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Nail polishes that improve your mood
You know what can actually help you when you’re in a crappy mood? Surrounding yourself with positive, happy colours.
I know, I know, it sounds a little ridiculous and silly. Possibly even a bit hippy-ish. But it’s true. Even science says so. See, different colours send different signals to your brain and it can completely change how you think and perceive things.
So next time you’re feeling a little down in the dumps or just a tad bit angry, why not try giving yourself a mood-lifting mani.
IF YOU’RE FEELING A LITTLE STRESSED
Work got you stressed out of your mind? Perhaps that maths exam has sent you into a bit of a frenzy? Then it sounds like you need a calming coat of blue on your digits. The colour encourages peacefulness and tranquility, so put on some Enya while you paint your nails and your anxiety will be a thing of the past.
IF YOU’RE FEELING A BIT BLAH
Do you ever get those days where you feel a bit lethargic and just gross? Well, next time your energy levels sink lower than the Titanic, treat yourself to a green manicure. Not only does the hue help bring your mind peace, but it’s actually a refreshing and rejuvenating shade, too.
IF YOU’RE FEELING A LITTLE SAD
A heavy heart is never good, so if you’re feeling a little sorry for yourself, then it’s time to put some pep in your step. Yellow – whether bright or pastel – will help you feel more optimistic and joyful while keeping any nervousness at bay.
Sea Siren Polish in Where’s My Sunnies.
OPI Nail Polish in I Just Can’t Copeacabana, $19.95, www.myer.com.au
Maybelline New York Colour Show Nail Colour in Fierce n Tangy.
Colour by TBN Polish in Hot For Yellow.
IF YOU’RE FEELING ANGRY
No one likes holding onto feelings of anger or resentment, so next time you find yourself storming into your room with a firing rage burning inside of you, take a seat and pull out your favourite pink polish. The shade helps encourage love, compassion, an open heart, and best of all, forgiveness.
IF YOU’RE FEELING NERVOUS OR SCARED
Red may be the colour of love and fiery passion, but it’s also the colour that’ll help you gather your inner strength and give you that extra bit of courage you may need (say, for a job interview).
Do you ever pick a nail polish to suit your mood? What’s your favourite pick-me-up polish shade?