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I was looking up ideas and inspiration for dress ideas when I came across the photo above. A realization hit me like a hammer. I looked from the screen down to my own careworn hands with peeling, ragged, and paint stained nails. I thought to myself, how could I be neglecting such an important part of my grooming? I exercise, watch what I eat, and even color my little bits of grey. But my nails I have left completely out of the picture.
I’m not about to go and get some fake nails glued on at the nail shop, mind you. I sew, paint, care for little ones, and clean my own house. I have friends with beautiful long nails, and to be honest I’m not sure how they function.
Every time I have been pregnant I have gained a huge amount of weight, about 60 pounds on average. At some point in each pregnancy I decided I needed to have long beautiful nails to make up for getting so big and not recognizing myself anymore. It was a little indulgence that made me feel better about things. But every time I had them I could not stop picking at them and would have to get them removed after a few weeks because they annoyed me so much!
I was inspired to action by the photo above. The model’s nails aren’t long but they are well groomed and painted in a lovely shade of classic red. This is something I think I can do and can do at home! Getting to the nail shop on a regular basis for me is not a priority. Plus the smell there really bothers me.
How about you crafty gals out there ?
Are you ignoring your poor digits too?