Wednesday, August 27, 2008

goodbye to acrylics

After a year and 2 months of having acrylic nails (with burgandy nail polish) I have decided to take them off and not replace them. They have kind of been my signature "this is me" thing... espcially the polish. Abby has always said I should get pink or orange or something. People are always telling me my nails look elegant, but I have decided I am tired of the time and money it takes to maintain them. So... today.... off they come. It will be a shock because I have had them so long and I hate my fingers without them because I have such short fingers and terrible nails. Maybe I have just been vain. I don't know, but I am ready to try it without them for a while.

5 comments:

Nicia said...

Way to go! Believe it or not, I know it's a hard thing to do, especially since you have had them so long. I remember Kathy had a hard time saying goodbye to them, because she loved her fake nails. (Sorry Kathy! Hope you don't mind!) But it does save a lot of money. Maybe you can still get an occasional manicure, just without the fake nail part!

Kathy said...

I do know how you feel. It was a little hard for me too, but it helped me realize I'm still me without them. You'll be glad about the money you're saving too. Someday when I have lots of money I might go back to "french manicures" because I did like them a lot. But for now, there are a lot of us Earl descendents whose hands have the short, stubby look!

Melinda said...

I think your hands look nice both ways, and I can see how you'll miss what you've been doing. I did it once for my wedding and am not about to repeat it. I feel function-less. It' harder for me to adjust to them to play piano, type, dishes, anything, pretty much. I'm glad, most of all, that you're happy with your decision. Good for you!

Michelle said...

I did them for my wedding too. Ouch! My nails were thin to begin with, but they got roughened up and the nails applied. Then I got them redone and they filed the tops again! When I took those off my nails had huge cracks across the top. They took weeks to heal and get thick enough to stop hurting. Never again!

But I did like the look...

Karen said...

I really liked mine, couldn't take the time and money though. I was in pain for a long time because my nails were so thin...Oh well.