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10 Reasons Why Nail Art Rocks

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Often when doing nails I catch myself thinking: “Yep, that’s exactly why I love nail art!” And every time that’s a different reason… It’s satisfying, rewarding, fun, relaxing and challenging at the same time. Over time I’ve discovered so many great things about nail art that eventually, I decided to write about it just to pay tribute to the activity that brought us all together.

So here are 10 reasons why nail art rocks:

1. Absolute Creativity: you can do whatever you want, whenever and as often as you like with your nails. Even if you’re not the most amazing nail artist in the world, your work can still get recognised by the nail art community.

2. Amazing Community: The nail art community is the loveliest and most supportive community. Ever.

3. Affordable: Almost anyone can afford to buy a bottle (or 10) of nail polish. You can even buy Chanel nail polish if you feel like splurging. The difference bin price between a Chanel bag and a Chanel polish is vast to say the least.

4. Anytime: Paint your nails during the day or night, while its raining or snowing, summer or winter, in the airport or in the car… well, it maybe difficult to do nail art in the car but you get the idea right?

5. Economical: Nail polishes do not go out of fashion, or at least not as fast as clothes do. Good polishes will last many years too. So when buying another nail polish, you’re not wasting money, you’re extending your collection!

6. Compact: Storing 100 polishes takes less space than 100 shoes for example. Even if you own 2, 000 polishes you still will be able to store them (hello Ikea Helmer!). Yet storing 2,000 shoes would be a bit problematic for most people.

7. Happiness:  Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that human body releases endorphins during nail painting. They also found that a well executed manicure can make you 80% happier than consuming a 50g Snickers bar. Ok, jokes! But seriously, does a great manicure make you feel happy? It does, right? We don’t need scientists to prove to us that we feel happy. We just do!

8. Ageless: It doesn’t really matter how old you are 15 or 55. Just make sure you use a good hand cream and cuticle oil religiously.

9. Family Activity: If you have kids, nail art can be a great activity to do together. Make sure you use 5-Free polishes though. As for the kids, believe me they’ll get so excited about doing nail art together (most likely you’ve already heard the “I want nails like mum!” too many time) they’ll actually sit still and listen. “Want your nails painted? Clean your room first” Yep, it works!

10. Conversation Starter:  So many times complete strangers have asked about my nails. Always in a most respectful and polite way. Men, women and of course, kids! Nail art brings people together, proven.

What about you guys? Why do you love nail art? What else can we add to the list?

PS. I wonder if we can make it to “100 Reasons Why WE Love Nail Art…”

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  • Bella/sezethenail March 13, 2014, 7:11 am

    You are so damn right girl, spot on!!! I’m loving this post Maria! Nail art is magical! Sometimes I wonder how it can be so satisfying to do nail art, and here you list ten very good reasons why.
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    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:55 am

      Magical – that’s the key word, well said Bella!

  • Mina March 13, 2014, 7:32 am

    This one made me smile and feel all cosy inside – we could surely come up with 100 reasons why, but these ten right here are just perfect to begin with :))
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    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:51 am

      Thank you Mina! You’re always so kind. xx

  • Jewel-Nails March 13, 2014, 8:11 am

    Oh yeah I totally agree on all! I think we can make it till 1000 reasons ;) Haha!
    Think I will post some of my reasons on my blog this week, maybe we can make it ;)
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    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:51 am

      Fantastic idea! Make sure you send me the link – it would be great to link up. X

  • Priyanjana March 13, 2014, 4:46 pm

    all the reasons are true especially the conversation starter!
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    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:54 am

      Oh yes! and, then there is this question: “Really?! You did this YOURSELF?!” and then you feel a bit proud and happy and all smiles :)

  • Sofie March 13, 2014, 11:23 pm

    Couldn’t have put it better myself!

    Nailart is so relaxing and stressless! If I have a stressful week – nailart helps!

    Nails are awesome ;))))

    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:50 am

      Oh yes, it helps me to relax and re-focus too. I often come with some great ideas while painting nails.

  • Mishi March 14, 2014, 12:06 am

    Can I suggest a little addition to the post … A bad nail art is A blog starter :))
    I tried it, failed at nail art cause I m not a creative and started loving what others were doing .. Developed interest in nail polishes n started a blog m loving it !!!
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    • Maria V March 14, 2014, 12:48 am

      Absolutely! We all started somewhere. if you saw my first nail art attempts, you wouldn’t believe it… LOL Practice makes it perfect and with nail art there is always so much room for improvement and trying new techniques, tools and patterns! Maria, x

  • Kelli The Nail Polish Challenge March 16, 2014, 2:07 am

    Haha yes I love this list!! Painting my nails is a huge stress reliever! And I think that another thing to add to the list is that it connects people in a unique way – I sometimes see gorgeous nail art on other people (coworkers, acquaintances), and when we discover that each other loves nail art, we can connect on a whole new level!

    • Maria V March 17, 2014, 5:10 pm

      I could not agree more! Just look at us – we live in different parts of the world, yet thanks to our passion for nail art we formed our own community, make friends and learn from each other!

  • Tilly March 17, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Love this and agree with everything. I definitely reckon there are 100 reasons to love it – I came up with 21 to add to the mix! http://tillynailart.com/2013/08/26/21-benefits-of-nailart/

  • Carla A. March 22, 2014, 1:48 am

    This is absolutely right! Painting your nails is a therapy, actually, I relax and feel much better after painting my nails! Apart from that, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like even the simplest nail art. :)

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