i cut my nails off. not just to nubs, but down as far as they'd go. they are also completely naked right now.
in learning about nail care i made a lot of mistakes and i want to correct them. i want to start over with the proper cuticle and nailbed care NOW. but i still need to grow out the damaged, stained nail.
it was cathartic cutting them off. i've been insecure about how they look naked for a while now. i need to LITHA (as the body mod community says--Leave It The Hell Alone). i fuss with my cuticles way too much and pick at my nails. well, i can't do that with nubs de la nubs, so i'm hoping to break some bad habits soon and come back with nails that are better than ever!
a funny thing has happened since i became obsessed with polish though. i used to hate how my hands look. i thought they were the ugliest part of my body! well, i don't feel that way anymore...i appreciate them a lot and think they look pretty decent most of the time :) the nail community has helped me to see this, and i am grateful to you all.
so i may or may not be posting as many NOTDs in the near future, but i promise i am not gone for good.