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Guys have you ever thought of polishing your toenails?
Posted 8/13/13
I do it.
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what about that clear kind of polish
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I polished them a couple times when I was younger, but painting them never really was a desire. But now I strangely feel as if I need to...
Posted 8/13/13

kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Ummmm...no. It baffles me why women do it. Nails look better au naturale


seriously..
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Ummmm...no. It baffles me why women do it. Nails look better au naturale


Because contrary to popular belief, women actually commonly do things because they like it or think it looks good, rather than because they're looking for the approval of others.

Also, polishing nails can have benefits besides appearance. For example, I have really weak nails that break and tear easily, which can be really painful, especially when combined with the fact that I spend most of my time holding a pencil/pen/paintbrush which puts pressure on injured fingertips. However, a couple of coats of nail polish and they're much, much stronger, so this isn't a problem.
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Nope, nope, nope, and nope.
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I have done it once, because my friend wanted to do it on her birthday and thought it be funny, so me and my friend said "why not."
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I use to paint my friend's nails a lot when we went to school together, but our principle never approved of it. He used to get in trouble all the time for wearing it or any kind of make-up or nail polish, pretty silly really. I think nail polish looks nice on everyone, especially the really artistic stuff! If I took better care of my nails I'd be wearing it more often, myself.
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Posted 8/13/13

sillyriri wrote:


kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Ummmm...no. It baffles me why women do it. Nails look better au naturale


Because contrary to popular belief, women actually commonly do things because they like it or think it looks good, rather than because they're looking for the approval of others.

Also, polishing nails can have benefits besides appearance. For example, I have really weak nails that break and tear easily, which can be really painful, especially when combined with the fact that I spend most of my time holding a pencil/pen/paintbrush which puts pressure on injured fingertips. However, a couple of coats of nail polish and they're much, much stronger, so this isn't a problem.


Then clear polish would suffice for strengthening nails, or cutting them short. The repeated painting and removing nail polish can damage nails in fact making them more brittle. Repeated exposure to solvents is of course bad for skin and nails. Not to mention nail polish can leave nails yellowed or darkened. Using that they like it think it looks good is a rather weak argument. Some women wear high heels despite the fact that they cause damage and can have lasting effect on the muscle-skeletal system. I have different views than a lot of people. I believe a women is attractive or not based on her own virtues not on when Revlon or Cover Girl tells her she should be wearing. The media has so warped our cultures perceptions of beauty that people change themselves so much to fit this ideal that they sacrifice health and money to do it.
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Posted 8/13/13

ChinaCat89 wrote:

My sister painted my nails when I was like 8 or something, my dad got pretty angry. I shan't be doing that again.


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Posted 8/13/13
... I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish.

And no, I don't believe I've ever entertained the idea, perhaps because I don't go about the day with my feet bare; out of sight, out of mind and all that. Besides, what would be the point in painting something that will be covered by socks and boots, anyway?
This is getting into philosophical territory: if a guy paints his toenails and nobody sees them...?
Posted 8/13/13
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Posted 8/13/13

kamaitachi5587 wrote:


sillyriri wrote:


kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Ummmm...no. It baffles me why women do it. Nails look better au naturale


Because contrary to popular belief, women actually commonly do things because they like it or think it looks good, rather than because they're looking for the approval of others.

Also, polishing nails can have benefits besides appearance. For example, I have really weak nails that break and tear easily, which can be really painful, especially when combined with the fact that I spend most of my time holding a pencil/pen/paintbrush which puts pressure on injured fingertips. However, a couple of coats of nail polish and they're much, much stronger, so this isn't a problem.


Then clear polish would suffice for strengthening nails, or cutting them short. The repeated painting and removing nail polish can damage nails in fact making them more brittle. Repeated exposure to solvents is of course bad for skin and nails. Not to mention nail polish can leave nails yellowed or darkened. Using that they like it think it looks good is a rather weak argument. Some women wear high heels despite the fact that they cause damage and can have lasting effect on the muscle-skeletal system. I have different views than a lot of people. I believe a women is attractive or not based on her own virtues not on when Revlon or Cover Girl tells her she should be wearing. The media has so warped our cultures perceptions of beauty that people change themselves so much to fit this ideal that they sacrifice health and money to do it.


Well, aren't you basically telling a girl what to do in saying they should go natural instead of enjoying what they enjoy? Who really cares if someone is doing something they enjoy because a magazine or whatever said it would look nice, if they personally are happy with it there's no reason to stop them.
You only live so long, why bother worrying about health risks that are hardly extreme, I mean everything has some kind of health risk. Waste your money and health on whatever pleases you, be it a crummy burger at a fast food place or some crummy nail polish to brighten your look. Live for yourself, don't tell others how to live, don't hurt other people; a basic concept I think more people should consider living by.
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Posted 8/13/13

kamaitachi5587 wrote:Then clear polish would suffice for strengthening nails, or cutting them short. The repeated painting and removing nail polish can damage nails in fact making them more brittle. Repeated exposure to solvents is of course bad for skin and nails. Not to mention nail polish can leave nails yellowed or darkened. Using that they like it think it looks good is a rather weak argument. Some women wear high heels despite the fact that they cause damage and can have lasting effect on the muscle-skeletal system. I have different views than a lot of people. I believe a women is attractive or not based on her own virtues not on when Revlon or Cover Girl tells her she should be wearing. The media has so warped our cultures perceptions of beauty that people change themselves so much to fit this ideal that they sacrifice health and money to do it.
Which is why I think it's better if we break the strong relationship between fashion and gender roles, as I think they are genuinely more harmful to women like obsessing over the need to be skinny, tanned, with the right shape of breasts, color of hair or lack of it on their body. Women pump and pour so many chemicals onto their body it can't be healthy. If it was just socially acceptable for women to only follow basic hygiene no matter the situation just like men are expected to then there wouldn't be a need for all these unhealthy products that make superficial changes to your appearance. But to be fair to the companies that produce these products just make it socially acceptable for men to use them as much as women. After all, it's your choice to use them so do the research on whether they are impacting your health or not. But at the same time it's perfectly acceptable from the standpoint that women don't need to be disproportionately exploited by the beauty industry because beauty is for men just as much as it is for women. I think it's getting closer to this anyway, lots of guys use hair coloring, skin products and fragrance, etc.

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Posted 8/13/13
Nah. The only products I use on my body to change appearance or the like are basic hygiene stuff, dandruff shampoo, and a hairbrush. I rarely use the hairbrush though. Short hair has advantages, such as I can just run a hand through it and it looks fine and stays that way all day without use of hairspray. Otherwise, I don't really care how ugly I look to people as long as I'm hygienic.
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