(Closed) I quit chewing my nails! Small victory – had to share

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Congrats! they look lovely – i have been nail biting free for a good 8 months now after 25 years…its crazy hahah

Post # 5
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

What an accomplishment! Old habits are hard to break. Great job. Your manicure looks fabulous btw.

Post # 8
1088 posts
Bumble bee

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
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That’s a HUGE victory–good job!

Post # 11
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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. πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well done! They look great πŸ™‚

Post # 13
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 15
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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.

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