me > nail biting….

i think i can i think i can i think i can i think i can i think i can i think i can….now can i? I am trying to quit biting my nails, 20+ years of biting your fingernails can really put a damper on your, well, fingers. Below you will see what my fingers look like prior to this challenge.

gross. I know.

Not so cute ay? You should have seen the look on the Vietnamese manicurist when I asked to get a manicure. She looked at me and said: “you want whaaa?” I said, “I would like a manicure”  I mean I didn’t just walk in this place by accident lady.I showed her my finger and she made the face pictured above….not cool little asian lady.

Apparently she thought it was a joke. I was like, look i get it my nails look like they have been devoured by some sort of wild animal and I have just painted the skins on the tips of my nails to cover up the disaster. But no, this is really what my nails look like!  I get it, my boy friend tells me I have ET fingers, and as cute as that little critter is I DO NOT WANT TO LOOK LIKE AN EXTRA TERRESTRIAL ON MY HAND, NOR DO I WANT TO LOOK LIKE ONE ANY WHERE ELSE ON MY BODY!

favorite little alien of all time

So, I continue on with wanting my nails done. The lady decides that I need to get acrylics because my nails are so helpless. So she starts with the process, cleaning my cuticles, taking off the nail polish and so on and so on and next thing you know I am already at the “go wash yo han” part. So I go ahead and wash my hands, come back, she whips out some magical tools, some special glue and a little glitter and next thing you know my fingers look like this:

just a little too angled for me i think.

I mean I LOVE the design, Obvi but I just thought they were a little too sharp and i was looking for something with a little bit of color. She did not like that I was not such a fan of her work but reluctantly removed the fake nails and started again.  This time she whipped out her magical tools, the same some special glue, lots of little glitter and a trunk full of arts and crafts materials. I could NOT wait to see what was going to happen, so I closed my eyes and let this little Vietnamese lady go to TOWN on my fingers. I was awoken to her shaking my shoulder and telling me she was “armost done”.  I could not believe the magic that was in front of me and I am so happy to share it with you today:

booo yah, now that is what i is talkin abouts

I felt like my very own version of the black swan, although a lot less crazy and with obviously much better looking feathers! it was the most magical thing i had ever seen. I knew I would not have ET hands forever…

unfortunately most of that is not even close to being true, but what fun is a story about trying to ax your finger nail biting addiction without a few fibs thrown in the mix? I will upload pics as soon as the little remnants of a finger nail begin to grow in. STaY tUneD!!!!……………..

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