My pal, DramaQueenie2, brought this fantastic picture of Helen Mirren to my attention. Commenting that, “the black nail polish trend isn’t just for young starlets.” It’s actually freaky that I was thinking something similar as I watched the great Dame on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night.
From what I’ve seen, women of a certain age tend to keep their nails very neutral. Sheers, pales or clean and buffed. It’s a tasteful look but I don’t think you should have to give up color as you age. I certainly don’t plan to. I understand giving up glittery makeup, bright in-your-face eyeshadow, mini skirts and belly baring tops at some point but, ladies, you can still have some fun with your look. You don’t have to go from 20 to grandma in one fell swoop. I’m not talking crazy blues and greens like your’s truly, just a nice red creme, a shimmery pink, a gorgeous espresso.
It’s refreshing to see someone like Helen Mirren, with her red lips and vampy nails. I can only hope to look that stunning at her age. She is elegant, regal and beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite nail moments from Ms. Mirren. Isn’t she radiant? I’d love to know her beauty secrets. If anyone has read an article about her skincare regime, please share with the group.