nail polish
For the first time in my life, I've got long natural nails. And it's making life so hard.
I asked the xoJane editors to tell me how they choose their nail polish. Plus, one lucky reader will win the whole lot!
gel manicures
Why is everything I love bad for me?

Mar 7, 2013 at 10:30am | 215 comments

I like my nails long and hard, like my men.

Jan 4, 2013 at 12:30pm | 107 comments

cute nails
I will be blunt: I wouldn't recommend fingering your girlfriend or yourself with this manicure. External body play only.
i spend way too much time looking at my nails
The first time I polished my nails, I just kind of flailed away at it, like an octopus playing the drums. Except with nail polish. It was a mess.
acrylic nails
For those of you already running to the comments to be like "Get a gel manicure silly!" I say, "BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT AND THERE IS NO AGONY SO EXQUISITE AS WHEN THAT MANICURE GROWS OUT AND YOU START CATCHING YOUR PUBES IN IT!"

Feb 27, 2013 at 5:00pm | 92 comments

I love kits and complicated stuff. But chalkboard nails do not even need any of that.
Is asking for a manicure the lady-boss equivalent of sending a young female employee to fetch coffee?
i spend way too much time looking at my nails
My first try looked like "Star Trek: The Next Generation," in a bad way.
Who says you have to have horrible, pointy, dragon-lady nails to get the benefits of an acrylic manicure?
desert island lists
If you were stuck on a desert island, what's the only bottle of nail polish you'd want to have with you? I know what mine would be.
glitter nail polish
i do what twitter tells me to do
Do you pray for that “magic pill” that could help you slim down the chubby keratin that covers the dorsal aspect of your terminal phalanges? Well, fear not my friends, the wait is over.

Jan 2, 2014 at 4:00pm | 65 comments

bad reviews
Complaining is the natural landscape of wild hyperbole: in which I complain about one product and praise another.
After almost a decade, what my nails look like after Acrylic manicures—it ain't pretty.

Apr 18, 2013 at 6:00pm | 63 comments

Yeah, it sounds silly, but that’s the conundrum – we are told we are lazy for not doing all we can to make ourselves look better, yet if we do, it has to seem completely effortless or we’re called vain.
diy ethos
i spend way too much time looking at my nails
While I've spent years processing my Lee Press-On Nails trauma and disappointment, a whole customized press-on nail industry has grown up.
i spend way too much time looking at my nails
I love changing my nails every day or so –- layering polish is the perfect way to accomplish this without using up all of my free time on any given evening. Imagine me laughing when I say free time.
Stick these bad boys on and skip life-wasting dry time -- FOREVER!

Jun 7, 2012 at 2:00pm | 42 comments