Do you ever look at other people’s nails and form an opinion about their personalities? For example, when you notice a woman’s perfectly un-chipped, pale pink manicure, do you immediately think that she’s conservative and sophisticated?
Whether they’re glammed up with sparkly polish or left plain and unadorned, nails can tell a lot about a person. And with all of today’s polish and decor options, there are countless ways to speak volumes about yourself. This may make you wonder, what do my nails say about me?
We got the scoop from Katie Saxton, Nail Expert and President of Custom Nail Solutions, who explains how your choice of nail color could be making that first impression for you.
These say the wearer, like Brooklyn Decker, is “perfectly polished,” pun intended. “Fire engine-red nails tell others that you are daring, outgoing, and highly confident,” Saxton says. “Wear these for a night out to show off your diva side!”
Dark Blue and Black Nails
Blue and black are not for the faint of heart. “These shades tell others that you are outgoing and live on the wild side,” Saxton says. “When people see these nails, like on comedian Whitney Cummings, they get the impression that you live an adrenaline-filled lifestyle full of constant excitement!”
Adorning your nails with wraps in designs like cheetah, lace, polka-dot ,or even someone’s photograph like Katy Perry tells others that you are trendy, fashionable, and fun! “Adorn your nails with wraps like these when you want to garner attention,” Saxton suggests.
Pink polishes like Tori Spelling wears tell others that you have a flirty and feminine personality. “Polish your nails with pink hues whenever you want to show off your girly and sweet side!”
Loved by fashion icons like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, stiletto nails tell others you are a diva with attitude! “Wear these when you want the paparazzi snapping pictures wherever you go!”
Rocking a neon hue is a good sign that you’re up for a good time. “Polishes in neon pink, green, orange, and yellow hues let others know that, like AnnaLynne McCord, you are an outgoing extrovert that loves a good party!”
Stars like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Simpson are frequently seen appearing to be in need of a manicure. “When people see chipped nail polish, they can tell that you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have a lot of time to relax (or worse, don't care much about your appearance)” Saxton says. If you see that your polish is chipped, take three minutes out of your day to remove the rest. Clean, naked nails are better than the alternative.
Painted Designs and Sparkle Polish
Decorating your nails with sparkle polish or funky designs like trendsetter Rihanna tells others that you have a creative imagination! “Choose this style when you want your nails to show off your artistic side.”