NAILS | The Reason I Can't Afford a House - Avocado Toast #ManiMonday

Two months ago, Australian property tycoon, Tim Gurner made a comment to 60 minutes regarding millenial spending saying:

“When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each". 

I don't discuss politics all that much here, but this comment was sadly amusing to me since I DO love avocado toast, but housing prices in Vancouver are so ridiculously high (similar to Australia) now that even with two incomes hitting six figures, my husband and I will likely never own what our parents owned 25 years ago. My parents bought our HOUSE with a huge yard eight blocks away from my apartment now for around $350,000. Today, a CONDO in my current neighbourhood STARTS at $850,000. It's not like salaries have increased to reflect this pricing so now it's not uncommon for millennials to stay with their parents longer to save up or to have parents help out with a down payment. Foreign ownership has contributed to this housing bubble and while the BC government has finally decided to implement a foreign ownership tax, I think it was a little too late. The bubble has to burst at some point, but for now I guess I have my avocado toast to keep me company.      

Avocado Toast Nail Art

For this manicure, I started off with three coats of OPI Gelato on My Mind*, which is an awesome bright light blue, and then drew the rough shapes of avocados with OPI One Chic Chick* and a fine nail art brush. I then outlined the oval with CND Creative Play Carou-Celery* and then outlined half the avocado in green acrylic paint. The final touch was to dot on the pit with brown acrylic paint, but any brown polish will do. I just got a bit lazy and didn't feel like hunting down my two bottles of dark brown polish among my 2000.

Avocado Toast Nail Art

My nails are a touch longer than usual so when I set out to draw my avocado toast, it ended up looking more like those oblong loaves of artisanal bread and the more I tried to fix it, the worse it got!

I used OPI Feeling Frisco* and some brown acrylic paint to make my toast and the mish mashed a bunch greens and reds because I like my avocado toast with green onion and tomatoes or red peppers! I sealed everything in with fast drying top coat and I was done!

Avocado Toast Nail Art

How many of you are/have dealt with the issue of astronomical housing prices? Are you in support of foreign ownership taxes?

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