A Confession: In Appreciation and Praise of Women With Red Nails

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To me, speaking solely as a man

This photo is not "just" a photo to be used on a hub. This is a work of art. I realize that women who wear heels suffer far more than we men can imagine, but girls, speaking for myself, "thank you all so much," for the heels and red toenails.

Women who wear red fingernails have to take good care of them in order for them to always look good.
Women who wear red fingernails have to take good care of them in order for them to always look good. | Source

To be upfront with you.

When I make this statement, "I love it when women wear red fingernails and toenails," I hope that the first word that pops into your mind is not "pervert." But since we live in a Democracy, sorta, I cannot and will not force you to think what I want you to think. That would be down right Communistic. (Hey, I just created a new word. I cannot afford the copyright charges, so just contact me each time you use it).

There is absolutely nothing wrong, illegal, or immoral about a woman wearing red fingernails and toenails together or just fingernails. Her choice is her business. I respect that from any woman. And no, I do not mean those women who have to get Botox or enhancement in the bosom area in order to look good. I am talking about "any" woman who who likes red nails.

Break time. Everyone get a soda or snack.

The lovely Joe Beth Williams, co-star of "Poltergeist," is known to wear red fingernails.
The lovely Joe Beth Williams, co-star of "Poltergeist," is known to wear red fingernails. | Source

The list is long.

Preacher's wives, receptionists, teachers, nurses, CEO's, lawyers, singers, dancing instructors and female members of our Armed Forces. I respect and appreciate them all for their choice of wearing red nails. I am not about to apologize for this piece. It is not a keg of dynamite with a lit fuse so I can sit here in my recliner and write my feelings about women with red nails with complete peace of mind.

So now, one more time, it gives me great pleasure to present . . .

In Appreciation and Praise of Women With Red Nails

Do you like red toenails?
Do you like red toenails? | Source
Red nails can be worn even in fast, competitive games such as soccer.
Red nails can be worn even in fast, competitive games such as soccer. | Source
Red fingernails are pretty.
Red fingernails are pretty. | Source
This photo threw me a curve. Red lips are fine, but coal-black nails?
This photo threw me a curve. Red lips are fine, but coal-black nails? | Source
  • Women who wear red nails are NOT whores, prostitutes or immoral behind closed doors. Whomever started labeling them as such just because of a style choice should attend a four-day sensitivity training held in the Catskill Mountains in a secluded cabin compound taught by Sarah Palin with a "no holds barred" approach to teaching men what is immoral and what is not. With a ten-page test coming at the end of the fourth day. Whomever fails, is kept back for four more days.
  • Women who wear red nails, to me, are easier to talk with. Just my opinion. I cannot put it into words, but in all of the years I spent in the business world, I dealt with many females who owned or worked in the retail business sector and those with red nails were more friendly with me than those with no nail polish. (Please do not get angry at me women who do not, for whatever reason, wear red nails. I am just being upfront).
  • There is this inexplainable peace that accompanies women with red toenails. Again, do not get angry at me. I dealt with a lady who owned a radio station, but ran display ads with the newspaper I worked for and she always wore red toenail polish. In the summertime, she always wore those sandals with heels and that made me feel sad when she would go over her ad copy with me and leave. Do not start with the "you need professional help," whispersi
  • The women who I knew with red nails were some of the most-giving women I have ever met. One woman whom I worked with at the paper always wore red nails and she was the one who taught me "the ropes" about a newspaper. I did confess to her one day that her choice of wearing red nail polish made her lectures to me go a lot easier. She was happy to hear that. I felt better in telling her this too.
  • I am blessed to be friends with a preacher and his wife. She loves red nails. But she doesn't wear them everyday. Or every Sunday. When I am talking to her my eyes always focus (like laser beams) on her fingernails. Once I asked her if she paid someone in a salon to do her nails and she laughed and told me that she did her own nails. The reasons? Saving money and she did not trust anyone else to do her nails.

I did not want to "just" talk about red fingernail polish.

The late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
The late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. | Source

Serious announcement:

This the end of this hub. Please do not faint. My reason: I feel that if the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson can get away with a brief story every now and then, then so can I.

Am I saying that I am Dr. Thompson's league? Are you nuts?

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Underworld-Craft 8 months ago

Beautiful and detailed.


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Jennifer Mugrage 8 months ago from Columbus, Ohio

OK, this Hub has made me smile. I was going to do my nails in turquoise for church, but now I am considering red. Not sure what kind of message turquoise would send ... perhaps "crazy lady, stay away"?

Did not watch the videos, but the pictures are much better than some that I have complained about. :)

I believe that nail polish, like makeup, started out being something that "proper" women didn't wear, but obviously we have left those days far behind. It reminds me of an Agatha Christie I once read, where a dowager says of a nail-polish-wearing woman, "I will not have that scarlet-toed creature in my house." LOL


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kenneth avery 8 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Underworld Craft,

My sincere thanks to you for your very kind input. I also offer you thanks for the following.

I will send you my Personal Note of Thanks in the days to come.

Both your comments and following make my "Hubville" life very exciting.

Your Friend for Life,

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 8 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, Sweet Friend, Jennifer,

I Appreciate your comments on this hub that took a lot of courage for me to write. Time was, even on HP, hubs such as these were flagged for being inappropriate.

Aqua is great on your nails. Agatha's comment is hilarious.

But does not change my opinion of red nails and women who wear it.

Some men or women might read into this that SEXUAL fantasies fueled this hub, but nothing is further from the truth.

Oh well. I explained it all in hub.

I wrote a hub about three years ago similar to this one about appreciating women who wore high heels. It too, was NOT about sexual thoughts. Just how feminine they looked.

Okay. I attend church with women who hate heels. They say that a woman has to hide her feet pain when they are in heels.

I respect this.

But as in red nails, they sure look good.

Write me soon, Jennifer.

Your Friend for Life, Kenneth


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Jennifer Mugrage 8 months ago from Columbus, Ohio

... Well, I went with silver. :)

It's a tricky world out there. Men liking feminine looks, or women wanting to look feminine, is often taken as being sexist. And it can be. But not always. There's so much nuance, it's very confusing.

For me, what bumped this Hub into the "definitely not sexist" category was your recognition that it takes time and effort to get and maintain red nails. That is respect, right there.

It's nice to see that you are still writing Hubs through hard times. Or maybe you have a deep stable of Hubs waiting in the wings.


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kenneth avery 8 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

My Dear, Sweet Friend, Jennifer Mugrage,

Ahhh, silver. That too, looks good to me.

You are telling me something that I knew years ago about how tough it was for women to want "that" certain look. True femininity is not given-away at the local Good Will. It is tough work.

But I have faith in you that you have got "that" look.

Thanks for not thinking this was sexist for it was NOT.

I am trying to stay a few hubs ahead for I have some birdhouses to complete in the days ahead.

And talking about tough. My daughter's birthday is May 28. Will you please pray for me?

I have never claimed on HP or off, to be a "tower of strength" regardless of what males (in my day) were taught.

I Appreciate You, Jennifer.

Kenneth (((((((Hugs)))))))


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kenneth avery 8 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ Jennifer Mugrage:

I am sorry. You commented about a stable of hubs. Not exactly. I have three on my harddrive ready to run at a later time.

Thanks again, My Sweet Friend.

Kenneth


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Jennifer Mugrage 7 months ago from Columbus, Ohio

Hey Kenneth,

I'm not sure what will be going on in my crazy life on May 28th, so I don't dare promise to pray for you on the actual day, lest I forget. :( But I will definitely say a prayer for you tonight and any other time you come to mind. Once again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Blessings.

Jen


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kenneth avery 7 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Jen,

You are so very sweet that I am humbled by your warm comment. And a Very Sincere, "Thank YOU," for the prayers, friendship and following.

You cannot fathom just how much that I appreciate you.

(((HUGS)))

Blessings back at ya!

Kenneth


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Dana Tate 7 months ago from LOS ANGELES

I love the color red on my nails. The vibrant color allows my nails and toes to stand out. Nice hub with a great presentation.


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kenneth avery 7 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, sweet Dana,

It has been a long time. Where have you been? And how have you been? I was thinking about you last week.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. You really cheered me up. And I needed a few words from a Dear Cherished Follower and Dear Friend such as Yourself, to accomplish this.

And you did.

I would wager, and win, that your nails and toes LOOK GREAT with the red shining. Wow!

I hope my compliment did not offend you.

Write me anytime.

(((HUGS)))

Your Friend for Life,

Kenneth


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bravewarrior 6 months ago from Central Florida

I do my own nails, too and they're naturally long. Nothing fake about them. However, I can't paint my fingernails. They're hard and healthy. When I polish them, they tend to become brittle.

My toenails are a different story. They're always painted, but not red. I normally choose a color that's a cross between pink and purple (purple being my favorite color).


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kenneth avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

bravewarrior,

Thank you, dear friend, for your sweet comment.

I also love purple colors. But someday, humor me from afar, and paint your toenails red. Deal?

Write me anytime.

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