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I Keep My Nails Short

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Have No Choice

    For two reasons:  They don't grow well, they are very soft.  I can't afford to get manicures right now.  Since, I am going into the medical profession, short nails are more practical and professional.  Long nails tear fragile skin and poke holes in latex...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    As Always....

    I always keep my nails short,,For others it is really funny to trim or cut nails every 2 or 3 days but I always do,I always trim my nails I cant stand it when I seen some dirt or cut skin around my nails..I feel uncomfortable if Im not contented the way its look. =)
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F May 10, 2013

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    Way More Practical..

    First of all I hate typing with long fingernails, my fingers have to touch the keys, not only the nails! Apart from that it's not handy at all to have long nails when you want to play the guitar or play the piano. And last but not least I always end up with a my nails looking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2008

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    Short Toe Nails

    As I was growing up, I used to leave my nails slightly long. When I started wearing stockings and pantyhose, my mother would buy them for me. At first she was buying the type with reinforced toes for me to keep them from getting runs. But I kept getting them in the toe area so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2011

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    Nails Always Short

    I can't stand to have my fingernails long. It just bothers me when my fingernails and toenails grow. Stuff gets under my nails and that's why it bothers me. I always keep fingernail clippers close by. I always take clippers on a vacation. Now, I have to keep them short. I have a...
    flower4life flower4life 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    Short Nails For Typing

    I type for a living, so I have to keep mine fairly short.  Just past the end of my fingers is long enough.  I have to be able to touch the keys with my fingers.  I have tried it with longer nails but my fingers get very sore from all that abuse, and I make a lot...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F Jul 14, 2008

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F Jul 14, 2008

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    Short

    I am a guy it would look weird if i didn't. Either way i would cut them short. They bother me to look at big.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Bad Habit

    They're short because I bite my nails. It's weird, people assume I'm always nervous or something, but it's just a habit. I bite them all the time. Plus, long nails creep me out. I think it's kind of gross.
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Well Ive never gone to a salon but I like having someone else doing my nails and having a facepack etc. I'm quite interested in the creative aspect of nails -nail art etc, although...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I've always admired how well manicured fingers and high heels accentuate femininity. I love how my long nails add sensation to my touch and glamour to my appearance. It feels great...
    BisexElle BisexElle 26-30, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T Nov 30

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I love getting my nails done, especially after I started doing nails art for myself and friends!
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I am painting my nails right now. They are this beautiful sparkly red (the color is called Ruby Jewels by milani) and some of them are this kinda gold color. I love them! :) What...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    demipuff demipuff 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    These are my nails for the winter :)
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 26

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    I bite my nails when I get nervous or hungry. It's not too bad but they aren't too good either
    Imaliar2 Imaliar2 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I'm getting better at doing my nails :)
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Decided it was time to switch things up a bit. I normally get my natural nails manicured, but today i decided to get an acrylic nail tip. I have to get used to the nail extensions...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Santa Hat Nails!!!Fun for Christmas!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    I paint my nails and toenails red and black every now and then. It makes me feel like I'm a rock star mostly. Just to change it up from routine in any way is nice.
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    My best friend is the best she paints my nails all the time. I'm her Lil princess I love it so much
    imgayforyou imgayforyou 18-21, M Dec 16

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    I painted my nails gold... just feeling the Christmas season wooooo!!!!!
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    my nails were red but now switching to Glossy Red enamel :)
    cross2play cross2play 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    when I am nervouse or bored I will bite my nails.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It's been bad lately. Work stress and life stress my finger nails and surrounding skin have seen better days. I've made them bleed and my fingers hurt. I need to quit it is a...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Going to paint my nails a sparkly red for Christmas :)
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Christmas is just round the corner so I'm going to get golden sparkles on my nails! woohoo
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I painted my nails today. I applied two coats of ORLY "Swizzle Stick" which is a kind of bright, hot pink, and on top of that, one coat of L.A. Colors "Infrared" to tone it down...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Just like essays skirts should be long enough to cover the point, but short enough to keep it interesting ;)
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Good nutrition ought to be a topic everyone aims for in their lives. When empowered with the correct knowledge, you can plan healthy meals every time you sit down to eat. Use the...
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    People are always asking me "are you cold?" when they see me wearing my shorts in Winter. But I like wearing shorts because they are more comfortable than pants and I don't mind if...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I really really want to get my hair cut short, it's a really strong desire and has been for years now but I'm too scared. I kind of feel embarrassed to get it done. It's hard to...
    Enna87 Enna87 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    College. I got these 3 friends that go in the same class with me everyday. It is our last class so we often eat dinner or hang with each other after that. So whenever we're...
    higalove higalove 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    One of the problems for a guy wearing short shorts is finding any, but I just got lucky and found these shorts. The good news is they are on sale for 70% off so I got a good deal...
    bostonspdo bostonspdo 66-70, M Dec 2

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    One of the problems for a guy wearing short shorts is finding any, but I just got lucky and found these shorts. The good news is they are on sale for 70% off so I got a good deal...
    bostonspdo bostonspdo 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    My six word love story. I admit it shook my equilibrium, leaving me emotionally upset and physically disturbed. But now, I can laugh at it; I learned, and I have grown once again...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm 148 cm and I'm short. I have a friend she was shorter than me, and she know how it's to be tease by other people. Even though if they only do it for fun, it's still annoying...
    NinaOMB NinaOMB 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I tried asking this in a question thing but my pc refuses to post it sooo... Okay, so I'm 5"4 & 1/2 ( yeah I know , I'm short for a 15 year old ) I've been told Its cute how I'm...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 26

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    4'10 and I'm 22 years old all my life I've been the shortest out of all my friends I hate it! When I go out or shopping when i go out guys always say I look like a kid when really...
    brookbabii22 brookbabii22 22-25, F Dec 10

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    Not that short. I'm 5'4. It's short or average, depending on who and where you ask. I adore a much taller guy. I mostly seek (if I'm seeking) a guy over 6ft. I didn't realize How...