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Coffin nails - eh?

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KoalaDownUnder Thu 14-Jul-16 04:25:38

Does anyone actually like these?? They are all over my Pinterest feed, for some unfathomable reason.

They are horrendous!

ilovecherries Thu 14-Jul-16 05:03:12

For some reason, long nails make me slightly anxious in any case, so it's a no from me. I blame it on a science teacher who once took swabs from under our nails and then grew all sorts of nasties from them.

VioletBam Thu 14-Jul-16 05:08:21

What's the coffin reference? Is it the shape of the nails? The pattern is horrendous! They're like drag queen nails! Fabulous on a man in a dress but awful on a woman.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 14-Jul-16 05:12:48

Yes, the 'coffin' refers to the shape. They are tapered on an angle, with a squared-off tip. So that they resemble the top part of a coffin.

(And yes, the glitter on those ones just ups the hideousness!)

Out2pasture Thu 14-Jul-16 05:25:20

it's sooo sooo sooo artificial looking. not fan sorry.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 14-Jul-16 05:44:02

Don't be sorry - I'm not a fan, either! grin

Fruitellaz Thu 14-Jul-16 05:56:07

I don't like them...and they look like they'd make everything really awkward!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Thu 14-Jul-16 06:01:15

Not a fan either.

The worst for me though are the long nails filed to a point. Those make me feel quite ill, for some reason.

branofthemist Thu 14-Jul-16 06:37:18

I don't wear extensions. However, in the uk, they are usually referee to as 'ballet pump' or something rather that 'coffin'.

The photo attached is quite a bad set tbh. The end should be slimmer as should the whole nail. They are quite bulky. My aunt is a beautician and does fantastic nail extensions and tells me all this stuff.

As extensions go, I don't mind them that much.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 14-Jul-16 06:41:53

Here are some more:

KoalaDownUnder Thu 14-Jul-16 06:43:02

I am in Oz and have never seen them
'in the wild' - I'd assume 'coffin nails' is the American term, then?

Anyway, they're scary.

Savagebeauty Thu 14-Jul-16 06:43:10

They look like something a porn star would wear.
I would be concerned how they wiped their bottom.

Lottapianos Thu 14-Jul-16 12:28:21

I love them - to look at. No idea how anyone would actually accomplish any daily tasks whatsoever while wearing them

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 14-Jul-16 20:08:07

They can also be called "ballerina" nails.

There will be a market for them wink

Iloveangel Thu 14-Jul-16 21:49:02

The only time I have heard of the term 'coffin nail' is when someone is about to have a cigarette.....
As in another nail in that coffin that these cigarettes are going to put me in.....sorry..... No help at all...,

Doinmummy Thu 14-Jul-16 21:52:01

DD has them 'coffin' shape or 'squoval' confused , we're in the uk

itsbetterthanabox Fri 15-Jul-16 16:43:58

I quite like them. But not that nail art or that long. I like this sort of thing,

itsbetterthanabox Fri 15-Jul-16 16:44:25

Didn't post this pic!

LockedOutOfMN Fri 15-Jul-16 16:54:40

Savagebeauty Exactly!

My main argument against painting my nails colours is that not only I am too lazy and clumsy but I hate that I can't see the dirt.

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