I've never been a huge fingernail person, meaning I go through phases of growing my nails and having them professionally manicured.
But most of the time , I bite my nails. Horror of horrors! Especially knowing some of the things my nails have touched (as a nurse and a doggy mom)
Now that I have retired, I have decided I must do better! I really like professional manicures, but not the cost, upkeep, and the way they trim my cuticles. (Cuticles look good for a day or two, then hangnails like crazy develop when the skin starts to grow back!)
Did I mention I have a toe nail fungus that I'm sure I caught from a salon? After two rounds of help from my dermatologist, that seems to be resolving too.
So so what's a girl to do when she wants cute nails, but doesn't want to use a salon?
Do them myself !
My friend, Rita, sent samples of Jamberry nail wraps. See my first attempt. Two wraps, nail polish on other nails.
I do do not have a steady hand to paint, so I ordered a whole set of wraps.
The white stuff you see is lotion. But let me tell you, I am sold on this product. So easy and cute enough!!
I will try the less expensive wraps from discount stores too. My Jamberry wraps stayed on better than polish and that was even with sealing grout...no gloves!
I havent tried them on my toenails yet, but plan to later this week. I have given myself a pedicure, however, and have decided to do that myself for awhile too. It must be much healthier than sharing bowls with others.
So there you have it...my new project/hobby. Bonus: I'm not biting my nails!