We’re stepping into my favorite arena of the beauty world today…NAILS!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been on my #OperationNailGrowth grind in an effort to whip my nails back into shape after a couple months of nubby little beds! My nail care routine has been pretty legit recently; I’ve been using some new products + techniques to stimulate growth…and they’re working!
I began really putting in the effort to grow my nails at the end of July (about 6 weeks ago)…and it’s paid off! I’ve done nothing particularly special other than be extra careful when doing anything with my hands – always wearing dish gloves, NOT using my nails as tools, and applying cuticle oil like crazy!
I’ve definitely seen some serious growth & have pretty much reached my ideal length; now it’s time for the tricky part – keeping them long & strong!
I’m thrilled to have my nails back. Growing them out takes some time & determination, but it’s definitely worth it!
I’m looking forward to my next mani [maybe on Thursday] so I can re-shape & give them a fresh coat of polish.
I’m currently in the process of growing my nails out. Woof.
This time last year, I had some serious claws – and I miss them!!
I go back and forth between wanting long nails & super short nails. I’ve had baby nails for a couple months now, so I’m currently longing for some growth. 🙂
Being cursed with thin & weak nails, the *only* way for me to see serious growth is via gel manicures. These manicures last me [a week, minimum] & do a great job at preventing nearly all splitting or breakage. SO, a gel mani was in order…
QUICK SIDE NOTE: I tweeted a photo of my mani last the weekend & got some social media love from Gelish [so fun]! At least they think my nails look amazing. 😉
Since I’m trying to make my manicures last as long as possible during these growing pains, I’ve been using my little manicure-lasting trick…
I’ve been able to prove time & time again, that if I paint over my gel manicure with regular polish, the mani lasts at least twice as long.
I was really loving my Garden Teal Party and wanted to paint over it with a similar shade. I recently had these polishes delivered in my Julep Maven boxes…
Julep – Tazeen & Lissa. LOVE!
The teal was exactly the color that I was looking for, but I was dying to use this amazing full coverage glitter as well – so I opted for an accent nail on my ring finger. Stupid me wasn’t paying close attention while I was painting my second hand and I painted right over my ring finger with the teal. SO, I compromised & made my index finger on my right hand the accent nail. I can’t say that the mis-match has been bothering much!
Here’s to hoping this mani lasts me another week! Come onnnnnn long nailllllllsss!
In the meantime, I’ll continue to drench them in cuticle oil every hour. 🙂