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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SERIES: Big Chop...No, not my hair...

I had just finished doing several swatches for St. Patrick's Day and was about to finish up for the night and BAMM! The nail on my middle finger of my swatch hand was barely hanging on. It wasn't down in the quick, so it didn't physically hurt, but anyone who enjoys length on her nails knows the pain I felt. 

Oh well, so fate has decided for me to do a big chop.  I usually file my nails back a couple times a year so it's not totally devastating. I actually enjoy the freedom of short nails.  I have cut back all my nails and will be blogging my regimen and progress.  Here is my starting point.

My regimen will pretty much stay the same, moisturizing at least twice a day with my cuticle oil mix. To read about my cuticle oil mix, feel free to read that blog post by clicking, HERE.  If you are seeking a commercial cuticle oil mix, I recommend Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil. To read my review, click HERE.  

In addition to my cuticle oil, I will also be using my go-to nail treatment. I have been using Nail Life Nail Revitalizer for years.  It is available at Sally Beauty. While I use the Original Formula, there is also a Formaldehyde-Free formula. I will apply one coat daily. Once a week, I'll remove it during my manicure process and start fresh.
In addition, I'll also take my 5000 mcg Biotin.  So while, I will be posting for St. Patrick's Day, remember those pictures were taken before my little incident. In addition, I'll be posting my progress every 2 weeks. More frequent is like that watched pot adage. 

If you are interested in sharing along with my nail care journey, feel free. I would love some company.  If you are, what products will you be using?

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

* FTC: These products were bought with my own money. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by any of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.

10 comments:

NailACollegeDropOut said...

I swear by nail life revitalizer!

formeitworks said...

I've been using it forever...

Estelle Braun said...

Lois, I am right there with you on the "starting over because of a break" thing. I broke the nail on my index finger of my right hand yesterday. I fixed it with Orly Nail Rescue and then broke the same nail again - in the same place, through the patch - this morning when I tried to open of bucket of cat litter. I wound up taking down all of my nails. I'm using NutraNail 5 to 7 Day Growth Treatment and Hard as Hoof, in addition to keeping my nails polished for further protection. (By the way, my first name is Lois too! <3 )

formeitworks said...

Hi Lois, :) Cool! I use Orly Nail Rescue for patches also, but obviously this break was not going to be fixed. Happy to meet another Lois.

KayJay at Refined & Polished said...

Aww man, that really sucks! I'm sure they will be long in no time!

formeitworks said...

Yes, fortunately they do grow back fairly quickly. Thanks for visiting.

Melanie Snyder said...

I've had a tea bag on my thumb nail for the past month or so because I got a really bad split about half way into the pink. Ouch! It's held up really well fortunately! All of my nails are long except for my thumb nail, I just couldn't take cutting them all back. I love Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Hardener, for me it works great!

formeitworks said...

Hi Melanie. I've tried the tea bag method in the past and it depends on the crack. Sometimes it works and sometimes I need a stronger patch. I use Orly Nail Rescue for most of my patches. This break was beyond repair. I normally file them back a couple times a year anyway. This time was just a bit sooner than I planned...LOL!

Melanie Snyder said...

I'm a dork. turns out my nail wasn't cracked, just flaking. it sure looked cracked :P

formeitworks said...

LOL!

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