I’m Losing It
I Hate French Pedicures
They just make you look like you need to cut your toenails
-Julie Ryan Evans
I think I was in middle school the first time I saw a French manicure. I immediately fell in love with the perfect simplicity of it, and spent beacoup babysitting dollars on do-it-yourself drugstore kits trying to have that flawless French allure at my fingertips … literally.
But that’s where these special manicures should stay – on fingertips, NOT on toes. Over the years I’ve seen more and more women trying to extend this fashion into pedicures. Every time I see one I shudder … and I’m shuddering a lot these days in Florida where I’m exposed to toes year round.
See, the French manicure works because it’s OK, glamorous even, to have longish nails (not too long please-that’s a whole other post). And French manicures can give the illusion of length. But your TOENAILS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LONG. Long toenails are just … gross, unsanitary, unsightly. SO WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO MAKE THEM LOOK LONG?
Please, say au revoir to French pedicures!