(Closed) Help a girl out- nail edition

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Do you bite your nails?
    Nope, never had a problem with biting my nails : (22 votes)
    43 %
    No, I stopped that nonsense : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, I sometimes bite my nails. : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, and I want to stop : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @ciel:  I previously used clear stuff, but what I used tended to flake off which allowed me to bite.  Right now I do 1 coat clear, 2 coats color and another coat clear to top it off.  It’s thick enough that I’d really have to bite to do any damage, but I don’t because I don’t want my nails screwed up when they’re so pretty painted πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @ciel:  I just do them at home!

    Post # 6
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    I bite my nails too. Really bad. Bad bee! The best was when I was list keeper. I did my nails all the time. You know what, immature do a coat of clear now. Anyone got articles on how to stop biting your nails.

    Post # 7
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My Fiance bites his nails. I’ve been trying to get him to stop for more than a year and a half. No go…. πŸ™ I basically slap his hand every time I catch him biting. It worked for a short time and then he went back home (LDR) and he regressed. Try having your Fiance slap your hand ( Not hard!) See if that helps.

    Post # 8
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t bite but I do tear off my nails. For the past three weeks I’ve been doing pretty good. No real tips though. I just put on somepretty nail polish and I stop nail tearing. If I don’t have any polish on then I’ll tear.

    Post # 9
    2 posts

    My sister used to bite her nails like crazy and she kicked the habit when we would put nail polish remover on her nails and her finger pads. It tastes so bad that it was enough for her to realize she was doing it and stop herself! Might be worth a shot. πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I used to bite my nails REALLY badly (so that they bled and were bitten down to the life-ouch!) And a few years ago I bought some really pretty nail polish, which wasn’t too cheap, and put like 10 coats on, which made it impossible to bite. Also, look at lots of photo’s of nail art, and pretty, long nails, that worked for me πŸ™‚

    And, imagine showing your friends and family your ring and having no nails! πŸ˜›

    Also, try and replace it with another habit. Carry a water bottle around or some chewing gum, and whenever you get the urge to bite, chew some gum or sip some water πŸ™‚

    Good luck, you can do it! πŸ˜€


    Post # 11
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @ciel:  Apparently you are supposed to give it up one nail at a time. First one pinkie, then the other, then the other finger I can never remember the name of etc. 

    Post # 12
    4366 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    SO is a nail biter.  He stopped for about 2 years but he’s gone back to it now (change of job etc).  Anyway, the bitter stuff worked but only because he wanted it to.  It reminded him that he wanted to stop rather than just tasting bad so he was always concious of it.

    One thing that got me to stop when I was about 13 was finding out that the dirt and bacteria under your nails is really bad for you and can make you ill. Nailbiting is also one of the ways threadworms are spread.  Sorry to be gross, but that seriously helped me.

    Post # 13
    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Try getting a manicure with shellac.

    Not only is it hard, but it looks amazing and you wouldnt want to ruin your manicure!

    Post # 14
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was a habitual nail biter (to the point my fingers would bleed.)

    Usually, it was stress/nervous related (I’d often bite my nails during stressful fights in video games or when I was disappointed in something I did) or when my family would ride my ass for various reasons.

    When I met my husband, he told me he liked long nails on a woman (He likes his feet & back scratched while watching TV) so I grew them out. It was hard, and I found that keeping them painted helped. When I bit, it would ruin the finish & chip off, and that would make me just repaint them (acetone tastes like shit fyi).

    Eventually, it just sort of… weaned away from my mind. I used darker colors away from my skin tone (Mostly black & reds) so I would notice it more easily.

    Maybe a thought for you. The bitterant stuff never worked for me — I tried one that was supposed to be “warhead sour” but I liked the taste, so that backfired right quick.


    Post # 15
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    I did when I was younger when I starting to learn how to play the violin because my teacher threatened to take scissors to our nails if we didn’t keep them short because of cutting the hairs on the bow with the nails. So I started biting them out of fear. But I think I just outgrew biting them when I saw other girls with pretty nails and wanted my nails to be like theirs.

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