Those observant souls among you may have noticed that I am not sporting my usual French mani in some of the later pics. It is with a heavy heart that I say this – I’ve had to forgo the French for a time.
I’ve had gel nails now for over six consecutive years, and unfortunately my vanity has taken its toll on my natural nails. I had my first gel set applied for my impending wedding, and loved them so kept going back. Not just a vanity matter, my own natural nails are very thin and break before they reach any significant length. However during a recent trip to the salon, after a look at the state of my nails, the nail tech recommended a ‘break’ (nail joke?) for a time to let my own nails recover from years of abuse – lack of air and sunlight, constant chemical application, harsh filing etc. Sob ;((
So for a while now I have been feeling very odd – literally! – having short natural nails again. I can feel the ends of my fingertips which is a strange sensation; worse is that I feel less attractive and ‘polished’ than when I have my gel mani. On the plus side – it is much easier to pick items up from the floor and put earrings on lol! 😉
Before you turn away in disappointment in me, yes I am well aware this is a very first-world problem and I am not complaining, just sharing the reason I look the way I do, and how surprised I am to what extent it affected the way I feel – literally and figuratively – and perform basic tasks. It just shows it’s just what we get used to.