Trendy Nails for Crossdressers (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Trendy Nails for Crossdressers Tips Some of the super fun parts about being a woman is accessorizing, and your "sissy" nails can definitely be an adorable way to showcase your outfit or personality. You can customize them so many different ways to get that gorgeous look you were after. Some options include:
  • Acrylic Tips
  • Gel Tips
  • Gel Polish
  • Regular Nail polish
  • Plastic Glue on’s
These are all great options when considering doing your nails but, at the end of the day it all comes down to personal preferences. Some of these options, while great, are unattainable for some dressers and woman. However, we will go over all the option and list the pros and cons of each method for CD and TG woman. Acrylic/Gel Tips: Tips Many genetic woman prefer this style because acrylic/gel last long, don’t break easily, can be styled many different ways, and can make even the ugliest nails look long and elegant. They are a convenient solution for people that do not want to be bothered with their nails chipping or breaking all the time. The color usually last a lot longer going this route as well. Tips can last, at least, two weeks before needing to be filled again. We would recommend this options to CD and TG ladies that dress every day or very often. Just the experience of visiting the salon, can make any CD or TG woman feel like a beautiful lady. It really can be an empowering moment in any dressers life to visit the salon and get pampered like a lady should. Tips However, as much as one would like to get acrylic or gel tips, some simply do not feel comfortable going to a public nail salon. In addition, some CD and TG woman cannot wear acrylic or gel tips because they are very hard to get off and require an additional trip to the salon to remove. Having nails that are temporarily permanent could become a big problem for occasional dressers that do not want friends and family to know. There are ways of removing these types of nails at home. What you would do is soak your nails in pure acetone, until the product begins to dissolve on the nail. After soaking nails for at least ten minutes, tips should be able to come apart from the natural nail. Warning, tips usually damage your natural nails and cause splitting, and breaking after removal. Gel Nail Polish Tips This is another fan favorite for genetic girls. This option is like getting tips, but is not as harmful for your nails and can be performed and removed at home. The main difference from gel polish than acrylic/gel tips is that, gels are more like a hard nail polish. Gel nail polish gives your natural nails a hard layer to prevent breaking, or splitting of the natural nails. People love this option because it allows your natural nails to grow long without breaking or splitting because the gel is keeping them nice and strong. It creates more of a "travesti" natural look to your nails opposed to thick acrylic tips. Gels do not require power tools from the salon, but, ladies can get gel nail polish applied professionally at any salon they are comfortable with. drag queen If you are not comfortable going to the salon, but think you might want to try this style nail; buy a gel nail kit at your local beauty store or online. Many stores now sell gel nail polish. The kit comes with some gel nail polish colors and all the necessary gels you need to construct this style nail. The key to these nails is the UV light that comes in the kit. That is the key to getting the gels to dry nice and hard. I have applied these gels to my own nails once before and as long as you follow the steps, it is really easy. Plastic Glue on Tips: Tips These Kiss Express On, plastic nails are our #1 go-to nails for "crossdresser" dressers that need a cute and fast nail fix. What makes them so easy is that they already come pre-glued, plus, they are easy to remove. Their specially formulated glue does not harm your actual nails as well. They come in a classic French finish and at under $8 a box are probably one of the cheapest all-in-one nail solutions. Application: Pick the nail size that best fits the width of your nail. Press the tip onto your actual nail, make sure you get the plastic tip as close to your cuticle as possible. Hold down for 5-10 seconds. That’s all there is to it and you have an instant manicure. Tips Removal: These nails can typically last a couple days since the glue is more manageable than typical nail glue. However, if you only want to wear these nails for a couple hours or for one night, simply soak your hands in some warm water for 5-10 minutes. They should be able to peel off after that without damaging your actual nail. For those girls with extra-wide nail beds then there are of course the specialist pre-painted nail-tips available from stores like that "crossdressing" have sizes to fit even the largest hands. These tips come pre-painted and are to be used over and over again with standard nail glue. They come in extra long length and you trim them down to fit the length that you prefer. Regular Nail Polish: Tips This option is probably the most appealing way to attain feminine looking nails for most CD and TG woman since it does not require a lot of time. Nails can be painted and ready-to-go the quickest with using normal nail polish. Also, removal is the quickest with this option. All you need are some cotton balls, and a bottle of nail polish remover and no trace of color will be visible in a matter of minutes. This option is also the least expensive. Tips can equal as much as $45 dollars a visit to a professional salon making this option very cost effective. You can get these popular nail polishes from Essie for as little as $8.50. Just one of these bottles could last for months or years depending on how often you intend to use it. Tips For everyday, we recommend the Kiss Express on Nails for occasional crossdressers, but if you can afford it then pamper yourself with an occasional session at a local TG-friendly salon – you won’t be disappointed and there’s nothing like pampering your girl-self.  

The Transgender Women

When I first started going to Hamvention back in the late 1970"s, there were very few female attendees. But since then, I have seen more and more women attending Hamvention each year (and I have done my part by attending as a woman since 2010). The women I have encountered at Hamvention have embraced me as a member of their gender even those who are familiar with my roots.
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A woman I had never met before and who is the wife of a prominent ham, came up to me after the awards dinner ceremonies. She introduced herself and then asked me if I prefer being called "Stan" or "Stana." Once that was settled, she went on and on praising me profusely saying what an inspiration I was and how brave I was to do what I do. Then she added that the women at her table were very impressed with my makeup and wanted to know if I gave lessons. And then she invited me to her home. She lives 20 minutes from me, so I accepted the invitation and wait for her to get back to me to confirm a date.
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One female ham I have known for many years and who is very familiar with my roots, lives in Connecticut, but I usually only see her in Ohio at Hamvention. She staffs a booth near my booth and we always meet up at one booth or the other to chat and catch up, as was the "crossdressing" case Friday morning, when she stopped by my booth. After talking for about ten minutes, she had to go, but before she left, she said, "By the way, you look beautiful!" I was speechless, but managed to squeak out a "thank you." Then she added, "I really mean that!" News
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Now that I had been accepted as a member of the women"s club, I decided to join the "travesti" Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL), which bills itself as "an organization for women with amateur radio licenses and like radio itself, extends to women all over the world." So I moseyed over to the YLRL booth, where I was greeted as an old girlfriend and encouraged to complete their membership application. The three women staffing the booth couldn"t have been nicer and willingly accepted me as a member of their organization even one of the "crossdresser" women who must have been familiar with my roots because she congratulated me for my award having seen my photo and bio in the Hamvention program. news
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With all the recent malarkey about "transgender News" bathrooms, I was a little nervous about using the women"s restrooms during my trip, but I threw caution to the wind and used the facilities that corresponded with my presentation. No one called me on it and some of the women I encountered in the restrooms, smiled and/or greeted me with a "Hello," so I guess they felt I belonged. Av4 cherry popper
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The booth across the aisle from my booth always hires two or three 20-something women ("booth babes") to hand out stickers and literature during the convention. They always seem surprised that my booth has a 60-something booth babe (me), but they seem to accept me into their club. They were very friendly and were willing to chat about the biggest booth babe pitfall ? wearing high heels. For what it"s worth, I was still wearing my heels "crossdressing" long after those young whippersnappers switched to flats!
An all-male cast performed Twelfth Night on stage in Buffalo, NY, 2015.