Hand envy?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you ever get hand envy?
    Yes I secretly admire other bees' hands : (100 votes)
    63 %
    Nope - that idea belongs in crazy town : (58 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @hislittlepenguin:  I get nail envy. I have nice hands, but I see these Bees with beautiful, natural nails and I find myself willing my easily-broken nails to just get their shit together and stay long! Lol

    Post # 4
    4802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It’s never occured to me but maybe I’ll start noticing it now haha.

    Post # 5
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @hislittlepenguin:  Trust me; we’re in the same boat! I have a size 6.5 ring finger and I feel like I have hulk fingers in comparison to some ladies here. Don’t even get me started on shoe size envy – NOTHING comes in a size 11! Anyway, haha yes I feel your pain. One thing that drives me nuts is how a one carat gives great finger coverage on small fingers but on my size 6.5 it doesn’t give the same WOW factor.

    Post # 6
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @hislittlepenguin:  I notice people’s hands ALL the time! I get jealous of the nice looking ones. I Feel like I have chunky, stubby hands. haha

    Post # 7
    8040 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @s2bmrscook:  I get nail envy too. I always get compliments on my long, slim fingers but my nails aren’t so great. I keep them short and painted usually so they’re ok.. but I wish I could rock the long nails look without getting fakes.

    Post # 8
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My hands have started showing my age and I sort of hate them.  🙁

    Post # 9
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I definitely wish I had longer, thinner fingers! I do sometimes notice how beautiful other Bee’s hands are, in comparison to mine. But then, I’m a hand person. It’s one of the first things I notice about men too. I don’t think you’re strange at all…probably because I’m strange myself! 😉

    Post # 10
    1937 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I had the opposite experience… I used to hate my big hands but after seeing photos of smaller hands/ shorter fingers I’ve begun to appreciate the length for the long and lean aspect. I also maintain my nails a with regular gel manicures so all in all I’m good with what I’ve got. And I hope that didn’t come off mean or annoying…. There are plenty of other body parts I get major envy over…. Um hello THIGHS 

    Post # 11
    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @hislittlepenguin:  This reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend in junior high school.  We were complaining about our bodies, because that’s what 13 year old girls do for sport, and I commented that I wished I could send all the fat in my body to my feet.  Who cares if you have fat feet?  My feet are the skinniest part of my body, sometimes I bend my toes and think about how I look like the crypt keeper, totally unfair.  This is pretty irrelevent to your post but it made me smile.

    I think we all have some part of us that we don’t like.  I bet the girls with the skinny fingers look longingly at a feature of yours and wish they could have hislittlepenguin’s ____.

    Post # 12
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    All the time. I have short stubby fingers that look chubby even though I’m not, and chopped off nails shorter than my fingertip because my nails don’t grow right. My hands look like toddler hands. I am so jealous of the long slender fingers and nice nails I always see in ring posts.

    Post # 13
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have been told I have baby hands. They are short and stubby! Luckily they’re somewhat thin though, so they aren’t too out of whack. My nails also suck. They are also short and stubby. They break easily too, so I can never manage to grow them out much. I totally get hand envy!

    It’s not like I abhor my hand though. It’s more of a “Drats, I totally can’t wear this gorgeous thick ring on this stubby finger” and “Oh, my nails look like an old rancher’s again.”

    And then I move on with my life.

    Post # 14
    472 posts
    Helper bee

    I like my hands, so I’ve never really felt hand envy. 


    I do however feel nail envy sometimes. I’m usually too lazy to paint them in some fantastical design, or have beautiful false nails. 

    Post # 15
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @hislittlepenguin:  I kind of do this as well.  I’m left-handed, and I write a lot … So I have this callous (Or is it callus in this context?  Dictionary.com said both were fine, so whatever.) on my middle finger from tightly gripping my writing utensils.  It kind of puffs out a bit, and I think it’s pretty ugly.  My right hand is much “prettier” than my left, but of course I don’t wear my ring on that hand.  Haha.

    Post # 16
    3076 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Hmm well I voted no since my hands are one of few things I’m not insecure about lol. Except I hurt my finger ten ago and its been crooked ever since 🙁 . But for the most part still contetnt :p

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