Look at this, ladies!

So I was surfing the interwebz for inspirational nail art pictures, and I came across THIS THREAD in the ‘Ultimate Guitar’ forums.

I’d just like to clarify that I find big ugly 3D acrylic nail art like the last two pictures in that first post fucking horrible – the person who started that thread chose some VERY ugly examples to illustrate her point. And I’d also like to clarify that I don’t give a rat’s ass about what men think – my Colin likes my nails and appreciates the effort I put into them, but the general concensus of the men on that website is that women who paint their nails are self-obsessed.

I will admit that as beauty bloggers, we DO have a certain amount of vanity but whatever, at least we take care of ourselves, right? If those guys wanna stereotype like that, we can just say ‘all guitarists are filthy and unhygienic’ – definitely not true of all boys who play guitar but it just kinda riled me that they think girl who paint their nails are a bunch of tarts. :( Can’t they appreciate that for some of us, it’s a hobby? It certainly is for me because I can’t wear polish on a day to day basis because of my job – I come home and paint them for fun then take it all off again. It’s a hobby in very much the same way as playing guitar is for them! Grr.

8 thoughts on “Look at this, ladies!

  1. I don’t know, that totally pissed me off for some reason…it’s like they don’t want to be judged, but to judge a woman for her NAILS?? Are you f’ing kidding me? I think nail art is beautiful and you have to be talented to do it. I can barely paint my right hand! I actually really liked the black one with white flowers too. I couldn’t even get through the 2nd page of comments…what assmonkeys.

  2. That is shocking.
    I showed it to my Boyfriend and he agrees with us :)
    Guys can be right idiots ¬¬ haha.
    But like makeup up, I do my nails for me not for everyone else.


  3. Grrrr…thats really annoyed me. Can’t belive a few of them said “I think they do it for other girls” wtf’s that all about. I love looking at my nails when they are nice and pretty and love painting them and trying out a new colour when Im all alone at night and the kids are in bed. Its makes me happy. Couldn’t give a shit what girls think or men think, especially not guitar playing nobs hoping to make it famous one day when they don’t stand a chance!!!!!



  4. UGH, I hate that stereotype. Sometimes people who aren’t into the beauty just don’t understand, it’s not pure vanity, it’s ART and a HOBBY. What’s wrong about taking care of yourself?

    Besides, I know that most women who do really detailed nail art do it themselves, and its not as expensive as going to a salon and getting a regular old french tip manicure.

  5. First of all, my boyfriend loves that I do my nails. He thinks it’s sexy. In fact, I’ve heard a lot of guys say that bitten off nails are a turn-off.

    Second, who cares what guys think anyway..its OUR nails, and its OUR time. If they don’t love us for us, then screw ‘em.

    Third, doing your nails does not mean in any way, shape, or form that we are high maintenance, or self-obsessed. I do my nails and I’m a huge tomboy. In fact some of the biggest tomboys I know get their nails done.

    And by the way, I agree with you. That girl used some ugly examples.


  6. Hahahaha you don’t need to take any notice of UG forum, most of the blokes have never been near girls.
    UG is a constant source of amusement for G and I. I can’t wait to show him this.
    Check out either the spots section or the relationship section.

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