Post # 1
I’m sooo stinking excited! After 23 years of biting my nails, I’ve stopped – thanks in large part to shellac manicures. After a set of acrylics for about 5 weeks, followed by a shellac mani for 3, I present to you my unbitten, long, natural nails, with my first french MANICURE:
I’ll probably need to maintain getting a manicure every few weeks for awhile until I’m officially over chewing them. But! Now when SO is ready to propose, I won’t have that horrible panic of trying to hide my hideous fingers when I show off my new ring 🙂
Post # 3
Ooooooh that’s awesome! I just stopped biting mine in June after almost 29 years of being a biter so I appreciate your victory! We need a support group…
Post # 4
Congrats! they look lovely – i have been nail biting free for a good 8 months now after 25 years…its crazy hahah
Post # 5
Way to go! I had stopped biting a couple of years ago and have fallen off the wagon. You are inspiring me to try the shellac and get back on!
Post # 6
Yay!!! I’ve been a nail biter all my life and I finally quit for my wedding… congrats on doing it… I know it’s so tough! Your nails are beautiful!!!! 🙂
Post # 7
What an accomplishment! Old habits are hard to break. Great job. Your manicure looks fabulous btw.
Post # 8
Your nails are gorgeous!
Congrats on quitting! Lol. I know how hard it is. I quit biting my nails at age 17, and had been biting them since I was a toddler. (There are photos of my biting my nails at age 2!)
I <3 French Manicures!
Post # 9
Congrats!! Love the French, it looks so good! Is that the shellac?
10 weeks bite free here! We definitely need a support group. I’ve been dying to do an unveiling but I’m waiting until SO proposes to show everyone! The before pics are gruesome.
Post # 10
That’s a HUGE victory–good job!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Well done! I’ve always struggled to keep nails – I definitely recommend keeping polish on, it helps me refrain from picking/biting, etc. 😉
Post # 12
Well done! They look great 🙂
Post # 13
Congrats! Haha I know how you feel- I bit my nails for as long as I can remember. Then I started doing my own french manicures- they looked a little odd on my extremely short nails, but did make them appear to be longer. The manicures were such a pain in the ass to do, that it motivated me to not bite my nails, lest I destroy all my hard work. After weeks of doing my own manicures, I completely stopped biting my nails and now they are so long and pretty! I don’t have the urge to chew them at all.
Post # 14
@Mrslawyer2bee: yes it is!! I LOVE it!
Thanks everyone! I had to cut them down last night. i was getting too tempted to start chewing them. They’re about half that length now, but still have a thin french tip. It’s going to take awhile to get used to a longer length so I’m going to have to keep them short for now 🙂
We really do need a support group! It is soo tough! On the bright side – it gives me something else to focus on while I’m waiting 🙂
Post # 15
I used to bite my nails, and after about 15 years, I broke the habit too. I recommend carrying nail clippers and/or cuticle scissors EVERYWHERE you go. I have a pair of each in my purse, my car, my backpack, and a mini clipper in my wallet. I find that if a nail chips or splits a little, I feel the rough edge and I’m tempted to bite it. But if you clip it off cleanly, its easier to avoid the urge. Same goes with hangnails, rough cuticles, etc.
Post # 16
@sleepingbeauty88: WHOO!!!! I still have a hard time with it, and I’m already married! My hands were atrocious during the proposal lol! I did have acrylic tips put on for the wedding though.