This is the way my hand looked on June 15th. You may recall that I wrote about banging it into a door frame. You can read about it here, if you like. See how the discoloration spread down into my fingers? It also crept up my hand and over my wrist before it began to fade. (Geeesh, I need some lotion, don't I?)
The point of this post is not the hand, however, it is my nails. I need some advice. About a week before this photo, I had gel nails applied over mine, which are puny and thin and break easily and have always done so. I thought they looked pretty good and I liked them until about 10 days ago, when they had grown so long that I could no longer use my cell phone or my land line without using a pencil eraser to press the numbers. They were seriously too long and getting more and more annoying by the moment. I tried to trim them, but that was a disaster, resulting in jagged breakage. So, I went to my salon and had them removed. After that process, they were sore and tender and thinner than ever. Since then, they have broken even more and split up into the nail bed.
What would you do? I am not sure I want more gel applied to them if this is what happens when they come off. What about acrylic nails? Do you have any experience with them? (No, not you, Hoss.)
I have heard that acrylic nails are easier to remove than gels. Do you know if that is true? The only reason I am making a big deal out of this now is that I am going to a school reunion in a week or so, and I hate to go looking like I have been biting my nails all my life. What would you do?
Finally, can you believe it is August already??!!