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Help me take care of my fingernails and cuticles!

I want to start taking better care of my nails and cuticles, beyond just clipping them when they're long, so I want to pick up some good products for cleaning up the ends of the nails and the raggedness of the cuticles. [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Jun 28, 2014 - 15 answers

What constitutes a basic household/woodworking toolkit?

What would you include in a basic, well-made set of tools for household projects? I often find myself building wacky small construction projects. Things like shelves, doghouses, stands, simple woodwoorking / home-improvement tasks. [more inside]
posted by mcav on Jun 15, 2014 - 15 answers

How can I build my wood/nail compost bin more strongly?

I tried to build a compost bin with wood and nails over the last week but it came out pretty badly-weak and out of true. I don't know enough to know how to do it better next time. [more inside]
posted by Kwine on Jul 2, 2013 - 22 answers

How to hang stuff on the walls without nails?

My new place doesn't like us putting holes in the walls with nails. How do I hang up framed art that has some substantial weight? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Am I dating Brundlefly?

Worrisome developments in fingernail repair. [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on Jun 5, 2013 - 6 answers

My Nails Gross Me Out. Let's Fix That.

Hand gurus of MeFi, help me. My nails are disgusting. Soft, peeling, split, easily prone to breaking. They didn't used to be like this, and I miss my old, healthy nails. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Apr 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Am I going to regret getting nailed?

I was born with awful nails that are super thin and break off halfway down the nailbed. It's incredibly painful, annoying, and unattractive. I'm thinking about getting them overlaid with acrylic or gel (possibly with very short tips added) at a fancy spa so that I can finally have normal-length nails that are functional, painless, and not hideous. Is this going to fix my problem? Am I going to regret this decision? [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Mar 25, 2013 - 21 answers

I want to play the guitar but don't want creepy nails.

Can you point to me some acoustic guitar players who play fingerstyle with their skin rather than their nails? [more inside]
posted by mockpuppet on Feb 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Need Help Shaping Nails

What's the secret to trimming & filing your fingernails? I can't seem to do it right. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me use my nails as an iPod touch stylus.

I've seen the Nano Nails product that is supposed to turn your fingernails into a capacative stylus. I like this idea, but they aren't out yet, and anyway I want to do my nails myself! What can I use that's lightweight to attach to my fingernail so that it conducts enough electricity to operate an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Cutting fingernails with boxcutters?

Is it weird to cut your fingernails with boxcutters? (Asking for a friend) [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for a place to get awesome nail art done in Vancouver BC

Looking for a nail salon that does really fierce designs, ideally a WAH Nails or SuPa Nails equivalent in Vancouver BC? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Aug 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Disinfecting My Feet After a Spa Pedicure

Currently in the process of getting a mani/pedi at a salon my friends have been to, but I haven't. Question about hygiene. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for part-time nail tech program in NYC

I'm looking for a part-time nail technician program in NYC to learn more about doing manicures and pedicures. I don't know yet if I want to give it all up and become a nail tech, so advice/good things to know/don't do it types of feedback is welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by Fuego on Apr 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Probably not just a nervous habit

My dog is biting her nails. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Beyond the Greige

What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
posted by mauvest on Mar 14, 2012 - 34 answers

I need pretty hands.

How can I stop messing with my cuticles and nails? I don't want sad-looking hands forever! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 24, 2012 - 26 answers

How do I grow out acrylic nails?

Sister Mefites, how do I gracefully grow out acrylic nails? [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on Feb 15, 2012 - 16 answers

I guess Mark Knopfler doesn't swing a hammer very often.

How can I, a male who used his hands a lot, keep longish fingernails for guitar? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Feb 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Nail Polish?

What's the best non-nail-stamping nail polish to use for stamping nails? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Jan 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Do cats actually need their nails cutting?

Do (indoor) cats actually need their claws trimming? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Jan 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Did I get a crappy manicure, or is this normal?

Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

Weird nails

Are my nails going to fall off? [more inside]
posted by sockofdreams on Feb 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Lady, shave

My mother never shaved her legs or painted her nails. It's too late now for me to be reading teenage magazines. Tell me how to do these things properly. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 30, 2010 - 54 answers

Behold Grossfoot!

How can I pamper my feet? Years of hiking, dancing, running, and a general dislike of socks have turned my feet into a disaster area. Dry, flaky patches, huge callouses, cracked nails, a planar wart. Nothing super-painful, just kinda gross. Short of going to a Podiatrist, what can I do so I can show my feet in public? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 - 25 answers

Spa newbie lacks confidence but wants to experience bliss

I've never been to a day spa, want to treat myself, and don't know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I clip my turtle's nails?

Should I clip my turtle's nails? Its beak also looks a bit long. [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Is Halloween the only time straight guys can wear nail polish?

Is Halloween the only time it's ok for straight guys to wear nail polish (either on hands or feet)? And even then, only black, is it? [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Would someone die a gruesome death?

A handstand on someone's chest while lying on a bed of nails? [more inside]
posted by ThomThomThomThom on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Nails that a magnet doesn't find...

Ideas for picking up galvanized (aluminum?) roofing nails? [more inside]
posted by badger_flammable on Feb 8, 2009 - 7 answers

A manicure primer, please.

(shallow-question-filter) French manicures - yea or nay? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Dec 8, 2008 - 41 answers

Why does my toenail hurt so bad?

Oh man does my toenail hurt! What could it be? [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Dec 3, 2008 - 9 answers

How to deal with classical guitar nails and piano playing?

How do I manage my nails for playing both classical guitar and piano? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Nov 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Another "What the mutt?" question...

Yet another "What's my mutt?" question if you'll bear with me. He's a cutie, but what breeds is he likely to be? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Jun 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Chips are for potatoes, not nails!

How do I get the same long-lasting result with an at-home manicure that I do when I go to an upscale salon? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on May 16, 2008 - 11 answers

I don't want claws, but I don't want stubby nails either!

How long should the white parts of my fingernails be before I go for a manicure? [more inside]
posted by cathoo on Mar 4, 2008 - 13 answers

intramedullary nails versus plating

What are the risks and benefits of intramedullary nails versus plating in a proximal shaft of femur fracture?
posted by trashcan on Feb 9, 2008 - 5 answers

how do you keep fingernails clean?

how do you keep fingernails clean? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 23, 2008 - 17 answers

How can we acclimate our pug to getting his fingernails clipped?

How can we acclimate our pug to getting his fingernails clipped? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Feb 13, 2007 - 18 answers

H2O-soluble nail polish scam?

Do all nail salons use polish that comes off quicker than the brands you buy in stores? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Strong nail glue

What is the strongest glue I can buy that is safe for my nails? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Oct 29, 2005 - 7 answers

Experience with alternatives to cat-declawing?

CatFilter: In an AskMe thread a while back, I saw the Klaw Kontrol bag described as a good way to control your cat for various necessary procedures. Our usually sweet-tempered girl cat has taken to randomly destroying things while we're not here, and we want to install these things as an alternative to declawing (which we will not do). Anyone have any experience with these, or other "Kitty Stop It" aids?
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 9, 2005 - 8 answers

Nail Fungus, what to do?

FungusFilter:

I have nail fungus on one foot. It hasn't been a problem until now. However, I've started taking ballet classes, and after class, the big toe (with the fungus) hurts like a mofo under the nail. (It's not due to ill-fitting ballet slippers, I checked that with the teacher, and we're not doing pointework, so it's not that either.) This is annoying, and I'd like to get rid of it. (I also don't want to drop the ballet classes.)

Is there any homeopathic/OTC stuff that'll work on nail fungus, or is this a situation that's best handled by a doctor? Anyone have experience with this? I occasionally get Athlete's foot on that same foot, but I've been diligent about making sure it's kept at bay with foot cream. Many thanks!
posted by spinifex23 on Dec 13, 2004 - 36 answers

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