Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Why Pointy Nails Scare Me

I admit, I'm not that girly. I've never had a manicure before. When I say this to people, they're like:




But it's true. It's mostly because I do a lot with my hands and a manicure wouldn't be worth it. Plus I can't have things on my nails--I feel weighed down. It's most likely a sensory issue. I also don't bother because I'd rather spend the money on a book.

I've noticed that pointy nails seem to be on trend.

These.



And I have odd thoughts going through my head when I see them. I mean, yes, I admire the color, because I do love colors.

But here are my thoughts, because I've always been strange, and here is why they scare me:




1. Wouldn't they poke someone in the eye? What if you go to hug someone and a nail goes into an eye?



2. How do you wipe properly? I'm not trying to be gross, but seriously, can the TP still be gripped? Or would the nails rip it?



3. Can you clean? I clean daily but I imagine the nails would get chipped rather easily. I'd be doing the dishes and SNAP! I'd be pulling off the couch cushions and SNAP!



4. If I rub my eye, would I poke it? I know this goes along with question 1, but I also worry that I'll poke my OWN eye and then have to rush to the ER and be like, "Oh, I was rubbing my eye and my claw jabbed it."



5. Do tiny kids call them claws? Because they sort of look like colorful claws to me.



6. Is it expensive to get the nails to look like this? It looks expensive. As I mentioned before, I'd rather buy a book. Or go to Target.



7. Can you type properly with pointy nails? Or do you have to peck the keys?



These are probably some bizarre thoughts. But you know. I do wonder. Aren't you curious? Or maybe you have the answers?


So do you have pointy nails?


60 comments:

  1. I just saw your post and I had to comment, I love manicures but I don't like pointy nails or stilettos I think is how they are called. I like the square rounded short length as I type a lot at work.

    I always imagine if I would have to peck at the keyboard 😬, and would it hurt? I am curious to see some of the comments you get.

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  2. Pointy nails freak me the eff out too! Lol

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  3. I always look at them and think they could be used as a weapon. I am a man and do not get fake nails put on. However my partner in crime finally convinced me one time to get a manicure and pedicure. Do not worry about your nails but go give it a try. Im only saying this because I am now kind of addicted getting them done hehe :)

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  4. I love getting my manis, but hells NO to pointy nails. Argh!

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  5. These stiletto nails always scares me but it looks so cute and amazing! I prefer rounded short nails

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  6. I cannot stand those coffin nails. Yuck! It's so tacky and 1997. When did acrylics come back in style?? I stopped doing acrylic somewhere around 2001.

    Love manicures tho. Make me feel kind of complete. You should get your toes done sometime! It feels so nice and you're a mom!! You deserve it!!

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  7. I rarely get my nails done. Maybe twice a year over a very good year. I usually go for square shaped nails, but I went out of my comfort zone and got some pointed nails this time 'round. I can confirm that although they take some getting used to at first, you can still clean and "wipe" with them hahaha. Typing with them is a bit of a task, though.

    It was fun to try something new, but I'll probably be back to a shorter, flat-topped shape next time.

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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  8. Hahaha .. The curiosity around everything happening to us .. I love your thought process ..just like a kid who want to know every " If " & " why "

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  9. OMG, I feel you! I think exactly the same! Pointy or just super long! Yeah, ow do you wipe? I always wondered ahah xx corinne

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  10. I feel the same as you do.. for the whole of my life , I never had those long nails forget the pointy ones. I get so uncomfortable performing the daily chores , typing which big nails on. One of my colleague had them and initially I really feared her;).. But she loved doing things with them on!

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  11. OH man, NO. As a writer/photographer/mama, I have no idea how I'd pull it off? And I'm a clean freak about germs under my nails.
    That said, I'm all for everyone doing their own thing but ME??? Never. Scary!

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  12. Uncomfortable, high maintenance, too girly-ish, fake, pointless, maybe you can tell I'm not a fan ;)

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  13. Not fan of tip nails and found this to be funny but true. Never had manicure either.

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  14. Oh my gosh this made me laugh!!! I used to wear mine long like this and evey time I went from short to long there was an adjustment period where I need to learn to type and clean lol, but after a few days it was all ok.

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  15. I cannot do long fingernails period. In the summer, I garden and keep my nails super short to keep the dirt out. In the winter, I have slight nails but only slight.

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  16. This post is great! I fully agree. I've never had my nails done either! I like nail polish once in a while, but I've never understood the fake nail thing. I didn't know that pointy nails were the new "in thing" but I personally am not a fan of them. They remind me of villians like Cruella Devil.

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  17. I couldn't agree more. On the one hand (no pun intended - promise! Sort of.), they are really cool to look at but still... nope. I can't do it!

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  18. Ha, I love the comment calling them "coffin nails", she "nailed" it for me ;)

    I agree with all of your points here. I would definitely rather spend my money on a book and while I do like my nails to be manicured and look good, I would not be able to handle nails like this. I don't even think they look good...it's reminds me of Morticia Adams for some reason! And your point about wiping..ugh, yes! I can just imagine the problems there.

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  19. I am a little weird when it comes the nails. For me I need them extremely short. When I type in Computer long nails drive me insane. I do like some of the pointy nails because they were creative.

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  20. Pointy nails are creepy! I know I'd never get anything done. I'd definitely poke my eye out or something!

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  21. I do not like pointy nails! I would stab myself in the eye with them! Squorval? Is what I get Square/Oval lol

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  22. I so agree! I can't even get used to wearing French tips, let alone a nail with more length!

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  23. Seriously! #2 is a damn good question! I would never be able to wear these pointy fake nails. I can't even stand shorter round or squared ones on myself!

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  24. I love the look of some of the pointy nails I see on Instagram, but I can't imagine having them. I don't think I could type at all.

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  25. YES!!! I don't understand these pointy nails! They really creep me out.

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  26. I've never had a manicure either, so I can't totally relate to the looks! Pointy nails are so not my taste, I prefer functional nails lol.

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  27. I do get my nails done...not regularly but occassionally. Most often I do pedis but I hate the pointy nails too.

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  28. I've never had a manicure either. I was going to get one for the first time last summer on vacation. My daughter and I were both going to have manicures at the spa in this fancy hotel where my husband had us staying for his work trip. It cost $90. For each of us. I assume my hands were going to be able to light fires and teleport objects after this treatment, but I couldn't part with that much cash.

    Those pointy nails would tear stuff up in the garden, wouldn't they? I can just imagine pulling a dandelion by stabbing the ground with my index finger. I mean, you couldn't wipe or type, but you could weed like a boss.

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  29. This post is so funny...I love it. But it is ALL TRUE! I'm not totally on board with the pointy nails either.

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  30. I would totally poke my eye out with pointy nails, ha ha.

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  31. I don't do much with my nails - they have a little length, but fairly short with a natural shape. I am a busy person and I don't have time to maintain a manicure. Honestly for the sake of practicality, I just don't bother! I need nails that I can type with, play musical instruments, weed the garden, etc!

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  32. No Pointy nails for me, no way! I had pointy long nails one time thinking it's cool, I got rid of them after scratching my son, since then I don't grow my nails at all :)

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  33. I've never had a manicure or worn fake nails either! They look so uncomfortable. I play violin as well so it would make playing an instrument pretty much impossible.

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  34. LOL this is a hilarious post! I agree. I can't have it for myself unless just for pictures. Crazy scared of em as well.

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

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  35. I don't like pointy nails cause it can be dangerous trust me.

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  36. Having a long nail means high maintenance. And its expensive! Mine I only keep it to normal length, no pointy. But I let my thumbnails a bit longer because its for protection :)

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  37. I do get you! I keep my nails always squarish because pointy nails suck and they look ugly.
    As you pointed out pointy nails (pun intended) have many disadvantages. You can barely type with them and whenever you make dough it gets stuck under the nails.

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  38. Personally I don't like pointy nails..I feel like I may scratch myself or some one else..:P

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  39. I have natural long nails because I have been blessed with good nails and I think my diet also plays a role in this. I have the traditional almond shaped nails with half moon manicure - most of the time. Some would say it's high maintenance but I do my cleaning, gardening, dog walking and never poked my eye out despite wearing contacts. Depending the TP. Do you really wipe yourself with your fingertips or your place the TP on your flat fingers? This really made me laugh... =D

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  40. Im not the biggest fan of pointy nails but I used to grow my natural nails. When they grow naturally you adapt easily so typing, and wiping arent difficult and I promise totally possible lol

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  41. I agree - about the pointy nails at least. I can't imagine typing with them. Cleaning...opening jars?? anything!

    But I DO get my nails done...square nails!

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  42. I keep my fingernails short, but apply nail polish to them too. I think all your concerns about pointy nails is true. I cannot type if my nails are in the way. It would be so uncomfortable to cook and clean.

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  43. omg so happy I am not the only one !! I also find them gross and have all of these thoguhts !!

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  44. I have seen some people with some crazy nails lately. And I can understand you not liking the whole pointy nail trend. It would be pretty crazy the things you would have to do to deal with all of that. Although I imagine they would be good for giving massages.

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  45. I love a fun and chic nails, I think I've tried it all. Now it's just natural and I always get it this way now.

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  46. I'm also a round nail person rather than pointy!

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  47. Ha ha pointy nails scare me too. Reminds me of Halloween costume etc.

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  48. Hah, I am SO with you. I can't even do squared off nails. A nice rounded nail is what I'm all about - I break them less this way!

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  49. aha I always want to know how they pay for their shopping when they need to lift some coins:D

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  50. Seriously, I've always wondered how people type with those long nails!!

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  51. Hahaha, I can't imaging myself having a pointed nails even if its the trend. I think it's not helpful and more prone to hurting myself and others too. It's to hard to maintain too, I guess. - ANOSA

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  52. Oh girl, we are on the same boat. Am scared about having pointed nails too, but I do manicure and pedicure. Looks like it's a girly thing. But mine are round and short.

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  53. The pointed nails remind me of the Wolverine haha I'm not sure I could handle those claws without accidentally hurting myself or someone else lol very entertaining post

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  54. Your fears about pointy nails are also mine. I don't nor will I ever have pointy nails because it is to hard to do things when they are like that.Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  55. Too funny. They are a bit witchy aren't they. I much prefer a square nail myself

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  56. LOL! I love getting pedicures, but I don't want anyone to touch my fingernails. I hate getting my fingernails painted. And those pointy nails scare me, too.

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  57. I had manicures done twice, several years ago and wasn't a fan. It's mostly because it wasn't easy to type on a keyboard. I got my first pedicure a few months ago and loved it. I'd probably do that again when I get extra money.

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  58. You think pointy nails are scary? have you heard of the new craze called "coffin"? That freaks the sh*t out of me!
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  59. While it's not my taste, I do like when I see people who can pull them off. I admire anyone willing to be that daring.

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