Most people know that painting your fingernails is an easy and fun way to express yourself. However, many people forget the importance of painting their toenails to match their pedicures. What’s the point of going through all the effort of painting your nails if you aren’t going to paint your toenails?
I once went on a first date with a guy who had unpainted toe nails. I couldn’t help but stare at them. It was as if he didn’t care about his appearance. I couldn’t stop thinking about how much time he must have spent making sure his fingernails looked good, but then neglected to spend 5 minutes on his toes. Needless to say, this was our first and last date.
Don’t forget to polish your toe nails when you paint your finger nails!
Why do I need to paint my toenails?
If you see a woman with unpainted toenails, it’s like looking at a woman without lipstick. Something’s missing! Your feet are the foundation of your outfit and deserve just as much attention as the clothes on your back.
Imagine if a man wasn’t wearing any socks with his suit. It’s the same thing. There would be something off. If you want your ensemble to look polished and pulled together, don’t forget to polish those toes!
What color should I use?
This depends on the season and what colors you have in your wardrobe. I recommend having more neutral colors—like nudes, pinks, tans, and corals—for summer and then stocking up on bright colors—like blues, reds, oranges, yellows—for spring and fall. In winter you can use softer colors that pop against darker clothes like lavender or forest green or go for the gold by using classic reds.
Few things in life are as satisfying as a fresh coat of paint. Whether it’s the walls of your home, the side of a barn, or your toenails, paint adds color and protection to everything it covers. And that includes you.
I’m not talking about the kind of paint you grab at the hardware store but rather the variety you find at your local salon or beauty supply store. The perfect shade of polish can turn an ordinary day into one you feel attractive and confident. But more importantly, a smooth coat of paint on your toenails will keep them from chipping and breaking under pressure.
You don’t have to be an expert painter to apply polish to your nails or use a brush instead of a roller if you do your own pedicures. The most important thing is choosing the right color for you and applying it often enough so that chips and cracks never have a chance to form.
I know what you’re thinking. “Cindy, your toes look great. The polish is flawless. You are clearly a professional woman who knows how to take care of her feet. I want to paint my nails like you. But I don’t know where to begin.”
Well, let me tell you. It all starts with the right tools.
Preparing Your Toes
You need at least four things: toenail clippers, a pumice stone, cotton balls, and rubbing alcohol.
Toenail clippers will cost you about $4 at any drugstore (I like Revlon 5-Blade clippers the best). While you’re there, pick up a pumice stone for about $2 (my favorite is the Earth Therapeutics Mesh Pumice Stone). If you want to splurge on some luxury items, go ahead and buy a $10 bottle of acetone-free nail polish remover (I like Zoya Remove+) and a $7 emery board (I prefer the Tweezerman Crystal File).
I’ve recently noticed that a lot of people in my life are guilty of not painting their toe nails. I want my blog to be an educational resource for people who have no idea what they’re missing out on. I’m going to start with the basics and move on from there. You’ll learn about the proper applications, basic nail care, and how to fix common mistakes.
I will also talk about other types of manicures, like acrylics and airbrushing. I’ll highlight some celebrities who have great looking nails and show you how to get the same look.
I wanted to write about why it’s important to paint your toes, even if it seems like a small or silly thing. I’m going to use an analogy of wearing perfume.
I think perfume is a good analogy because most people don’t wear perfume just for their own benefit. It is more of a public statement than private luxury, something that other people notice and respond to.
I want to say that painting your toes is like wearing perfume. It’s not something you do just for yourself, but something you do for the benefit of other people.
In fact, I would argue that you should never paint your toes in colors that you think are ugly or sloppy looking. You don’t have to wear red polish or any other color if you don’t like it on yourself, of course. But when you do paint your toes in colors that look good on you, you are making a statement about your confidence and attractiveness.
We all know the importance of wearing shoes in everyday life; whether its to protect our feet from the elements or to add an extra pop of style to an outfit. But we often neglect one of the most important aspects of foot wear: making sure that our toes match!
In order to properly match your toes, you must be sure to polish them. Pale or unpolished toenails are not only undesirable, but can often be unsightly.
The benefits of polishing your toes are not just cosmetic. It can also help prevent certain foot ailments such as fungus, blisters and athlete’s foot. An added benefit is that it can often cause you to walk more gracefully; as if you had a spring in your step!