I MUST CONFESS … I have weird fingernails.
They flake. They peel. They chip. They split. They’re a weird shape – they fan out. And they are really flat.
As a result, I’ve never had any success in growing them; I’ve kept them plain and short for years. Which is fine, but a tad boring. I’ve never seen the point of wearing nail polish because my nails just weren’t worth it.
I’ve tried acrylic nails a few times but due to the fact that my nails are incredibly flat, and acrylics are curved, I find they start popping off within a couple of days. I bought a home kit and did my own repairs but eventually I just had to admit defeat. I was never going to have beautiful long nails .
My nail technician confirmed that for the 5% of women who have the same problem as me, gel nails are the solution.
I had my first set of gel nails applied early in January, in the popular french tip style – and have been very impressed with the results.
At last I have lovely hands, and nails I can be proud of. I don’t have to worry about doing the washing up or the gardening or typing, fearing that they will fall off. Because these babies aren’t going anywhere!
After two weeks, I had them re-filled. I’m now at the four week point, and have filed them down as they were getting a bit too long. I’ve also put nail polish over the top, just for a change. I am still totally loving my nails – I may never get them taken off!
So women with weird flat nails, rejoice! At last there is a way that we can have the lovely looking manicured hands that previously, we could only dream of.
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