AN ODE TO A MANICURE
Photography by Shana Trajanoska
Words Erika Veurink
What is it about a manicure? No other beauty treatment carries the same worldview-shifting, mood-lifting capacity in quite the same way. All of the sudden, the everyday feels elevated.
NAIL POLISH by Chanel Le Vernis 18 Rouge Noir
Digging through your purse for house keys, you spot a flash of cherry red. Thumbing through paperwork you’ve put off, a simple navy sheen inspires action. Even typing away at a computer feels luxurious in a fresh coat of paint.
NAIL POLISH: Chanel Le Vernis- 8 Pirate and Essie - Style Cartel
A manicure isn’t a fundamental change in any part of your being. You’re still you, just with a little more color and maybe a rounded edge.
Classic white French with iridescent chrome finish using Kokoist
NAIL ARTIST: Dan Renee
Taking time to stop by the salon or pluck an unsuspecting bottle from a drugstore display, you’re signaling optimism. A true pessimist could never sit through the time it takes most polishes to dry.
NAIL POLISH : Essie - Style Cartel
Painting one’s nails is an act of hope, of creativity, and a burst of light in a sea of mundane tasks.
Yes, we live in a world with receipts and spilled coffee. But we also live in a world of manicures. And how lovely is that?