Look, I am always down for a good manicure. When I’m feeling wild and fun, I go for crazy colors and designs I’ve never been courageous enough to try before. When I’m feeling all classed-up and feminine I go for the classic, timeless red or le Français. In fact, when I’m feeling just about anything there is always a shade of nail polish that reciprocates that feeling.
And its not just nail polish here. Almost every girl I know can probably attest to the healing and the cheering powers of how adorning our hands with ANYTHING–be it bracelets, rings, nail polish, or henna–can make us feel pretty.
But there’s this new henna trend that, apparently, has been catching on in Kuwait and that I don’t think will make me feel all that glammed up and beautified: the ‘Henna Fingers’ trend, which follows right in tow behind last year’s ‘Henna Glove’ trend.
Don’t get me wrong: the ‘Henna Glove’ thing was kind of cute. It had a delicate charm about it that spoke to the cultures and traditions of the Gulf/Arab World in a cool, modern way. I never did it but I didn’t mind it at all either. However, I’ve got a whole other opinion on this ‘Henna Fingers’ deal.
Now, for those of you that don’t know what the ‘Henna Fingers’ trend is, its basically dying the fingers of your hands up until the middle (or “intermediate phalanges” to sound like a Wikipedia-bound, obnoxious loser) in black henna. That’s about it.
MeBlogging‘s brilliantly shot and styled Fortune Cookie photo shoot with the stunning Ascia, of Hybrid Headpiece awesomeness, shows some examples of this. There are also plenty of pictures of the gorg’, and oh so chic Ascia sporting this trend on her blog (in which I also found the above picture).
Now, of course, this is all a matter of my own personal taste. For all I know this could become the hottest, most loved, and most fashionably worthy trend of them all. To me, it feels like it might transform my fingers into tiny, burnt sausages; make them look like hoofs; or give an impression of a severe case of gangrene.
And if I was going to subject my fingers to that kind of visual brutality, then I might as well make my nails look like duck feet while I’m at it too.
But again, that could be just me.
All my love!