Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Helloooo sixties!

::pant:: Just making it under the wire for Pink Wednesday. Whew!

Although I'm back to Stubsville. ::sulk:: I know this polish looks really white, but it's a MEGA FROSTY pale pink. Did I mention frosty? If this were the temperature in here my fingers would be snapping off. Like liquid nitrogen frosty.

Nina Ultra Pro in Powder Puff. I shall hide behind a poor iPhone photo. The frosty, frosty nubbins:

Did I mention frosty? Brrrr. Absolute zero Kelvin. -273 Celsius. -459 Fahrenheit.

Applies well, though. Now I am off to bed. Today sucked. Tomorrow is not shaping up to improve. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ah, tragedy!

I was about ready to leap into the shower this morning -- okay, trudge into the shower, not much leaping happening this morning -- and thought, Huh, my nail feels funny.

*Robin Williams/Genie voice* "Eet BROKE."

::sigh:: An hour later, I put on my most ruthless panties and did this:

I'd apologize for the horrific iPhone photo, except -- who WANTS a good photo of this? You can sorta see where it broke; not a good angle, so I figure in a week or two I can even them out a bit. But rather than try to nurse it along and wind up yanking it off, I decided to just start fresh.

Well, at least I'm typing faster again. ::slump::

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Question: Tunneling?

Way back in the day, I used to get acrylic overlays on my nails. I stopped after a short time because I hated the damage to my natural nails, but during this time frame I noticed that as my nails grew longer, they curled at the edges of the tips, eventually pulling away from the acrylic. My tech called it "tunneling."

Thing is, my nails still do it, and I'm wondering why. I attempted to get a photo of it tonight, although I'm not sure if it is adequate. Left thumb:

The nail itself is this length:

I wonder if there's something I can do to prevent this. It isn't unsightly, not yet, but if I don't trim soon I'm really going to notice it, and not just on the thumb. I'm not sure if you can see it starting on the rest of my nails:

Maybe there's a sort of event horizon with nails. A maximum attractive length, something. I know my nails will grow longer than this, but I'm at my PERSONAL max in terms of usability -- I'm constantly having to be careful with things, because about now is when they get a lot more fragile. (Mad-Eye Moody Moment(tm): Constant vigilance!) But it isn't only the fragility issue here -- it's also this curling thing I got going. I esp. notice it on thumbs, of course, and on both middle fingers. But it's starting on all of them, just not as noticeable yet.

Any thoughts?

(Polish is 2 coats of Nfu Oh 52 over a coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Black Heart. Poshe on top. Sorry the photos are crap. But oh wow, is this polish purty.)