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New Nail colors on "older" women (60+)

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I went to a reunion over the week-end, and so many of the women had blue nails. One attendee had green nails (UGH!) I thought it looked awful.

Do you think "older" women should stay with more traditional colors?

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banjo1339335722.8435085 PostsRegistered 6/16/2006Nebraska

Speaking as an "older" woman, i prefer pinks and shades of rose on my nails. I don't care for the bright nail colors on me.

You can tell who the strong women are, they are the ones building each other up, instead of tearing each other down!

LaurieLobby1339335818.943599 PostsRegistered 1/18/2008Baton Rouge

Well, I sort of think that if that's what they choose then so be it. It's definitely not what I would choose but to each his own. I have noticed Joan Rivers wearing blue the last several times she's been on and again, NOT my pick for myself (or anyone of any age,) but if it rings her bell then yay for her.

KatCat11339335988.8616498 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Life is not over after 60. It's a personal choice when choosing a nail color. I think it's fun to wear a different color polish on my toenails. For fingernails, I keep it simple (light pink, beige).

fridayschi­ld1339336089.6532278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

LOL, I just had this conversation with a receptionist. Neither of us fall into the over 60 range but she is a young grandma and someone told her that she was too old to be wearing the beautiful (IMO) dark blue polish that she was sporting. I thought it looked fabulous on her and hadn't even considered an age cut off on colored nail polish prior to that. In fact, my mom had admired my blue nails so I got her a light blue color for her birthday and she is sporting it right now. It looks great on her. I vote to live a little and enjoy the new colors.

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rina331339336125.944622 PostsRegistered 6/17/2008
On 6/10/2012 banjo said:

Speaking as an "older" woman, i prefer pinks and shades of rose on my nails. I don't care for the bright nail colors on me.


@ banjo - I prefer the pinks, roses or "softer" tones as well. Blues and greens look fine on young girls. On more mature ladies, the blue and green nails look so harsh.

This week, I wore Avon's "Tangtastic", and even felt uncomfortable in that. So, to the toes it goes ... with the rest of my "rejects". LOL!

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devababy1339336500.717244 PostsRegistered 6/1/2008

Good morning everyone. I'm 66, grandma of 6 and love to wear light pink/clear on my fingernails, but I love color on my toe nails. I have worn the purples, blues, lime green, the real hot pinks, and oranges and bright red colors and today I'm trying out a turquoise color. Why not.

michlady11339336540.6311530 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007SE Michigan

I'm so tired of age being a factor in hair and now nail color. I fit into the much older catagory and I wear what I like. Life is too short not to have fun and enjoy the ride.

I'm not concerned with fitting into a mold or caring what others think. It's what makes me happy that's the deciding factor.

Today the nails are a calming pink but tomorrow they may be purple, blue or orange!!{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Go Tigers!!!

Shelbelle1339336859.91333935 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I dont like blue or green nails on women of any age.

Sooner1339337572.3914358 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

As usual, fads on older women look to me like they are trying too hard.

4doggies1339337940.0833501 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Blue, green, yellow nails are not a look I will ever get used to. I don't think it's my age, it's just a preference. Those odd colored nails remind me of the little kid nail polish sets in the 50's. Also, the current style of very short nails with dark polish--ugg. It's just plain unattractive, IMO. Maybe perfect hands with perfectly shaped nails can get away with it, but to me it makes even slender hands look chubby and child like.

joannecha1339338852.693548 PostsRegistered 12/5/2007West Michigan

I have to agree with Michlady1. Life is short. Enjoy yourself. If you're happy wearing a certain color on your nails, hair, top, bottom, then do what makes you smile. I just bought an inexpensive tank top @ Wal-mart in bubble-gum pink. Am wearing in right now in my own backyard. DH told me this is a color for a teeny-bopper, not for me. Told him I enjoy glowing in the dark. I will wear whatever color puts a smile on my face when I look in the mirror. (And I'm from Mich too!!).

Tricolor1339338893.6675132 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs

I am 62 and do like trends but I do not think I can do blue or green nails. However, I have seen other women do it. So do whatever you like. No age limit!!

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Perkup1339339147.456083 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008
On 6/10/2012 Shelbelle said:

I dont like blue or green nails on women of any age.

Face it, folks. Ugly is ugly and age doesn't change that. What looks awful on Joan Rivers and her contemporaries also looks bad on 20+ women. Same with bright red lipstick. It just doesn't look good on very many people - certainly not those with fair skin, and on older ladies. Far better to follow the lead of those who really look appropriate than to be a "leader" and follow the odd trends that the sales forces try to sell us on year after year.

Desertdi1339340291.52315530 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

There should be some kind of a law that prevents old ladies from doing foolish things......like being currently fashionable. It's like they're competing with us younger, more attractive women, for pete's sake.

AuntieA1339340460.067519 PostsRegistered 4/26/2012SF Bay Area

People should wear what makes them feel great and if the judgemental lot don't like it-tough beans!

If we open our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower. ~ Samuel Smiles

Maggie Nol­ia1339340626.66314669 PostsRegistered 1/30/2006
On 6/10/2012 rina33 said:

I went to a reunion over the week-end, and so many of the women had blue nails. One attendee had green nails (UGH!) I thought it looked awful.

Do you think "older" women should stay with more traditional colors?


Every time someone criticizes "older" women for what they wear, I can't help but think they've seen what, to them, is an "older" woman looking better than them wearing whatever it was. As if those of only a certain age have exclusivity to anything. It must be very frustrating to try and confine others to what you deem acceptable for them.

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rina331339340651.4134622 PostsRegistered 6/17/2008
On 6/10/2012 Perkup said:
On 6/10/2012 Shelbelle said:

I dont like blue or green nails on women of any age.

Face it, folks. Ugly is ugly and age doesn't change that.


THAT was exactly my point. I wasn't really interested in the philosophical angle of this issue ... "life's short; whatever makes you happy". My question was ... DOES IT LQQK nice?

Now, if LQQKING like a 60+ yr. old VAMPIRE-RESS "makes you happy", that's a different issue. But if you like looking graceful and classy, and you're over 60, the question is, would wearing blue or green nails enhance your appearance?

{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

Charmed~Je­nna1339340714.67720023 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010~RipkaNistaVille~

Guess it depends on the Woman...and how she carries herself & her Life style. Kiss

2 each their Own....Rock what U like ....YOLO !! (you only live once) {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Kiss

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Giordan1339341071.711864 PostsRegistered 8/5/2011
On 6/10/2012 Desertdi said:

There should be some kind of a law that prevents old ladies from doing foolish things......like being currently fashionable. It's like they're competing with us younger, more attractive women, for pete's sake.


OOOH! That's harsh.

I've seen some very attractive older women...and some really homely young women!

Kzeks1339341385.9474727 PostsRegistered 5/25/2006Michigan/Europe

I wear from natural, shades of pink & beige..

I noticed that quite a few women wearing Hunter Green

and many shades of blue...

bikerbabe1339341630.5038316 PostsRegistered 4/10/2007

nothing at all wrong with it. what doesn't look good imo is someone at any age still wearing very long artificial nails.

I take pleasure in my 'transformations'. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.
- Anais Nin

AuntieA1339341652.92519 PostsRegistered 4/26/2012SF Bay Area
On 6/10/2012 rina33 said:
On 6/10/2012 Perkup said:
On 6/10/2012 Shelbelle said:

I dont like blue or green nails on women of any age.

Face it, folks. Ugly is ugly and age doesn't change that.


THAT was exactly my point. I wasn't really interested in the philosophical angle of this issue ... "life's short; whatever makes you happy". My question was ... DOES IT LQQK nice?

Now, if LQQKING like a 60+ yr. old VAMPIRE-RESS "makes you happy", that's a different issue. But if you like looking graceful and classy, and you're over 60, the question is, would wearing blue or green nails enhance your appearance?

{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

Rina, that is your taste & judgement only. It doesn't mean that everyone on the planet intereprets blue polish as looking like a vampire. Some people may think it looks great and pink polish looks dowdy.

If we open our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower. ~ Samuel Smiles

bikerbabe1339341763.6578316 PostsRegistered 4/10/2007

black = vampire, not blue LOL

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I take pleasure in my 'transformations'. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.
- Anais Nin

paShar1339341956.741821 PostsRegistered 1/14/2006Western Pennsylvania
On 6/10/2012 Desertdi said:

There should be some kind of a law that prevents old ladies from doing foolish things......like being currently fashionable. It's like they're competing with us younger, more attractive women, for pete's sake.


LOL Desertdi! I almost spit my coffee all over my monitor when I read this. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} Unfortunately, I don't thinks some people will take it the way you meant it.

I'm 63 and I personally don't care for dark or bright colors on my fingernails - though I sometimes wear them on my toenails. I say, if it makes you happy, go for it. Show those young whipper-snappers you can wear what you want. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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AuntieA1339342092.543519 PostsRegistered 4/26/2012SF Bay Area
On 6/10/2012 bikerbabe said:
On 6/10/2012 Desertdi said:

There should be some kind of a law that prevents old ladies from doing foolish things......like being currently fashionable. It's like they're competing with us younger, more attractive women, for pete's sake.


we'll be sure to remind you of that in a few more years when you are one of "them". wouldn't want you to look foolish since you'll be so old and unattractive.

Amen, biker.

If we open our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower. ~ Samuel Smiles

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