Okay so this is a bit of a weird one from me this week because I don't feel like I'm overly a girly girl, you know minus the extensions and the ability to tan the second I feel remotely pale. Anyway, I haven't been able to have acrylic nails for well over a year now, just because of work, so I've set myself a little mission to start growing my own nails out. Ever since I was little I've been an avid nail biter, like down to basically the bone nail biter, much like my dad. So I guess I know where I got it from, learnt behaviour and all that. Anyway, I thought I'd share how I've been doing with it and how breaking a habit I've had for basically my entire life has been, along with the products I've used to strengthen my nails.
Since I'm at work or uni basically every day of the week (a slight over-exaggeration, if my boss is reading this I am fine with the workload I promise), it's been hard since I can't wear any sort of nail polish on my nails. However, I have found a nail strengthener that is clear that I've managed to get away with (again - if my manager sees this, that's a lie) and I can see the difference after a week or so of using it! Usually, whenever my nails get the slightest bit too long, they become brittle and my fingers get so sensitive, but this time around I've been completely fine and I fully believe that it's down to the Essie Strengthener in Tinted Love. Whilst I've been off, I've added the Essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy on top, and finished it off with their Good to Go Top Coat. I feel as though if I wore a darker colour I would draw attention to my nails (that didn't stop me from buying the Essie Nail Polish in Chinchilly), making me more aware of them as well as making other people aware of how stumpy my fingers are! I actually bought my polishes from TK Maxx, since I went for a browse a couple of weeks ago and basically saw an entire Essie Nail Stand worth of stock, so I went a little ham about my new venture. I do feel as though my nail beds are recovering too from years of acrylic damage, which mainly consisted of me biting them off whenever I was bored, which is the biggest plus of them all.
Hopefully, this has gave a couple of you some decent recommendations for nail care and I'll be able to show you an extended collection soon!
All my love,
- L x