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Old 02-02-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Anybody? I bite mine, so once in a bluemoon I get the ones from the dollar store. It's fun.
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Susan: I bite mine till they bleed (mostly during the Sabres games), so I have the 'permanent' fake ones on and have a French manicure airbrushed on. They also help me with hairdressing...especially for sectioning with French braids...

You should go to a nail salon and get the 'real' fake nails on...you might like them!!
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I cant keep the cheapo dollar store ones on. And I bite them too. I wear them for plays every once in a while and I try to keep them on from show to show and always have to replace one or two

Of course right now I dont wear them because I would probably poke my son in the eye or he would swallow a nail . Yes I am that klutzy
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They're not very practical for nursing either. I had the real ones years ago and left one in a lady's bed!
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I have been doing my own manicures (& pedicures) since I was in the 6th grade. My mother had long beautiful nails & I wanted them too. SO girly! - Mom said "the first thing you'll have to do is stop biting your nails." So I did. She taught me how to file them, cut them, paint them, etc. In turn, I taught my jr.high friends how to do their nails. In hi-school we all had long nails & poofy hair (it was the 80's). We thought we were "it"!!!! LOL!

Now I'm 43, and I like to keep my nails chic-short. I call them "sport-length" - just long enough for a good scratch, but not so long that they get in my way. I have to cut them almost weekly, because they grow so long & fast. I usually wear nude nail color, but sometimes I feel frisky & do a deep red or burgandy.

I don't know how people stand to have long fake nails. Looks painful to me!
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I use the dremel to get mine to a practical length
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I keep my nails short...for obvious reasons!
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I have mine done professionally. I do lots of typing, so it took some getting used to at first, but it's something that just makes me....feel better, I suppose.
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Hmmm, I must feel frisky all the time because deep reds or burgundy's are my colors of choice

(i have real fake nails from a salon and no, I don't need to be educated on how bad they are for me ) Dremels are great! I even use them on my dog after clipping her nails to smooth them down.
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I first got acrylic nails for New Years Eve party. I liked them so have kept them up. Noticed I am much more careful of what I do with my hands . This is really great because I have arthritis in almost all my fingers . Great bouus!
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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SusanB- nurses here are not allowed to have acrylic or fake nails- at least according to two of my nurse friends who work in hospitals. They were both sent home to have them removed immediately when they showed up at work. One works in a NICU and the other is in post-op. The nails (and salons) are considered breeding grounds for bacteria.

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I had salon fake nails for a few years but gave them up when I got pregnant with DS (almost 13 years ago)! I figured the cost was too much if we were going to have another baby. I haven't had them since and now I keep my nails quite short. But no, I don't use a dremel tool!!! LOL
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DD was very upset with me this weekend because I wouldn't let her get gel nails to extend the length of hers. I pointed out that 1. she is only 12, 2. she goes to gymnastics weekly and if one broke it would be down in the quick and painful 3. i ain't about to throw away 35 on some nails she would only keep a maximum of two weeks.

I did the acrylic thing but after two nail infections, I went natural and now I keep mine at sport length as well.

What the heck is a dremel tool?

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A dremel tool is a high speed rotary tool. They do make a version for nails--and I used to own one, but if you're not careful, you can easily get too close to the skin and burn away a patch of skin.
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Oh those drills! yeah, I can't stand those. they totally screw up your nail beds.

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