Naked nails, that is! ...Keep your mind out of the gutter. :P
I'm feeling really good about my recent nail growth, so I kind of want to show off my (nearly) naked nails. I just put on base coat because I'm about to start swatching, and then I figured I should just snap a few pictures of my nails without polish before I forget.
I'll show my left hand first, which is my swatching hand... I call it my "modeling" hand. (jokingly) I'm going to show my right hand too, but fair warning, it looks pretty ridiculous next to my lefty.
I've mentioned before that I'm an art major and I do a lot of work with my right hand, so I keep my nails much shorter than the nails on my left hand. Also I'm right handed anyway and it bothers me when my nails get in the way of me doing stuff. Also my right hand is totes naked.
Here's my left hand:
I know my nails are a little stained, but I figure in the nail blogging world that's nothing to be ashamed of. However I am wearing Essie Grow Stronger base coat, which is a milky sheer colour so it hides the staining a teensy bit. ;) (Also I feel like my whites are oddly shaped. Am I just crazy?)
I don't think I've ever had this much free edge... I've never been able to grow my nails out without them breaking or peeling until recently.
I gave my nails a five or six week break a while ago before starting to get back into blogging, and after my break was over and I had grown out all of my splits and breaks I started to pay much more attention to nail care. It's really made a difference. I use a glass file now and shape my nails carefully, and I switch around base coats a lot so my nails get different kinds of nourishment.
Okay get ready, here's my right hand:
I know, I know... They're not THAT bad. But go ahead and scroll back up to the first picture if you want to get a load of the difference in length. :P
It may look a little silly when I post pictures of both hands, but so far nobody has noticed in person that my nails are different lengths. Sometimes when I try to point it out to people they still can't tell!
Am I the only one who keeps their nails at different lengths on both hands? I just do it because it makes my life easier without bothersome nails on my right hand, and I like having long pretty nails to swatch polish on, because they look nice and they're so easy to paint.