Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Dangerously Cute and Mildly Pretty

#4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, sent me an Instagram video of cuteness aggression, which she and her cat seem to have co-dependently. So OF COURSE I had to see if it was a real thing.

It is.

“When people feel this way, it’s with no desire to cause harm,” Stavropoulos says. The thoughts appear to be an involuntary response to being overwhelmed by a positive emotion.

Cute aggression is often baffling and embarrassing to the people who experience it. Stavropoulos says they think, “This is weird; I’m probably the only one who feels this way. I don’t want to hurt it. I just want to eat it.”

When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive — NPR

And so, for your tooth-gnashing pleasure, here are 238,769 cute baby animal pictures from GettyImages.

My nails, on the other hand, are mildly pretty rather than aggressively cute.

The off-white base color and stamping polish is Maniology’s Coconut. The blue/green base color is Spoiled’s Distant Memory. The coral/orange base color and stamping polish is Maniology’s Hibiscus, and the green stamping polish on the Coconut nails is Spoiled’s Green To Be Heard. The splashes came from Maniology 284 plate, and the foliage/flowers came from MoYou London’s Fall In Love Collection — 03 and — 07. I topped them with Cuticula’s matte polish.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Have you ever experienced cute aggression?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Dangerously Cute and Mildly Pretty

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      Marian Allen

      March 27, 2023 at 10:09am

      Apparently, I don’t suffer from cute aggression, but I do squee quite loudly.

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