* rolling my eyes to the sky*

Oh gawd, I can walk in at least three nail spas within a 10-minute drive from me and just scoop black women up everywhere who could’ve done this ad. It’s a damn hand. You don’t even have to be a great actress to pull off a hand ad. This takes me right back to the graphic designer who cut my hand out of a group shot on a marketing proposal. (Yes, I was talking about me in this post.) I was dumbfounded. Was the one actual brown hand too much? It would take me more time to get the complexion smooth and realistic than it would for the five minutes (tops) that it would take me to go, “Hey, you, you and you, paint your nails orange and let’s get this thing going!”

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