It's been a month since I decided to go au natural with my nails.
Do you remember this blog post? Why I Decided to Say Goodbye to My Acrylic Nails. I go into full dramatic detail on why I had acrylics in the first place and then I explain how after years in the acrylic life I walked away.
Well, you're probably wondering how things have been going.
Well, first things first... my nails were/are very sick. I didn't realize how brittle acrylics made them. My first clue is when they started to break like I had been digging holes with my hands for 8 hours for 30 days straight. I didn't have to be doing anything strenuous. They would just crack and fall apart. I even used shellac, but nothing was holding them together.
I would like to thank Julep for sending me a care package full of amazing things to make my nails stronger and prettier. This is a whole new space for me, so I didn't know where to start. So, thanks Julep for setting me on the right path.
The biggest surprise. So, you know the saying, "It's like riding a bike." Well, some things aren't like riding a bike. I used to paint my own nails when I was a teenager. I wasn't exceptional at it, but I got the job done in a decent way. So, I thought it would all come back to me with no problem.
|This is the better hand. The right hand has always been harder to polish. Bess and Madison from Julep.|
This seriously looks like I did this with 2 left hands. I'm trying guys. This is a serious challenge, but I know my nails will be better for it in the long run. So, if you run into me - don't look at my hands to closely. I'm a work in progress.
I used these two tonight. A nice hand scrub for the hands and a top coat to help my nails get stronger.
Any tips are completely appreciated.