I’ve been taking a break from polishing my nails. Does 10 days count as a break? I finally promised myself that It was time to get back in the routine again.
I’m used to changing my polish 3 times a week, and my nails had been paying the toll. They were short, brittle and wouldn’t grow very long. I stopped buffing my nails at every manicure, and stopped using some base coats and top coats that weren’t 3 free. (Good-bye Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hard As Wraps, and Seche Vite top coat.) I hope that will help. I also need to stop cleaning under my nails with an orange stick several times a day. I find that I get weak points at the edges of my nails where they start to tear.
I decided to take these pictures with the Christmas tree lights in the background. It was just too pretty to pass up. It was my attempt at making it feel more festive.
I wore a very similar look Wednesday until I changed my polish today. (I started wearing polish mid this week after a week and a half break) Here’s a look at it. It also includes a metallic micro glitter from the China Glaze Holiday 2012 Collection. This picture was taken with my phone, and not my Cannon Rebel T3.
It might be time for some honest to goodness nail art. I might have to try my hand at a candy cane stripe, or a Christmas tree design. Maybe just an accent nail or two. I’ll just dangle my toe in the water and see how it goes. If it takes too much effort, I’ll never do it again. If it looks too busy, I’ll never do it again.
What are you wearing on your nails these days? How are you keeping your nails long and strong? I’d love to know. Comment below if you have a moment.