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!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'm so jealous of your thumbnails. mine never get that long =(ReplyDelete
You have lovely nails. They look so strong and in perfect condition. No patches... *sigh*ReplyDelete
You have really nice strong nails :)ReplyDelete
Wow, your nails are SO long!ReplyDelete
They look great!ReplyDelete
OMG, your nails are sooooooooooo beautiful. No yellow stains, and they are still very long =).ReplyDelete
Long nails sure can be impractical sometimes, but they sure do look pretty when are beautiful polished =)
Your nails are still very, very long, even after cutting down the length!ReplyDelete
Your nails are so long!ReplyDelete
I'm so jealous, at half of your free edge, my nails would be breaking and tearing on the side already. So envious!!**ReplyDelete
It looks like you have long fingers too, so perfect nail shape :>ReplyDelete
This is after a file down! They look in great condition.ReplyDelete
They look good at this length! For me, this would be super long. :)ReplyDelete
Okay...what the heck do you eat?! Your nails look so strong and healthy!ReplyDelete
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.
Your nails are so gorgeous! I feel like I've fell off the radar and missed a bunch of your beautiful posts. Nice length... :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete