For 16 years I had acrylic nails and for those 16 years I had French polish applied to them. The day I decided to have the acrylic removed my nail technician commented that I should put some colour on my newly manicured shorter nails. The quick answer was “no”. In 30-odd years I had never, ever applied colour to my nails and basically I freaked out.
I have had a love/hate relationship with my nails. I used to bite them when I was younger. I never bit them down to bare skin but I guess I chewed them due a nervous reaction or something to that degree. To be honest I have no idea why??? My Mother purchased everything possible to put on my nails to stop me from putting them in my mouth and the day finally came when she gave in and allowed me to have acrylic put on them in hope I would stop. At 17 years of age I finally stopped. I guess seeing I was paying for them every month to look beautiful, I didn’t want to ruin it. from that moment on I never touched my nails.
I was always known for having French manicured nails and the day I had them removed was quite daunting for me but I was ready for a change and I haven’t looked back. I feel like I spend more time on my nails now as they grow so fast but I prefer them short and I’m saving so much money now!
It has taken me a couple of years to get the courage up to wear colour on my fingernails. I religiously wear colour on my toes and feel ‘naked’ without it. So when the day came to try something new I went all out and applied Mac red and as the Katy Perry song goes…I liked it!!!
Nearly every week I started purchasing more and more colours, even a dark purple/black. I don’t put colour on my fingers as much as I would like to now days but I do manage a soft pink that blends with my skin colour. However, last night I decided to go with my all time favourite, OPI Melon of Troy of my fingers and toes.