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I Love Painting My Nails

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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 Dec 22, 2014

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    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    It's a fun way for me to pass time.

    I like trying new colors, although my favorite color is blue. I probably use blue the most. I also like to paint some of my girl friend's nails, too. Sometimes we do each other's. That's always fun. A woman I babysit for does nail art which looks totally cool. Sometimes she'll...
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 18-21, F Feb 7

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    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I love painting my nails it's

    so girly and pretty and cute I love bright colors
    Horseofdiffcolor Horseofdiffcolor 22-25, T 5 Responses Mar 7

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    Last Friday my wife and I weren't going any

    where and so I decided to paint my finger nails. I'm a CD so I do dress up and if I go out I put on the press on nails and don't paint them. I haven't painted my nails in probably over 10 years. The kids were still around and I wasn't dressing much. Anyway, I got some...
    julieann3 julieann3 51-55 5 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    I like experimenting with colour.

    My fave colours for painting my nails are pink and purple. I like to wear different colours on different nails tho and some paint the tips a different colour, experimenting with layering different polishes (especially if one is sheer/especially translucent). Doesn't always work...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I received these nail decorations

    as a gift and they are so cute but I have no idea what nail designs they would go with đŸ˜Ĩ>.< any ideas
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F Jun 8

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    Omg, I can paint both hands the same now!

    lol, I guess you know that akward situation when one hand is perfect but another one looks crappy. But I don't have it anymore :D I've been obsessed with nail art for about a year or even more.So I had enough of practice and I'm much closer to perfection!
    RainbowCupcake29 RainbowCupcake29 13-15, F Jun 6

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    i have 3 nail painting designs i like to share

    with all the girls and women on EP :D i call this moonlight nails :) nail polish u need 1. black nail polish 2. glitter nail polish 3. white nail polish 4. clear polish how to do moonlight nails steps :) paint all ur nails black then went that dries use a very tiny brush and...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 18-21, F 4 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I just finished it. Purpule

    and Black are perfect colour combination. â€ģI know lt looks pink because of lighting haha
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I did this style (as seen in the pic) quite

    sometimes ago.. but it was fun to paint with these 3 colours...and yup.. just to share it with all the nail lovers ppl. xoxodi da di da
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    some of my nail polish colours (pic inside)

     Let's play.Note : my left hand always looks better than the right one hihi
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    I really love it, but unfortunately I'm not

    allowed to do it...At least not when I have to work, I work as a nurse, and it's forbidden, because of hygienical reasons...But I like to do it when I'm a few days off.
    Valory23 Valory23 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm getting to right now.

    My mom bought me a paint bucket full of nail polish from Sephora. :-)
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Vacances are good times

    for doing the things you don't usually have time for. One of these for me is painting my nails. Yes, a little inane a subject to many but I just love having painted nails!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Because someone asked me to post a pic of my

    nails. The color is called "charmed, I'm sure." ;) hahaha
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I love doing them myself.

    If it looks good in so proud of myself! Check out my melons!
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 47 Responses Mar 31

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    Nya25 Nya25 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Painting my nails calm me

    and keeps me peaceful. It makes me feel good about myself when people compliment my nails.
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    Treated myself to a mani

    and pedi today :)
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 8 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    cross2play cross2play 31-35 1 Response Feb 25

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    Looking for advice on a nail colour

    for my toes.. Am either thinking blue, purple or pink. Getting them done for the first time in a few days :)
    JustinBiebz JustinBiebz 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am a boy but i love painting my nails I just

    like the feminine feel of them and especially how smooth they are. The coolest thing is getting my nails done in bright colors and putting them under a backlight. Gals what are your thoughts on this I'm open to any suggestions :)
    jackgrey789 jackgrey789 22-25, T 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Tomorrow is Mani/Pedi day.

    I can't wait!!!
    LindaM1954 LindaM1954 56-60, T 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I never have. But I am really curious to.

    I am a straight guy and I will be slapped with the stigma of homoexuality... but I dont know. I think they would look good. Should I do it?
    iseedumbpeople iseedumbpeople 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    lorenzaann lorenzaann 13-15, F May 12

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    I painted my nails gold.

    .. just feeling the Christmas season wooooo!!!!!
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    R3dheadbrit18 R3dheadbrit18 18-21, F 7 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I sooooo badly want to go into a nail salon

    and get my nails done, but I'm too scared alone and I don't have any friends that'll go with me either, ugh, I need to get them done bad too, they're totally wrecked, oh well maybe another day soon..
    JulieCakes JulieCakes 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 should just do it, but this world is cruel, very cruel. I also went out and bought a couple of Nivea balms that are deemed 'feminine', both pink...
    Shadowhunter23 Shadowhunter23 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    I have a huge nail polish collection.

    I could sit there for hours just decorating my nails. :)
    ThunderAndRain123 ThunderAndRain123 22-25 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Nail'd It - i love painting my nails.

    i often paint depending on my mood. i like to try new designs and patterns. i kept it simple today because i watched a movie while painting in the dark. Kingsman with Samuel L. Jackson if u were wondering and it was Great!!
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I just recently got into taking nail art more

    seriously and have even created my own Instagram account for it, but I would love to get to know other people with the same passion as I 😊
    winchester96 winchester96 18-21, F Jul 9, 2014

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    Germanic Germanic 18-21, T 15 Responses Jan 29

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    I did for. first time 3 months ago I started

    with a nice red polish it popped with a clear coat I did well for my first time. I have built up the confidence to do a clear coat on my finger nails. Winter has allowed me to hide it so far but I hope to be able to wear it full time in the summer.
    Mrbacondude Mrbacondude 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I have my favorites,

    but I do like to try new colors sometimes.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Always Paint My Nails, Always

    Once my mom, aunt, and sister recognized my femininity, they began to actively encourage and help me with it. One thing I soon learned was the beauty of painting your nails. Because I have so long spent time both as presenting feminine and sometimes by necessity trying to get by...
    samctv10 samctv10 36-40, M 19 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    I don't know if it's just me,

    but whenever I don't paint my nails, I feel bare. Like I'm half naked without nail polish. I am obsessed with painting my nails and keeping them painted.
    sillychey97 sillychey97 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Christmas red

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    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 8 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I'm a straight guy, and I really just want to

    start painting my nails. I've done it before when my family's gone, and have liked it, but have never let anyone see. I know I'd be judged, but as long as I had support from my friends/family/gf I could deal with judgement from strangers. I know that my dad wouldn't approve...
    WalterStuart22 WalterStuart22 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I decided to get pampered

    for Mothers Day. Love the pink color 💖
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I think I might start doing other peoples nails

    . It took me an hour on myself using gel
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have always loved red nails,

    It came from my mom. She only wears red, and in occasion, orange. The first time I painted my nails, they were orange. Then red. And a lot more red. In freshman year, one of my friends called me a harlot for having red nails. Weird, I know.
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Tomorrow is Mani/Pedi day.

    I can't wait!!!
    LindaM1954 LindaM1954 56-60, T 1 Response Feb 23

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    I finally painted my nails RED!

    !! (Excuse my tired face lol) and my current fav lotion is the Winter Candy Apply by Bath and Body Works. Goodnight everyone! :)
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 1 Response