Sunday, 16 August 2015

Wishing on a star for long nails!

Hi everyone! I need a bit of advice today.

For the past 2 years I have constantly had gel nail extensions.  They're like acrylic extensions but apparently slightly less sturdy and less damaging towards the nail.  I've had acrylics on my nails too and to be honest I've never noticed much of a difference except for the removal process.  The acrylic removal process is much more damaging to my nails than the gel removal. 

I love having nail extensions on because my natural nails are very weak and they break after a certain length.  I hate it!  Having long nails gives me more confidence, how silly!?  I always feel more 'done up' when I have long, polished nails.  I feel a bit dishevelled without my nails but they do cost quite a bit of time and money for upkeep.  Don't get me wrong, it's not crazy expensive but it does cost a fair bit and this all adds up when you wear them non stop like me.  I have my nails done every 2 weeks like clockwork and I'd like to cut down the money I spend on them.

I decided to give my natural nails another shot this month as I've grew a bit tired of spending so much money and having to run to the nail salon so often.  As well as having weak nails, I also wear latex gloves for 8 hours a day at work.  After years of this at work / uni it really has made a dent in my nail strength.  I've starts wearing cotton gloves underneath my latex ones so hopefully that makes a difference. 

Do you know of any products / supplements etc that I could try to strengthen my nails a bit?  Suggestions would be fab!  If you have reviews / posts on these then feel free to leave a link in the comment box :)

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