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Should nail polish on toes and nails match?

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I don't usually match them, but then again, I don't wear a lot of crazy colors. Usually I'll put colors on my toes, and then I sculpt and paint my nails with a clear sparkle/shimmer polish. I hate chips and I hate dirt  under my nails, so sometimes I will paint the underside of my nail white to give it a frenchy feel without being too over the top. It keeps the dirt away!

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I think it only matters if it matches if you're going to a formal event with open toe shoes then you will want to look your very best and have toe and nails match but for every day flip flops or bare feet running around in the sun, who cares so long as the polish isn't chipped or gross looking.

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@topic question: I say absolutely not! I used to match my fingernail and toenail polish all the time, but these days I find I'm actually preferring doing a really natural looking color on my fingernails, and leaving the really bright and dark colors for my toes. Mostly this is because when I paint my toenails (and especially when I do multiple layers) I find that the color lasts for weeks, so really noticeable colors stay looking nice on my feet.

 However, any time I paint my fingernails, I find that the color chips and peels after a couple of days (sometimes faster, but it also depends on the brand a little bit. OPI and Essie tend to be better for lasting longer I find.) So, if I paint my fingernails a really noticeable color, it can start looking kind of crappy pretty fast. That's what I find anyway.

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I try to go for French Tips on the fingers and whatever suits me on the tootsies, so No.  On some occasions I do try to match, but if I ever got gruff for mismatching, I'd have to get medieval.

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i have the same problem i get a polish that good on my toes but doesnt look good on my hands and vice versa.the so called experts say everything from your clothes and accessories should amtch including your polish but this is a new day and age i like to wear different polish on my hands and feet and am usually am complimented for my style.i get my friends opinion if something looks too unfashionable

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No! Everything goes, and the toes are great for comparing shades too - well, in the winter when I wear socks or am not going out, anyway. I recently had every toenail different with a gradient of turquoises. But it was winter. Right now my toenails are bright fuchsia pink and my fingernails are blue with some turquoise. Special events - I agree with most here that if they're showing you'll want to think about a colour-scheme that is appropriate to the event and comfortable for you - often meaning matching or traditional. On vacation, I say it's vacation! Do what you enjoy and definitely don't worry about it!

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Never!  Well OK maybe sometimes.  I recently went to dinner and had a black dress on with open toe shoes.  I wore Zoya Hudson on both my fingers and toes so they were matching.  Otherwise as long as they don't clash who cares?  I mostly wear purples, pinks, corals and teals on my toes.  I usually just do solid colors or shimmers on my toes.  On rare occassions I do glitters.  Sometimes I don't even match my right hand to my left hand.  I get all artsy on the left and after stamping or doing some intricate design I get lazy or distracted and paint my right hand whatever I want. 

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I agree with most of what was said here: I go to the salon for pedi's but do my own mani's mostly so the polish on my toes can last for up to 4 weeks. I have colors that look cute on my toes, but I don't think I would like to look at them on my hands. I have too many polishes that I want to try on my hands. Just in general I change the polish on my hands more I think, you see your hands more than your toes!

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I agree with most of what was said here:

I go to the salon for pedi's but do my own mani's mostly so the polish on my toes can last for up to 4 weeks.

I have colors that look cute on my toes, but I don't think I would like to look at them on my hands.

I have too many polishes that I want to try on my hands.

Just in general I change the polish on my hands more I think, you see your hands more than your toes!


I work from home and don't wear shoes plus I live in Florida so I wear flip flops/sandals 11 months out of the year.  I think people actually see my toes more sometimes!!! LOL.  I usually keep neon colors on my toes in summer.  I like neon fingernails but usually has to be with nail art or water marble. 

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I don't usually match mine either.... although I dont usually like to have clashing colors between the two.  the only time i worry about it if i am going somewhere special and am wearting sandals or peeptoes.  right now my fingernails are purple and toes are dark blue.

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There are no rules.  If you like it when your fingers & toes match then that's what you should do.  Though matching fingers & toes is too matchy-matchy for my individual taste.  I like wilder and darker colours on my toes and more subtle colours on my fingers.  ex: french mani with bright red glitter polish on my toes.

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Mine never match, for 2 reasons

 

1) I have gel on the fingers but not on my toes

2) I'm lazy and life is too short to worry about that!

 

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My mom always notices if my toes don't match. I think it's an old way of thinking that they need to. For me I paint my nails so frequently that it would be way too much work to paint my toes too anyway. I love the look of different colors as long as they go together.

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 It depends on my mood. Usually my toes are not polished, but when I do polish them I rarely bother to match. If I were to go to a fancy-schmancy shindig my toes, fingernails and lips would be matchy-matchy because I like the look.

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