Post # 1
I don’t usually wear manicure. I love my natural nails. I read many articles saying manicure is a must when just engaged otherwise I would be embarrassed. I got them and it looks fine too.
But, I can’t stop question. Why is it a “must”? Do you ladies think it’s embarrassing not to wear manicure? Frankly, I think my hands are not so pretty but my nails are really pretty. I don’t know if manicure makes my nails look any betterh. Do you think it’s something to be with “manners”?
I.e. if I don’t wear manicure, does it mean that I’m rude or lazy?
Post # 3
What a ridiculous notion. I have never had a professional manicure nor have I ever worn false nails. I’m not about to spent my hard earned money on keeping up apperances and that includes my nails!
Post # 4
Why would it be rude to not have a manicure? That doesn’t even make sense.
I say you should wear your nails however you want them because they are YOUR nails.
Post # 5
@Mee: Nope. I paint my nails occassionally if I have some extra time but typically they are bare (and sometimes chewed on depending on how stressed I am). For the most part, my bare nails look just fine. I keep them filed and neat (usually) and they are almost messier when they are manicured because if they chip they look even worse than if they are just bare!
Post # 6
Not rude at all, though i have never heard that before. I grow my own nails when I wish to have a manicure. I’m just not cool with little pieces of plastic hanging from my nails.
Post # 7
It’s nice to have, but why on earth would it be embarrassing or rude not to have your nails done?!
Post # 8
Do what you want, unpainted nails are never rude. My nails were painted when I got engaged, but that’s because I really enjoy painting them and do it at least weekly. It had nothing to do with getting engaged.
Post # 9
I have really healthy nails and I keep them shaped and bare. Once in a while, I might polish them, but it’s not very often. My nails don’t hold onto paint very well, and the polish makes my nails chip and crack for some reason.
I don’t think its lazy or rude to not have a manicure, they’re your nails, do what you want!!
Post # 10
If you think your nails look nice without nailpolish, you don’t need any manucure then! And I don’t know anything about these articles, but for sure, it’s absolutely not “rude”,
Post # 11
I personally love to wear nailpolish. If your nails are trimmed and are fine looking I do not see why you have to get a manicure.
Post # 12
nice to have but as long as your nails look nice and kept, no problem without.
my friend (whose nails are always polished and doesn’t leave the house without makeup) saw my unpolished fingers and told me when you have a ring, you need your nails done, everyone is looking at them.
i beg to differ. i only wear makeup on special occassions. and while i like to have manicures, my nails need a break every now and then.
Post # 13
My nails area almost never painted. I keep them in decent shape, but I teach. I always have pen and whiteout and whiteboard marker all over my hands, and I type a lot. Polish chips in a day, and I don’t have time to re-do my nails daily. The idea that a lady must be manicured is sort of ridiculous and old-fashioned to me…
Post # 14
My nails aren’t perfect- I like painting them sometimes, but I keep them pretty short. But I’m a science grad student. I’m usually in the lab working with chemicals (especially acetone, which is a nail polish remover anyways), sometimes without gloves (bad, I know, but the stuff I work with isn’t that strong), or working with wires/cables/electronics in a very tight panel. Manicures would be ridiculous for me, and pretty much a huge waste of money- I’d have to get them done every 2 or 3 days.
So, manicure or not, do what you want!
Post # 15
It’s not a MUST by any means. When you’re newly engaged, everyone’s going to be seeing your hand, so it’s you’ll want to make sure your nails are clean and neat. If you don’t like how your hands feel, a paraffin dip can make them softer.
Post # 16
Manicure doesn’t necessarily mean professional or fake nails. I give myself manicures all the time because my nails would look terrible if I didn’t. Before I discovered gel polish, I couldn’t keep regular polish on my nails to save my life, so I just kept them neat and clean.