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Nail art

ElfishElfish Posts: 265 ✭✭✭✭
I found an absolutely wonderful nail art kit for only 0.10 euros today:
Swallow stickers! It also contains stars, guitars and geometric shapes stickers and stencils.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,889 mod
    Are you going to wear them @Elfish‌ ? :(
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm useless at wearing even just plain nail varnish. It chips immediately. I'm just too much of a hooligan!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,978 mod
    As long as you do not bite your nails, it would be okay having no varnish on.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    I only nibble when they start getting too long @Hermine. It would be much better to use nailclippers.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    I only nibble when they start getting too long @Hermine. It would be much better to use nailclippers.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,081 mod
    If my nails get too long they interfere with my ability to type quickly, so I keep them short. I don't bite my nails, but I sometimes nibble the little backfriends.

    (A backfriend is a bit of loose skin at the side of a nail. You won't find it in any dictionary - yet.)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,978 mod
    @Lynne - some women like to cut their backfriends off. It is not a good idea, becaue it
    will protect your skin/nail from germs.
    I know not every person has backfriends, I have them too and I like to use any oil I have at home. I put some drops of oil onto my nail beeds and rub the edges of my nails. Sometimes I put on cotton gloves over night.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 265 ✭✭✭✭
    Why the :( @april? Don't you like them or do you think it is not appropriate for work? I only put some on the thumb nails.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,889 mod
    edited March 2014
    Honestly, the nail polish is the one I don't like. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    @Hermine, do you mean cuticles?

    I don't mind clear varnish @april. Some are designed to help strengthen the nail too.

    When you say 'the nail polish is the one I don't like' @april, what do you mean by 'the one'?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,889 mod
    I mean between the colour of the nail polish and the swallow.
    The swallow is put on the nail polish, right?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,978 mod
    @Marianne - do you mean cuticles and backriends aren`t the same?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    I've never heard of backfriends @Hermine. Is this a literal translation of what they're called in German?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,978 mod
    Lynne could you please take over the mic.

    Marianne - no, this is not a German word I asked Lynne if they both are the same.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    Well @Hermine, when I googled it (or rather www.everyclick.com 'd it, as I use a browser that donates money for my searches to my charity), I found backfriend to only refer to lumbar support!
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,081 mod
    Americans call backfriends hangnails. They form from the cuticle @mheredge‌ and @Hermine, at the side or bottom of a nail. They sometimes get inflamed and can be quite painful.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    Aha @Lynne, hangnails. I very occasionally get this (which is when I start nibbling).
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    The guys in Nagaland are into growing the nail of their p7nkie long and painting it a bright colour.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 265 ✭✭✭✭
    I found organic nail art. I had not realized that normal nail art contains too many chemicals for the skin.
    Nail art (2)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    I tend to get problems if I don't wear gold ear rings, as my skin is very sensitive. A friend suggested that painting the stud that is in contact with the skin with nail varnish is a good way to avoid this problem. But from what you say, if there are lots of chemicals in nail polish, I wonder if this will work @Elfish.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,978 mod
    edited July 2014
    Betty Davis became ancient and I bet she had her finger nails vanished pretty often.

    Btw, when I was a child I watched a film where she played a wicked sister. She had to care for her sister who was ill, but she treated her so badly, but in front of others she was so nice.
    Once she brought a plate to her sister`s bed where a dead mouse on it, or something like that.
    I hated Davis because she was so false and I coulnd`t figur out that she was just playing a role.
    But this film remained long in my brain and I thought I will never ever stay in someones hands.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,683 ✭✭✭✭
    What a wicked sister @Hermine. It's funny how you can identify actors with roles they played. The first film I remember watching with any clarity was one where Raquel Welsh played a cave woman and was carried off by a flying pterodactyl. Somehow I could never take her seriously after that.
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