Getting a manicure is always a treat, but living with one is a completely different experience. Regardless of the type of mani you get — standard, gel, acrylic, or shellac — your life changes afterward. Naturally, the most drastic changes come with the most dramatic manis.

But hey, what are a few adjustments in exchange for a beautiful manicure?

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1. You remember how impossible makeup is with long nails.

You literally have to retrain yourself on how to hold an eyeshadow brush. It's almost like you're an alien trying to use some strange, foreign object.

2. You have to entirely change the way you use a keyboard.

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You find yourself typing with flat fingers as opposed to fingertips, and it's extremely awkward until you get used to it.

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3. Aluminum cans are your Kryptonite.

A can of soda just isn't worth losing a nail over. 

Instead of carrying around a mini opener, your friends become your personal can openers.

4. You have the sudden urge to tap everything.

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If there's an object in your vicinity, you can't help but give it a quick one-two tap with your nails. 

It's just so satisfying.

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5. You're about to make a lot of typos.

You think you're texting a comprehensible sentence, but you're actually inputting a ton of nonsense that not even autocorrect can save you from.

6. Working out is going to be a little tricky.

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You want to go to the gym, but you also want to keep your nails looking flawless.

You're now faced with a challenge.

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7. The thought of picking up a coin gives you major anxiety.

If you drop a quarter at the checkout, that soldier is getting left behind.

Otherwise, the entire store will have to wait while you struggle.

8. If someone causes you break a nail, they should be very worried. 

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This person should immediately run far, far away. 

It's probably best that they move to a different country entirely.

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9. Everybody wants you to scratch their back now.

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Fake nails make back scratches a trillion times better.

You now have the magic touch, but you're not trying to share it with the rest of the world.

10. You wonder how all of that dirt got stuck under your nails.

10. You wonder how all of that dirt got stuck under your nails.
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It's not like you ran a Tough Mudder event, so how'd all the grime get there?

...OK, maybe it was the Cheetos you had at lunch.

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11. When you poke your own eye, you feel seriously conflicted.

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Why is it that the things you love the most hurt you the most? 

There's just no fairness in this world.

12. You have to be extremely conscious about mosquito bites.

One minute you're scratching a mosquito bite, and the next thing you know, there's a "red rum" situation and you need serious medical attention.

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13. You have to reassure yourself that they're straight.

13. You have to reassure yourself that they're straight.
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We've all have bad manicures in the past, so it's no surprise that we feel the need to constantly examine them in order to assure ourselves that they're flawless.

14. Once you're sure, you simply can't stop looking at them. 

14. Once you're sure, you simply can't stop looking at them.
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They're gorgeous! They're perfect! They're a work of — you're obsessed.

You feel like a hand model now because every Starbucks cup looks Instagram-worthy in your hands. 

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15. But you're lowkey dreading taking them off.

15. But you're lowkey dreading taking them off.
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Unless you plan on getting them filled or redone, the entire fake nail experience is underscored by the dreadful thought of having to remove them. 

16. And your hands feel totally weird when you finally do remove them.

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All of a sudden your fingers feel like short little stubs and you wonder how they ever functioned pre-manicure.

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