My first exposure to this trend was about two years ago when I saw Jennifer's Body (great movie) and noticed Megan Fox's nails painted all pink with a black middle finger.
I was smitten with the look's unconventional whimsy, so I thought I'd give it a try. My first attempt, was simply a direct imitation . . .
. . . But since then I've been experimenting with other colors and ideas to create my own look.
At the Red's game, my sister-in-law Jenn told me that she was interested in trying it and we discussed which finger to single out. Later she gave it a try with very cute results . . .
Soon after, I saw that some of my favorite bloggers had embraced the trend, but with glitter instead of a different color. Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere did some graduated glitter, calling it "Mermaid Nails" . . .
[Photo credit: Cupcakes and Cashmere]
And Elsie of A Beautiful Mess painted only her "Married Finger" with glitter for her wedding . . .
[Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess]
So, today, I decided to apply glitter to both of my ring fingers, and I love the look . . .
The top coat I used (Cover Girl Boundless Color in "Disco Dazzle") has super huge chunks of glitter in it, so I think only doing one nail was a good choice in several ways: the glitter isn't too flashy or overpowering, and I only have to remove the big chunks of glitter from two nails instead of ten later (a plus since it's a bit of a pain to take off). I don't usually make fashion decisions for purely practical reasons, but I like when my decisions just work out to be practical. ;)