This post may seem a but naive but well, I guess I am naive when it comes to getting older. I’ve never done it before!.. LOL … But, in all seriousness, my mom passed away when I was 29 so I really don’t have anyone to ask questions about getting older.. So, I am turning to my blog readers who may be a bit older than me..
During my early 20’s and all the way through my late 30’s I always had fake nails. I had a friend who was a licensed nail tech who used to do them for many years and I went to her so much that by the time I was 27 I had learned how to do a full set of tips by myself. After that, I took over and always did my own tips, manicures etc..Once I hit around 36 though for some reason I didn’t want the tips anymore so I took them off and never put them back on until recently. Since turning 40 (that was 3 yrs ago now) my nails decided they would no longer grow on their own. They peel, split and are soft. Well, last month for some unknown reason I decided I missed long nails so I went to Sally Beauty and spent an embarrassing amount of money for all the supplies I knew I’d need and, I put my first set of tips on in almost seven years.
Here’s what they looked like when I was finished.
I was so into it again, or so I thought I even did a little sponge art for a manicure. These lasted two weeks when I decided they were too long and were driving me nuts. So, off they came and not in the correct way. You’re supposed to melt them off by soaking your nails in pure acetone which by the way I did buy but forgot I couldn’t stand the smell of it so I filed them off.. HUGE mistake, don’t ever do this.. I got lucky and didn’t damage my nails or cut myself this time..
I had them off for about a week and thought to myself, “you dummy, you spent all that money on all these supplies and what? now you’re just going to let it all go to waste? No way, put another set on only this time cut them short enough to be active.. Okay, so another three hours last week and I had tips back on, shorter this time and I was pleased with the outcome. Here’s what they looked like when finished.
See that, I even did little crystals on them. Well, these lasted…..not even a week.. I find that now, I can not STAND the feeling of tips on my nails anymore. They feel suffocated and numb and the feeling drives me batty soooo, once again, on Saturday night yep, I did it again, I clipped and filed them off only this time I’m left with a few battle scars which I will spare you the photos of. Two bleeding nails. Yeah, I know.. So ladies, does this have anything to do with getting older? For many many years tips never bothered me. It was like they were just part of me but now, I can not STAND the feeling of them anymore. Also, since hitting 40 three years ago my nails also split, peel and are soft and thin. I’ve tried all the treatments etc but nothing seems to help them.. Any insight?