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I Keep My Nails Short

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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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    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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    I really have no choice

    as I am a nail biter, all my life have had short nails, I can even use fake nails cause I tend to bite them too.
    fireyes fireyes 22-25, F Apr 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    yeah my little baby boy's tiny thing is short (3 inches) but its fun size tho. we do a lot of fun with that tiny dicky.
    sexymommy2014 sexymommy2014 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I bite my real nails so much, that they have gotten really short and messy. Fake nails just make everything better. :)
    ValentinaMoon ValentinaMoon 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    My girlfriend and I were watching a nascar race when she said we should make it more interesting with a bet, I said sounds like fun. Well we put some numbers on pieces of paper and...
    pmgurl pmgurl 51-55 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just Some Nails I've Done . :) It's my passion it keeps me from exploding keeps me calm.
    Lovememore0622 Lovememore0622 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I started painting my wife's nails, felt all girlie setting on floor doing her toes and told her so. She suggested my girlie feelings should stick around and then instructed me to...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    When people decide to remodel their homes, they only do so after much consideration, planning, and budgeting. In big remodels, there are doorways, windows, carpets, kitchen...
    yiludaeh yiludaeh 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Love my acrylics ❤️❤️ what's more feminine than sexy nails? Keep yourselves groomed ladies ;)
    EastCoastBlonde95 EastCoastBlonde95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I used to like acrylic nails. Into my real Nails broke. I'm down crazy about them anymore.. I just paint my own nails or just get gel nails.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    not sure it counts as painted nails but I love wearing glue on nails mostly French tip but others as well
    jamie172 jamie172 46-50, T 2 Responses Jul 6

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    2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition SHORT scriptS WANTED The BlueCat Screenplay Competition awards the world’s largest cash prize for best short screenplay: $10,000, with...
    Bluecat42 Bluecat42 22-25, M Jul 10

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    I really enjoy painting my toe nails. Being male I get the looks at time but lately the females are digging it. They just love them so much.
    thomas3513 thomas3513 36-40, M Jul 5

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    Just finished painting my nails
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Yes I'm a guy. No I don't want to be a girl. Yes I do see you staring at my black nails. No I don't give a damn.
    Lastrit Lastrit 13-15, M Jul 17

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    GIRLS ONLY - Share with me and my friends your photos of painted nails.
    yvetteq1 yvetteq1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I so love my toe nails being painted they feel so naked without polish.
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Well once again today I painted my finger nails. It feels good, but I'm still self conscious about it all. I hope soon I won't have to feel ashamed about it. It makes me happy so I...
    Shadowhunter23 Shadowhunter23 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    When you get your nails done and they file your finger!! -_-
    itsawkward itsawkward 16-17, F a week ago

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    I absolutely HATE my finger nails but I love painting my toes! This time I did rainbow with stripes and polka dots(:
    MacKenzie31113 MacKenzie31113 16-17, F a week ago

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    And anyone else's! I'm not sure why, it's just really fun for me, I love getting really creative with them. I did my sister's nails too, she kept complaining that I didn't do...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    AWESOME PEDICURE TODAY!!!! Today my gf & I went in for pedi's, and what a FANTASTIC job the tech did! From the spa chair with the agitating water, to the awesome leg and foot...
    makeupRoxx makeupRoxx 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My gym teacher, Miss McCarthy, taught us the importance of regular exercise from the first time we went to school. In primary school, in Spain, I had some exercises to do which...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 17

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    We imagined how we'd dress if there weren't any obligation. What about the clothes that you'd be wearing when you'd go for a walk or jog or may be when you exercise? In the...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 6

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    I got bossy, Maintaining runescape 2007 gold and manipulative. Youth for us was fraught with emotion. Along with everyday being told"I should know about better" Purely just because...
    mmogoogle mmogoogle 22-25, M Jul 17

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    when I first joined here, the site wasn't of much importance to me, so I told my friend about it, she checked it at the time and had no idea what's going on lol (she is a little...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    The same woman has cut my hair for about twenty years. I've secretly wanted her to cut it super short but she's always stopped short of what I've dreamed of; a super short buzz...
    OSHfan OSHfan 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I wish I could wear short shorts like all the girls do!! Why men have to wear shorts to their knees?? It's just Not Right!! Ugh. An I don't know where to buy the short shorts...
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Shorts for guys: Is it a big problem or its just me that: Why are guys/boys shorts 10" and women's/girls 3 1/2 "? Why can't men be accepted in wearing short shorts? Is it accepted...
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 8 hrs ago

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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    One day in the park a guy in wheelchair takes a trip to park at least once a week or at least tries to. The guy was just there sitting in the park and really enjoying the scenic...
    boundbydad boundbydad 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    One day in the park a guy in wheelchair takes a trip to park at least once a week or at least tries to. The guy was just there sitting in the park and really enjoying the scenic...
    boundbydad boundbydad 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I can whine about being short like most short women do but to tell the truth I actually like being 1.52m tall. Don't get me wrong, I may be short but I've taken on a man twice my...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35 1 Response Jul 6

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    I liked when this particular saying came to the forefront. Hahahaha. I'm 4'8. I was 4'8 3/4, but I shrunk when I was pregnant. I HATE being called a midget. Still makes me...
    Drechavo Drechavo 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    So the funny thing is I never knew I was short until I got to high school. My middle school and elementary school was filled with students all relatively my height and even most of...
    asimp000 asimp000 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I WEAR SHORT SHORTS!!! ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Cluckia Cluckia 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm 5'1 and I hated being short all my life . I don't get it my brother is 6'1 and my younger sister is 5'4 . What happened to me !! Lol. When I was in my twenties people use to...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I love big girls in shorts, they are cuties <3 I would love to rub their bellies all day, of course I like any chubby girl (if they look good) I just think shorts show off more...
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M Jul 3

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    Why not? Personally I think Ellen and Rihanna rock the short hair look. Lupita Nyongo as well (I think that's her last name?) The only reason it's considered unattractive is...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4