Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard

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  • infamousmk
    infamousmk Posts: 6,033 Member
    I'm kind of annoyed by the recent trend of painting your left ring finger with sparkles and/or a different color, especially when it's done so people will notice your engagement ring.


    I never once thought it was to draw attention to a ring. Many girls do accents on either ring finger, and typically it's because it's the strongest and fastest growing nail. It just looks "better" than the other ones.
  • Tatiyanya
    Tatiyanya Posts: 255 Member
    I have mini phobia about nails so I keep em maintained but dont get too fancy with them.

    Well, i get my pedi done by profesional or cry, flinch and sob and just cut the **** short.
    With finger nails I just cut em if it gets longer than 2-3cm and gets in a way .
    Paint em red or violet, cos I like those colours or put some sort of neutral/see through conditioner.

    My SO has iron hide on his back and likes scratchies.

    Could never cut someone elses nails btw, the very idea, oh god :noway:
  • PatrickSwayzesGhost
    PatrickSwayzesGhost Posts: 300 Member
    I'm short and natural, and woman do not like me. :cry:
  • skinnybitchbarbie27
    skinnybitchbarbie27 Posts: 306 Member
    I have beautiful stong fingernails naturally so I keep them very nice and polished. I live in Oregon which gets dreary in the winter so my go to colors right now are bright pinks or really deep colors like red and blue. People always assume I have fake nails so If I have got them naturally, I am going to flaunt them :)
  • Laces_0ut
    Laces_0ut Posts: 3,750 Member
    nails can only take away someone's attractiveness for me. unlike tattoos, piercings, hair cuts etc...which can, if done well, improve attractiveness.
  • KarenJean91
    KarenJean91 Posts: 283 Member
    My boyfriend's a weirdo. He hates long nails. What I consider short, he considers too long. He likes them so short that if i were to clip em anymore, i'd bleed. He also hates red fingernails, but doesn't mind red on toenails. What the heck, man.
  • I prefer having long nails so that's what I do! :)
    They're strong and healthy without much help, so I just shape 'em and ignore 'em.
    I've never had my nails done professionally, but have never needed to.
    Once in a while I'll have fun colors or designs, but usually they're either without nail polish or neutral.
  • Songbird1104
    Songbird1104 Posts: 210 Member
    I'm kind of annoyed by the recent trend of painting your left ring finger with sparkles and/or a different color, especially when it's done so people will notice your engagement ring.


    I never once thought it was to draw attention to a ring. Many girls do accents on either ring finger, and typically it's because it's the strongest and fastest growing nail. It just looks "better" than the other ones.

    ^^ I agree with this reply. But even if it would be to draw attention to a ring, there are so many gorgeous engagement rings out there, why not draw attention to them? I like looking at other womens' engagement rings!
  • cindyhoney2
    cindyhoney2 Posts: 603 Member
    I've seen a lot of the vibrant, sparkling, multi-colored nails at work and I personally only get funky with my toe nail polish. Partly because I don't have 'good' fingernails and I don't want fake ones because they are too long and I type for a living too. Once my money situation improves I am going to try out the gel polish (last time my nails looked good enough to paint I paid for them and my toe nails to be painted and my finger polish stayed for about 3 days...screw paying for that!) I'm ok w/colorful and sparkling nails but I for the life of me can't figure out how some ladies function w/2-3" nails...gross

    and I had no idea the point to the ring finger polish change was to draw attention to the rings, I'll have to pay more attention
  • KimmyEB
    KimmyEB Posts: 1,208 Member
    I work with food and drinks all day, so I'm not allowed to have long nails or paint them. When I get lucky enough to get a weekend or 3 days in a row off, I paint them. I have a nice collection of colors I've built up over the years. I always do my toenails, too, since there's no work restriction on that, haha.

    The only trend I think that annoys me as far as nails go...would be the caviar thing. I've seen it done really well a couple of times..but it usually ends up looking ridiculous, IMO. Or those really freakishly long ones like someone posted a photo of earlier.
  • KimmyEB
    KimmyEB Posts: 1,208 Member
    and I had no idea the point to the ring finger polish change was to draw attention to the rings, I'll have to pay more attention

    I really don't think it's for that reason. Most of my friends do it/have done it, and yet none of them have rings. And if I did it? It wouldn't be to draw attention to my ring. I think someone just correlated that incorrectly, or perhaps someone they know personally did it for that reason. I think it's a cute trend...mixing up the colors like that. :smile:
  • Starla_
    Starla_ Posts: 349
    natural nails, with length but not freakishly long. I sometimes paint them not very often though, I save the paint for my toes.
  • cubbies77
    cubbies77 Posts: 607 Member
    I'm kind of annoyed by the recent trend of painting your left ring finger with sparkles and/or a different color, especially when it's done so people will notice your engagement ring.


    I never once thought it was to draw attention to a ring. Many girls do accents on either ring finger, and typically it's because it's the strongest and fastest growing nail. It just looks "better" than the other ones.

    Ah, okay. I've never seen it in person, just Pinterest, and it's usually sparkly and has an "engaged" tag. :)
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
    We're men. We don't notice and even if we do we don't care.

    I've noticed this about my husband and then realized other men seem the same so for that reason I haven't been wasting my money or time on this lately. started avoiding it while pregnant and nursing cause you know fumes and stuff and now just out of the habit and realized no one was ever lookign at my cuticles anyways. Maybe if my boobs or butt ever fell off, I might need something sparkly to interest anyone but for the time being it's nice not to have to put up with tipping anyone I really didnt' feel deserved it because I JUST KNOW she was talking about me the whole time just by her body language, even if I didn't understand a single word.
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
    We're men. We don't notice and even if we do we don't care.
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    come on! who will wipe this lady's butt? okay and this reminds me....

    once back in the day i had a acrylic nails, got drunk with my b/f and woke up in the morning with a nail missing.
    and a sore butt.
    and lot's of worries.
    wish I was kidding but I was scared to go potty for awhile.
  • Ocarina
    Ocarina Posts: 1,550 Member
    I love nails. Mine are acrylic but they are pretty dang short. Also they are a pearl tip instead of white and the rest is completely clear. They are as natural looking as possible. I can't for the life of me get them to grow out and hate nail polish so this is a happy medium for me. I also get my eyebrows waxed. Just makes life a whole lot easier and they don't look bad at all. Very very natural.

    I don't wear piercings or tattoos so this is my thing. :) I really wish mine would grow out and that I wouldn't pick them off.
  • pudadough
    pudadough Posts: 1,271 Member
    I buy French tip wraps and put clear UV gel over them (I use the Gelish system.) I have my own lamp at home. They look every bit as good as tips from a salon and they are actually short enough for my liking (whenever I got tips at the salon the techs would never make them short enough, no matter how much I begged.)

    These are the tips I use:


    http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Bliss-Thick-French-Manicure/dp/B0055V6558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359177324&sr=8-1&keywords=bliss+french
  • knittnponder
    knittnponder Posts: 1,954 Member
    I like to look at the cute nails on Pinterest but I never do mine. I keep them somewhat short because I decorate cake as a hobby and they just get in the way when doing fondant and gum paste work. I don't like leaving little fingernail divots in everything! I do paint my toenails in the summer though. Can't have naked toenails in sandals.
  • Manda86
    Manda86 Posts: 1,859 Member
    DH doesn't seem to notice/care if I have my nails done (although in both the line of work I'm currently in and the one I'm transitioning into it is a no-no to have painted/long nails so I just don't). I have liked the way they look when they're done in the past - I always go with a short french manicure. I tried the shellac last time I was able to have them done, they looked neat and natural. I have really long fingers and I feel like my hands look masculine generally speaking. Or like pasty spiders.

    That's probably a really bizarre thing to be self conscious about, but there you have it.
  • Jennifer1319
    Jennifer1319 Posts: 91 Member
    I love long nails, I get mine done on a regular basis. Glitter, french manicure, hot pink tips whichever mood Im in at the time, that's just me!