Nail Art… What’s It All About?

There’s a fascinating article on the whys and wherefores of nail art in the Guardian today. From Rhianna to Lady Gaga to the girl next door, it seems we’re all at it – and nobody quite knows why.

Starting off at Scratch Magazine’s brilliant Nailympics, Kira Cochrane takes a wander through the history of nails.

There are plenty of theories why we love having painted nails – from them being an affordable treat in our cash-strapped times to the idea they confer status in a class-concious society. Whether you subscribe to the academics’ theories (or have a completely different view) is entirely up to you…

But, whatever the reason for our digit-al obsession, we still think a healthy set of professionally painted nails looks gorgeous. And sometimes that’s reason enough.

Click the article to read in full…