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I Have Long Nails

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    I love the noise from using my nails to tap

    objects like keyboards and on my phone screen I love spending time painting my nails and keeping them healthy But the main reason I have long nails is I love to scratch
    SlightlySparkles SlightlySparkles 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    Mine are naturally long.

    They kind of get in the way, but my bf likes me to scratch his back for him sometimes so I keep them. Sometimes I cut them because of bowling and they are back to crazy long like two days later.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    Love Long Nice Nails

    i sometimes have tried extension with gel. about 15 to 20 mm long and it feels soo nice. my natural nails is about 10 mm on all fingers and I love them when polished. I have manicure and pedicure at a salon at least every 2nd week
    Cissieall Cissieall 41-45, T 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    French Acrylic.

    They are a touch longer then the ones in the group picture. I have them because I love the look of long nails but due to varies reasons my real nails are as thin as paper and snap before they have any real length on them. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Err...some nails. Sometimes.

    I never cut them, they always break off before they get to a good length. My job is so hard on them, even a few coats of super durable polish wont help. Which is a damn shame, because I really don't function well with not-enough-nail. I use them for evert thing, most important...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Dec 18, 2014

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    I Don't Glam It Up Though

    - I have nails that grow long and hard fast. I keep hearing how some have a hard time typing with long nails. With me it is opposite. I make more typos when I have short nails. I guess my nails grip the keys like claws or something. I don't get into polishing, studding, filing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Stop Growing!!

    I neglect to cutting them and they eventually grow. Too fast!! I keep trying to tell them, but they don't listen, just keep on growing. I know I'm going to have to cut them eventually, but I like them the way they are at the moment. Problem is, they keep breaking off. i'll look...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    They Grow Quickly

    I don't get them done anymore, they just grow. I keep them a bit shorter these days because of my 2 year old, I don't want to scratch her. When I was younger I would pay tons of money getting wraps that would only wreck them. I remember when I soaked the wraps off...the damage...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    I love my long nails

    but I hate it when they break up from me! :'(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Sep 22, 2014

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    I always wanted long nails

    since i was little. i thought they were cool haha. Maybe i was just weird. I didn't like the process of acrylic nails... They grow long really fast and a lot of people comment on how my nails are gross just because they are longer than theirs. It's not like they're so long they...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    The Beginning...

    I am a 29-year-old chap, my pinky nails are longer than 20 cm and the others are beyond 10. I was 5, when I noticed that my mom omits my pinky nails from cutting. She explained me just in order to have "moody" cat nails when I entered the school. And really, they were...
    Zoli Zoli 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    I've Always Had Long Nails

    I even had somewhat long nails when I was a kid! I never grow them so long that they look like talons though. I don't find that as nice. Long, but not excessively long, is the perfect length for me. I have no problems with them and I only sometimes break the thumb nails and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    Sometimes

    I usually keep my nails long, but if I break one, I cut them all short and start over. I enjoy long nails, but not crazy-scary long.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I LOVE LONG NAILS, BUT IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TYPE

    One of the few beauty pleasures I induldge in, is long nails.  I just love them!  And they are no problem in anything I do in life, except they slow me down on the computer.  That annoys me.  Normally, without nails, I type 80 wpm.  Now, with long...
    joscelyn joscelyn 46-50 4 Responses May 22, 2008

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    "Nail Salon Addict"

     I'm obessed with my nails, and I feel better when they are nice and neat.  I usually go to the salon every two to three weeks.  I have my natural nails overlayed with crystal and they are so pretty.  I have tried it all acrylic, gel, pink and white, ...
    smooches smooches 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    don't do anything to my nails,

    though. they just grow, long, hard, and fast. reason i don't cut them regularly: 1) they're pretty cool 2) I'm too lazy 3) they're more like claws, so they're really easy to use if you want to do self-harming by scratching or scalping your scars and lips (I do all three, if you...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 3

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    my youtube channel katelan.

    fisher has my french manicure tutorial on how i do it on my nails so they look cute and elegant
    katelanfisher katelanfisher 16-17, F Jan 4, 2014

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    Long Nails As A Hair Stylist

    I use my long  nails to help me part the hair or lift  the hair,  as needed. But as far as hitting the keys on the computer board  uggggggggggggg Iv been typing with long nails for years and still cant typ with them ........... that's why i never became a Secretary, cant typ...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    These are my natural nails

    after a week of growth. I am curious to see how long they would get if I didn't trim them for the piano, but they are way overdue. I adore the look of lethally long nails with a cherry gleam a la Lana Del Rey. I wish I could utilize these claws for the purposes of vanity and...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    Always Had Them Long!!!

    I've had my nails long for about 20 years now, I used to bite them as a child, but once they started to grow I just left them to it!I find it annoying when one breaks, especially if it's one of the longer ones, but I've never been tempted to cut them all to the same length and...
    Lootz42 Lootz42 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Why Must It Always Be A Problem?

    I have been told repeatedly that many women would covet my nails and the speed at which they grow. Although the appearance of my nails doesn't matter to me, they're quite useful (for opening old containers and such)... but I'm a guy. People nearest to the general location of my...
    CynicalWhimsicality CynicalWhimsicality 18-21, M Feb 23, 2012

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    Long Nails And The Pinky Even Longer

    I always have long fingernails that are manicured and polished in wild colors. I've had them as long as having more free edge than nail bed, of course that makes typing difficult and I wouldn't be able to make a fist. Usually I keep them as long as I can without them making...
    Vyjena Vyjena 46-50, T Apr 8, 2012

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    My lips are so soft, don't be afraid to bite them... My skin is so soft don't stop scratching my back with your nails... When I ask you to slap me, just listen me but know that...
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    They always make me feel better
    iamarock2 iamarock2 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    My hair is just above my shoulders, but I hate it so much. It's thick and it's curly... to much if you ask me. I can't make a knot in my hair, just because off it's to thick. I...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Yeah I think i need to cut it 😂
    rebekahanderson rebekahanderson 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I pop my joints and bite my nails and I can't stop!
    GaleTheSwift GaleTheSwift 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i bite my nails and its really bad. it was ever since i was like 5 til now and recently i got tips (fake nails) to help them grow out a bit. (ik fake nails ruin your nails and make...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I will be having surgery, on my big toe, soon. It has taken visits to three different doctors to finally get someone to agree that there is indeed something under the skin that...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I should have moved out the second I turned 18, but I was trapped by my own fear and the emotional control he had over me, and I stayed for another three years. When my mom finally...
    TrueBlue94 TrueBlue94 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    As some of you who have been following me probably guessed, I've been a little down in the dumps recently. It's a long story but the long and short of it is that I've never felt...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    And my nails suffer for it. They bleed they hurt. Does anybody know any good remedies to stop this habit? I've tried everything. I've done tape, bandaids, that stuff that burns...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Love lady's that paint there toe nails in hot colors
    mustang623 mustang623 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Had this habit since forever it seems. Always tried to stop but eventually keep coming back to it. The only real way to get me to stop is if I paint them which is what I'm doing...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today my mother got angry at me and my brother... But of course, she takes it out only on me. I'm bleeding from her nails as I write this. My little brother is just always the...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 11 Responses 4 days ago