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I Have Long Nails

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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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    Had to cut them today.

    Started crying so my mom bought me fake ones
    Mikah1022 Mikah1022 13-15, F Nov 26, 2015

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    I love my claws, broke 1,

    but it was to prevent having it ripped off (had that done twice now) but the rest are at a quarter of an inch now and I love it! better yet, 100% natural, barely chip or crack, even nail clippers (both finger and toe) have a hard time cutting them, and they make my kitties happy...
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T Aug 23, 2015

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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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    "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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    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 22-25, F Dec 18, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jan 4, 2014

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    I was growing my nails

    for 6 months and they broke i hate when that happens so now i never forgot to paint them
    MoonlightVampire MoonlightVampire 13-15, F Nov 27, 2015

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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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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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    correction..... past tense.

    ..had,i've been growing my nails out for some time now they are healthy BUT...but in a fit of rage i just bite them off, NICE, *self~destructive*
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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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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    They're fake cause sometimes I have to do stuff

    with my hands that I just can't do with super long ones. Currently, I have some very pointy nude ones on. My friend calls me "dragon claw". Lol!
    malinica malinica 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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, 2015

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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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    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 growing out my nails.

    My nails are pretty strong so they usually don't break. I've gotten comments that my nails are much longer than my friends who is a girl. I'm hoping she brings a bottle of nail polish and makes me paint my nails for letting them grow so long.
    LittleSissyChris LittleSissyChris 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 6, 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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    Fairly Long Nails. I have fairly long nails

    but they do tend to get slightly longer and sharper depending on how many weeks it's been since i've last had them done. My loved ones have called my nails 'claws' or 'talons' although they're not really that sharp.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Nov 20, 2015

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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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