To yellow or not to yellow that is our question?
Last week at the VA office yellow nail polish has been a topic of discussion.
It seems the colour scientifically proven to make us happier has caused quite the stir when it comes to our nails.
But what is it about yellow nail polish that makes it such a marmite beauty product?
Nail polish for some is as important as the shoes or the handbag. Nail colour matches or risks the danger of colour clashing. For others, the chosen colour is not tied down to anything sartorial. If the colour works it works, regardless of what is worn.
Perhaps we shy away from the yellow because it is too bright, despite us loving the warmth and sunshine in our interiors and clothing.
Why is it a different story when applied to our fingernails? It is, after all, the colour of happiness and flowers.
Here is what we all said:
Vicki would not wear yellow nail polish even though she thought that having grey hair would make them work but she decided the colour would not flatter her skin colouring. Reds, greys and khakis all the way.
I (Mary, creative writer intern) would not wear yellow nail polish, as I’m not one for drawing attention to myself. Like Vicki, yellow is not part of my fashion colour scheme. I do love seeing others wear yellow nail polish and this colour can truly brighten up people’s days. Favourite varnish colour? Orange, please.
Amy, our graphic designer, would only wear yellow if it were the right shade; perhaps a more pastel or ice cream shade of yellow. This decision could be partly because Amy is blonde and feels that yellow nails and yellow hair are too much. She’s thinking about vanilla?
Chloé, our resident tech guru, would absolutely wear yellow nail polish and beamed when asked the question. It’s clear that yellow really does make people happy. Although Chloe admits that there isn’t a colour that she wouldn’t wear. Today’s choice – nude pink.
Do you “follow the yellow brick road”?
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