How often do you use nail paints on your nails?

Nail Paint - Painting Nails
@Rintis (646)
India
August 26, 2008 5:29am CST
I very rarely paint my nails. I have heard that using nail polish very often makes nails dull and loose its original luster. As I do most of the housework I end up chipping my nail color within a day or 2 hence I avoid it even more. But whenever I do use them (once every 3 months) its mostly the transparent shade. I also love the coffee shade and use it sometimes. So tell me what do you prefer, paining them or just leaving them natural.
7 responses
@aureliaz (1179)
• Singapore
27 Aug 08
I don't use nail polish very often I must say. Mostly because 1)I'm not very good at applying it thus making it a long and drawn out process whenever I do apply it and 2)because my school prohibits the use of it and lastly 3)somehow or the other, my nail polish always tend to chip after a few days or so and I really cannot be bothered to touch it up.
@Rintis (646)
• India
28 Aug 08
Nail polish chipping off is one thing I hate too and therefore don't feel like painting them. Thanks Aureliaz for your response.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
i put nail pants only on my toes on the feet because at work i can't really put on some polish on my hands. i only put some on special occasions as added accessories for my style!
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Same here, I also paint them during occasions and match them with my clothes.
@rosedust82 (2070)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I usually have my nails painted every two to three weeks. Most of the time I just have it french tipped so it doesn't look so bad when it chips. teehee. I sometimes use beige or tan when I feel like it. Yeah... it's true that if you keep painting your nails, it'll make them either yellowish, brittle or dull... or a combination of all three. That's what happened to me before.
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
Take it from me. I usually paint my nails different colors every week and guess what? My nails became dull and it's no longer showing its natural color.=(
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Don't worry dear, rub some lemon juice+honey+almond oil on them once a week and see them getting better.
@Anne18 (11034)
26 Aug 08
I rarly paint my nails, normally due to lack of time and I do find if I paint my finger nails it soon peels off as I always seem to have my hands in water a lot of the time, washnig up, sorting wet colthes etc etc. But I do have many different colour nail polishes in my cupboard..... mmmmm perhaps I should try to find time to paint them again
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
You must be finding half peeled nail paints most annoying. By the way Which color are you going to paint your nails now?
@rkrish (3003)
• India
26 Aug 08
I seldom use nail polish, but sometiems when my cousin comes see used to put it on my nails when i am sleeping. But i like the natural color of the nails and sometimes like the nail colored nail polish. And i suggest to my girl friends to put pink color one.
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Pink suits girls who are fair. They look very feminine in them.
@thanujad (405)
• Sri Lanka
13 Oct 08
I have painted my nails only once. That was on mu wedding day, but now it's been 14 years I still haven't painted my nails!!!!!!!!! But you can still wear all the nail polish you like and avoid discoloration. Nails are porous and they adsorb the pigment in the nail polish. Darker colours, especially reds, have more pigment, so they often stain your nails. The best way to avoid grtting yellow nails is to apply a clear base first and then applying your favourite colour on to of that.