A few of my favorite things: the smell of coffee in the morning, long walks in the park, watching a hummingbird feed from fresh flowers, and looking down at my nails and seeing the top coat glisten in the sun. A manicure is more than just nail polish to me. It’s a power symbol. It’s a pat on the back, a reminder that everything will be okay. It cheers me up on a bad day, ices out the sting of a break up, or, if I’m in a mood to show out, it sets the stage for a fantastic night out. My nails are a way to express what I want to say about myself. A beautiful manicure completely changes my attitude, my perspective, and my day. It’s a seductive force that keeps me on track. My manicured nails are a signature that identifies me, makes me stand out, that informs people that I’m present. This is a metaphor for women’s right to choose.
Choose your color. Choose your shape. Choose your length. It’s all up to you.