The Polish Addict is Now Officially Against the Chipped Nail Polish Trend.

This is just disgraceful and aggravating. After I read that ridiculous article from the New York Times, I thought, ok whatever, ultimately people should do whatever they want with their nails. I said that because I really did not believe that this trend would actually pick up any followers. It’s one thing to let your nails chip when you don’t have time but purposefully wearing chipped polish is lame. This photo of Vanessa Hudgens isn’t a candid, it’s from an actual photo shoot. Look at her hair, makeup, accessories and clothing – chipped nails, when the rest is done up to the nines just looks bad. I mean really, how could this ever be seen as appealing?

In any case, I was being a nail polish hippie before when I decided to just accept this trend for what it is, stupid but ‘to each their own’. I’m taking my original stance back and instead officially aligning myself against this trend. Ugh. If Stars have to be unoriginal lemmings why not at least copy someone who actually does interesting things with their nails (think like Fergie or Rihanna). I hope this trend goes away ASAP and that the Hollywood lemmings pick up elaborate Japanese nail art instead. Now, there’s a trend I wish would get some national exposure! And sorry, but regardless of what Deborah Lippmann may say, black chipped polish doesn’t look edgy, especially not on people who are famous for doing children’s musicals.

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Special thanks to blushingblondie for pointing this abomination out on MUA.

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13 Responses to “The Polish Addict is Now Officially Against the Chipped Nail Polish Trend.”

  1. Scrangie Says:

    Ew. Chipped polish to me just looks dirty, as bad as dirt under the fingernails, and makes me wonder how clean that person’s hands are. Maybe that’s just how my mind works.

    I’m not big on ‘trends’, but I will I never, ever, ever decide to follow this one. I can’t believe Deborah and Ji and the gang would condone this!! It’s just…. yuck.

  2. pretear Says:

    Yea I agree completely.

  3. Sara Says:

    I agree with you! It looks lame. Just like when the Olsen twins dress up like bag ladies. What’s next, people faking meth addict breakouts in their face? ;)

  4. Stefanie Says:

    Agreed-chipped nails will always be a ‘dont’ in my book. It looks tacky, careless and should be thrown in the same basket as bad re-growth, ugg boots outside the house and butt-crack jeans!

  5. Chrissy Says:

    Chipped polish looks crappy but it looks especially stupid when its black polish. I like dark vampy colors as much as the next nail addict, and I was sorta okay with them becoming a fashion statement (a few years back all the preppy girls started wearing dark shades) but it is just so ridiculous that this trend seems to only be seen with black polish. I play guitar and as such I change polish every 3 days or so because chips annoy me…but I refuse to believe that Vanessa Hudgens chipped her polish rocking out on her strat or something. Ugh!

  6. pretear Says:

    : ) I’m glad every seems to agree. What’s even more annoying is that the chipping is probably artificial.

  7. blushingblondie Says:

    Scary pics hey! If my nails were that chipped (not that I’d ever let them get that bad!) I’d head straight to the nearest shop to buy polish remover and tissues to get it off!

    I have to say though, chipped toe nail polish is a million times worse.. ewwww

  8. stephanie Says:

    i just found your blog and OH MY GOODNESS. this is amazing! i did read that pretentious NYT article and i agree 100%.

    your pics are all lovely and i will surely be adding your blog to my favorites.

  9. pretear Says:

    Thank you so much. : ) *and pfft the NYT* lol.

  10. smirfy Says:

    I think they are going for the sexy beach scene in that Chris Issac video. You know the one, Wicked Game.
    It is kind of cute. But I don’t think anyone other than pretty young girls can pull it off.
    IMO

  11. layma Says:

    you’re all are Totatlly right. I’ve been against vanessa and her bad nailpolish since she’s first started the dumb trend. I mean black nail polish is getting old, but wearing it until in peels off is just ridiculous. Seriously. And now all the other disney celebrities are following vanessa’s example- like selena gomez, demi lovato, and miley cyrus. There are others that do the same thing- like michelle trachtenberg, taylor momsen, jessica szohr, and lauren conrad. I mean it seriously looks pathetic. Thank you all SO MUCH for noticing. sometimes I seriously feel like I’m the only one. You know, we should submit this to a newspaper or something. That way, they’ll know that everyone thinks it looks pathetic and they won’t be caught dead with the same trend anymore.
    TTYL!

  12. pretear Says:

    Smirfy – Even the young can’t pull this one off. lol.

    Layma – Ah I didn’t know she started the trend, but you’re right it is dumb. I haven’t seen any more of these abominations lately so I think it’s actually going away. Thank god.

  13. Sammy Says:

    Omg! That is so ferel!!!!!

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