(Closed) Ladies with long nails, how do you do it?

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How long do you keep your nails?
    I like them long : (21 votes)
    21 %
    Medium, slightly longer than my finger : (39 votes)
    39 %
    Finger length or shorter : (36 votes)
    36 %
    I change it up : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    54 posts
    Worker bee

    I loooove long nails. My fingers are long and thin and I think having long nails makes them look even longer and more elegant. I do switch up the length though. Sometimes I will cut them down to just over my nail bed and sometimes I were them much longer. I also change shapes from almond to coffin. They are like high heels for me. It just makes anything I’m wearing feel elegant and put together.

    Post # 33
    Member
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee

    downonmulberry :  I can’t do long nails either.  I assume I’d get used to doing things like typing, texting, etc. with them but my problem is they feel dirty to me.  Not saying I think long nails are dirty, mine just feel dirty to me.  My nails grow like weeds and they are super strong, the second they get past my finger tips they start to bother me and I hack them down as low as I comfortably can.  Once in a while I try letting them go for a change (and my husband loves long nails) but then I start cutting/scratching myself and my husband on accident with them.  I think if they had gel polish or something on them to thicken/round out the edge they wouldn’t be so sharp though.  I’ve also always felt like long nails look kinda garish on my hands.  Love your nails!

    cq123 :  Those pink nails are HOT!  You have gorgeous hands and nails.  

    Post # 35
    Member
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA

    My natural nails are terrible – thin, weak, peeling and splitting constantly – so I couldn’t grow them long to save my life, and I’ve tried pretty much every product out there with zero luck. I also have what I consider to be short, stubby looking fingers, and longer nails make my fingers look a bit longer and more feminine (to me anyway). So, for years I went religiously to the salon every 2-3 weeks for a fill and shellac manicure.

    I never had any issue with my nails as long as they didn’t grow out past a certain point (I always kept them just a little longer than my fingertips). But if they got too long (or the salon did them too long), I would have trouble typing accurately. I would open cans with my finger, not my nail, and now even when my nails are short I do this haha. Never had an issue with changing tampons or any other bathroom things. However, there was a STEEP learning curve when it came to putting in and removing my contact lenses – which I learned one hilarious night the first time I got acrylics done and had gone to the salon with contacts in, and legit thought I was going to need my fiance to get my contacts out of my eyes for me. Eventually, I figured it out – like half an hour and some seriously irritated eyeballs later. 😂😂 After that I was fine, even with long nails.

    These days, I no longer visit the salon or mess with acrylics. I got tired of the expense and time involved, and acrylics WRECKED my natural nails to even worse than they already are. Now I’ve been playing around with glue-on nails that pop off when I want shorter nails again, but also last surprisingly long if I want them to (I’m on day 7 or 8 of the current set with no issues). I still love longer nails more than shorter.

    Oh, I also get side-eyed/questioned regularly about how I can have long nails and be a sexually-active gay woman. My answer is always: VERY carefully. 😂

    Post # 36
    Member
    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    somedaymrsj :  haha that’s very funny! I lol’d

     

    I go through stages where I love to get tips with gel every couple of weeks and maintain them for 3-6 months then get sick of the upkeep and want to go back to natural so I have them taken off and I’m stuck nursing them back to health, cuticle oils, nail strenghteners, etc etc. I find the fake nails KILL my natural nails. Look pretty but at a cost. I’m the same way with hair extensions, love to have them taped in or mocrobeeded, amazing look, but after a while I’m dying to scrub my scalp and have just my hair natural. 

    Kudos to everyone here who can grow their nails out so beautifully and care for them. Look amazing.

    Post # 37
    Member
    54 posts
    Worker bee

    downonmulberry :  I equate long nails to wearing heels. It’s a gradual adjustment. And sometimes I’m in the mood to wear them and sometimes I’m not. I started off just letting my nails grow and got accustomed to them longer rather than just go to the salon and get super long nails. 

    I can’t think of anything I can’t do comfortably when my nails are really long except make a fist, lol. Just like walking in heels you tend to modify how you do things, sometimes without even thinking about it.

    Post # 38
    Member
    54 posts
    Worker bee

    somedaymrsj :  LOL! When I first started letting my nails grow long my friends were like “Uuuuh. How. How do you….?” I simply gave them a Xena response: I have many skills. wink

    Post # 39
    Member
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA

    2020bride20 :  LOL I may need to steal that response!

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