But this post isn't about my hair; it's about my nails. I noticed they had all uniformly managed to grow quite long (for me). Hm, I thought to myself. What if, instead of trimming them down with clippers as I usually do to maintain a boxy, just-past-fingertip length, I go purchase a nail file and make myself some pointy rounded tips à la my great grandma or your run of the mill Asian nail salon poster art?
Off I went to procure the supplies: 89 cent pack of emery boards and some Sally Hansen.
I figured bright red is the only way to go.
What we're working with. This is post-filing. You can see that I did the best job on the left index finger. But I didn't realize that until I applied polish.
See? Index finger is totally the best, others are not pointy enough.
Ok so this was like a week ago, and much to my surprise I never broke one. Also, I found the length and pointy tips strangely pleasing, like how true nail art devotees must feel. However, normal tasks became increasingly difficult, and it is gross how much gets underneath long nails. Moisturizer, garlic, pieces of blueberry skin. And when they are painted you don't notice right away. Also, I started having visions of this:
So after a few more days and this nail blog photoshoot which is kinda stupid anyhow, the experiment is over. I caved when I could no longer accurately type a text message. I'm back to this more reasonable and boring nail configuration.
I hope that you are having a happy Wednesday, and that this post did not make you nauseous.