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Old 02-22-2017, 09:28 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by jacktravern View Post
Thank you you fellow Californian.

Most of these comments are horrifying. The amount of women out there that refuse to get a pedi. There's some nasty looking feet on these boards. Whatever u do at home is not what you get out of a shop. I think most of you of you have those Carrie Fisher feet the way it sounds. Just spend the cash and don't be cheap, I mean you can have natural fingernails if they are clear but personal paint jobs never work.Tacky, tacky. There's a reason most men don't cut they're own hair (except for baldies). It's not meant to be. At the very least I hope you are keeping socks on with your partners.

It's not the money. I'd get regular mani/pedis in a heartbeat if I could be 100% certain that I wouldn't get some nasty fungus or infection from sub-par cleanliness. Have you seen the photos of the open sores and decayed looking toenails some women have contracted at nail salons? Disgusting.

That, and I feel like everyone who works there is slowly getting cancer from the fumes.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:49 AM
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Nope, I don't place any value on that. Big waste of money.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by irootoo View Post
That, and I feel like everyone who works there is slowly getting cancer from the fumes.
I've noticed that some of the people who work at the salon I frequent wear those surgical face masks, particularly when doing (I think) acrylics.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:32 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Originally Posted by chiluvr1228 View Post
I have acrylics but I don't wear them very long, maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch past the nail bed. I have to go every other week as my nails grow very fast. Some people never seem to clean under the nails and it is gross and probably full of germs.

I always wash under my nails with a clean nail brush and soap before I start cooking. When I'm in the shower I run my nails over the bar of soap before I shampoo and then again before bedtime when I slather on the hand crème. I could probably perform surgery with my hands and no gloves but then I'm a bit of a germophobe.
All I know is that when I wear nail polish, I cannot see the dirt under my nails. Im pretty fastidious about stuff like that, so if I'm grossed out with short nails, imagine the crud under long acrylic nails.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:52 PM
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Pedicures, a few times, but I always have my toenails painted. Manicure, by someone else, nope. I do it myself. And just mixed up a dupe for my beloved, long-ago-discontinued Faberge Ceramic Glaze.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:44 PM
Location: Middle America
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Ugh, the fumes are awful. I'm anti-acrylics to begin with, but the fumes from others getting them done...no, thanks.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:49 PM
Location: Encino, CA
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Originally Posted by Sand&Salt View Post
Now that we have the no-pierced ears issue settled, I am emboldened to press on and see if anyone has totally foregone manicures and pedicures? Not excluding you men, but y'know.....

As usual, I'm the weirdo that has never had either. Just.....doesn't interest me.

Girls, are you out there?
Most guys I know (me included) have had pedicures. In all cases we were taken out by the women in our lives with a "Trust me, you are going to love it" comment.

Every now and then my wife drags me along with her and gets the manicure/pedicure package for me along with the foot massage. I love it. Just no polish or clear whatever it is they call it brushed on my nails.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:02 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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When I get old enough not to be able to clip my nails short, maybe, but I've never had anyone 'do' them. As a teen I had really long nails, and they are very thick and resistant to breaking. I used polish sometimes but also just oils since they were shiny anyway. But I did/do sewing, crochet and most of all needlework, and especially the needlework and keyboards don't like nails sticking out. I keep clippers by the computer to trim with.

My feet are ticklish and I can't imagine anyone touching my feet. Ugggg.... My nails tend to grow out to the end and then curl under so I prefer to gently trim them myself. And when my feet need some gentle attention, I put a lot of really good cream to soften and socks, and when its all soaked in rub them down good myself.

That's the most I do for hands and feet. I used to wear nail polish now and then, but use it to highlight beads now as I also do beadwork.

I find it interesting that as they/we get older, some women get very preoccupied with stuff like doing the nails and hair and so on with pros. I do dye my hair red (with henna) but do that myself too. And then there are those 'magic' creams which chase away the years. It's interesting that they are openly advertised but many women don't want to own up to using some of the Oil of Olay. Makes one wonder if men 'borrow' a little of it too????

I actually keep my fingernail clippers next to the laptop since its virtually impossible to type reasonably well with nails sticking out.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:38 PM
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I am 53 and have never had a manicure or a pedicure and my nails look great - always thought it was a big waste of money
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:49 PM
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I've had one manicure (was in someone's wedding and that was part of the whole deal). I've had three pedicures (friends really into them and it was the girl bonding time). Those all happened within about one year, and the other 44 of my years have been without the "...icure" group So I can't claim to be in the "never" group, but I think I'm fairly close to it!
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