I wore these nails to work on Monday and it made me think about offices that don’t allow bright nail polish. I don’t work in an office- I work in schools and being a sub I don’t really report to anyone so I kinda don’t have a boss. But I don’t think there are any restrictions on nail polish, and if there is, I certainly consider myself to be exempt from them. Subbing is HARD and the least they can do is allow me my nails. Haha. Anyway, I just don’t understand why offices don’t allow all kinds of nail polish. I can see wanting to keep nails at a reasonable length because that affects productivity but in an age where tattoos are common and there are a billion forms of self-expression why can’t a person wear bright nail polish?! I think it’s ridiculous. It’s like when I was getting my Masters degree- we had this interview workshop as part of a resume seminar I attended and they told us we should only wear black or grey to an interview. I was like “yeah freaking right.” If someone’s gonna judge me because I’m wearing a coral cami under my cardigan or a top with a little color on it there’s no way I wanna work for them. Can you imagine how much they’d be in your business at work if they can’t even handle a little color on your outfit? Oof. And just for the record, I’ve got pretty close to every job I’ve ever interviewed for so I think I’m good. Anyway, enough of my rant, let’s see these nails that I wore on Monday and actually really hated.
White and Pink Needle Drag Nails:
For these nails I used a base color of ChG White On White, then Essie Lights over top and drug it with a needle before using Seche topcoat. I really wanted these to turn out more draggy and not so marbled as my purple and blue nails but they just didn’t turn out how I wanted them. I kinda wanted them all to turn out like this:
But even this one isn’t quite right. I think I needed a thinner stripe of pink. I don’t really know but I need to experiment some more. The good thing is that all the kids LOVED them and when I saw my mom in the evening she said she thought they were cool so I started to think maybe they weren’t SO bad, just not what I’d expected. I think I’ll give needle dragging a little break and try out some of my recently purchased polishes. You’ll be seeing them in the near future! And one of them is (hopefully) a super-awesome holo!!
Are you allowed to wear bright nail polish at work? If not, has anyone asked their boss why?! And what exactly are the restrictions? Also- do you like these nails or do you find them incredibly mehhhh like me? Let me know what you think and as always, thanks for reading and commenting!!