It’s been a while. Thanks for stopping by. If you want, come again tomorrow for, “Kicking the Habit- Part 2.”
To an outsider, it seems easy. “What’s the big deal? Just don’t do it. Just stop. Stop biting your nails.”
As an insider, an ex-nail-biter, it’s wasn’t easy. It’s incredibly hard for a person to quit biting fingernails after doing so almost their whole life. But if you’re able to stop for long enough to see the light, to see the white…oh man, what a cool thing. A crazy thing happens. Addiction to growing them longer and longer happens. Addiction to painting them over and over happens. Addiction to buying top coats, base coats and cuticle oil happens. Now we’ve got real problems.
I have spent more time looking at manicure products in drug stores in the past
month, week, day than I have during my entire life put together. It’s marvelous, being camped out in the nail care aisle for hours on end like some kind of weirdo. The same store clerk has gone and come back from lunch, asked numerous times if everything is okay and vacuumed the area, twice. Sally Hansen is such a good read.
I’ve always tried to kick the habit, so I feel like it’s only natural to experiment with products that I’ve never had a need for in the past. It’s a new experience, settling on one shade and hardly getting to the car before brushing it on. Then drive until it’s dry, pull over and put on another coat. “No, I’m fine officer. Thanks for asking. Just putting another layer on my nails… I thought the hazard lights were on. Have a nice day!”