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TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 93,051
5/18/13 7:11 A

not important at all, it actually dries out the nail itself

LJBKENT SparkPoints: (128,157)
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5/18/13 7:09 A

Not important at all.

UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,516)
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5/18/13 7:09 A

I used to use nail polish quite a bit. I kind of got away from it. My nails are splitting without putting anything on them. I want to get them in better shape.

MONIEE2 SparkPoints: (152,211)
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5/18/13 7:06 A

Not important at all.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (99,355)
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5/18/13 6:57 A

I don't wear colored nail polish on my fingers because it lasts for about 10 minutes before I chip it. I do wear toenail polish especially during the warmer weather and sandal season. I love doing bright or crazy colors because you can get away with purple toenails.

LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (69,067)
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5/18/13 6:41 A

I love nail polish on my hands & especially my toes. So important to have them looking good!

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
5/18/13 6:19 A

Not important to me!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
5/18/13 6:16 A

It's not important to me and really kind of a bother when I do it. Once or twice a year I treat myself to a mani/pedi then I let them do the paint. I take it off the minute it chips!

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 19,004
5/17/13 11:27 P

Not on me, but looks nice on my wife.

SUGAR0814 Posts: 5,474
5/17/13 11:10 P

Love it, but I don't wear it always. I have a nail polish rack full of beautiful colors.

FAWNZIB SparkPoints: (10,643)
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5/17/13 11:08 P

I think I have it on always or clear. I am a manicure addict.

LAURA5979 SparkPoints: (108,655)
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5/17/13 7:24 P

It's not important to me at all.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (577,358)
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5/17/13 7:22 P

I love nail polish. I am doing my nails tomorrow.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
5/17/13 7:03 P

I think I will go polish my nails now!

DWSCHUYLER Posts: 1,135
5/17/13 6:03 P


INNERBEAUTY78 Posts: 217
5/17/13 5:35 P

I'm definitely a girly girl and love getting pedicures and having my toes painted. If the polish chips on one nail I have to take it all off or it will drive me crazy. Unfortunately, I can't have polish on my fingernails because it always peels off the very next day. I can't even have a clear coat on. It does the same thing. Annoying!

STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (172,241)
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5/17/13 5:03 P

I try to keep the toes polished. With my fingernails, I seem to chip the polish quickly, and like your girlfriend, I don't really like having chipped nails.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,255
5/17/13 4:46 P

I get a manicure and pedicure on special occasions and sometimes in between. I am not, however, one who must go weekly. Usually my husband suggests it-and he treats.

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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5/17/13 4:09 P

not at all

AMARANTHA120S Posts: 474
5/17/13 3:59 P

I haven't used nail polish since age 12. It is zero importance to me.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,182
5/17/13 3:43 P

I too am very low maintenance.

I used to polish my finger nails. My problem is that it never seemed to dry fast enough, even if I used a drying top coat.

My manicurist advised me to at least use clear so the end of mine don't chip.

But I don't anyway.

VIKINGSMOMDE SparkPoints: (29,537)
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5/17/13 2:31 P

Toes only & only during sandal time. I pick one color each year (purple for 2013!) & use that one color all summer -- makes it easy to do quick touch-ups. Yes, I'm lazy!

I do occasionally do my fingernails but the polish never lasts long. Disappointing with the time (and sometimes $$) that it takes.

Thinking about trying out the gel polishes. However, I've heard nasty stuff about what it does to the nails & how removal is a big pain.

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (415,024)
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5/17/13 1:07 P

Not at all. I am so low maintenance that I don't even bother.

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
5/17/13 1:06 P

I have been eating clean for a while and my nails are strong and healthy and shiny without polish.. I keep my nails short due to playing guitar and my gardening..

for me, nail polishes, fake nails have only ruined my nails and weakened them..

No polish for this gal Natural is best and pretty LOL

But Kudos to those that keep theirs neat but for me that is high maintenance LOL

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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5/17/13 12:54 P

I love having my nails polished but I never seem to have the time or energy to do them myself. I have them done infrequently and feel very feminine when they are done but hate to spend a lot to have them done regularly.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,529
5/17/13 12:52 P

I do agree with you Gevans. Polished or not clean well kept nails are essential.

The acrylic or gel manicures are nice and I hear they last two weeks. I don't get them but I 'don't' think they are frivolous for someone that does.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
5/17/13 12:38 P

I don't really use nail polish. Occasionally I put on a clear polish. It just isn't something I want to bother with most of the time because I do a lot with my hands so polish doesn't last very well.
My dd likes nail polish and uses it pretty often although she isn't super girly-girl.

I do think chipped polish looks bad if it is a darker color... kind of neglectful and unkempt. I think it kind of needs to be maintained to look attractive.

LORIVIOLA SparkPoints: (143,013)
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5/17/13 12:16 P

i generally only put it on to go to a special occasion. it seems that the more attention i pay to them, the worse they get. i usually break them shortly after i polish them!

SHINERTXMOM SparkPoints: (78,692)
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5/17/13 12:10 P

Essential! I quit smoking in January and have tagged some of the $$ savings to get a manicure every two weeks. It's so nice to have them look nice all the time and it's my reward for not smoking!

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (300,767)
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5/17/13 12:00 P

Chipped nails or unkempt nails are horrid. I don't polish because I can't keep up with it and my nails chip constantly. I do try to keep them filed. I admire women who can keep them so attractive but wonder how in the world they do it.

Nails are important on both sexes. Clean and tidy. It shows you care about details.

SHURNP SparkPoints: (12,008)
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5/17/13 11:32 A

Not important at all. I never polish my nails because of the upkeep. I keep them clipped very close so I don't have to deal with them. Never been a "girly-girl" and never will be.
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RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
5/17/13 11:26 A

It's not important to me at all.

VCOOTS61 SparkPoints: (8,517)
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5/17/13 11:00 A

Hands no, it never lasts long enough. But like others, the toes are a must during the summer time!

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (157,266)
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5/17/13 10:55 A

on my fingernails--- rarely and if I do it is neutral because I always chip the heck out of it. Now my toes are another story!!! Especially in the summertime with sandals!

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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5/17/13 10:52 A

The only time it's important is in the summer when I wear sandals. I don't want ugly toes. I rarely put it on my finger nails because it just chips off the same day. And jeesh is it expensive these days... $10 a bottle?! When I was a teen I used to get it for $2-$3. I am asking my hubby for some nail polish for my bday in June. I only own 4 bottles (the ones he got me last year for my bday). My girls are at the age now where they like getting their toes and fingers painted.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,529
5/17/13 10:43 A

I only paint my toenails. If I paint my nails it is clear or a sheer light pink so that when they do chip it is not that noticable. That is something that really bugs me. And I usually chip other polishes within the day.

I don't have a good opinion of chipped nail polish. I saw The Great Gatsby yesterday and one of the characters had emerald green chipped nail polish and while she (her hands) were prominently featured on screen. That is all I could see. And the 3D didn't help

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/17/13 10:10 A


Edit: Oh. Yeah. I don't pay anyone either. I get a couple bottles of $3 nail polish a year. I'm due for some more. I also file my own calluses. Oooh, sessy.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 5/17/2013 (10:12)
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (248,509)
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5/17/13 10:06 A

I only use color on my toes. IF I paint my fingernails, it's clear. My hands aren't particularly attractive, so I don't want to call attention to them.

but I have GORGEOUS feet (my grandma said so, so there!)

@Abi - you don't really think we believe that last part, do you??? You know SBDs count

ETA - I don't pay anybody to paint my nails, but I do LOVE a foot massage!!!

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 5/17/2013 (10:07)
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/17/13 10:06 A

Yep. Same here with the toenail painting. I do it once a month, usually.

SARAHF1988 Posts: 603
5/17/13 10:05 A

I absolutely love having my nails done, I always make sure that I have a new colour on my nails every week. I also love playing with nail art. It's just an easy and quick way to feel better about myself and also look groomed. It only takes me 10-20 minutes to do and they last a week or 2 without chipping. I get compliments on them all the time which is great emoticon

Edited by: SARAHF1988 at: 5/17/2013 (10:06)
NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
5/17/13 10:01 A

I find painting my nails, waiting for them to dry, and removing nail polish to be very tedious. I don't like the smell of the polish or the acetone. The thought of paying another person to do this for me is laughable to me. So... I paint my toenails because it's socially unacceptable where I live not to, but I don't paint my fingernails. (My toenails are usually fine being painted once every few months believe it or not, it never ever chips and they don't really grow either.) Fingernails... chip within a day or two, total waste of my time. Only for special occasions!

WENDIBUGG Posts: 674
5/17/13 9:57 A

I always have my toenails painted. Painting my fingernails is a waste of time because I always mess them up withing a day. I think I have over 100 colors of nail polish. If it makes you feel good then what's the harm.

-SHOREIDO- Posts: 4,061
5/17/13 9:54 A

Not into all the color but feel your nails are part of being well groomed. Usually found with just well manicured & clear polish.
Special times a French manicure looks good!!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/17/13 9:50 A

I only paint my toenails. My toenails are absolutely hideous and gross without it. Also, it is absolutely superfluous and a waste of time for me to paint my fingernails. I use my hands way too much for cooking, cleaning, dishes, laundry...I consider myself halfway between a girly-girl and a tomboy, I guess. I can happily watch football or play Madden on the PS3, drink beer. I like wearing dressy clothes and wedges, but I also like jeans or track pants and baggy tee shirts. I WILL NOT scratch and fart in public.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (248,509)
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5/17/13 9:46 A

for most women, FEELING good has a major impact on how you actually look. That confidence shows.

for example, I hate public speaking. But I force myself to do it when asked. I do a first Sunday devotional every month; when I was in middle management (at my previous job), I did meeting presentations and training sessions; I will speak at our regional meetings if I'm asked. And I make sure I feel good about myself that day.

That can be as simple as painting my toenails with my favorite polish (Revlon's Frankly Scarlet, of course...what else would a GA native wear?)

SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,040)
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5/17/13 9:42 A

I love the way nail polish looks, but rarely have time to use it. I want to start wearing it more, however, because the more weight I lose, the more I am starting to feel like a "girly girl", lol! I don't really like when it's chipped on me (but don't mind on others), so it takes a lot of maintenance. I also have a weakness for nail polish on men, but that's another story...

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
5/17/13 9:41 A

I don't use it - DD does though

5/17/13 9:37 A

Right you are Sheryl, I have complimented her on her nails in the past....

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,460
5/17/13 9:34 A

Anything that makes a person feel more attractive is good.
And if she wants to look pretty for you...a compliment goes a long way.

Personally.... nail polish helps protect and strengthen my nails from breaking.

5/17/13 9:28 A

My gf is a NUT about nail polish, she always has them painted and when they do chip the polish comes off and a new coat is applied.

She calls herself a "Girly-Girl" and says chipped nail polish just doesn't appeal to anyone.

My opinion is that it doesn't matter if someone has painted nails or not and if they do it doesn't matter to me if they're chipped.

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