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Ladies ......

Posted 27-05-2011 at 00:20 by shillelagh

This is one for the ladies .... cos i dont think fellas paint their nails do they ...

So here we go .. trials and tribulations of having nails!!!!

Anyway when i was a kid teenager etc i used to bite my nails ... note the used to ... i once bit them so bad i had i got an infection down the side of em ... because they were always short .. i never painted em ... seeing as it was a waste of time. I tried that non biting stuff ... i liked it ... either that or i got used to the stuff .. my mum bought bottles of the stuff .. didnt work for me .. in the end she gave up and said you'll be sorry ...

All this changed in November last year ... was out for the nite with my family .. birthday party .. and as it was the fellas on one side talking footie .. the girls on the other side talking girlie stuff .. and one of my nieces was saying she'd just got fake nails done what do you think .. and it went on ... sis had a french manicure, you know how it goes on ... So i thought i can do this .. im going to stop biting my nails and im going to see if i can grow em...

Went down town the following week got some stuff to paint on them to help them grow .. and when i remembered id paint the nails it would give em a bit of a gloss .. and they seemed to grow ... then what happened .. i didnt bite them .. i picked at them .. some seemed to grow quicker than others .. and it bugged me ...

Anyway at the beginning of April i got an invite to a wedding at the start of May .. and that was it .. i was determined id have nails ... the stuff came out to paint em with to help em grow, hand cream, cuticle cream ... you know where im going with this. It worked .. The weekend before the wedding i went over to my nieces .. id gone out wi her mum to get the outfits for the wedding - 5 hours at boundary mill .. but we'd eventually got em and she said what colour you painting your nails .. and i said i dont know what do you think .. i got loads upstairs you can borrow one of mine.. she legged it upstairs .. and brought down a quality street tin .. full of nail polish, polish remover, cotton wool, and she even had 2 special effects ones that 'crackle' when you put it over nail polish ... well after a few choices .. in otherwords testing em out on my nails and going noooooo not that ... i ended up with one .... and i painted one hand - my left and my niece painted the right hand for me .. just to see what it looked like ... it looked fine ... and i nicked the bottle with my nieces promise i'll be over on friday night to do em for saturday ...

Well ... shouldnt have depended on a 16 year old girl who got a boyfriend .. and was being a bridesmaid on the saturday ... she never turned up ... so i redid em myself .. not exactly brilliant ..but would pass .. made sure they were dry before i went to bed .. and the next day when i woke up i got the imprint of the pillow in 4 of em ... That meant i had to take the polish off and redo em. I had to go and get my hair done .. be back home and get ready for when my brother pick me up to go to the wedding.

Running thro accy to the hairdressers ... i thought i can go and get one that will dry quick .. so thats what i did .... got wrong colour .. wasnt as dark as what it looked in the shop .. but it worked ..

But since then ive had different colours on my nails .. and they've looked ok ... it looks strange having colour on the ends of my fingers .. but having nails that come over the tips of my fingers is strange .. especially when it comes to typing .... but ive found what i dont like big time .. is that the nails pick up all the dirt going ... and that is why ladies paint their nails .. it hides the dirt!!!

So now i got a variety of nail polishes ... and nail polish remover and cotton buds for correction and cotton wool to get the stuff off and the pads .. but i also got one of the crackle nail polishes a white one which i painted over red nail polish last thursday nite ready for friday .... so does this mean i do it again for sat night ..

By the way the picture is of me and my niece ...
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  1. Old Comment
    Mick's Avatar
    A good way to get the dirt out from your finger nails is to bake some bread after all that kneading the dough there is no dirt under your finger nails i hope this tip helps
    Posted 27-05-2011 at 04:52 by Mick Mick is offline
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    Margaret Pilkington's Avatar
    I have never bitten my nails, but I have always kept them was a requirement when I was working.
    I have very workman like hands.......square, not at all elegant or lady nails are ridged and brittle......despite much care with hand and nail cream.
    So I don't put polish on my nails.(my mother tells me that you can't polish a turd)(Sorry)

    Lovely pic look very elegant.
    Posted 27-05-2011 at 07:23 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
    Updated 27-05-2011 at 08:16 by Margaret Pilkington
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    You'd be surprised at what some Blokes do Jen !
    Posted 27-05-2011 at 09:21 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    my bread comes from warburtons mick ... its a damn sight safer when you think on my cooking experiences ... so i think i'll stick wi the nail brush and soap and scrubbing em clean ...
    Posted 29-05-2011 at 14:22 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Margaret Pilkington View Comment
    Lovely pic look very elegant.
    awww thank you margaret ... thats a change for me to be told i look very elegant ... as my brother said you look nice when scrubbed up and polished!!! That was nowt compared to him tho ... i'll do another blog about the wedding .. and post a pic of him ....
    Posted 29-05-2011 at 14:32 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    Originally Posted by DaveinGermany View Comment
    You'd be surprised at what some Blokes do Jen !
    really dave ... so what colour do you paint yours?
    Posted 29-05-2011 at 14:32 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    Canary yellow
    Posted 29-05-2011 at 17:45 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    ok .. im biting ... why canary yellow .... wouldnt that be a bit bright ... and why did you paint em ...
    Posted 30-05-2011 at 12:46 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    Thought you might It's just so loud & hideous very And I didn't actually, but it had you going though didn't it ?
    Posted 31-05-2011 at 19:27 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    spoilsport!!!! and there was i imagining you wi yellow nails!!!! lol
    Posted 02-06-2011 at 21:46 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline

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