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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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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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    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 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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    I am so happy my nails are finally growing out! They have never been this long before. The urge to bite them has stopped since I paint them all the time but I'm sure as soon as I...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Please tell us why you like very short hair and if you don't have very short hair...what is stopping/preventing you from having very short hair?
    snpclpshv2 snpclpshv2 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am not a short girl, 6'1 but I love being ar0und short people. they are so cute!!! the smaller the cuter hehe.
    MeanAsianGirl MeanAsianGirl 18-21 3 days ago

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    These are my nails I did yesterday.
    prudance prudance 51-55, T 3 days ago

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    Okay my nail polish keeps bubbling; -I don't shake it super hard -I wash my nails and dry -I use base coat What gives??
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    Itekimasu Itekimasu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    painted my nails purple today, I really do love the color, but I don't think I have the complexion to wear it well. shame too, its a nice shade too.
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T 1 Response Aug 25

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    I love watching womens athletics, those tight shiny shorts! Lol
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Lately, I've been trying to regrow my nails again but there are times where I don't even realize that I'm picking and biting them back down again.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Aug 25

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    Okay, so I love biting my nails, the shorter the better. I really enjoy the satisfaction of biting and chewing my nails right down as short as they will go. It feels great and I...
    lewlog lewlog 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I saw several posts about guys who were about my age in the eighties who said they loved wearing shorts that revealed lots of thigh. The shorts I have are covering my knees so it...
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    i painted my nails with a marker because at that time it was not possible to get a green nailpaint .. i have tried nailpaint remover and toothpaste to remove the stains but they...
    missttie missttie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I love it when my nails look pretty! Usually, I keep them boring and plain, but lately I've been obsessed with getting gel manicures. (Photo) My new design done today. They're...
    TravelDreamer TravelDreamer 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    chrislane166 chrislane166 16-17, M Aug 22

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    I'm passed 5"7, I can't remember if I'm 5"8 1/2 or 3/4 the last time I checked was a few weeks ago. I don't mind dating a guy who's shorter than me, I really find short guys cute...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I love wearing short shorts in general, but very short shiny nylon shorts are my favorite kind.
    bostonspdo bostonspdo 66-70, M Aug 21

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    I definitely will. About 5 years ago I would have done anything to keep my long hair. Now, many haircuts later, I wouldn't trade my short pixie for anything. Well, maybe for a...
    KwenB KwenB 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    It becomes a problem when you have to wait a month for a haircut, I have a faux hawk, and due to it being longer than usual, when it's flat it down right looks like a shorter...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    abrogerh abrogerh 51-55, M Aug 18

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    what colour nails should i wear this week? ive got silver chrome, dark blue chrome and french tips to choose from
    Curio95 Curio95 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I've always loved painting in general, but recently I've been getting into nail art... it's actually a lot of fun, & I love creating new designs. Some may think it's odd for a...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I like my hair cut short. Actually I love long hair, but I don´t look good with that. Furthermore I don´t have much time to take care for my hair and to maintain my short hair is...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 16