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Do You Wear Fake Nails?

Back in college, I had a love/hate relationship with fake nails. While I loved that my nails almost always looked polished and pretty, I hated the upkeep — and the fact that I could never seem to get the relief I needed when I had a scratch. Do you hear me on that one?

Maybe you prefer a natural looking fake nail, or perhaps you like to make a statement with the bold, like these soon-to-be-available Neon Limited Edition French Nails from Kiss ($6), for instance. Give us the scoop. Do you wear nail enhancements? And if so, how colorful do you go with your color and design choices?

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Shayla15505742 Shayla15505742 3 years
i have worn fake nails many times but i hate the stick on ones cuz there not comfortable and they pop off within to seconds
any any 7 years
i wore them once, its was awful!! i couldn't do ANYTHING!!! like open a soda, or put a jeans, write on my laptop, grrr love my short nails
biarose biarose 8 years
I had them a couple of times in my teens but stopped because they made my natural nails so disgusting when I took them off.
Jat09 Jat09 8 years
No, Im not 13.
Yorkdale_Girl Yorkdale_Girl 8 years
I used to get acrylics all the time, then I switched to UV gel nails. WOW - they look so much better than acrylics, and seem to last longer, too. But the expensive upkeep and the damage to my nailbeds caused me to stop. I've tried the Kiss 'Everlasting French' nails - they're surprisingly nice! They don't chew up your nail beds, and when you get tired of them, they come off easily.
username34 username34 8 years
fake nails look so cheap, i never have and will never . It is dirty cheesy and gross, i can not understand why people love them.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 8 years
I think fake nails of any length are beyond tacky. French or Wild, Square or Round, they look so fake and cheesy.
TheStyleElite TheStyleElite 8 years
i think they look tacky especially the ones with 5 colors in 1 nail is that really necessary?
Allytta Allytta 8 years
no way, it's the tackiest thing ever. but a lot of people assume i do and ask me where i got my nails done...
Divesse Divesse 8 years
I wear them all the time, but I don't get into the fashion ones. When I wear fake nails, they're just the bland white ones from the drug store (or Wal-Mart). And lately I've been taking to cutting the little ends off them then filing them to close to fingertip length. I used to worry about having them fall off or get stuck in my hair, but since I learned to use glue on both the natural nail and the nail to put on, I haven't had a problem with them.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Sometimes sport length is cute.. and the designs can be fun. I would worry about losing them or getting one stuck in my hair or popping off painfully. Acrylics are the worst.. they ruin your nails. It makes decent nails weak and brittle. Plus they cause ridges and it takes months to grow out the damage.
Ayu Ayu 8 years
The thought of all the dirt and bacteria accumulating under badly attached nails grosses me out. My nails are natural and always nicely manicured.
nicky360 nicky360 8 years
I loved my acrylic nails and wore them on and off for 10 years,until I developed an allergy to the powders they use. I had an awful red rash develop down my fingers and my cuticles started peeling. It was painful and pretty ugly. Now, I'm all natural.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
No I do not need them. I use this great nail hardener called Rejuvacote that keeps them long and strong.
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 8 years
I wore them back in high school, and then a few times in college. They were OK, but I'm more of a natural person and I got tired of them. Plus the upkeep is expensive. Now I just get manis and my hands look great!
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