I was raised with a love for eccentric nail polish. It started with my great-aunt Margie. In the summers, we'd visit her at her summer house on Silver Lake in Maine. She would paint her toenails blue because it attracted the minnows when she was soaking her feet in the lake - and she liked how they tickled her feet.
I am a little more sensitive (read: ticklish) when it comes to my feet - but the fascination for brightly colored nail polish stuck. For a while, I spent a lot of time keeping my nails in tip top shape. This was mostly by way of home manicures. I even mastered the self-French manicure!