I'm sure I am in the minority here (or maybe I'm the only one), but I have never been able to tolerate even a moderate length of finger nail. Since I was a child I've always kept them short (but tidy).
I also keep my nails short...shorter even than Val's in her picture. I think shorter nails look more modern when you polish them, and I just can't tolerate any kind of length to them. I just don't think it looks good for me.
Hi ladies I'd thought I was the only one too! Evidently I was wrong. My DB loves the look of longer nails but I don't care for them. I think shorter nails are definitely more chic, not to mention much more cleaner and works better with my lifestyle.
i've been playing the piano and violin ever since i was about 5 or 6, so i've had short nails my entire life. i cut them every 2 weeks so they're perpetually short. i tried keeping them REALLY long before, and they miraculously never broke, but i couldn't do anything with them, so i cut them all off in the end