Day 4: A habit you wish you didn't have
A few weeks before V was born, Lexi from Purify Salon gave me my first shellac manicure. It was a french manicure and a gift from Lexi, her mom, and sisters who are like a second family to me.
Having beautiful nails was a nice treat as we waited for the V's birthday to arrive. Even as I was being checked into the hospital, I kept getting compliments on them.
Now when I pour back over every detail of her pictures, I think, "Hey, nice nails!" Try to notice them among the irresistible cuteness that is V's feetsies!
Have you ever had a Shellac manicure? It lasts FOREVER and I promise you it does not chip. I am so hard on my nails, but these continued to look perfect until one finally got too long and broke. Seriously, no chipping for about 4 weeks (but 2 weeks is average). ON MY FINGERS.
Shellac is applied like regular polish, but set under a special UV light. There is no damage to your natural nails. It takes a bit more work than regular polish to get off, but it's totally manageable even at home (shhhhhh).
So what is my bad habit? Well, for some reason, even while I was anticipating the most nerve wracking meeting of my life, I somehow resisted chewing my nails.
Now? Not so much. I don't actually bite the nails, though. I bite the skin around them. I know. EW. Gross.
I have another appointment with Lexi, though, in a week so I need to knock it off!!!