I figured I'd stop when I got engaged. Nope - a few months into getting engaged and I would try to show people my ring with my fingers curled so they wouldn't notice my ugly nails. Finally, enough was enough. I went to a local nail salon and got fake nails put on. They looked like this:
Just kidding! They did NOT look like that - though I had avoided fake nails for years because I was afraid that this is how they would look. You can see them if you look closely in our engagement pictures:
Yep - just pretty. I had them filled twice, and really enjoyed them. Overall, I spent about $80, which to me, was money well spent to stop having this nasty habit.
I went today, and they took off the nails. What you see below is 100% MY nails!! (You get a left hand shot because I am right handed and it's the only way I can take a picture one-handed that is almost in focus).
Why I think this time I was successful:
- My nails always looked great. It was a lot easier to leave them alone when they looked pretty.
- I couldn't really bite them. They were essentially hard acrylic. That would have been dumb.
- I had them on for long enough to break the habit. At the beginning, I found myself still going through the motions of biting/picking my nails, even though I wasn't actually doing it. Now, I just leave them alone.
Have you kicked any bad habits? How did you do it?