And that’s part of what’s so interesting about the rise of nail art. It might just be the only form of primping and grooming that isn’t rooted in making oneself more appealing to men or exploiting women’s insecurities. It transcends skin color and hair texture and face symmetry and body type. (Nobody ever says, “I look fat in these nails.”) It’s an aspect of beautification that circumvents any conspiracy theories of the patriarchy’s hegemony because the patriarchy simply does not give a shit.
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