so i’ve been a little sad about how few likes and followers i have on instagram. it’s not a huge deal but it bothers me when Ii’m looking through nail photos and there are blurry / badly painted / etc photos that have hundreds or thousands of likes. i do a lot of work on my nails and i may be a little biased but i think they (and my photography of them) look pretty darn good.
well, i am sad no longer. i was just in the App Store looking for an instagram poster (an alternate app that would allow me to post so that i could have two different apps for my two different accounts), and when you type instagram there are 3 types of apps: instagram itself, cropping/sizing/collaging apps and, get this, likes/followers apps. there are at least a dozen apps that claim to give you more followers and likes. this explains how certain photos / people can be so popular when there is no outward reasoning for it. which makes me feel better. i may not have a lot of likes or followers but i have my dignity (might be a bit harsh but i really feel like paying / downloading followers and likes is cheating).
all i can do is press on. continue to paint my nails in a way that i like and continue to post them. maybe it’ll turn into something, maybe not. either way here is my manicure this week.
very simple – i wanted something that didn’t take much time (i’m still worn out from 31dc). gradient is done with essie sunday funday, cocktails and coconuts, sally hansen lacey lilac, and the dots with revlon snow bunny.