The nub life - Nails edition (Chpt 1)

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Hello there Nailmates!!!

I didn't choose the nub life, the nub life chose me.
The nub life

I posts have been a little scarce the last weeks and I gotta blame life for following Murphy's law, I broke my nails, had to cut  and file them and my cinderella hand has seen better days.  I broke 2 nails and it was not only awful and painful but the worst part is how they broke I haven't hand washed a single dish in  2 months, I use a brush for my hair when washing it, I don't move any type of furniture, I have been very careful while cleaning and sleeping since both are repeat offenders, it happened while I was taking some clothes out of the dryer and two of them snapped. I bet many of you know the feeling: first all the pain, then rage, anger, sadness and sense of betrayal.

after cutting and filing
day 1

I cried for a while, well more than a while, almost the whole day; for me, breaking a nail is a serious issue I would love to paint my nails, I've been trying but I can't clean my cuticles without wiping half of the polish from my nubs, it seems I forgot how hard was to create some nail art in less than one inch of surface,  I can't even get acrylics because they give me allergies, it could be all in my head but they itch and itch and itch, I had acrylics 3 times in my life and couldn't wear them for 3 days they drive me crazy, so they are a no-no for me.

Noticeable smile line.
Day 3

I guess I'm damned to  have breakages often. I use  nail straighteners, oil my nails every 2 or 3 hours , hand lotions all day and the traitors still break; paraphrasing Tupac: I didn't choose the nub life; the nub life chose me. and since it seems impossible to avoid nubbins season, so, I better make lemonade with my sour lemons. I decided to go for a series called "The nub life": a seasonal journey, care,  manicures for nubbins and a moment of silence for all our fallen comrades.

after filing into the same shape and size

The incident as I call it: was awful and my some of my nails had nothing left no smile line, I don't think there was any free edge, it took close to a week for the smile line to even show and now we are on our way to recovery and finally  have some room for nail art so I been painting my nails, oiling them often, using hand lotion, soaking them in olive and coconut oil and it seems to be working so keep an eye for manicures tagged #TheNubLife.

I will even share my homemade cuticle oil, it makes wonders for my nails and I think  some of you might enjoy a DIY, Thank you so much for reading,

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PS.If you're interested to see more of my nail art (the good ones and the fails too), you could either stalk me on Instagram or Facebook and please remember English is not my first language and I would appreciate an email if you spot any grammatical horrors (error like: spelling, diction or syntax).

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