Some Latinas are practically born with beautifully manicured nails (that are kept up well into their señora days), and, well, some of us are not. Since I was little, I always bit and picked my uñas, and it was, and probably still is, my mom’s greatest disappointment in me. Hey, I guess it could be worse, right?
If you’re one of the fellow rare Latinas who can’t get down with fancy nails and are still hearing about it, then this is for you!
When all your primas and tias were rocking gorgeous, long nails, you had absolutely no interest in that form of self-torture.
CREDIT: Giphy via Reddit
Blame the nail-biting habit and low maintenance lifestyle.
On more than one occasion, you were called out for your “little boy” hands.
Everytime I take my nails off I feel like I have little boy hands.
— Danielle Villa (@dani_reneevilla) March 19, 2018
Seriously, this is RUDE.
Your mami had a speech (and plenty of shade) ready when she caught your chipped nail polish.
You know the look.
So you figured out ways to hide your lazy nails from everyone.
CREDIT: Ugly Betty/Hulu
Sup, long sweaters and clear nail polish.
Your fam somehow convinced you to try acrylics for your quince.
I only gotten acrylic nails once and that was for my quince… Yeah never again ?
— jellzz✨❃ (@Angellycuuh_) August 20, 2015
But you ended up fumbling everything like a tiny T-Rex.
You sometimes questioned your femininity because you hated long nails.
And often griped about all the things Latinas “had” to do and be.
How Latina would I look if I get acrylic nails? ??
Keep in mind I wear hoops every other day.
— rachietalksalot (@rachietalksalot) February 8, 2018
Who can even keep track anymore?
So maybe you tried to start growing them out?
CREDIT: Glee/ FOX
It can’t be that bad, right?
A week into it, you let everyone know how much you hated it, so you just cut them short again.
Im tryna see how long I can let my nails grow .. I hate having long nails tho they be irritating me
— Jenny♡ (@That_Latina) March 24, 2013
Old habits die hard.
When the time came, you realized you actually really enjoyed a proper manicure…
CREDIT: Jane The Virgin/CW
Absolutely NO ONE needs that extra cuticle, girl.
…Even if you had to fight your manicurist the entire time.
*getting my nails done earlier*
nail tech: how long you want these?
me: as short as we can go
nail tech: but short nails aren’t sexy, that’s why you single
lol ok Brandon
— Mac (@mackenzieevans_) February 13, 2018
Please, let me be.
Whether you have chipped nail polish or short nails, you still work it out and look cute while doing so.
When u got chipped nails and u dnt even have that nail polish anymore.
Guuuuurrrrlllll make some nail art. Play. pic.twitter.com/xeEWXyH3NM
— Olga Letsoalo (@shammilla) September 15, 2017
Anyway, geometric designs and shorter nails are totally on trend right now, so you’ve been way ahead of the game.