I bet the first thing you’re thinking is, “what could be wrong with getting my nails done?” Honestly, nothing. Until it goes too far. And by that, I mean too far for guys. Girls have a different understanding and appreciation for nails. Guys, not so much. If there’s one thing that’s for sure, get your nails done for you, not for a guy.
First and foremost, guys don’t notice or care about things like painted nails. Their minds are focused on other things, most of which are far from the detailed nature of nails. As one guy explained it: “I never really notice whether or not a girl has her nails painted.”
“I find it funny when a girl complains about breaking a $40 nail. Then she gets so paranoid about breaking another that she can’t do anything.” I doubt guys will ever understand why we women do the things we do, but when we do things that limit our feminine power, we’re only hurting ourselves. Some of the overly long and complex fake nails limit a woman’s mobility. Certain tasks become more difficult to complete and, in the end, we are essentially weakening ourselves. Even if you don’t consider yourself a feminist, you still deserve the same power as men.
Guys also don’t see the value in going to the salon. “She gets her nails done, I buy a video game. I think I get more use out of the video game,” one guy told me. Let them think whatever they want. You can spend your money however you see fit, just realize that it may not be as impressive as you think.
Please understand that I am in no way criticizing those who take pride in their nails. All I’m saying is to do them for you. Do what makes you happy. Don’t waste your time trying to impress a guy who barely notices the artistic expression on your hands.
Stay true to your nails,
The XY Files – Over-the-top Fake Nails
Posted Apr 13 2012 - 1:50pm
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