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Unread 06-12-2003, 06:56 AM   #1
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nail polish

whats the deal with nail polish?
is is also considered "rebellious" and "frying out"?
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Unread 06-12-2003, 08:29 AM   #2
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Clear nail polish is fine. Wearing it to a Simcha is fine. Wearing flashy colors or wearing it every day is not fine.

Shmush- why are you asking? You know full well that an obsession with nails is not the mark of a Chassidish girl. Do you blame the world for considering it inappropriate?
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Unread 06-12-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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is nail polish not like clothing?
it all depends on which nail polish, when and how its used.
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Unread 06-12-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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someone I know holds that because nails are klipah it doesn't make sense to beautify them. Use nail polish sparingly
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Unread 07-26-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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whats wrong with wearing nail polish?.. please..just with everything else on this site, it depends how you look at it.But there is absolutly nothing wrong with a girl/ women wanting her hands to look nice. Of course there is a limit (.... Im not saying wearing bright pink or green etc ) but a nice pale pink or yes even a nice shade of brown. if its put on well and looks nice....so what? enjoy it!!!! remember this is why so many youngsters are put of and turn away from being frum = for these reasons. If they could understand that you could still be "normal" and live in the world, and be frum at the same time.....well you get my drift.
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Unread 07-26-2003, 09:45 PM   #6
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why is nail polish on the toenails considered worse than nail polish on the finger nails? like if you polished your toenails people would look at you in a way that says your not chassidish. why is that?
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Unread 07-27-2003, 12:52 AM   #7
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This is just my train of thought, it probably makes no sense, BUT...
Nailpolish on your fingers everyone can see, because your fingers are never coverd. But if you have them on your toes, well, there's no point in it being there if no-one can see it!! So you just gotta wear open toed shoes, which, for some reason, is (though for the life of me I can not figure out why, and no-one http://www.chabadtalk.com/forum/show...3?threadid=426 can explain it!!!)
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Unread 04-08-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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is there a problem with leaving (chametz) nail polish on during pesach if it was put on b4?
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Unread 04-20-2004, 08:50 PM   #9
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I don't see what is wrong with nail-polish.
Like someone said before, it's the way you look at it.
Is wearing make-up also a "no-no"?
I mean why put on lipstick, you're gonna attract people to look at your lips etc?
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Unread 04-21-2004, 02:05 AM   #10
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Well, yeah, some kinds of makeup are "no-nos." Apparently tolerance is lower for nail polish colors (I've never heard any complaints about clear.)
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Unread 04-21-2004, 09:51 AM   #11
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I don't see what is wrong with nail-polish.
Like someone said before, it's the way you look at it.
Is wearing make-up also a "no-no"?
I mean why put on lipstick, you're gonna attract people to look at your lips etc?
Of course. (Were you kidding?) That's EXACTLY what lipstick is for. Explicitly so. And anyone who thinks it's not the case is deluding herself.

Same with nail polish.

Same with...
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Unread 04-21-2004, 01:42 PM   #12
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I'm saying that a 16 year old girl should not be a fool.

I'm saying that makeup and fashion makes a difference in perceptions and that this fact should play a role in how a young lady presents herself to the world.

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Unread 05-03-2004, 10:16 AM   #13
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someone I know holds that because nails are klipah it doesn't make sense to beautify them.
U can uze the selbe logix and say that you should not weara shaitel yet the Rebbe poskens differently from those who do use this logic so who says the Rebbe is against nail polish but adaraba fursure

as for lipstix, clearly so y the heter? All these married ladies are home all day with none on yet when they go out to the chasuna Now u can say that they do not wear the dry clean only at home fursure Baby Yanky will spit up on it so they wear a rag for their husband at home but u cannot say the same for makeup.
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Unread 05-03-2004, 10:21 AM   #14
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U can uze the selbe logix and say that you should not weara shaitel
Since when is a woman's hair Klipah?
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Unread 05-03-2004, 12:21 PM   #15
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not specifically a woman's ... both hair and nails are associated with kelipa (they have a diminished life force which is why they can be cut without pain)

but so what? a sheitel does not beautify hair, it covers/replaces hair!
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Unread 05-03-2004, 02:23 PM   #16
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nail polish covers nails, shatiels cover hear and lipstix cover lips...
selbe zachas....

all or none....
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Unread 05-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #17
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nail polish covers nails, hair dye covers hair, lipstick covers lips
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Unread 05-03-2004, 05:34 PM   #18
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...Except that lips are not Klipa.

Hair dye is to hair as nail polish is to nails.

I think that covers it.
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Unread 05-03-2004, 05:42 PM   #19
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Unread 05-04-2004, 03:53 AM   #20
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Unread 05-10-2004, 09:30 AM   #21
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so why are yh'all mocking nail polish...lipstick is worse...
du the poskim issur it at all? any?
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Unread 05-11-2004, 05:25 AM   #22
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I may be wrong, but to me it seems that there is no logical reason why nail polish is less acceptable than lipstick.

However, even without a logical reason, Minhag Hamakom plays a role. (Same idea (though to a lesser degree) as nose rings vs. earrings)


http://www.chabadtalk.com/forum/show...&threadid=1360
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Unread 05-11-2004, 02:14 PM   #23
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the reasoning may be that lips are naturally pink/red and a pink/red lipstick enhances the natural color

nails are colorless/pale pink - which is why clear, translucent, or pale pink nailpolish is acceptable to many
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Unread 05-11-2004, 02:40 PM   #24
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a lot of lipstick colors that frum/chassidish people wear has very little resemblance to the original lip color.
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Unread 05-11-2004, 02:49 PM   #25
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the point is, lips have a color and lipstick enhances that color

indeed, when the colors are inappropriate (like almost black) they are not considered tzniusdik
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