WHY NO MANICURE MONDAYS?

Not sure if anyone noticed, but there’s been no Manicure Mondays posts since March. Throughout the month of April I was unable to share a single Manicure with you guys and here’s why….

 

Ever since I took out these GORGEOUS Sculpted manicures I had done back in November, my nails have not been the same.  And I am the one always preaching about the fact that nail extensions, overlays (wrapping) or acrylic powders weaken the nail bed, and I went and got these done. But look at them, they are so pretty!! But I think the fact I had them done back to back and then left the last one in for too long, my nails have been struggling to recover since I took these out in January. Yes, I have been sharing pictures of my manicures since that time, but my nails were so weak and growing them to that length was a huge risk.

 

 

They became so weak and just kept splitting halfway down the middle, just like in the image above. I would simply get an acrylic overlay, but it seemed like as soon as I got over a split nail, another one took it’s place and that’s how it’s been since the start of the year. So after I had this really bad break (picture above), it was so painful, I decided to cut my nails and start growing them again from scratch.

 

 

Even after I did that, I still suffered a couple more breaks and splits, but my nails are getting better and I will be sharing my progress from next week’s Manicure Mondays post! My nails a lot shorter than normal, but just like everything else they will grow and I want to share that journey with you guys. I really did not do anything special during the entire process, I just steered clear of acrylic powders and only just last week did I repurchase my good ol’ Calcium Shield by Orly. I was painting my nails like normal, but I wasn’t changing my polish as frequently as I used to, simply because I didn’t have to (no Manicure Mondays posts to update) and also I didn’t want to over do it with the nail polish remover.

So the next few Manicure Mondays posts may seem a little different from the rest, bear with me 🙂

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Comments

  1. Ijay
    May 6, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I totally relate. I have come to realise that my nails hates anything over them except nail Polish off course. Anytime I make the mistake of wrapping my nails which I don’t even carry for more than 2 weeks, my nails just break off and I end up starting afresh.
    Can you recommend something I could use to strengthen my nails?

    • Ez
      May 8, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thing with me is, I KNOW I shouldn’t do these things to my nails, but I still go ahead and do it lol. Well, that won’t be happening anymore, that’s for sure. To strengthen your nails, you can try the Orly Calcium Shield.

  2. May 12, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    That’s a heartbreaking crack! I love the fact that you take care of your natural nails, I was surprised at first that they are all yours.You can also use any of your hair oils to strengthen your nails (coconut, olive, argan oil or shea butter)

    http://www.adabeauty.com.ng

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