The True Meaning Behind that Layer of Blue Nail Polish
When the red-based shades such as pink and orange were the only
type of nail polish females dared to wear, I remember wondering if in
the near future they'd dare switch to completely new shades such as
blue or green. Now that day and age has come when all different
shades of blue can be seen painted on teens' nails. Yet, this new choice
of blue isn't just another craze of the moment. Rather, it symbolizes
something slightly deeper. This latest trend of "blues" not only broke
the barrier of "reds only", but broke the limits of society each girl felt
she had when it came to choosing a simple shade of nail polish.
Before, the "rebels" and the "freaks" were the only ones who had
the guts to wear what it took to get attention and to shock the world.
For them shades of nail polish whether they were blue, black, or glitter
have never been an issue of inappropriateness. Those who were less
eccentric when it came to expressing their exterior image stayed with
the "acceptable" red tones.
Now that blue nail polish is the latest manicurean craze, both the
tamest and the wildest adolescents together are donning the shade.
When asked why they choose to wear this latest cerulean shade of nail
polish, many give back similar responses such as: "It looks cool"; "If I
wore red I would just feel like another ordinary person, but if people see
your blue nail polish, they do a double-take"; "It's a little new,
Unfortunately, many youths have been raised in a society where
they have been conditioned to fear doing anything that will have them
come across as a freak to others. In today's society, nail...