What do you say? I polish my nails. Or I paint my nails. I have to the point where I don't really like to hear "paint my nails". I guess you could say it's a pet peeve. But not to an obsessive-compulsive point.
Many years ago, when I worked as a home health aide, I had a man I took care of who was very attentive to a woman's way of caring for herself. He loved when his wife was "prettied up." He had asked me about my nail polish one day and I told him I painted them with such and such polish. He said, "Polished." I said, "What?" He said, "Polished is a nicer way of saying it." Ever since that day, I have visions of paint brushes versus nail polish brushes.
Can you imagine using this:
to polish your nails? If I had a paint brush like this I just might though! Instead of using nail polishes in pretty little bottles, we could be doing our nail art manis with this:
Pick your color! Or in the mood for just a single color? Why not just use a roller to paint your nails?!
But I do think it sounds much better to polish your nails, after all, when we use our polishes, don't they leave our nails pretty and shiny? Just like a jewel or a diamond.
Polishing your nails, doesn't it just sound nicer? Prettier? Just....better! I started saying, "I polish my nails" years ago and maybe I can convince a few more of you all to do the same. Silly as it my be, it has an air of sophistication to the way it sounds. I've even noticed when I am polishing my nails, I even have my pinkie finger up! Hee Hee....
So that's my take on the whole Paint 'em vs Polishing 'em. What do you think? Did I bring you over to the posh side?
If you ever need a new color to polish those nails, please drop in on Polish Yer Hooves and see what I have out!