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Long Nails On Campus

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter

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Here on campus, many people show off their long nails, whether they be fake or natural. Long nails might be a nuisance or maybe even a problem to some. But others embrace their naturally long nails.  Like Paulina Calderon a nail enthusiast/artist and 9th grader at Napa High says, “They’re real. My nails aren’t fake, I’ve been growing them for a while.” She usually paints her nails twice a week, “I have over 200 nail polishes and the brand really makes a difference. When I paint them it usually takes up to three hours. I usually do it while watching Netflix, especially Private Practice.”

Calderon got into nails around 4th grade but it was in 8th grade when she actually started painting her nails. She also has an Instagram page dedicated to her nails, @priority.nails. Calderon posts every 3-4 days, her following is almost at 1k, she currently has 967 followers. Calderon also projects her nails as much as possible, which is expected. She always tries to find ways to not break her nails, “ I don’t cut them with clipper because it stresses the nail out even more than it should be, instead I file them weekly with a Bona Fide Beauty glass file.”

She states, “That having naturally long is a responsibility. A little hit there could cause a break in the actual nail bed. It will cause bleeding, and excruciating pain.” Calderon has also experienced having long acrylic nails, “With long acrylic nails is also a huge responsibility. Because they’re hard and almost cement like, it bonds to your nails, so if you ever were to break one, it will break your natural nail.” She states that piling her fake nails off, damaged her natural nails. And that the recovery process was long and painful. Calderon also recommends using cruelty-free and always vegan nail products, “Trust Fund Beauty, Wet n Wild, Zombie Claw, OPI, Color Club and much more. These are the brands I trust and use.” There are more people like Paulina Calderon on campus, you just gotta look out for their nails.

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