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#1 Clementine

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 03:50 AM

Do you all think it's bad to have fake nails? I quit getting them done two years ago, after diagnoses, so they would not effect my pulse oximeter readings, plus, nails were the furthest from my mind. I just had a set put on recently but started thinking that it's harmful to breathe in all the chemicals and it may not be good to have that artificial stuff hanging from the end of your nails.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:15 AM

Working as a lab tech at a pharmacy for several years I came across people with every nail infection, boob infections from silicon implants and saline type solution inplants to permanent mascara tatooed eyeliner mishaps and the process' people had to go through to get things reversed. Jennifer, I am from the old school. Leave well enough alone. If it ain't broke don't fix it. So, I am not the person that should be answering your question I guess. But, if it happens to help your self image or your self esteem I guess then that is all that matters. Enjoy them as long as you don't have any serious problems. If that happens then try to get the situation rectified. That is all a person can do, after the fact. Some people can learn from the mistakes of others. Other people think things won't happen to them so they repeat the mistakes to see if they are the lucky one.
I'm not afraid to cross the street because I might get hit. I just wouldn't cross the street if it was rush hour and think that I would be safe. Sheryl
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:57 AM

I have acrylic nails myself. Well actually it's an overlay of my natural nails. I have long strong nails, however, I am on such a large amount of fish oil my nail polish won't stick so this helps tremendously.

The issue with nails in my humble opinion is primarily an issue with infections and fungus problems. I do believe that anything we put on our bodies has the ability and most likely does absorb into our bodies. Therein lies the quality of balance - how do you pick which is OK and which is not? Body lotions are full of chemicals, hair dyes, hair spray, makeup, nail polish, gels, deoderant etc and the list goes on an on. If you did research on each of these items you'd realize there is a problem with all of them. Lipstick in particular is horrible, many large name brands contain lead. A person would need to go totally organic in order to stay away from the chemicals we received just from daily hygiene products. I personally do use a lot of organic/natural products just for this very reason. However, I find it difficult to totally be chemically free.

I'm a girly girl and will always use some products.

Probably didn't answer your question but wanted to give my view of it.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:29 PM

Tangelo:

I also have acrilic over my own nails. I'm not expert but I think that there is always the risk of something going wrong with everything you put on your body.
I have had this done for many years now and two weeks ago I decided to have them taken off and to cut my nails because it is getting difficult to do things with long nails. Well, two days ago I went to put the acrilic back. I like to have nice nails and I never had a problem.
Just think how comfortable you feel by getting this done. If you have a lot of concerns, then don't do it. Ask yourself how important it is fot you.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:46 AM

I've always wanted to have the acrylic nails... but with my lifestyle... at the end of one day, I'm almost positive I would only have a couple left :P !
My DIL has a nail salon and has been wanting to do my nails for a long time... if you saw mine, you would be on her side, no doubt! lol

Truly though, my school of thought is as Sheryl's and though I love pretties and envy the ladies who do wear them, I've made the choice to err on the side of caution.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:10 PM

Hi Tangelo,
If nails make you happy, then I say get um! :) If you are worried about the fumes and acrylic dust flying around, you could always wear a paper mask...I know they look weird, but many manacurists wear them for their own protection.
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