It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I went up to the mountains for vacation and I’m travelling for work this week. I have photos in my camera of my last non-disastrous manicure, but I haven’t had time to pull them off and crop them.
However, something happened while I was out of town that totally destroyed my nails. I don’t know if it was the polish or abuse of Nail Envy hardening basecoat, but my nails started peeling terribly. I believe the technical term is delamination.
It’s pretty bad. I have photos. They’re ugly.
The polish I was wearing when I left town started chipping, and every time it chipped it took big strips of nail plate with it. I was ill prepared and had no nail polish remover or buffer, so it had several days to progress before I could do anything about it. The peeling weakened the tips, which meant I had to cut them all down, too. So now they’re stubby and peeled and uneven and awful. It’s a friggin’ tragedy.
But nails grow. So I’ll do some buffing, I bought some Naltiques Formula 2 protein treatment, and I’ll keep them protected until the damage grows out. Which will probably take a long time. *sigh*
In the meantime, enjoy this ELO track from the classic movie Xanadu. It’s my go-to song when I need a pick-me-up.
Posted on October 15, 2012, in Misc and tagged delaminating, delamination, elo, formula 2, hardener, i'm alive, manicure, nail damage, nail envy, Nails, nailtiques, NOTD, peeling, xanadu. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.