in Manhattan, who knew?)
If you have to have acrylic nails, Deborah Lippmann, celebrity manicurist says, “the French manicure should be a soft white, not a stark white and the tip (white part) should be applied very thin. Nine times out of ten, it’s too thick, which makes it not chic.”
Also, no nail art, and avoid excessive glitter! (This makes you look like you’re trying too hard to look young!)
Well, what do you all think? Agree or disagree? I can’t wait to hear from you!
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Beauty For the Heart~~Proverbs 31:10-13
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
Have a blessed day!