Learned a few lessons this week.. such as showering 25 minutes after doing your nails equates to the optical illusion (so-to-speak) of 10 days of tipwear, instantly! Talk about being royally pissed. I had top-coated and painstakingly removed ALL excess polish during the clean up and did the impression test and they seemed OK. Yea, not really at all. Luck for all of us, I took pictures before I destroyed them (=
A purple creme (= perfect! Totally into purples lately! Purple Pamploma, according to Wikipedia, looks much like "Byzantium" in the bottle, photographs more like "Fandango". The flash definitely lightens the color as a whole but it isn't far from the true color. The sunlight has a similar effect. Very pretty regardless!
Sooooooooooooo after my disastrous shower and dinner date, I came home and redid my mani. Chose another purple, surprise, and I am a little bit surprised how similar they appear in pictures!
Caution: slight gore ahead!
Note the numerical labels;
2. OUCH. (You better believe acetone was fun! AAUUUUEEEEGHH!! Stung like a B*$@! - only inflamed the wound)3. That dent is not visible to the naked eye.. really, I can't even see it. Yet "macro" makes it so apparent. Thanks, technology!
I've NEVER been a nail biter. But I've always been a nail picker. I'll pick pick pick and not even realize it until I draw blood. I think I did this on the way home from my boyfriend's house. I'm not sure. I don't even realize that I do it. Luckily, I don't pick my nails when I have polish on them, its some kind of subconscious deterent and that's fine, great actually. They're usually bloody stumps when I am not up-to-date on my blog, which is why I will continue to blog as long as I have it in me. However, not so lucky for my cuticles and the skin surrounding my cuticles. I unintentionally tear it to shreds and the anti-bite nail polish serves no purpose here. I don't have to be nervous, anxious, upset or angry.. I just habitually pick at my nails.
Mentioned as my two nail related new year's resolutions were better cuticle care and perfecting "the gap". I think I've done a decent job on the gap part.. still more work to do..
Any advice on how to shed this habit?