Friday, October 7, 2011

The Texas ChainNail Massacre.

One of the main things I hate about my work is how intense it is on my nails. I'm constantly trying to prevent coming home with chips, peeling, cracks, and all that wonderful kind of stuff. Normally a good sturdy manicure helps to fix any possibility of this as nail polish gives my nails so much strength. Unfortunately yesterday was an exception. Although I had a beautiful Reggae to Riches manicure, my thumb nail cracked and cracked hard! I'm a girl who needs symmetry when it comes to her nails, so I ended up having to file my nails down to little stubs.

This always hits me a little harder than it should... when I was little I used to bite my nails so badly that they would bleed and constantly hurt. My nails were always past the quick and looked terrible. My dad used to tell me I had "boy hands" and it always made me so upset. No little girl wants to have boy hands! So when I was in my teens my mom let me get gel nails for a year. They were awesome, gel is so hard to bite through! :P But as most of you know, gels/acrylics are TERRIBLE for your nails. When taken off, my nails were a thin, peeling mess and I ended up having to start from scratch. I discovered nail polish as a way to make my nails harder and a way to make me stop biting. I never wanted to ruin such a pretty manicure!

Anyways, now when I have my nails short it reminds me of my little boy hands. I decided to make myself feel better by painting my stubs with one of my favourite polishes, Raindrops by Illamasqua.

Illamasqua Raindrops

Illamasqua Raindrops

Illamasqua Raindrops

I love the silver flakie sparkles in this polish. Props to the lovely lady who designed this with Illamasqua for their contest! Though most Illamasqua's are opaque in one coat, this one requires three to get the coverage you see. This is really the polishes only flaw, otherwise the application is a dream. 

I'm finding I like posting images similar to the third picture as it shows me a better view of how I applied the polish. I'm able to view the cuticle line a lot more. So excuse the thigh skin picture! :P

Now that I'm looking at these pictures, I'm sort of realizing that maybe my nails aren't THAT little after the nail massacre... but they still seem short to me! Grow nails... GROW!


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