15 Things You Can't Do with Long Nails: The Struggle is Real

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Aug. 10

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Discover 15 things you can’t do with long nails. If you’re new to the artificial nail trend, find out what to anticipate in your daily life. 
Do you envy Billie Eilish’s crazy-long stiletto claws or Kylie Jenner’s chic coffin nails? Are you ready to rock a set of your own?
Unfortunately, these statement manicures come at a price. We list 15 frustrating things you can’t do with long nails. 
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Here are 15 things you’ll have to avoid, change how you do them, or recruit help to manage:
#1. Eat Messy Food
Digging into a plate of wings dripping in sticky sauce or a giant burger can be incredibly gross. 

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#2. Change Baby Clothes
A wriggling baby plus long nails equal a recipe for scratches or pokes. How does Kylie change Stormi into those adorable outfits?
#3. Handle Pill Packets
Good luck trying to pop a teeny-tiny pill out of a packet—unless you have pointed tips, then it might be easier!
#4. Peel Stickers or Price Tags

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Something that once took you mere seconds can take minutes of attempted scratching, picking, and frustration.
#5. Type Silently
Whether you’re using your laptop or phone, you can say goodbye to discrete typing. You’ll sound like a human typewriter every time. 
#6. Navigate Earrings and Clasps 
That cute piece of clasping jewelry from BAE will require assistance to put on with fake nails. Similarly, stud earrings demand expert maneuvering to put in.
#7. Apply False Lashes

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You’ll be obliged to switch to using tweezers to get your falsies on—try using your fingers and expect a poke in the eye.
#8. Wear Closed-Finger Gloves
It’s time to retire your cozy mittens or elegant autumn gloves. That is unless you can somehow extend the fingers by a couple of inches.
#9. Insert Contact Lenses 

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It’s going to take ninja moves and extreme caution to avoid a stab to the eye—or dropping your lens!
#10. Floss Normally
Put your standard dental floss away; you can’t use it anymore. Opt for dental picks or one of those fancy machine flossers.
#11. Wipe Yourself Thoughtlessly
You can’t zone out while wiping anymore after using the bathroom. Seriously—pay close attention when you wipe.
#12. Wield a Credit Card

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The simple act of slipping your credit card out of your wallet is not-so-simple with long nails. On the same note, inserting it into an ATM will take some getting used to. 
#13. Open Cans

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You’ll need to designate an official can-opener for your fav beverages. Cans and fake nails don’t go together.
#14. Work Zippers and Buttons

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Remember when you used to button up your shirt or slip on your pants without a second thought? Yeah, no—it’s going to take concentrated effort now.
#15. Perform High-Impact Exercises
The cringe-inducing horror of breaking a super-long fake nail could be your reality. Rock climbing, CrossFit, and frenzied Tabata workouts are all off-limits.
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