Lifetime Error #6,549

I knew better, I really did. But I bought the glue-on temporary nails anyway. “They could really mess up my real nails”, I thought.  But then something overrode that concern and I made the purchase.  

They sure looked good.

my left hand with nice French-tip nails

I’ve always wanted nice nails and the only reason I don’t get them from the nail lady is because I’m not good at regular maintenance. I never seem to get in as often as I need to in order to make them consistently purty. We went out with friends on Saturday night and my nails were lovely. I had natural, lovely nails once before but it took 24/7 antibiotics via IV for them to grow. That seemed a little extreme this time.

On Sunday morning one spontaneously popped off and I decided to take them all off to see how difficult it was. Ridiculously difficult, as it turned out. They would not loosen even after soaking in acetone polish remover as instructed. So hubby brought up his can of pure acetone and after about 10 minutes of soaking, and burning the little hairs up my nose, the nails began to dissolve. It was a messy, tedious and dangerous job and it left me with bruised cuticles and two nails as thin as rice paper. This is as painful as it looks. The cuticle is red and ragged, the centre of the nail has been worn away almost to the skin. Two nails were left in this condition.

photo (91)Soooooo not worth it.

I know better. So what was I thinking? I guess I thought that a drug store, a place stocked with things that soothe and heal you, wouldn’t sell anything harmful. And then I put glue on my nails.  I can only surmise that my IQ spikes at times and plummets at others. In conclusion, one night of lovely nails isn’t worth whatever time it will take for these babies to heal again.

4 thoughts on “Lifetime Error #6,549”

  1. Gloria Bryant

    My nails are thin and used to snap off doing simple things like opening the car door. A friend who has a cosmetology license suggested gel polish. I don’t bother with color because I’m lousy with upkeep also. I finally bought the products and went on eBay to get the UV lamp for curing the polish. I now do my own and have been doing so for about 1-1/2 years. I only have to remember to keep them trimmed to a reasonable length because they don’t snap off or split.

    1. That’s a very good point!
      Thanks for the link. The two that got peeled so badly really do hurt. 🙁

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