“you can tell a lot from a person’s nails. when a life starts to unravel, they’re among the first to go.” // i. mcewan
i could have roughly a squillion physical complaints on the go, and though i’d be concerned and attempt a fix for whatever was ailing me, it would be those ones that are plainly visible that would cause me the most figurative pain. if you (the you, out there) can see it, vanity usurps internal medicine and i won’t wait for a doctor’s appointment, i’ll just try and self-medicate.
my talons have been paper-thin for as long as i can remember. no amount of moisturizer will make my cuticles smooth and chips and tears are commonplace. i wear nail polish so that i give them an extra layer of protection against daily wear (also, hi – i like blue nails) – i was wooed by shellac, but like many ex-boyfriends, i regret those cheap thrills. and so, by way of narcissism – keeping in the general direction of an avenue to health, i’m trying to get these nails of mine stronger. i mean, i’d like to be able to peel that sticker off the apple that will keep the doctor away, without my nails breaking in the process.
➝ source : neem nail oil via dr. hauschka
➝ source : nail therapy base coat via julep
➝ source : rehydrating base coat via deborah lippmann
➝ source : ultra hydrating hand cream via trilogy