one thing i definitely see more of on public transit than the other parts of my life are elaborate manicures. do the (mostly) ladies sporting these fine gems have an iphone? hmm-mmm. clicking on them touchscreens with nails don't register, you feel me? only smartphones with physical buttons for these fine folks. i was hopin to get a picture of one set i saw the other day. while i'm sure there would have been no objection, i only noticed the manicure as this woman was getting off the bus and i didn't want to make her late. so, here's a series of pictures to help give a visual. the base color was something like this:
and while the nails i saw didn't have lace, there were jewels -- no color, longer and thinner than the ones shown here and arranged in (if memory serves correct) a six pointed star.
i have no idea if the ladies (again, mostly ladies) who do this are tryin to make a stranger's day, but sometimes, they do.