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31DC2013 - 03 - Yellow + One Gross Nail Break

Hey everyone..

So, I do my challenge day nails a few days in advance - especially at the start.. because the start fell on a long weekend when I had plans made, it is always nice to have a little lee-way, nice to be a bit ahead in case real life comes to haunt you a bit.. etc.

Well. This post will contain a slightly graphic photo of a severe nail break. I mention this because my "long for me" nails will be gone after this post. I was going back and forth about clipping my nails or not because of this nail break.. In the end, I decided to clip them all off. They can grow back. Right?! Anyways, on to the post.

I decided to bust out a rad new glitter polish that was sitting in my untried bag. I knew I'd base my nails in my favourite yellow polish, top it with the glitter, and life would be good. I don't know what is with me and glitter polish lately, but no matter what I do, how long I wait, etc, I keep getting little bubbles show up. UGH. Oh well, such is life.


This is Candy Lacquer Citrus Smoothie over China Glaze Lemon Fizz.. and bubbles. Life ruiners.

And.. the nail break..


Thankfully it isn't on my "photo hand", and now it doesn't hurt.. but for the first 3 days? OUCH!!

How did I do this, you ask.. well.. I went to open a window.. I did not notice that the stick was in the ledge.. I went to slide it open, and I heard this perfect little 'cracking' sound. You all know that the little 'cracking' sound is never a good thing.. I didn't even want to look. But I did. A nice crack basically through the middle of my nail. The worse part? It wouldn't come off. I had to wiggle my nail off. Sigh. That was a traumatic night. My poor ring finger had the shakes for the next day.. Good times.

Well, see you all again tomorrow!!

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