Monday, July 30, 2012

☆How I (Almost) Stopped Biting My Nails!


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Hey Guys,

Here's a little secret about me.. promise you won't tell? Ok.. I'm a "reformed" raging nail biter! I was one of the worst you probably would ever see. My fingernails were so bad that there was almost no nails left. I think I picked up this habit from my Dad. His nails are tore apart all the time which is not really the look I'm going for. My nails are still messed up from how bad I used to chew them down and I started chewing them when I was around 12. Now I must admit, when I got my braces on, this had a bit to do with the reduced nail biting. (Ever tried to bite your nails right after getting your braces tightened? Ouch!). When I got really stressed though, I would still bite through the pain. Prom was coming up and my esthetician was getting worried and was telling me to get an appointment for gel nails. I was so against this because I'm weird and get freaked out imagining those on my fingers.


Some of my worst nightmares consist of my nails getting ripped off. The Ring ruined me.. Eww.. Anyways, I had to do something so..


1) I started with buying the Sally Hansen Nail Biter polish: This stuff tastes disgusting and turned me from biting my nails but this didn't end the biting completely. I got desperate to bite my nails and bared with the taste so..


2) Then I bought fake nails:  This not only helped me see how pretty nails could be, it also was a barrier to stop me from being able to touch/bite my real nails. After I got used to fake nails and saw my nails growing out a little bit..


3) I invested in some pretty nail polish colors: I'm not sure if this was a good thing or a bad thing because nail polish is now my addiction.. bad news for my pocketbook.. good news for my fingers. Investing in some pretty colors opened up a new world.. and I wanted to be a part of it! When my nails were really short I'd paint my fake nails and realized this was the look I wanted to achieve!


4) Then I bought nail growth serum: This sped up the nail growth process so I could wear my new nail polish proudly! My new favorite is the Sally Hansen Green Tea and Bamboo nail strengthener.


My nails ended up growing out enough so I could have a natural french manicure at my grad! Yay!


Remember: It is extremely hard to stop biting your nails (it took me years) so don't feel defeated if you can't stop right away! Take it step by step and you will get where you want to be. My nails still aren't where I want them. I still bite them now and again when I'm stressed or have a test coming up but not nearly as bad as I used too!


Are any of you nail biters or former nail biters? If your a former nail biter, how did you stop/what are your tips? If your a nail biter, please let us know if these tips helped!


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  1. Really great tips! I have never been a nail bitter, but my husband is. I get on to him all the time! I might get the Sally Hensen's Nail Biter polish and put it on him when he is sleeping LOL

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    1. Thank you! LOL! Imagine the funny face he'd make when he tasted the nail polish! Haha!!

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  2. Loved this post Ashlee! I think I am the worst nail biter EVER, my nails were so nice and slowly slowy during school year one nail would be bit then the other. On top of that any stressful situation equals nail biting for me. I get soo sad to see them this way, not a very pretty look haha! I also get soo jealous when I see other bloggers doing NOTD's, and nail designs..my nails take forever to grow, right now I have been applying Essie's "grow faster" but I might try out the Sally Hansen one:) I can't wait to see nice pretty nails. My celebration is coming up in the middle/ end of August so my goal is to have them nice for that (I stopped biting this month lol) I really hope they grow, I want to paint them sooooo bad:P

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    1. Thank you! OMG! thats the exact same thing I used to do! You should definitely try wearing fake nails for a while and put the Essie Grow Faster underneath! :) It'll work like a charm! :) Good Luck :D You got this!

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  3. I'm not really a nail bitter but they are pretty brittle and when they brake in the edges I bite them off :/

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    1. Oh brutal :( Have you tried the Sally Hansen Bamboo and Green Tea nail strengther? :) It's awesome stuff! :)

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  5. Hahah this is just like my nail biting story (; Now i hate to bite my nails because i always keep them looking pretty aha :)

    http://sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. It's an awesome strategic isn't it? Works very well! :D

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  6. Well done for stopping biting your nails! (Almost!) Lovely long nails just look so much better!
    I've never been a nail biter. But for as long as I can remember my brother has always bitten his nails... and he has only just stopped (he's 19). It has always made me cringe looking at his nails, they always looked so painful!
    It must be a hard habit to get out of, so that's great!

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    1. Thank you! :D Oh my goodness, it's so hard to stop! For some reason it really helps relieve stress for me! Weird hey? But I used to always feel so sorry for doing it after!

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  7. I used to be a terrible nail biter too! A few years ago I decided I had enough with it and committed to always having my nails painted, hoping that would stop me from biting. It worked! I'm glad your process worked out too :)

    -Rowan
    aweathereye.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Congrats! Nail painting is definitely awesome motivation! :D

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  8. I'm lucky in that I've never bitten my nails, but mine tend to snap so easily.

    Beautiful blog, i'm following :)


    xxx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. Ou! That's the worst isn't it? I find the Sally Hansen Bamboo and Green Tea nail strengthener works miracles! Thank you so much! :D

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  9. If I tried to write a post about this, it would be exactly the same! I'm still slowly growing my nails too and they constantly break :( xx

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    1. There is a real process to it isn't there? You should try the Sally Hansen Bamboo and Green Tea nail strengthener~! It was magic for my nails! :)

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  10. Really great tips! I have such a hard time growing my nails out! awesome post! xx
    Beauty by T

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