I Love Painting My Nails

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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

    I love painting my nails

    but only my toes cause they can be covered and I'm to nervous to do my finger nails but I'd love to
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I really like to pain my nails.

    I try many different nail designs time to time. When it comes to nail inspiration, I always get it from top fashionblogs.
    sarahassan sarahassan
    26-30, F
    Jan 5

    I tried painting my nails all Christmassy they

    look pretty good! I'm proud of meself
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Two coats of Orly "Swizzle Stick" with one coat

    of L.A. Colors "Infrared" over top. The picture doesn't do it justice. The color is most beautiful in the sunlight.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    5 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    As insecure as I am about showing my skin in EP,

    I decided to just suck it up and show my hands and fingers/nails haha :P These are my natural nails, uneven because my index fingernail broke off :'( took me a little time to grow back but my nails grow fast. I love keeping my names fine even if they look a little sloppy.~ I...
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2015
    georgiapeach1995 georgiapeach1995
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I feel so coward and uncomfortable

    when my nails aren't painted btw real men paint there nails screw gender norms
    queenjoey queenjoey
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 7

    a friend got me some cute fake nails

    for christmas, super cute
    Curio95 Curio95
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    I love doing them myself.

    If it looks good in so proud of myself! Check out my melons!
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420
    26-30, F
    35 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    pastel purple of hot pink,

    what do u think?
    LJglasgow LJglasgow
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    I love painting my toe

    and finger nails. It is cheaper for me to do it myself then going out and getting it done professionally. I love the bright red color on my nails.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    well i want to start painting my nails I've

    done my toes before but i kinda wanna do my finger nails should I and what colour should i go with i have no idea any suggestions and thanks
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    I was to sick to go to school today

    so I decided to paint my nails...
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    Jan 5

    I'm not very feminine

    and they'll chip in about a day even then I don't have much patience so I usually mess it up before it dries but I love to do it anyway and I'm not too bad at it. I usually do black but I also like to do designs so a week or so ago I did my right hand as the night with stars and...
    Amani7 Amani7
    18-21, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    If I could I would have my nails painted

    either a nice light purple or a light blue color around the house but I'll just have to go with a clear coat for now.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9

    I painted my nails today

    and feel great
    Christina2016 Christina2016
    31-35, T
    1 Response Mar 16

    It's really therapeutic.

    It just gives me something to focus on for about an hour; I get relaxed, I put my favorite music on, I paint them, and I admire them (if I did a good job) or wipe them off and start over (if I did a bad job). My favorite color is deep red, but it has recently started to stain my...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    I have more bottles of nail polish then I have

    friends... ( ; _ ; ) But in all fairness I have 116 bottles...
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    3 Responses Jan 9

    I just love sitting at home on Friday nights

    and painting my finger and toe nails a fire engine red color. They look so beautiful with my blonde hair, dress or skirt and a blouse, and high heel shoes.
    marriedmomwithkids marriedmomwithkids
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    there finally dry and painted

    now i can just chill for the rest off the day what you all think
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx
    22-25, T
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Christmas is just round the corner

    so I'm going to get golden sparkles on my nails! woohoo
    ira01 ira01
    31-35, F
    Dec 22, 2014

    Treated myself to a mani

    and pedi today :)
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 1, 2015
    Curio95 Curio95
    22-25, M
    Jan 5

    i got all these fake nails

    for $20, which ones should i wear first?
    Curio95 Curio95
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 9

    Today is the first time all summer

    that my fingernails and toenails actually match! It's a small victory. :)
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    First I put a matte green nail polish then

    glittery transparent nail polish after it 💅
    ReemLucis ReemLucis
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 21, 2015
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    Feb 13

    I'm proud of them. The only good genetic

    feature I got. My siblings got the best. :-)
    mmorgam mmorgam
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 11

    Just a bit of a helpful tip -- If you're ever

    running low on Nail Polish Remover, here's a quick way to remove your unwanted polish from your nails! Paint a layer of polish on your fingers, and leave it there for about 20 seconds. At the end of that time, wipe it off with a napkin. Sometimes it takes several attempts...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015
    amberlxl amberlxl
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    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
    9 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I like red gloss and I like black.

    Lately, I've been wearing a lot of cobalt blue and olive green. I have over twenty nail varnishes in my refrigerator.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I get my nails done. But I do my own design.

    I buy tons of colors. I buy the skinny nail polish. You might not believe me. If we lived together, your going to see me polishing my nails almost every day. I get tired of the same nail color.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    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
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx
    22-25, T
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2015
    Curio95 Curio95
    22-25, M
    Nov 11, 2015

    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, 2015

    Christmas red

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

    Do toe nails count? As I love having them done

    as well! Mine from this summer and pedi curing with granddaughter!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    8 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I'm getting to right now.

    My mom bought me a paint bucket full of nail polish from Sephora. :-)
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    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??
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 24, 2014

    I was trying to paint my nails

    and mum asked me to do all this housework and now... ( ; _ ; )
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    3 Responses Jan 31
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    2 Responses Feb 1

    I like to paint my finger nails too

    but sometimes I will go to the salon and have them professionally done. I also like to paint my toe nails.
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015
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