Disney Princess Nail Art Is Happening
Claire Miles - March 7, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Even if you’ve past your double digits, and are no longer sticking Disney stickers all over your furniture, the Disney princess obsession never really dies. This is the very reason why Vivian Xue Rahey’s Disney nail art gained so much popularity on Instagram, other than her incredible talent.  Regardless of the bills we’ve got to pay, we are all still little children deep down, and needs these small pleasures to satisfy our nostalgic cravings, no matter the cost.
 
The mind boggling artist specializes in stiletto and coffin-shaped nails. Her Instagram is highly impressive, with Mona Lisa manicures, Louis Vuitton logos, zombie versions of Bart and Homer, and of course, tons of Disney Princesses.  Her California establishment offers sculpted extensions, nail overlays and freehand nail art.
 
Even the salon itself is super cool,  set in a modern and industrial setting putting all customers in the most artsy mood possible. It’s like the Disneyland of nails and it’s a real challenge to chose which manicure to get.
 

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