Nails on mic


The use of a microphone as exquisite foil for an excellent manicure has long been an obsession of mine, and I believe Mariah Carey is the art’s true master. Here she is with her new Christmas song, a cute maternity Santa suit and a lovely manicure. What is that red? Is it my perfect red?

In the coming weeks the X Factor crew are going to have to seriously up their game to come anywhere close to this level of artistry. And when I refer to the X Factor crew, I am including Ms Cheryl Cole, of whom I am becoming rather bored. Last year she was still holding my attention, but now, not so much.

Nice boots, but your fingernails should not be the same size or colour as your soles

Marriage and malaria – meh. But don’t try and stay the nation’s sweetheart when you have fingers that look like those silicone spatulas I use for transferring cake mix to the tins.

A close up of one of Cheryl Cole's nails

I look forward to seeing who had good nails this week. As with The Hood of The Friedman (up: good, down: bad), it is a powerful indicator of who will survive on a Sunday night.


4 Responses to “Nails on mic”

  1. 1 Sarah Morgan

    Bah, I thought this was going to be about Dolly Parton writing 9 to 5….

    “In a 2009 interview with 60 Minutes, she talked about the unlikely inspiration for this song: her fingernails. She had very long, acrylic nails, and discovered that when she rubbed them together she could create a rhythm that sounded like a typewriter, and since the movie was about secretaries, she was able to use that sound to compose the song on the set. She even played her fingernails as part of the percussion sound when she recorded the track.”

    (love the blog, Hemmo) x

  2. OH. MY. GOD. *janiceoffoffriendsface*

  3. 3 Sarah Morgan

    I think that’s probably it for recorded fingernails, tbh.

  1. 1 I am not going to be able to cope with this « The Definite Cuticle

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