One of my favourite things to do to relax is sit and get my nails done. There is something extremely soothing about sitting in a little chair, picking the perfect colours to wear for a few weeks. I could almost fall asleep in the chair.
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My favourite style to get on my nails is anything long. The longer the better however, having long nails can really get in the way of normal day to day activities. Let’s start with the one that is affecting me right now…
I have to type like my grandmother would type, almost on the tips of my nails because they are so long and so it takes me about twice as long to write a post than if I had short nails. Not only that but it makes a horrendous noise when a nail tip collides with the keys, to the point of extreme annoyance. Don’t even get me started on typing a message on my phone… Worth it.
Moisturising the body is important but is so hard to do with nails like mine. It always gets stuck under the nails and is rank. Then you have to go through the process of picking it all out. Worth it.
I have had to modify my wardrobe so that it doesn’t include anything with a clasp otherwise I would have to set my alarm in the morning for half an hour earlier. I am not a jewelry person because I favor nails over bling. Worth it.
Jeans. More specifically, new jeans. I can’t even deal with the thought of trying on new jeans in a fitting room never mind the fear of getting my nails caught or stuck in the zip. Worth it.
Now obviously as the nails grow if you don’t get them done, they can
start to chip away, etc. In the days leading up to nail day when you wash your hair there is no feeling more horrid that having a great time feeling like a Herbal Essence advert when AGH there it is… your hair gets tangled underneath your nail extension, then you have to drag it out with a harsh slam back into reality standing there in your own damn shower. Worth it. Long nails forever.
We all have to have a little stratch every now and then, itchy head, itchy finger, itchy boob, whatever. This is totally fine and normal. What isn’t normal is having a scratch and then looking at yourself and realising you are now covered in a tonne of red marks. I swear, you look like you have been mauled by 11 kittens. Not a good look but again, worth it.
Small studs? Forget about it. I’ve been subjected to wearing J-Lo worthy size earrings because my nails can’t get wrapped around the backs of studs. Worth it.
Okay, I live in a city centre. My money is not expendable, neither is my threshold for embarrassment when I drop money, or anything for that matter and I can’t pick it up. Picture it – I am bent over ass in the air struggling to pick something up. I’ll be honest, sometimes I’ll just leave it because my nails can’t take that kind of pressure.
All jokes aside, all the goodness that comes with long nails more than make up for the lil problems we gotta deal with on a daily basis. I love having long nails, let’s face it they are kind of like having a Swiss Army Knife at the end of your fingers.
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