Back in the early 90′s, acrylic nails were my thing. Okay, they were my thing until 2005 but who’s judging? I may have rocked acrylics for longer than I should have but I have a hard time moving on. When I didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together to get my nails done, I still found a way. Her name was Veronica. She was a dear friend and a nail tech. She tried to get me out of my coral trend for years but I have mentioned that I have a hard time moving on, right? I can’t remember the exact shade but I think it was Cajun Shrimp or My Chihuahua Bites by OPI. Whichever one it was, it was shiny, glossy and hot. My acrylics were so sharply squared off that they could be classified as weapons. In today’s world, TSA would probably flag me, then proceed with a cavity search based on my fierce manicure and young adult bad attitude. Sometimes I even rocked a little charm pierced through my pinkie nail. Yeah, I just admitted it. Times and trends changed and coral nail polish ran its course with me. I wore it so much that it left a scar. However, enough time has passed so I picked up a bottle of coral polish the other day and suddenly realized why I loved it so much. It put me in a warm-weather state of mind. It made my hands look like I had just vacationed in the South of France.
Essie Watermelon is a juicy pink-ish, red-ish glossy shade of yum. Have a look-y:
This is the color I needed to get myself out of my dark, vampy rut and into bright, cheery fun. Moving on is hard to do and eventually trends come full circle, but for now I’ll just take my Watermelon with a side of natural nails. 86 the nail charm.
What’s your throwback shade?