If a guy had nails this long? :)
Definitely and would be very jealous and be ashamed of my own nails! :D
for sure, i think i would ask him where his boyfriend was,.... lol
Yep those beautifil nails definately put mine to shame, they are immaculate Alice :)
I would notice, and like DG I would be extremely jealous. Gorgeous nails, AJ. The funniest thing is, I was actually going to ask you how you get away with your nails on a daily basis.
Before xmas, when they were a little bit past the nail bed but nowhere near as long as they are now, 2 women commented. One was a beautician when I was getting waxed and the other was my insurance adviser. I told them both that I'm a crossdresser and both were fine with it.
Nobody else has said anything, but I figure if someone comments and I don't feel like telling them about myself, I'll just tell them that I've grown them long because it annoys people. ;)
Sadly, I've got a 2mm crack from the edge across my 'problem' nail (right index) now, just on the end of the nail bed. I'm hoping that the length of nail past the nail bed will help stiffen it so that I can grow the crack out, as I did with a similar crack on a thumbnail a couple of months ago.
I'm planning on filing them a little to even them up. Right now they vary between about 7mm past the bed on the problem one to about 9mm on others.
Well I am impressed that you've got them that long with only the 1 crack that you could possibly salvage the nail! Well done :)
Mine grow but aren't strong, they bend easily when they get too long & annoy me till I cut them back down (hate filing with a pasion - sounds like nails running down a chalk board to me - sets my teeth on edge!)
I couldn't type with my nails so long!
I think women are much more open to things like crossdressing, and any women would want to know your secret to getting such nice long nails! I've seen men, well rather.... young men (well probably still boys :P) with quite long nails - Most of them were of Asian heritage... maybe for those cultures long nails on men arent abnormal in the slightest - I'm not sure :P -
My point is.. its not really a huge deal. And its not overly noticable unless you are in close contact with someone - those Asian boys I've seen were on a bus holding the pole in front of my seat - dont think I wouldve noticed otherwise! And if people have a problem with it thats their problem, not yours :) So just be proud of how great they look!
I wish my nails looked that great!
The manicure article on BH by Matt in the last couple of days mentions that in some asian cultures, long nails on men is a way of showing that they aren't labourers or something like that.
I've dealt with quite a few people in person, including shaking hands, in the past couple of weeks and nobody has said a word except when I was out for dinner with the girls. One woman didn't want to believe that they were real and was looking all over my nails for signs of the edge of an artificial nail. . :)
You've perfected them AJ - no wonder your friends don't believe they're real!! I've never had thumbs like that ever!! Yes, I'd definitely notice.
wow, they are so glossy! Is it polish or do you just use those buffer things?
I use Sally Hansen 'Diamond Hard' (clear base coat) on them. I've actually been trying to find a matte topcoat to put over it or a matte equivalent so that they're not glossy but no luck so far.
Your nails are so immaculate, Alice =)
I love glossy nails! I used to buff mine all the time but at some point I just got lazy.
Wow that is impressive! I keep mine very short, I have 'guy' nails hehe
Great nails Alice!
(oh and dw Alice - I just think Lesley11 didn't understand the question at the beginning of the thread)
PP, yeah, I realised that Lesley probably doesn't understand the context.
Sadly, I had to cut the cracked nail last night because the crack just kept getting worse and was threatening to go further onto the nail bed. I now have one cut right back flush and 9 that are still long.
I'm thinking about taking them all back to about half the overhang because one of the nails on the other hand has flaws along an edge, the worst of which is about half way along the overhang and threatening to tear straight across. If I get it before it tears, I'll keep more length.
I just can't bring myself to do anything more than a little bit of filing...
I had an interesting exchange with a customer today (me in boy mode, of course).
He: "You really should cut those nails"
Me: (showing him the short one) "Like this?"
He: (being facetious) "They're just stick-ons aren't they?"
Wow Alice, I would definitely notice those beautiful nails. I wish they were mine. I might have to get some of that Sally Hansen product. :-) I must admit I do look at men's hands because I find nice hands on a man attractive. :-)
ha they're brilliant! I can't have nice nails in the place i work, the paint cracks and so do my nails :(
yes i would notice!!
alice i love your nails mine never seem to get that long ever.I have been working lifting boxes and so on they never break. I go to open a door one nails breaks i got to itch my shoulder another one breaks grrrrrrrrr i should invest in polish to make my nails stronger
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