What do you think of nail polish?

United States
July 21, 2007 2:57pm CST
Do you think it is healthy? Do you wear it? What color. Fingers or toes?
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17 responses
• United States
22 Jul 07
I love nail polish. I only do my fingers though. I have all sorts of freaky colors. I try to tone it down though when i am at work
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I use clear color on my nails but I don't look good in any other colors but clear. I guess it's healthy.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
I dont like it myself..I chew my nails so I would never wear it...There is nothing more ugly than nail polish on stumps...lol.
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 07
I'm not sure about it being unhealthy or not, but I sure do love nail polish. I like all types of colors. Currently I'm really digging red! I love the deep red color especially on my toes when I wear flip flops. I think it looks pretty on toes. :D
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I dont know if it has anything to do with our health or not.LOL But I wear nailpolish on my pretty toes.LOL Right now I have pink on. Our toes are always sticking out in the summer time so we must keep them looking pretty. I dont care about my fingers.lol
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
21 Jul 07
As you can see from my avatar I have been known to don black nail polish on the odd occassion. It really doesn't sit too well with a lot of people down here in the ultra-conservative South. Between that, my earrings, and my tattoos, I really dont think most people know what to make of me. I don't think there is anything unhealthy in wearing it and it actually helps stop me biting my nails
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
I have always worn Nail polish as I love looking after my Nails I wear light Colors now and yes I do my Toe Nails to but not bright like others My Nails and Toe Nails are always a light Color not to bright
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I do not wear it all of the time, as I have a hard time keeping up with having it look nice. If there is a funny color I want to try out, I put it on my toes first. I have strong nails, and I like them to stay that way. They are not especially long, but I do not bite them either.Do you polish your nails? I do not think it is as unhealthy as false nails, as you can get fungus or infection from improper care there. I do not think it is bad for you to polish your nails, and it helps some people keep from breaking theirs.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I don't think it is the most healthy thing you can put on your fingers and toes, but I don't think there are severe side effects. I do wear it when I get manicures and pedicures, which hasn't been too often as of late. I used to work in an office and I was able to do that, but I work with my hands and am on my feet all of the time, so I always manage to scratch or break a nail and by the end of the day my manicures and pedicures look awful! When I do wear it, I tend to lean on darker colors like burgundy or something more of a brown tone. If I am feeling bright, I will go with a french manicure.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I do not wear it. The smell makes me sick to my stomach and I'm happy with the nails God gave me. I'm kind of a natural gal. I haven't had makeup on in years either.Hugs
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I don't know if nail polish is healthy or not. i like nail polish but i don't wear it that often. right now i'm pregnant and can't reach my toes lol. i don't wear it on my finger too often. i can't seem to get it to stay on for more than a day. i'll put it on and by the end of the day its already chipping off and looks crappy.
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I love nail polish.i wear it all the time.both on my toe nails and my finger nails. i choise to wear pink because that is what looks best with my complection. I have tried so many differant shades, but I always go back to the one that I always wear.it is called "Stop traffic" By Rimmel.It is a darer pink.It stays on very long and dryes in 60 seconds.it also has a vinyl shine to it. It is very pretty.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I do not wear nail polish. Takes too much time and I have things to do. Daughte wears it and it seems to be ok. I have heard of problems with wearing it all the time. The odor also gives me a headache. I tell her to polish outside so I don't smell it. Then you need undercoat and polish remover. That doesn't smell very good either. So, not really, No, none, neither!
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I love nail polish. I wish I had pretty fingernails so I could wear it more often. My nails are always soft though, and I've never had artificial nails...yet. I paint my toenails often. I think it is ok, healthwise to wear it in moderation. I also think hygene is important. I have heard of fungus and infection to occur in those who wear artificial nails, but I think as long as one keeps their nails, either toe or fingernails clean, they should have no problem. My favorite colors are hot pinks, soft pinks and corals.
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@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I put nail polish on my toes most of the time so they look pretty. But sometimes I take a break and don't put polish and just leave them bare because they turn yellowish and get a little brittle from all the polish I put on. I guess those things dry up the nails. As far as my nails on my fingers, I cut them short and leave them clean and unpolished. I do so many things with my hands and getting them polished would be futile because they just chip off right away.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
Hi Margie. Haven't been on here for a while. Thought I should just drop in to check how many points have disappeared lately haha. I don't wear much nail polish as I don't really have time to put it on... But pale colours are nicer on me as I don't have very long nails anyway.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I have heard that it isn't good for you when you're pregnant. I used to polish my toes nails alot but not so much anymore.