(Closed) Just curious about ring/knuckle/nail polish????

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I personally don’t believe anyone should do anything to their body unless it’s because they want to…so shaving knuckles isn’t an expectation I have of ANYONE.

As for the biting and hangnails etc…I used to bite.  And have worked really hard to stop…for almost 2 years.  And it still takes a lot of work to keep them from not breaking…they break constantly…and I can’t seem to get the area around the nail to stop from peeling…but it’s a work in progress.  So on that aspect…I wouldn’t assume biters aren’t trying or don’t care… it’s very very hard to stop biting your nails.

Just my 2 cents πŸ™‚

Post # 4
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I normally wax mine, but I haven’t recently. And I bite my nails, so, meh. I plan to kick that habit before the wedding. One step at a time.

Post # 5
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3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jenilynevette:  My cousin works in beauty lol…or whatever…and she gave me this nail stuff called Nail Tek and it’s supp to help make your nails stronger…like way better than the hard as nails stuff.  I recommend it if when you do stop your nails are brittle.  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I shave em. I’m not big on painting my nails unless it’s date night or another big event because the process is sadly difficult for me!

 

Post # 7
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7468 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I definitely care how my nails look with my ring, but I cared before I had the ring too. I have very very light hair on my fingers, so I don’t worry about that.

Post # 8
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@icetea:  Awesome! I’ll have to get it. I had stopped for about 6 months a few years ago. Then I started a new job at burger king and broke EVERY NAIL opening bags of chicken =/. I was so angry! They were SO brittle. And they grew funky.. like upwards?!

Post # 9
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3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just thought of another sitch…if you work at Starbucks you aren’t allowed to wear nail polish πŸ™  My FSIL is always frowning about that!

Post # 10
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4036 posts
Honey bee

@Jazmynju:  Daily, I do not do much to maintain my nails/hands. They are generally fine, but I have never had a manicure and I only occassionally paint my nails….I don’t value it enough to spend the money or the time on them. I only trim/clip them for the most part.

I also do not shave or wax my knuckles. Why? Because the hair will likely come back thicker and I will have to do more to maintain. Besides, you rarely notice hair on people’s knuckles unless it is an up close picture.

Post # 11
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have always had hairy knuckles, and I never noticed until I posted my first ring picture how hairy my knuckles were compared to other women’s fingers. After I noticed, I got embarassed about it and tweezed my fingers (took all of 10 minutes) so I’m not self-consious anymore. I never knew that it was weird to have hairy fingers.

Post # 12
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My hair is also extremely dark, thick, and course, so it was pretty prominent.

Post # 13
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4036 posts
Honey bee

@Ellyson:  You tweezed them? OUCH!!! Did you at least ice them before to numb it?

Post # 14
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84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ive ALWAYS cared about the way my nails look and usually have a fresh polish on. I did this before I had my ring as well though. As for the knuckle hair, its not an issue for me as mine is very light πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t have a hair knuckle issue. But I also don’t get many manicures. I usually do my nails myself since I got married (I used to get manicures at least once a month, but not anymore). I don’t care if my nails aren’t polished when I’m wearing my rings, but my nails are always filed nicely and are never chewed up or anything. That has nothing to do with my rings though, just personal hygiene.

Post # 16
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6360 posts
Bee Keeper

Everyone’s got hair on their knuckles and if you’ve got a good enough camera you can make your finger look like an appendage that looks like it belongs to a cross between an elephant and a gorrila.

I sincerely hope this is NOT actually causing women to feel insecure about their “hairy knuckles” and causing them to pluck them, etc! If your knuckles are not hairer than your FI’s, they are NOT “hairy”! They are normal!

And if your fingernails aren’t always perfect… it might be because you used your hands to do something productive lately! It’s pretty hard to keep something in mint condition all the time AND use it to the full extent of its abilities.

Let’s not get too carried away with being critical of ourselves here ladies! Is our life goal to die with our bodies in “mint-in-box” condition?

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