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5 simple things you'll NEVER be able to do again once you...

8 March, 2020 - 07:05pm by - First Lady | 15 Comments

1.  Itch your face.  You're rocking the new manicure.  Next thing, you cheek itches.  Your eye itches.  Your nose itches.  And however gently you scratch, 1 of 2 things will happen.  You will bleed or your makeup will smudge.  

2.  Type...anything.  Nails on, time to put them to work right? The vibrations.  The missed keys.  The tap tap tap.  Number one tip for typing with erm, tips?  Spell check. 

3.  Open seemingly harmless but necessary packs.  Seriously, it's like your falsies go on and your lips need more lip balm than they ever had in their life.  Lip gunk under your nails is so not vogue.  And yes, we could use a lip balm stick, or even EOS, but fiddly lids are the enemy.  See the next point.

4.  Crack open essentials.  Ringpulls.  Puncture packs.  Peel back lids.  Diet Coke, Gum and Pringles just became mission impossible.  And a serious hazard - have you ever pinged off an acrylic when opening a can of DC?  Worst pain ever.

5.  Get into your own clothes (let alone someone else's!).   Clothes re now impossible to get in to.  Zips.  Buttons.  Pulling skinny jeans up your legs.  Laddering your tights.  Bugger it, lets go back to the old days and just wear a sheet.

And, after a quick poll of BRHQ - here's some other things you just can't do with falsies on:

  • Pinch someone. Seriously it's nigh on impossible.
  • Use your touchscreen.
  • Put in your contacts.
  • Wrap a present.  Or use any kind of tape for anything.
  • Hold anything without channeling your inner hand model.  Look at my new feather duster.  Have you seen this pack of chips?  I'm really showing you my nails...compliment them!

So - are you a falsie girl?  What do you sacrifice for the slayin' manicure?


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4th May, 2020

nope never had them I'm type 1 diabetic so cant imagine trying to do finger prick tests or injections with long nails would be a nightmare

7th April, 2020

I love acrylics but the downside is definitely not being able to pick coins or small pieces of paper up off a table.

30th March, 2020

I used to get beautiful acrylic nails regularly.... until one day I SNAPPED two nails clean in half and blood was pouring out.... I was pretty put off after that

19th March, 2020

I have never had professional falsies although would love them. I find that even my gel nail polish scratches and chips doing all these everyday things so I would hope that falsies done right wouldnt do it as easily

12th March, 2020

Love flasies but yes opening packages and trying to put on an necklace with a clasp...... it’s a mission.

12th March, 2020

I have never had falsies, after reading this, I probably wont!

12th March, 2020

Never tried false nails. I use my nails too much to justify the price.

11th March, 2020

I’ve never tried permanent false nails only stick on ones, because of these reasons.

10th March, 2020

I’m gonna be the black sheep lol I love False nails . I’ve been wearing them for almost 2 months. I always get compliments on how gorgeous they look . I can still do everything with them .When I had natural nails they were discoloured and always tearing at work .

10th March, 2020

I can't do false nails at all for the reasons listed in this article, I find it impossible to type for my job or apply make up and I can never get used to them so I just don't bother.

9th March, 2020

No not false.. Can't stand false nails around the kids

9th March, 2020

I used to have acrylics, but they're just not practical and I don't have the time for all the maintentance.... My one big challenge while I had them was picking up an Eftpos card off the counter, or worse, the floor if you drop it. It's impossible to pick up with false nails!

9th March, 2020

I much prefer natural nails to falsies! I don't like the feeling of them lol

9th March, 2020

False nails look gorgeous but I don't like the weight on my nails.

8th March, 2020

Funny! I find false nails hard to manage around the house :)

2nd May, 2020

I have seriously damaged furniture with them in the past!

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