Post # 1
Can we please stop apologizing for something every time you post a picture of your ring? Every post with a ring pic is always followed by “sorry for my cuticles, sorry for my unpolished nails, sorry for the hair on my knuckles.” Unless you have gangrene on your fingers, your picture is probably fine! Why are we upholding the stereotype that we must always be perfectly polished and groomed down to our cuticles? Sometimes I get a hang nail, sometimes I don’t always have time to get rid of my knuckle hair, and my program doesn’t even allow me to wear nail polish. WHO CARES? Own your natural hands. All the self hand shaming is sad 🙁
Post # 2
I second this, but would add that I think it applies to any and all posts!
Post # 3
I agree!!!..in this picture you can clearly see some knuckle hair because I hadnt removed it in a while.everyone has it!..but soo what! I love this picture and I post it frequently with no apologies !
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
I am totally in agreeance too! Society puts these thoughts in our heads that we need to be perfect, painted, and hairless. Then we sometimes shame each other to keep those dilussions going. Stop the maddness! Be yourself and be ok with it
Post # 5
People remove their knuckle hair??
Post # 6
cpick: My thought exactly! I didn’t know people do that!
Post # 7
I do sometimes! I use Nair when I do
Post # 8
Or apologizing because the picture is huge… I like the big pictures. You can see the detail.
Post # 9
cpick: LOL that’s what I’m sayin! Although mine is pretty much non-existent and blonde so it’s never crossed my mind!
I agree with the post though for sure!! We’re human, not perfect!!
Post # 10
cpick: That’s what I was wondering. LOL.
Post # 11
Knuckle hair is normal, so are less than perfect cuticles.
Chipped nail polish can be removed. I don’t think women need to be perfectly polished and groomed at all times but chipped nail polish is just plain sloppy.
Post # 12
RedheadMeggs: I don’t even have the blonde excuse! It just never occurred to me as a thing to do
Post # 13
Agreed! Half the time I’m too busy looking at the ring to notice any of those things anyway! Plus let’s be honest no one maintains their hands daily. Keep it real ladies!!
Post # 14
Ellyson: I think it started when there was a rash of threads about how “gross” it is to see photos of people’s hands that are not perfectly polished and hair-free. Yes, there were whole threads devoted to it. Not to mention the “Share your ring photo with fresh polish!” “Share your ring with new manicure!” etc.
My nails are sometimes dirty, mostly go unpolished, and are only perfectly manicured every couple of months. Guess what? I still love my ring, and I still love my hands!
Post # 15
RedheadMeggs: cpick: I’m very much a brunette and it never ocurred to me to remove my knuckle hair. Then again, mine are not noticeable at all even though they are brown…unless I shove my knuckles into someone’s eye or take a super zoomed in picture.
nadnuk: I’ve seen that stuff and think it’s really uncalled for.