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I Love Painting My Nails

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    Nya25 Nya25 22-25, F Jul 1

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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 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 Jan 29

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    pastel purple of hot pink,

    what do u think?
    LJglasgow LJglasgow 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just got a couple new colors today.

    My friend asked me if i wanted to smoke at her house and I did want to so I went over to her place. She said was picking up food and her house was unlocked so I could just wait for her. I texted her when i got there because she had a truck parked out in front of her yard and she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29

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    Christmas red

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

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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 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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

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    mssparkles mssparkles 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    First I put a matte green nail polish then

    glittery transparent nail polish after it 💅
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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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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    some of my nail polish colours (pic inside)

     Let's play.Note : my left hand always looks better than the right one hihi
    Orientalbouquet Orientalbouquet 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    For Halloween I always paint them black

    and orange strips, with blue for my toes. For Christmas I'll do them as red and green, and for the 4th I'll do red with alternatving blue and white stars.
    RedHeadedNinja RedHeadedNinja 13-15, F Aug 11

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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 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 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 Jun 26

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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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    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F Jul 16

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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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    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

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    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 3 Responses Jul 10

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    prudance prudance 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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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    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.
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It is my Friday night end of the week ritual i

    pamper myself with! Bottle of wine, some chocolate, a good movie and pretty nails!
    Redleatheryellow Redleatheryellow 36-40, F Jul 29

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    R3dheadbrit18 R3dheadbrit18 18-21, F 6 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Jillbill8 Jillbill8 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 43 Responses Mar 31

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    Question for everyone what is the best way to

    get nail polish off if I don't have nail polish remover because I want to put some on but I have to get it off before my mom comes home from work tomorrow and I'm not sure if my mom has nail polish remover thanks
    submissivetogirl submissivetogirl 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 23

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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??
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 man to have his nails painted, but I see no reason why a guy cant have nice looking nails too... For me it's all about the artwork! Plus it...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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 Jun 24

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    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 3 Responses Jul 15

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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 are still here ..please helpp ....my nails are looking terrible
    missttie missttie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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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    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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    Treated myself to a mani

    and pedi today :)
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 1

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    I like wearing this colour.

    This is me 3 months ago.
    prudance prudance 51-55, T 5 Responses Jul 6

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I do my own manicures,

    keep my nails clean and use a vitamin E oil on them. and I have yet to find anyone who has longer natural nails than me(in person)
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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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 5 Responses Mar 11

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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