Famous Nails – The Occasional Dish

Good morning readers,

I’ve been collecting pictures of celebrity nails for the past few days, squirreling them away and polishing them, choosing only the best for your delectation. So, pray tell, what has been going on in the world of Celebrity Nails?

Katy Perry

Now, what NYL blog post worth its salt could neglect to mention Katy Perry? Erstwhile singer of bitingly clever pop songs, now more famous for her bad-boy-gone-good husband Russell Brand and that video where she shot whipped cream out of her boobs. Whatever – I think she still deserves mad props for her incredible talons.

gold talons for her ET music video (dont try this at home, kids)

adorable candy stripe nails

ice cream sprinkle nails (she totes copied me on this one, FYI...)

not a nail picture per se, but isnt that peachy shade GORGEOUS?

(all images courtesy of Katy Perry’s much linked-to TwitPic)

Kiddie Nail Polish

Twice – not just once, but TWICE – this week, I’ve come across little girls, no older than seven surely, wearing high heels. Yes, high heels. Around town, shopping with their mummies, in their high heels. They were sparkly silver and sparkly pink respectively, in case you were wondering. But what is happening to kids these days?  They’re starting to adopt stereotyped gender roles younger and younger…  just check out these Hollywood mini-models.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt... aged two (via ivillage.com)

Zuma Rossdale... aged two (via social.kidstop.com.au)

And did you all hear about the uproar recently over a little boy who likes to have his toe-nails painted in neon pink (Essie, s’il vous plaît)? I saw this on Beaut.ie, and it kind of turned the argument on its head for me. If they want to paint their frigging toe-nails, let them paint their  frigging toe-nails. There’s a whole host of nail polishes designed specifically for kids (e.g. easily peeled-off, less chemicals used in the making). It certainly will not, as one wack-job Fox News contributor suggests, lead to inevitable Gender Identity Disorder in later life. Did Dr. Keith Ablow collect ten crisp packets to become a psychiatrist? Or perhaps he had the title bestowed upon him by the almighty Glenn Beck, co-author of his latest book.

watch out Glenn... playing with your son might turn him gay.

Charlie Sheen

I missed the whole Charlie Sheen “winning” meme, and tried my best to avoid media coverage of his recent public meltdown (it’s not entertaining to me, just kind of sad), but this drew my eye instantly.

Get "Winning" Nails with Charlie Sheens New Collection

On Nailpro.com  – a Charlie Sheen-endorsed collection of nail polishes, with titles such as Duh, Winning and Bi-Polar. Unfortunately (or, perhaps fortunately) this collection was announced on the 1st of April, so it was a big fat APRIL FOOLS! It had me going there for a minute, I have to admit. The Tiger Blood shade looks like it would have been interesting…

Around the Celeb Nail World in Sixty Seconds

Here comes the quickfire round – some pic spam that I’ve been indulging in recently.

Annalynne McCord in fluorescent yellow (via 2dayfm.com.au)

Alexa Chung with palm-tree nail art (via the looksforless.com)

Fergie with fabulous fuschia nails (via hollywoodlife.com)

Scarlett Johannson sporting magenta in D&Gs summer campaign (via oliviasobsession.com)

Inspiring stuff! Now, I’m off to enjoy the sunshine of our premature summer, and top up the sunburn I’ve already acquired on my nose. Slán!



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