How to Paint Your Nails for School if You Are a Guy

Four Parts:Before Painting Your NailsTools For Painting NailsPainting Your NailsFlaunting Your Nails

While it's uncommon, guys do paint their nails. If you wish to paint your nails and be able to ignore the teasing, read this article to find out how to stop (or at least cope) with some of the problems that come with this.

Part 1
Before Painting Your Nails

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    Understand that you are who you are, and no one else can change that. Do not allow other people's opinions to prevent you from doing what you want to do. Giving into peer pressure will only cause you to feel unhappy.
    • This also applies to your friends. If they really do respect you and your choices, they will not try to talk you out of this if you really want to paint your nails.
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    While it's uncommon for boys to paint their nails, remember you are not the only one who might do this. Although it's not popular, it's not unheard of. Also, painting your nails doesn't mean you can't be cool.
    • This could also attract girls because it shows that you care for your nails.
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Part 2
Tools For Painting Nails

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    Purchase nail polish or borrow a bottle from a relative or friend. Make sure you choose a color that you like so you'll feel confident. If you prefer to not have a noticeable color, choose light shades that are close to your nail color (ex: princess pink). If you don't mind having a noticeable color, try dark shades, such as black.
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    Obtain nail polish remover. Not only will you be able to immediately remove the nail polish if you dislike the color, but it's also good if this is your first time painting your nails. Sometimes, the nail polish can be a little messy for novices.

Part 3
Painting Your Nails

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    Wash your hands with soap and water. Make sure your nails are trimmed at the length you want them. Also, clean out any dirt from underneath your nails so it won't stick to the nail polish once you apply it.
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    Before using the color you've chosen, apply a base coat to your nails, using clear or base coat nail polish. This will ensure that the color will stay on for as long as possible, and it also stops your nails from fading due to stains being left behind by dark shades of nail polish. Wait a few minutes for the base coat to dry.
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    Once the base coat has dried, carefully paint the colored nail polish onto your fingers. Make sure you don't get any nail polish onto your skin outside of your nail. If that does happen, immediately wipe it with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover. Once you've painted your nails, wait for them to dry.
    • It's suggested that you paint the nails of one hand and waiting for them to dry before continuing on the other hand.
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    • If you are inexperienced and want your nails to look good, ask for the assistance of a friend or relative who is familiar with painting nails. If you're friendly with them, they'll be delighted to help you.
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    If you wish for extra shine or protection on your nails, paint it over with clear polish.

Part 4
Flaunting Your Nails

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    Remember that not everyone will understand why you like to paint your nails. Although it's uncommon, it only means that you care for your nails, and you aren't afraid to show it. People may look up to you for this.
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    Have confidence in yourself. While you may feel a little uncertain and insecure, know that if you act happy with your choice, you'll feel happy. You may receive some stares for a while, but people will eventually get used to it and perhaps even admire your nails.
    • Just because it's common for girls to paint their nails doesn't mean boys can't paint their nails either. Painting your nails shows your personality, not how girly or manly you are.
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    If you are bullied, defend yourself or ignore the bullies till they get tired of teasing you. Refrain from using violence or crude insults to put them down because they'll only bully you even more. If you have confidence in yourself even though you may feel like you have none, you'll gradually gain it and rise above those bullies.
    • If the situation grows worse, tell a teacher or a trusted adult and ask them for advice. They'll help you stop the bullies. Until the problem is solved, do not stop painting your nails just because of what someone says.
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    • While they might not admit it, there are boys that may envy you because of your courage and confidence to paint your nails. Remember that there might be boys in your class that secretly want to paint their nails!

Warnings

  • You may be bullied or called gay, even if you are not. If this happens, read the above steps.

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