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Old 05-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #3101
 
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Unless it was something else going on and was a coincidence, painting my fingernails was what caused the peeling for me. It took about six months for it to finally clear up.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:16 AM   #3102
 
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My nails peel whether I paint them or not. The only time my nails have ever been nice is when I was pregnant. I also find it interesting that my toe nails only peel occasionally and I keep them painted almost constantly but they do not take the abuse that my nails do on a constant basis.
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I used the impress nails once and really liked them. My mom just did some today that are really cute.



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My nails peel whether I paint them or not. The only time my nails have ever been nice is when I was pregnant. I also find it interesting that my toe nails only peel occasionally and I keep them painted almost constantly but they do not take the abuse that my nails do on a constant basis.
Same here, it's highly annoying, esp since I LOVE polish dammit. My ring & pinky fingers never have that problem (they're like the toenails). I get 60% peeling & 40% not. What.is.up.with.that?
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:50 AM   #3105
 
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@ Jess- Your moms nails are cute, and snazzy

I did 2 coats of essie mojito madness. I can't say it was a joy to apply but I love the color. I'm pondering using Sinful Colors Miami Heat to break it up a little and I'll be doing my toes with MH later.

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #3106
 
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I used to have major problems with my nails peeling, I did research to find out what was causing it. Mine was mostly because I have dry nails and I also bite them. I have a son who has a primary Immune defect, so we are OCD about hand washing at my house. I put a lotion next to the soap dispenser and now after washing my hands I use the lotion right away. I wear gloves for any chore around the house too cleaning detergents are very drying. I also started a routine of putting vitamin E oil on my nails 3 times a day, morning, afternoon, and night. I also use a nail straightener/ hardener as my base coat. I curently follow tips I picked up from this GROWING LONG NAILS WITHIN A 2 MONTH PERIOD - YouTube. I did not want to grow them too long, but this has helped my nails greatly!
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #3107
 
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@ Jess- Your moms nails are cute, and snazzy

I did 2 coats of essie mojito madness. I can't say it was a joy to apply but I love the color. I'm pondering using Sinful Colors Miami Heat to break it up a little and I'll be doing my toes with MH later.

I almost bought Mojito Madness the other day. I LOVE the color! Did it streak a lot when you were putting it on?
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^ It is very thick and gooey, and likes to pool and streak. I had to smooth it out with top coat while it was still tacky.

It is a great color, but will blind you if you take a pic while using the flash.
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There are always hair growth challenges, is anyone interested in a nail growth challenge? We could start June 1 (or any day really), I'll create a thread if there's interest. I'd like to see if my nails can grow out by moisturizing and using strengthener for a few months. And I'd get in the habit of moisturizing more. I have a theory that I need to do it more than 3 times a day here in the arid southwest.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #3110
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Getting a mani/pedi today in OPI Elephantastic Pink.

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There are always hair growth challenges, is anyone interested in a nail growth challenge? We could start June 1 (or any day really), I'll create a thread if there's interest. I'd like to see if my nails can grow out by moisturizing and using strengthener for a few months. And I'd get in the habit of moisturizing more. I have a theory that I need to do it more than 3 times a day here in the arid southwest.
I'd be up for that. Good idea
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There are always hair growth challenges, is anyone interested in a nail growth challenge? We could start June 1 (or any day really), I'll create a thread if there's interest. I'd like to see if my nails can grow out by moisturizing and using strengthener for a few months. And I'd get in the habit of moisturizing more. I have a theory that I need to do it more than 3 times a day here in the arid southwest.
I'd be up for that. Good idea
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I was totally jealous of Mom's mails at a baby shower today even if mine were cute too.

I'm definitely up for a nail grow challenge! Mine have been shorter than ever lately.


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Old 05-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #3114
 
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A nail grow challenge sounds interesting. They grow well enough, but I'm curious to see the rate.

My peelers are the first three fingers of my right hand. I'm sure it's work related with cash registers and opening cases and stuff. My nails are thick enough to handle some peeling, but, the peeling is what usually prompts a trimming.


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There are always hair growth challenges, is anyone interested in a nail growth challenge? We could start June 1 (or any day really), I'll create a thread if there's interest. I'd like to see if my nails can grow out by moisturizing and using strengthener for a few months. And I'd get in the habit of moisturizing more. I have a theory that I need to do it more than 3 times a day here in the arid southwest.
I'm in!
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There are always hair growth challenges, is anyone interested in a nail growth challenge? We could start June 1 (or any day really), I'll create a thread if there's interest. I'd like to see if my nails can grow out by moisturizing and using strengthener for a few months. And I'd get in the habit of moisturizing more. I have a theory that I need to do it more than 3 times a day here in the arid southwest.
What a great Idea, Count me in! I was able to grow my nails out in December to March, they were looking real nice and then my pointer broke and it started me at biting them again! I only bite my pointers and pinkies at the moment so this might just give me the motive to stop again! I want pretty nails!
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Liquid Jelly: Pure Ice Vinyl Remix Collection Swatches
The pic is too big to add. It is a basic white polish. They you top it with a black crackle that changes the color of the white polish. The blog poster used a combination of color changing crackle top coats. It reminds me of a vinyl record (that is what she thought as well). I believe pure ice polishes are usually 2$ at Walmart.
I am not a Crackle lover but this style is really cool!!! M
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #3118
 
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Ok, started it!

June 2012 Nail Growth Challenge - 2 Months

If you have any suggestions for more/less guidelines lemme know eh?!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #3119
 
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Has anyone tried ProStrong ProAccelerator Fluoride Nail Strengthener? I used it 18+ years ago on peeling and flaking nails (not from wearing polish...only wore polish maybe once a month to every two to three months), and haven't had a problem with my nails in all of these years.

It took about three to four months and maybe six bottles to work. I didn't wear polish during that time, and I still don't...not sure if that has anything to do with no problems.

I bought it from QVC, but I think the company now has its own website.


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Old 05-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #3120
 
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Polishing my natural nails always makes them weak, and break as well.

My Impressions nails lasted 4 days. I put them on Thursday and took them off today (Monday). I did some dish washing, i'm a frequent hand washer, and I was at the beach. Even still, only one came off, so I took them off for some air. The rest wouldve held on for a few more days I'm sure.

I'm impressed

Worth the money I think. I'd definitely buy them again.

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