Water your thoughts: No one ever tells you about the real price of fake nails

NSU students are opinionated about all kinds of things, from universal social issues to NSU-specific concerns. Sometimes, however, we Sharks just need to rant about the smaller things in life to let off some steam.  In this column, The Current asks: water your thoughts?

I recently decided to treat myself to a full set of tips for formal. Now that the rush of dressing up is over, I find myself struggling with the simplest things. Having a piece of plastic glued to my nails makes everything a lot harder than it needs to be.

Typing has become extremely difficult. I keep getting my nails stuck in-between the keys at my work computer and it hurts a ton. I also can’t text on my phone like I used to, since the nails are so much longer than normal. Also, the loose change that falls out of my pocket is going to bring someone else good luck because picking it off the floor is a challenge. I can’t remove the sticker off my new Starbucks cup, and don’t even get me started on getting dressed in the morning, especially when I try and put my jeans. Opening cans of soda is a new form of torture. Then God forbid a nail breaks; it’s so incredibly painful.

But, there are positives of having fake nails. They look incredible in pictures; the shine and sparkle catches the flash and looks stunning. It’s also nice to have some length to my usually very short nails. Also, tapping the nails on certain surfaces makes a very satisfying sound. So in the end, while there are a lot of challenges with having fake nails, that probably won’t stop me from booking my next nail appointment.

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