When I went on my holiday with K, my fingernails were already longer. I hoped to apply some nail polish in it, but I didn't know how to. Well, I can easily apply polish in my left fingernails as I am right handed, but doing the same in my right fingernails would be impossible. I hoped to actually visit a salon and let them fix my nails during the holiday, but I never had the time and urge. Since my nails didn't chip (thank heavens), I let it stay that way.
My sister was the first one to notice my longer fingernails and she encouraged me to keep it that way and do something in it to make it more presentable. It has been a dream of mine to actually learn how to properly apply nail polish on both sets of fingernails, so taking Whoa Nails as my inspiration, I started practicing.
Obviously, the first attempt wasn't so good. Uneven color tones on different nails, and it had a few excess nail polish on the sides. While it wasn't a beautiful job, I "patted" myself for doing this - at least I have already made the first step and I was able to paint my right fingernails. It was a sweet accomplishment.
I then changed the nail polish every other three days, because I do house chores and it was difficult to upkeep the polish. I have two bottles of nail polish at home, and I use one after the other, and on the fourth change I could say I have improved a lot. I learned through many different blogs with nail / nail polish niche that "I" don't really have to cut my cuticles, so I guess I can keep having long fingernails. Now that I know how to properly apply nail polish, I can do it myself and not hope for a nail salon attendant to prettify my nails.
Manicure my own fingernails? A check in my Bucket List.
*** Jenn ***