13 Short Nail Ideas To Try This Fall. Short nails, don't care. Character face designs actually look better on short nails. Paint your nail with the color of the character's face—like yellow. How to Manicure Short Nails. It's really easy to manicure short nails -- they usually require less time and effort than long nails and can look very cute, while still being practical for typing and other tasks where long nails are an. We all want those rather not so attractively short nails to look longer, even while we prefer to be able to hold our babies without scratching them, or even play a game of bowling without breaking a nail in the process. Sometimes we are entirely too envious of those around us with beautifully long and perfectly painted digits, wishing our peeling nails would only cooperate for a little while. short neat nails are nice and also neat. I dont like long nails because dirt can get under these and it look nasty its digusting and gross when somebodys nails are usually all chewed up to the finish.