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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Got a long overdue trim...

As much as I liked my nails really long, they just were too long to be practical anymore. I took them down a bit, with a nail file. I haven't been doing anything special to them since my surgery in mid-August. I stopped taking Biotin back then.

Here they are after the filing to cut down the length - you can't see it because of the curvature of my nails, but the corners are sharp since I filed straight across. I sat outdoors to file since I was generating quite a bit of nail dust!

I accidentally scraped the nail file over my thumb nail as you can see in the photo below. I leave the surface of my nails alone - no buffing or anything. 


And after final filing with the finer side if the file and adding some curve to the corners. They're ready for a quick wash and scrub followed by lotion and on to the next mani!

17 comments:

  1. Perfect and awesome!! :) im almot at your length! seeing how long it can grow to before i need to take abit off the length so that i can take my exams in peace without poking myself LOL.

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  2. I like it! Too long nails are indeed very impractical. I am already suffering from it and I only have about half of your free edge.

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  3. I'm so jealous of your thumbnails. mine never get that long =(

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  4. You have lovely nails. They look so strong and in perfect condition. No patches... *sigh*

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  5. OMG, your nails are sooooooooooo beautiful. No yellow stains, and they are still very long =).

    Long nails sure can be impractical sometimes, but they sure do look pretty when are beautiful polished =)

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  6. Your nails are still very, very long, even after cutting down the length!

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  7. I'm so jealous, at half of your free edge, my nails would be breaking and tearing on the side already. So envious!!**

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  8. It looks like you have long fingers too, so perfect nail shape :>

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  9. This is after a file down! They look in great condition.

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  10. They look good at this length! For me, this would be super long. :)

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  11. Okay...what the heck do you eat?! Your nails look so strong and healthy!
    No cracking, peeling, patching, yellowing...please please pleasee write a post about this. Tell us all the secrets.

    I definitely can't manage my nails at that length, but I'd love to have them be that healthy.

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  12. Your nails are so gorgeous! I feel like I've fell off the radar and missed a bunch of your beautiful posts. Nice length... :)

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  13. I understand completely. Although I love my nails when they are long (by my definition, LOL!), there comes a point at which I must trim them back if I want to maintain 10 equally long nails. I am at that point now. I will be trimming them back probably with my next mani. I greatly enjoy your posts. Grace and Peace.

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