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Are Your Nails Usually Painted?

How important is a manicure to you? For some friends, like PartySugar at Yum, having polished nails is a beauty necessity. (She does a DIY manicure every Wednesday.) But you might be surprised to find out that as much as I like the idea of manicures, I usually don't have painted nails. I keep my nails clean and groomed, but I rarely sport polish these days. Why? Because I play guitar — sadly, not this awesomely — I wind up chipping the polish almost immediately. What about you? Are your nails usually covered with lacquer, or do you leave them bare?

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Divesse Divesse 7 years
Yup, I paint my nails ALL the time. Lately I've taken to polishing my toenails black so they'll go with the black shoes I normally wear, but every week or so I'll change my fake nails and paint them a whole different color from the last week.
jojijoja jojijoja 7 years
Yes all the time... My fingernails will hurt and become sore if i don't have nail polish on....I do them myself and they last more than the salon...the toes last 3 weeks, the fingers one week....
jojijoja jojijoja 7 years
Yes all the time... My fingernails will hurt and become sore if i don't have nail polish on.... I do them myself and they last more than the salon...the toes last 3 weeks, the fingers one week....
dnye dnye 7 years
i paint them once a week usually and i have to do it.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
Not in the summer while I work a a Starbucks. At school, yes!
kaykayelle kaykayelle 7 years
FIngers always. (Toes in the summer.) I paint them every Sunday. It take about an hour to remove the polish I have on, file or trim if needed, base coat, 2-3 coats of polish, and top coat. But it's something I really enjoy and I feel it makes me look pulled together and nice. I feel like, maybe my hair looks a bit crazy or my makeup's not good, but I can do my nails and not look like I'm a beauty failure.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
always always covered. i sometimes give them a few days to breath thinking it'll do some good, but end up regtretting it, as my nails break without the hardener's protection.
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
I, like PartySugar, feel naked without nail color!! I find myself having to re-touch a LOT more often than once a week though! Party, what kind of polish do you use?!?and bigestive...LOVE lincoln park after dark!!
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
I, like PartySugar, feel naked without nail color!! I find myself having to re-touch a LOT more often than once a week though! Party, what kind of polish do you use?!? and bigestive...LOVE lincoln park after dark!!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
sort of.. I keep a clear coat on 98% of the time. I don't wear color much and if I do its a light color (unlike my toes).
wackydeli wackydeli 7 years
nope.ive never had a manicure well not at a salon anyway..i keep them short and clean maybe a clear or light pink polish but i use my hands so much any polish gets chipped right away.. but i wish i could,i buy nail polish knowing ill never wear it!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
omg amy i feel the same way.. my nails feel heavy after i polish them! i like to for special occasions or if i feel like it but not always
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 7 years
Always. I can't remember the last time I didn't have polish on my nails or toes. I usually do a neutral color in the winter (Bubblegum by OPI), but in the summer I love to have fun with bright colors. Right now, they are turquoise!
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
They're painted all the time, even if it's just clear nail varnish. I have clear on my fingernails right now. I just got new nail polish so they'll be going one of those new shades tonight or tomorrow.
Keddle Keddle 7 years
I don't ever have them painted, but when I get my nails done every month I always get different nail art on them. I can't stand just having a plain french manicure so I always have really different and cool stuff done.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I paint and play guitar and still keep my nails painted at all times. I don't know what I'll do without my OPI. Oh and my nails don't chip for a good 5-6 days since I started buying Sephora by OPI. I don't even use a top coat!
holbrooke7 holbrooke7 7 years
If I could get my nails to grow a little longer, I would probably paint them more often...
Ayu Ayu 7 years
I always have my fingernails colored, but toenails only in summer. I usually do my manicure twice a week and my pedicure every two weeks.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
I hate not having my nails polished.
xemailheather xemailheather 7 years
Tie Breaking vote!!
xemailheather xemailheather 7 years
Tie Breaking vote!!
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 7 years
I would paint them more often if it didn't chip so fast. If I'm going to have my nails painted I like them to have no chips, so I have to do it too often. But I always have my toenails done (especially in the summer)
brandysbug brandysbug 7 years
bare nails for me. I play piano and teach piano lessons so nail polish gets chipped really quickly. I like my toenails to be painted...but I don't even do that often.
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 7 years
I love nail polish so much that I don't go that long without polish on my nails. I always have my toes painted but I'll go a day or two without any polish on my fingers. And I keep buying more polish so I have to use it! ; ) My nails feel naked also if there isn't any polish on them.
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