Nail polish

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you let your nails breathe?
    No, I always have SOMETHING on my nails. No need to air them out. : (30 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, I leave them unpainted for *insert number below in comments* amount of days : (35 votes)
    42 %
    Sometimes : (19 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Woodstock:  I LOVE the look of nail polish.  I might air them out on a day that I’m hanging around the house and doing nothing.

    Right now I’m a waiting bee and I like to keep up with my waiting mainicure because I would hate to have a proposal occur and not have my nails look fabulous!!

    Post # 4
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Woodstock:  I never have my nails painted and they are hard as a rock and grow like crazy. Maybe that is why?

    Post # 5
    939 posts
    Busy bee

    my nails break if I don’t keep them polished. I do them once a week and I’ll take my polish off first thing in the morning, moisturize them and then paint them in the evening, so they get the day to air out. 

    Post # 6
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    @Woodstock:  Yeah I’ve noticed that when I polish my nails for too many weeks in a row they become brittle and are more prone to splitting.  I’ll leave them bare for a week or so before I polish them again, which seems to help.  

    I use Gelous as a base and top coat though, which, although it’s awesome and keeps my mani chip-free for at least like 6 days, it can dry your nails out and make them brittle.  So that might be why.  

    Post # 8
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I can’t keep nail polish on my fingernails for very long before they suffer- I have to limit myself to one manicure a month or less. They definitely peel and get dried out. 

    My toenails are fine though- I keep them painted from April-October every year with no apparent ill effects. 

    Post # 9
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I only paint my nails for ultra-fancy occasions. I have SUPER fragile nails (even pregnant!)

    Post # 10
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If I do let them “air out” it’s because I’m a lazy b. Right now my nails look pretty horrible with the paint chipping, I’m even too lazy to remove the polish 🙁 Maybe I’ll get to it tonight LOL.

    Post # 11
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Woodstock:  Shockingly enough I’ve always had nail polish on since about 1989 (mom started painting my nails in kindergarten). I have never, ever gone an entire day without nail polish since then. 

    Post # 12
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m a 50/50 type of girl! Either they’re just nicely filed (I love square tips! :D) or simple french manicure with this Sally Hansen miraclw growth that make my nails look prettyyyyyyy

    Post # 13
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @futurebridetobee:  +1 love square tips and I take pride in doing my own nails to look like this.

    Additionally:  I used to get my nails done with acrylics and my nails used to take quite a beating because of this.  But I give myself a new maincure once a week and I’ve not seen the nail polish cause any issues ever.  I only use OPI and Essie nail colors.

    Post # 14
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No, not really. My nails are polished 80% of the time. The only time I didn’t have them painted in the last year was when I went on my honeymoon. We only brought carry-on bags for 3 weeks in Europe, so bringing all my nail stuff (base coat, color, top coat, files, clippers, etc.) was out of the question.

    Post # 15
    3506 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Sometimes I give them a day or so to breath.. but I’d say 90% of the time they are painted. I don’t notice any discoloring on my finger nails, but after a summer of my toe nails painted 24/7 I notice it. Once flip flop season is over I take my toe nail polish off til it’s time to wear the flips again.. so they get a few months to breath & I definitely notice the new growth is much whiter than the older nail.

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