Thursday, March 5, 2015

I'm giving my toes more love, (and why you should too!)

Hello Lovelies!

I'm absolutely horrible at keeping my toes pretty and polished, even though I do my nails a couple times a week, I'll do my toes maybe once a month, sometimes I go longer between polishes. It's mostly because it's a pain to get into yoga-like positions just to paint them, and since my pinkie toenails are so tiny, I usually have a ton of cleanup afterward.
But I was bored a couple nights ago, and instead of my usual plain color change I added some polka dots, I even squeezed some onto my tinier nails. I really like having these peek out of heels, or while wearing flip flops, and it got me thinking about toenail art.


I've started to post more on Instagram, and I hesitated before uploading a pic of my newly polished toes. I rarely ever see pics of toenail art, and when I do people tend to put a disclaimer at the top saying, "Warning toes ahead!" I've never understood why people have this weird taboo about posting pics of toes, unless it's either a tiny baby's nails, or in teen magazines with perfectly tanned and pedicured girls.
My pinkie toes do curl in kind of strangely, but I've never thought they would gross out someone. Fingers and nails come in all shapes and sizes, long, skinny, short, fat, and that's considered perfectly normal, so why not toes too?


I was flipping through these magazines, my mom gave them to me as a belated b-day present, and since they're pretty picture heavy the whole japanese thing wasn't a problem. I've recently really gotten into the styles of japanese nail art, especially the cute girly designs and pastel colors.
As I was flipping through I was really surprised by pages and pages completely devoted to toenail art, and not just polka dots and stripes, full blown intricate and gorgeous designs!




These models don't have picture perfect feet, there are lots of different shapes of feet here. I'm planning on trying some of these designs, I spend hours on my nails, why not spend a little time on my toes too? 
I would  love to hear your thoughts about this, do you want to see more toenail art out there, or would you rather not see them at all?

Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

  1. Cute pedicure! I love the colors and dots and this just says bring on the sunshine and sandals! I tend to put off my pedi's too. Like the polish has grown halfway out until I redo them. Well, now that it is winter anyway I can get by with it. I don't know why people are so freaked out by just toes either. They are just toes. Like fingers but shorter and cuter.

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    1. Haha that gave me a giggle, "Like fingers but shorter and cuter", you're right!

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  2. Well done you for not being like 'Warning toes on show!'. Like you say why are they so unseen, is it maybe a cultural thing? I mean I don't have a foot fettish or anything, but I really don't mind seeing photos of feet/toes. I even have slight Mortons toes, so would that really gross people out? But that 'foot model' even has it so... Maybe we should do a 'show us your toes' competition on instagram or something and freak everyone out. (P.S those magazines look AMAZING!)

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    1. I'd never thought of it being a cultural thing, I'll have to do some research into that! And yes we should totally hold something on Instagram, I'm down for that!

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  3. Love how your toes turned out! Mine are just plain pink right now, but I wouldn't mind some art here and there! I would want it VERY simple, though! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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    1. All my ventures into nail art on my toes have been pretty simple, mostly because there's no room for anything complex!

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  4. I'm the same way - I paint my nails every week but often go 1 month or 2 between painting my toenails in the winter. I love that you did polka dots on your toenails!!

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  5. Cute Nails! I would love to do the same with pink as the base! <3

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    1. Oooh that would be a great color combo!

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  6. So cute! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  7. Ha ha, feet are funny things aren't they? The more you look at them the funnier they seem! Your nails are very cute and very "showing off in warm weather" worthy. My poor toe nails only get love and attention in the summer - sad but true!

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    1. I tend to wear my flip flops even in the winter if it's not wet, so I try to keep my toes polished, haha.

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  8. Whoa! I've never seen a spread that's just about pedicure nail art! That's cool! I agree that toes get a bad rap. Mine are usually sparkly, but I don't often do more than that. But with all of those pictures, I'm feeling inspired. So thanks! :)

    And your pedi's so cute! Great colour choices!

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    1. I'm going to have to go looking for more mags like this, all the designs are so cute.

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