It’s me Mars in Virgo & I know it. I thrash my hands. Hot water. Using my fingernails as “tools” to tear things open. Gardening bare-handed so i can feel the earth. Never putting sunblock on them. If I could grow my nails sufficiently and had cause they’d even be weapons. Manicurists – on the rare occasion we meet – sigh. My points;
* The Clarins Hand Cream has saved me. It is weirdly effective & the only thing of theirs I have bought consistently. I love looking at their body products – their original fame-claim – but always end up thinking something along the lines of ‘get to the god-damned gym already.’ But this cream soaks in, no greasy residue and somehow works right away. And I have tried loads. The Aveda one is quite nice and smells like heaven but the name – Hand Relief – put me off, for some reason. The Dr Hauschka one is genius but the packaging cracks up so it oozes out all over the place. Some of them work but leave a white gunky layer or reek so you can smell them a block away.
* Your thoughts on Holy Grail hand creams pls? Crap ones? And which Sun Sign IS a hand-manicure-nails diva? It’s too-easy but i nominate Gemini (they like to wave their hands around and gesticulate lots so may as well have reasonable hands/nails) & Libra + Taurus for being Venus ruled beauty addicts. Virgo for the commitment to good grooming it implies & Pisces but sporadically. Pisces is acrylic nails one sek and a frequent-users card at the local nails-spa. The next they are sporting plain, scrubbed little puritan nails & decrying the use of toxic embalming chemicals in nail varnish. They’re letting their nails breathe.
Image: Helmut Newton