It's been about a month with no acrylic, 2 weeks without the strengthening gel. My nails are doing alright. They are still pretty weak and will chip if I bang them against anything, but I can feel down closer to my nail bed, they are getting a lot thicker. I can't wait for them to grow out past the damaged nail so I can see if the "Hair, Skin, and Nails" supplements are doing anything. I am taking two different kinds, and it's definitely making my hair grow faster. (WHOA REGROWTH.)
I switched to Duri - Rejuvacote because the Nail Envy seemed to make my polish peel off like a freaking glue base coat. Literally, an entire nail of polish would peel off within hours of me doing my nails. So freaking frustrating! I'm thinking maybe my chemistry and it weren't the greatest of friends. Rejuvacote seems to be doing better so far; I'm hoping for good things.
The biggest thing I'm noticing is my poor fingertips are taking a beating. My skin is peeling like crazy. My nails have been past my fingertips for years, so I'm thinking maybe my fingertips just aren't used to always being in contact with things. I'm drowning them in lotion and cuticle oil to see if that helps.
Onto the pictures, yes?
|Taken indoors with my S5. Naked nails, just after removing polish.|
|Taken indoors with my S5. Nails with one coat of Duri - Rejuvacote.|