Trend Spotting: From Rainbow Jumpers to Rainbow Nails – It’s a Yay From Me

As an avid supporter of the rainbow jumper trend, I’m pretty much up for anything rainbow really. So when I spotted one of my all-time favourite bloggers and style icons, Megan Ellaby, sporting colourful nails on her Instagram a few weeks ago, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get them nails out of my head…

I then also spotted the stunning American video maker Amy Serrano rocking colourful rainbow nails on the thumbnail of one her YouTube videos (she also shared a snap of them on her Instagram account).

Uber stylish, up-and-coming blogger & Instagrammer Elif from That’s a Leaf has also dipped her fingers in a rainbow – and I love that she said she was inspired by artist David Hockney’s painting “A Bigger Splash”.

But what really has cemented the look for me has been seeing that another big favourite style icon of mine, blogger Hannah Gale, has jumped on the rainbow nails bandwagon – and acknowledged Megan Ellaby and Elif for ‘influencing’ her…

I think it’s fair to say that if one sees four very stylish ladies sporting a similar look on the ‘gram we’ve got ourselves a trend, haven’t we? However, I would like to point out that this look is not completely foreign to me. 2013 and 2014 were the years I really experimented with – and truly enjoyed – nail art. From leopard print to polka dots and even tuxedos, my nails were little canvases on which I let artists realise their creativity (and even though I sadly don’t have any talent for nail art, I can manage polka dot nails). So it’s no surprise that I naturally did try colourful nails too – and I’ve got physical proof of this:

I had a penchant for pastels nails in particular – and a blog post from 2013 shows my love for this look at its peak:

Full post here.

Fast forward (almost exactly) six years from that post, and my nails are looking pretty damn sad. They’re a bit too short for my likings, as breakage occurred. They’re also bare at the moment – and although I’m fine with letting them breathe and go au naturel for a while, they’re a sad sight because somehow they got f*cked up by nail people and currently have a bit of yellow residue on them that won’t go away (sob). A pretty sad nail story if you ever heard one. So maybe they deserve to be spoilt with a splash of colour, am I right?

Also, I’m going to address the (tiny) elephant in the room – am I too old for this sh*t? Is it a look that should be left solely to little girls and/or super cool bloggers and Instagrammers? Frankly my dears, I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t give a damn. I think one could be 90 years old and rock rainbow nails, because style and colour is for everyone, regardless of age and gender. And as 2019 me is very much about bright, highly saturated shades, it would be interesting for me to revisit colourful nails with a proper ‘rainbow’ feel. So yes, there’s a chance I’ll be teaming one of my rainbow jumpers (or tees) with rainbow nails within the next few weeks – stay tuned…

What are your thoughts on rainbow nails? Is it a yay or a nay? I thought about calling this post Rainbow nails – yay or nay?, but let’s face it, there was no way I was going to find reasons for rainbow nails to be a nay!


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