Christmas brings… nail breakage! D’oh!

As you know, my favorite place to get lots of great advice on your nails, is Ana’s website  Ana of  Simply Pure Hydrating Oil fame, one of my absolute favorite nail aids.

You also may have hear me complain about my dry, and peeling nails.  Ana’s products, and her awesome advice has made a world of difference when it comes to the getting any sort of length to my usual little nubs.

The best article on that site is titled, “How to Stop Breaking Your Nails (”  Which brings me to today’s manicure….


Yes, I am back to my little tiny nubs!  But my cuticles are super healthy (thank you Ana)!

Now, you may be asking yourself, ‘Elizabeth, what the hell have you done to wreck your nail length?’

Let’s go over all the nail rules of Ana, that I have broken:  1.  No wearing nail polish (2 got broke breaking this commandment!); 2.  No wearing gloves when doing housework (especially dishes!!).

But the biggest commandment I broke, and paid the biggest price, sigh…

I wore a stupid nail strengthener that has that mortal enemy of dry nail suffers everywhere… formaldehyde!!

My nails are naturally very hard, so I can only wear a few base coats.  I am trying out OPI’s newest Nail Envy for Sensitive and Peeling Nails.  It is formaldehyde free.  Now, I do not think a base coat can cure peeling and dry nails, but I think I should be able to find a base coat that does not cause my nails to snap off (as did the base coat I tried a few weeks ago).

Wish me luck as I coax my nails to grow again!

Oh, my manicure is all Zoya!!  Light blue is Blu, Purity and Sailor.

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