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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Designer Nails

Designer nails-we have them in Appalachia too. One or two teenage girls I know, have become very proficient at painting the designs.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.



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    April 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

    LOL Great job, girls!

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    You’re bringing back memories of my girls again, Tipper! Lovely nails-the best part is always the laughter & fun while they’re doing them-

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    April 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    WHY didn’t they have fun stuff like this when I was a teenager?

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    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    April 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Looks great! I’ve never had a design on my nails, but I did paint my toenails blue when I was 37 weeks preggo with the twins – in hopes of enticing them out! Didn’t work for another week and 4 days though…

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    Vicki Lane
    April 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    What fun!

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    Rose C.
    April 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    The girls did a great job painting their nails! I would first have to remove the garden dirt and stain! But this just might cover up what I have been doing!!!! :0)

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    April 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    They do a great job!

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    April 28, 2011 at 9:50 am

    NEver know what the young ladies will show up with at church. They have had them done professionally and they do them themselves. I think what they do is as pretty as the pros.

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    April 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    so are these nails chitter or chatter nails. i am trying to imagine striped nails with BOOTS. ha ha

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    Miss Cindy
    April 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Their talents never end!!!
    Just glad they have not gotten into piercings and primary color hair. lol.

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    April 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Pretty nails with a Springtime
    touch. I remember watching my girls grow up and how they cared
    so much about the appearance of
    their nails. Ole dad was on the
    receiving end of nail experiments
    more than once, so I learned what
    polish remover was all about. Ken

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    April 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I guess it’s indicative of how far removed I am from the world of teenage girls, but I thought you were going to talk about horseshoe nails, and blacksmith-made spikes, and such! Oh well, they are pretty!!

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    April 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    A great job of painting them.That takes a very steady hand. Have seen some very interesting ones on young and old.

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    April 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I work in a room full of “peacocks”. Designer nails are all the rage, along with hair in primary colors and face piercings. I’m so bland.

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    April 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Don’t know anything about this subject but, just had to make a comment.
    A few years ago I noticed some of the young girls where I worked had these intricate designs painted on their nails. These designs were so creative and they actually looked like minature paintings! I accused the girls of having a stencil but,they said no that they did it freehand. Some of the detail amazed me. When I asked one of the girls how in the world they did that, she just gave me this astonished look and said, “I would explain it to you but, you wouldn’t understand it.”
    One girl (I swear) had what looked to be Van Gogh minature paintings on her nails.

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    April 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    How fun! I’ve never been one to polish my nails — I guess I’ve always been too much of a tomboy (even at 51!) — but I think it’s great for those that enjoy it. 🙂

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    April 28, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Wow! These nail designs are gorgeous. Not long ago, I used to have my nails painted and decorated with fancy designs such as clowns for Carnival, pink hearts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas trees and Santas for Christmas or bunnies and…colourful easter eggs for Easter. But now I just like them red

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    B. Ruth
    April 28, 2011 at 5:35 am

    The girls around here change their nails all the time..I don’t think I have ever seen the same color nails on my daughter-in-law or my granddaughters…They sparkle, shine and glitter, but sometimes they will be dark, bright or glow…ha
    I wonder which girl those nails belong to? Looks like they do a great job painting them..Are they painting to match the May Day ribbon?
    Thanks Tipper,

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