There are some nail bloggers who have the most amazing nails and hands. I am suffering from some major nail envy! I want the long nails I see others have! I just keep breaking mine! Well actually I keep breaking the same one over and over again! Apparently I am just that rough on that finger! What the heck! I am cautious, I don't use my nails as tools, I moisterize, I am careful, but no matter what I do - I break the one nail all the time!!! I want my nails long again! I know once I get them to where I want them, I will just want to cut them again, but still right now I want them to grow!
Looks like I am well on my way. They are to the point here where I think they are longish. I was trying to make a custom nude for my skin tone too. Pretty close here...
But NOOOO what happens when I am well on my way and close to my long nail goals? I break one! Which one? The same one I keep breaking over and over again of course!
So now here I am trying to decide what to do. Do I cut them all - which is what I usually do when one breaks, or do I put a tip on the broken one? I tried the tipping thing before and then I felt that set me back and I had to keep them all short eventually anyway. Part of me wants to just trim my nails down and keep trimming them a bit at a time until that one catches up. But a huge pet peeve of mine is having nails of different lengths. When I see someone who has nails that are different lengths I always wonder why they just wouldn't cut them all and start all over again. And here I am hanging on. Not to mention that now the long nails are really noticable to me and uncomfortable now that one is short. Looks like I will be cutting them all off. :(
What do you do when you are trying to grow your nails and one breaks? Any tips on keeping your nails long and beautiful or do you prefer to keep your nails short?