Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Nails of 1984



Last week, there was a flurry of nostalgic picture posts on a forum I frequent. I had some scans of old photos handy, so I joined the fun. I went from me as a baby



through my awkward teen years



and finished up with my late 80s/early 90s attempts to channel Princess Diana's wardrobe



Over the weekend, I remembered I had a photo in one of my albums of my nails back in my college days, so I went looking and found this:



Yep, those are real. These look crazy long to me now—no way I could manage with this length today, not with all the hours I spend on my computer and smartphone. But back in 1984, I didn't have either of those things. I took notes in class with a pen and notebook. I did have to type papers (on a typewriter!), but apparently this particular summer term I didn't have many of those, at least not during the time I was growing these talons. I don't recall those details, but I do know that I took this photo because this was the longest I'd ever gotten my nails to grow. Too bad the readily available cameras back then didn't have a macro function so I could have gotten the shot more in focus. Still, I'm glad I have even this slightly blurry memento of that earlier time.

25 comments:

  1. This kind of reminder sessions are great, I love to dive in memories :) Your nails look seriously amazing! And more so being natural. You had nothing to envy to acrylic nails ;)

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  2. Memories! I had that same skirt but in a blue. Ah, good times with some questionable fashion choices. Love the nails!! You wear oval really well.

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  3. Wow! What a great look back. Your nails were so long! I had a bubble dress back in the seventh grade that looks like your pink dress. Mine was black on top and yellow at the bottom. It was 1989!

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  4. Amazing! I'm glad you shared these! You looked awesome in that dress! Your nails were absolutely stunning!

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I adore looking through photos.

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  6. I was born in '84! Love the pictures, that pink skirt was quite something! Xx

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  7. Wow! Those are some NAILS! I love these pix. I have a baby pic very similar to yours :-) And what great foreshadowing, that you took a picture of your nails so long ago!

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  8. WOW Dig those knee socks!! I used to sport legwarmers back in the 80s-they should make a comeback! I was so hip its sickening! Those nails are way too long-but its funny you are sporting the same shape all these years later.....

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  9. love your pics, glad you shared your memories with us <3
    those nails were awesome :D

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  10. Awh this is such a sweet post! I love the baby pictures :)

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  11. Oh my goodness!! :D Nostalgia is fun. My mom had her nails super long back in the 80s, too. lol

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  12. Oh wowwweee your nails were amazing during college!! And you looked gorgeous in that dress! Such a lovely post to read through, thanks for sharing! =)

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  13. They were so long and gorgeous, but you're right I always get stuff stuck under mine when they are that long.

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  14. OH wow, they were long, but they looked beautiful :)

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  15. Fantastic pix! I think it would be reallyyyy hard to be on a smart phone with these now a days!

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  16. Beautiful memories! :-) Wait a minute... on the first photo when you were only a baby... was that your first Helmer or...? :-)

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  17. Wow, I am seriously impressed at your nails!

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  18. Love the pics! And oh my gosh those nails! I'm really impressed!

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  19. Aw lovely photos :) Thanks for sharing! Your nails were so long! Amazing! I remember when I was around 12 I had that length... not very practical anymore

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  20. Oh my! Love your photos! You look stunning :) I can't believe how long your nails were!

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  21. This is so much fun to see! And what a lovely long nails!

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  22. Thanks for sharing these! And those long nails are amazing! I can never do that because they bend funny :/

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  23. What a fantastic picture to have, and amazing nails, Karen!

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