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Nail length what do you think looks the best......

My preference for myself and what I think looks good on others is just to the end of the finger or a little past.  I think really long nails look like talons or claws and I wonder how you would get anything done with them that long.  I don't see many people with the long nails in real life but a lot on TV.  Just my opinion.  I was wondering what others think.

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i get mine done every 2 weeks. i keep them short and square. just past the tip of my finger.. i cant work with long nails..

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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

I keep my nails very short.  They never get much longer than just past the nail bed.  I don't polish them either.  I do buff them. 

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I read somewhere that 1/4 inch from the flesh colored area to the tip is the perfect length.

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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

@chiclet 

 

Whenever we go out for breakfast, whether at home, the shore, the mountains, it seems as though the really young waitresses have extremely long and pointed nails.  They are usually artistically done and take " center stage."

 

having had artificial nails for a short period of time, I know how hard it is to keep them clean.  I just hope the waitresses think cleanliness is important as they touch our food and plates.

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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

I think long nails are not hygenic. Worked w/sugeon that did not allow any of his nuses,etc to have long nails.

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@Group 5 minus 1 wrote:

I think long nails are not hygenic. Worked w/sugeon that did not allow any of his nuses,etc to have long nails.



I so agree. Years ago(1970's) when I worked as a nurse, it was not allowed.  Also, only a very light colored nail polish was allowed. Today, it seems, anything goes! A good friend of mine, who is an OB nurse(mom/baby) in the hospital(still working) and who went to school with me, now wears her nails long and dark colored. I once told her if I were her patient, I wouldn't want her to handle my new baby! (she agreed) but sometimes still wears long, dark nails!Woman Frustrated
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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

I think nails that are just slightly beyond the fingertips are the best.  They look nice and are easy to care for and don't hinder you in any way.  I know a woman who has the articificial ones which are very long and pointed.  I asked her how she does anything and she says --- oh, they don't bother me at all --- I'm used to them!  I don't see how she keeps from putting her own eyes out.  

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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

I think whatever the wearer likes looks best on them.

 

For myself it is just past the end of my fingers.  I am wearing the nails by necessity.  My own nails split chip and are easily snagged down to the quick.

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Re: Nail length what do you think looks the best......

SHORT, all those long nails i just don't like.

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