Different Colour Ring Finger Nail? Can Someone Explain?

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Jan 02, 2012

Alice C.

I like this post alot!
I am one of these people that does this, I can't explain why really.
Although I tend not to do a completely different colour, i'll wear say a colour, then add a glitter over the top of the ring finger. As sometimes doing all my nails can look a bit much, same as if i do a nail art design. But I always coordinate.
As for it being the ring finger - i've done this since I was really little, like 12 or something! I guess it's because I would do the middle finger as it's central 0- but then I don't want to be looking like I am swearing at people or anything!
Haha, but to be completely honest I don't know why I do it!!

Jan 02, 2012

Lena l.

I guess its just for fun!
Why paint all your nails one solid color when you can choose 2 or 3?! I do this all the time, I like the variety. 

I think it just adds a fun twist to the nails. I do this a lot when I can't decide on a color. 

Jan 02, 2012

Jalaina S.

It's the accent nail. Not sure who or why the ring finger was chosen.

Jan 02, 2012

Shelley W.

I saw Beyonce sporting it a Today Show concert series on tv and I thought it was pretty cool. I do it to compensate for not wearing my wedding ring at the gym since I can't lift with it on.

Jan 03, 2012

Kate C.

It's the accent nail. They never taught us why in nail school but I assume it's because it looks nice x

Jan 03, 2012

Lex R.

I've always had accent nails at random over the years. Not just on my ring finger though, but on any nail I want. 

Jan 03, 2012

Amelia R.

Lol my boyfriend is perpetually confused by this. I rarely do a completely different color, and if I do it'll be something like all light blue nails with a navy accent nail, but I usually find myself doing a glitter accent nail. Probably because having all your nails decked out in glitter can be a little overwhelming, so I like to have just a nice little touch.

I think it's just fun! I have a crazy glitter accent nail on with navy nails, I think it looks glamourous and it adds a certain something.

Jan 03, 2012

Caitlin C.

I do it a lot of the time because I can rarely choose one colour! I also like glitter over top of the ring finger and thumb sometimes! Also maybe subconsciously I want other people to notice my nails.. Hahaha

Ooh @Dylan, those look great. That accent finger is faboo.

Oh yea!!! I thought everyone used the ring finger as an accent nail once in a while. I've done tons of mani's with nail art on just the ring finger. Im not sure why its usually done on the ringer finger, but I think it looks right. I also remember doing little flowers on just my ring fingers when I was 10. lol

It's just an accent. I wouldn't do it personally because I don't think it looks right with my wedding ring lol 

Thanks April!

And @Jacqueline girrrrrl, you've got like, built in accent now, you don't need it ;)

@Dylan Exactly =D

Jan 04, 2012

Terra M.

I like doing it, I do it because when another color is added in it can add to the color compliments..I don't know if I'm making sense at all! Sometimes I add just glitter, sometimes I do art, sometimes just rhinestones:) Say I'm doing all green nails with my ring finger as pink, I don't know what it is about it but the pop of pink just looks so fun!:)

I personally don't like doing it - I tried it & it just didn't look complete to me. I barely ever use cream-textured nail polishes, always glitter or heavy shimmer. So adding accents to already very made up nails seems quite a lot to me.

Jan 06, 2012

Nicole M.

I do it sometimes just to be different because although we all *sort of* know about it, a lot of people don't and it makes them stop and be like "What....?" haha

Its a way of making your manicure come to life. When all of your nails are uniform its beautiful but when there is one out of place it grabs your attention and the attention of others. It's simply a statement. Like being the only Goth in a Prep school.

Jan 06, 2012

Angie B.

Oh I love my accent nails! I suck at nail art, so accent nails and gradients are the best I can do! I do it to spruce up an otherwise boring mani.

Apparently this is a pretty popular one of mine, as beautylish has used it a couple times already!

I have to laugh though, cause people give me weird reactions sometimes, and ask why I only have one nail painted that way! : ) whateves....I like it, and thats all that matters!

Jan 06, 2012

Melissa M.

its really fun to do, especially for indecisive ppl like me. Why choose only one color?

Accent nails! I am obsessing over them so much! I do it every time now. Christmas I had red shiney nails with a white matte nail on my ring finger. I think its just a funky twist to nail polish. I'm into it! also I agree with @angie above me. I'm terrible with nail art so the best i can do is add an accent nail.

Jan 09, 2012

Tia B.

Its the accent nail......I love them and did one for this weeks manicure! its something that can make a regular old manicure POP! gotta love that!

Mar 10, 2013

Sarah V.

Women with higher testosterone levels have longer ring fingers. Adding another color makes it appear longer.

Feb 03, 2014

Kayleigh W.

I deiced to do an accent nail and he asked me if it had a meaning like those bracelets. I said no then he kept asking me other questions about it! I told him it means I'm a druggie (I'm NOT fyi). He just walked away.

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