This week I wore yellow on my nails. Seal as seen on “The Voice” type yellow, it seems. But I’d had the polish for ages, since last year in fact, and hadn’t used it. Yellow, I thought, it’s a bit much. Without even thinking the other night I started to layer it on. I love yellow, it’s one of my favourite colours, so I was happy.

Then a funny thing happened. People started commenting on my yellow Seal nails. People in the grocery store, the check out girls, the lady serving at the cafe near my work and even my colleagues. Now I’m not an idiot, but it hadn’t occurred to me until later that I did in fact have on a similar nail polish to Seal on “The Voice”.

Do I even have to say Seal on “The Voice” or do you all know who I am on about?

The strangest moment occurred yesterday. A middle aged man in tough guy sunnies and a business suit was standing at my counter waiting. For someone else, not me. Seal nails huh? He said as he indicated towards my hands. They look good. I just kind of stared at him. Mouth slightly open, head tilted to the left to better comprehend, I think. I finally nodded and said something along the lines of ‘haha, yes, apparently’. There was a long, slightly awkward {from my end} pause. Phones rang in the distance. I ignored them.


Mine’s a little more yellow, I blurted out lamely, his was more fluro.

Ah yes, said tough guy, middle aged with glasses. So it was.

Now, don’t you think that THIS was the oddest exchange of words one receptionist with yellow nails could have with a middle aged man in tough guy glasses who was wearing a business suit? Clearly “The Voice” has a wider reach and appeal than I first assumed. Or Seal does. I wonder which it is. Any ideas?

  • I love yellow! Your nails go with my yellow and grey shoes. And bangle. And necklace. And blouse. Perhaps Seal got the idea from you? Well, at least that’s what you could tell people .. 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I will totally tell people that. Great plan! Haha.

  • PS Lovely ring. Reminds me a bit of mine .. with the pink and all .. only I lost my pink engagement diamond (sniff)

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you. Naaaw, sorry to hear that. This is my second too. There was a fault in the gold in my first ring. 🙁

  • I think it’s great that Seal has brought on a bit of a yellow nail trend. Since growing out my nails, painting them bright colours is a simple pleasure that makes me smile. Just looking down and seeing a pop of bright nails is great. I also have a weakness of guys with nail polish on, I don’t know where it came from, but it’s a fact, so if Seal wearing nail polish opens up the eyes of some other males, i’m all for it!

  • rinniez13

    Ahhh the Voice! Im eagerly awaiting the next ep 🙂
    I like the yellow nails, personally think they look much nicer on you then Seal!
    Funny how the guy commented tho and how much everyone actually took note of Seal’s nails (i guess it was hard to miss tho!)