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Have You Ever Painted Your Stubbed "Nub"?

Have You Ever Painted Your Stubbed "Nub"?

It's happened to my mom, it's happened to me, and it's happened to my grandma. Each of us, at some point or another, has experienced toenail loss. In my particular situation, it occurred in college, when I was sprucing up a hand-me-down sofa, and accidentally dropped a can of upholstery cleaner on my tootsies. Ouch.

Eventually, my injured toenail slipped off, and to fill the void left by my absentee nail, I fashioned up a faux nail by making use of some cheery polish, along with a steady hand. Have you ever had to create your own makeshift toenail, or have your nails remained intact?


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fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
Well I dropped a grilling spatula on my toe and it turned black right at the cuticle. It took about six/eight months to completely grow out. But I never lost it, fortunately. I did paint it all the time though.
arihm arihm 8 years
I never have, but my mom has never had a nail on her left pinkie toe so she just paints it a little to blend in.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ewwww no-infection!!
Sariko Sariko 8 years
I have creepy stubby little pinky toenails naturally, they're miniature and point straight up. They're about the surface size of a pencil tip. I usually just dot them with whatever color I'm using and move along. On an unrelated note, for some reason I wear fingernail polish off REALLY quickly, whereas toenail polish can stay for months if I don't change it (and I wear flip flops regularly, too).
robinlh912 robinlh912 8 years
This article was too gross, but I have like freakishly tiny toenails (thank God because I hate toe nails), and I never paint the skin around. It just peels off or flakes off so quick.
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
I might have to have a toenail removed because of a possible melanoma, and after reading these posts I'm relieved because it sounds like I have options to make it blend in!!
weffie weffie 8 years
I've never had a nail fall off, but last summer we painted my roomie's big toe bandaid with a fake nail... you couldn't really tell in sandals, but it looked kinda hilarious close up.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I've never had this happen. But I live in the land of Chuck Taylors so if it did, no one would know! :)
thetoneishopeful thetoneishopeful 8 years
LoL, uhm...yeah i just kept my foot in a sock until my nail grew out to an acceptable length!!!!
I had given myself a luxurious pedicare before vacation and noticed my 3rd toenail was coming off!! I actually used glue to keep it on for a beach vacation and it didn't fall completely off until I got home! So, yes, I am now painting a nub!
kia kia 8 years
I painted the gross nail before it fell off as it turned black, but didn't care once it fell off and a new one was growing back. I lost it from a marathon where my shoe rubbed on my toe box too much.
mehollowell mehollowell 8 years
I've never had one.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
ALL THE TIME! I have very short toe nails (as I'm always told when I get them done) so I'm always painting outside them, and I also have lost quite a few for various reasons--its actually not as bad as it sounds to paint, mine weren't wounds per se, they more so grew a hardish layer while the nail grew back that I painted! (I think I have one painted right now actually!)
FrogsOblivious FrogsOblivious 8 years
one time my whole toenail ripped off the middle one, and I.. xD used some Halloween latex to make a fake nail, and painted over it! it uhh didn't work LoL
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
i hate feet so extremely bad that aside from keeping mine sanitary and all the disgusting dead skin off and nails trimmed i have NO idea why women paint their toe nails, at least not in attention grabbing shades. where did this crap start? in Egypt just like the rest of make-up/body adornment history? i think that unless you live in a coastal/beach area, sandals and flip flops should be banned from being worn by both men and women.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I have never lost a nail, but I've on more than one occassion cut my pinkie toenail way too short and, to compensate, painted the little bit aong with the skin in front of it. it didn;t hurt at all, and it looked so much better than leaving it blank...
mariserin mariserin 8 years
oh gosh this made me squeam. ew.
smartiez smartiez 8 years
Losing a nail sounds very painful. If I ever lost a nail though I would probably paint it!
apothecary06 apothecary06 8 years
I basically do this every time. My pinky toe nails are really small, and if I only paint them you barely see it, so I paint outside the nail on purpose so that it looks like I have a nail. I did actually lose a big toenail once (not from any one injury, but from dancing on pointe), and I didn't do it then. It was winter at the time, and it grew back by the time it was warm enough for sandals.
nope because I've only lost my toe nail in the winter under socks! lol
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