Wow wow wow wow wow wow! So sorry I've been gone so long! Lots and lots of things have happened to me! I got a job, which kind of explains my absence, plus since I live in the Vegas area, I have had many, many visitors. Sheesh! It's pandemonium around here! And my house has gotten messy since my hubby hasn't had time to clean it. Sigh. Anyway, here's an update on a recent project of mine...
For as long as I can remember, I have had short, stubby nails. They just refused to grow past a certain point and I was always too rough with my hands. This meant my hands looked less feminine, painting my finger nails was no fun, and if I wanted to feel like a woman, I had to rely on acrylics, which, in the long run, is another dead end because well, I am not diva enough to pay for that look every two weeks.
Anyway, the last couple of times I had acrylics done on my nails (I got them done for my job interview and to impress the girls at work, which I am not going to try to do anymore, hello!), I thought how nice it would be if I could keep the nails that grew out underneath my acrylics. Well, I carefully and painstakingly ripped off my acrylics (another con to having your diva nails done), and somehow my real nails underneath were relatively intact. Woot! I buffed them and filed them down to a squarish roundish shape and painted them pink. Voila! Nice nails! Take a look, not bad, right?
If you are having a difficult time getting your nails to grow more, try out my experiment! I think you might be pleasantly surprised. If, for some reason, you break your nails while ripping your acrylics off, just buff and file it to the shape you would like and wait for it to grow some more. More than likely, after a month of having acrylics on your nails, the quick (the pink part of your nails) will have extended and you will have longer looking nails anyway. Hope this works out for you!