(Closed) The Opposite of Waiting Nails- bad waiting week

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@SweetBeets:  I never do anything with my nails anyway. I hate painting them (because I’m lazy), and I refuse to pay to get them done — that’s just ridiculous to me, I know how to do everything they do lol. I used to bite my nails, but I don’t anymore. So they look great to me just not being bloody nobs. 


This is what they normally look like now (I just took this picture). I haven’t decided whether I’ll paint my nails after I get engaged or not. Probably not — I think nail polish looks bad on me. 

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee


Mine have to be kept really short & neat for my clinical placements (I`m in nursing school). Also my SO is very particular about my nails being kept trimmed and filed for some reason ๐Ÿ˜‰

Im not going out of my way to polish them or anything though. 1. I am not permitted to wear nail polish at the hospital and 2. I know there is no way Im getting engaged anytime soon…

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@SweetBeets:  yeah I’m just gonna keep them bare until then. I can’t even have nail polish on for work. And I don’t like getting them done at a salon either…either I do them myself or my mom does lol.

Post # 6
634 posts
Busy bee

I honestly didn’t know painting them was sometimes done to try to make a man want to stick a ring on them was a thing. Or is it that you want them pretty for those “I said yes!” photos?

Either way, I’m sorry you’re frustrated. I personally paint and grow my nails for my own narcissism. It started as a way to express myself in an otherwise uniformed job, and has become something I enjoy the ritual of.

Post # 7
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was getting sick of worrying about my nails. I was running out of ideas and it was getting expensive!! I treated myself to one last manicure and I’m glad I did as I did as I got engaged three days ago.

looking back I wish I didn’t worry so much about it. I put so much added stress on something in hindsight is so trivial. If you want to have nice nails, paint them. if you don’t feel up to it, go natural. 

I was getting so anxious and crazy towards the end of the waiting period but honestly when it happened all the tile that had gone by didnt matter any more. It was from that moment on after that ๐Ÿ™‚

i so wish however that I had stopped to breath during the waiting time and just let myself enjoy my relationship. i let myself ruin a couple of really nice moments and events for us just because he didn’t propose like I thought he was going to. I know it’s easier said than done because we are human with emotions that can’t always be rationalized.


try to breath and have faith in your SO. 

Post # 8
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Bracelet00:  for me personally, I wanted to have them done so that when people asked to see my ring I wouldn’t have chipped nail polish ๐Ÿ™‚ totally vanity purposes

Post # 9
2180 posts
Buzzing bee

@SweetBeets:  You should only do what makes you comfortable and what you do should be for you, not because you think you might get the ring this week. I have no problem with women who love to keep their nails manicured at all times–more power to them. But that’s the thing: those women are doing that for themselves–because they like it and it makes them feel good. If you don’t want to do it, then by all means don’t do it. You’ll always have the chance to do them/get them done right after you get engaged.

@plum_pudding:  MY SO also likes my nails trimmed and filed. I like them somewhere in between because I think keeping them too short makes my fingers look stubbly. I can’t keep them very long anyway because then they rip through my gloves. 

Post # 10
890 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I say this as I am painting my nails…BUT I only do my fingernails when Mr. H and I are going out and I think it might be “the day.” 


Week to week I don’t bother with it. I really should I guess, bc I work at a school of cosmetology and I can get unlimited mani/pedis for free lol

Post # 11
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

@SweetBeets:  Waiting Nails was a concept that I had never heard of until the ‘waiting board’.

I’m a nail polish maven, hair maven, fashion maven and makeup maven!!!!!!!.  LOL!!  I’m just one of those girls who loves to paint my nails anyway, and I usually do them myself.  If I give myself a really good pedi, it can last 3 weeks to a month…so I usually do them in a color to match the season and then I just re-paint my nails the same color usually on Sunday evenings.  Then I try and match my makeup and outfits.

BUT I don’t do this because I’m waiting for a proposal…I DO IT FOR ME!!!!!! 

If you don’t want to paint your nails by all means do not do it just because you are hopeful for a proposal!!!!

I think the concept is more or less about doing something that is nice for yourself to distract yourself from the proposal….like making a trip to go to the spa, or going with your girlfriends or family members to have ‘girl time’ while getting them done, or even after a nice long bubble bath painting your nails (which is my favorite choice, I’m also a bubble bath maven too!!).


I’ve opened a wedding savings account (SO knows about this because we are planning to get married one day)…and somedays I want to throw in the towel completely and shop the money away!!!  On those days…I sorta do throw in the towel a bit, and I buy myself something new or treat myself to a fancy lunch, dinner, or wine and cheese evening Smile  You have to do things that make yourself happy and bring your moral up!!! 

Hope this helps, hang in there OP!!! 

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