Why I Am Just Not That Into Nails

Why I Am Just Not That Into Nails

Nail art has become a HUGE part of the beauty community in recent years. Nail artists—including these up-and-comers—have been showing off their skills on all social media channels and beauty gurus from all walks of life are now expected to always have stunning nails. 

But nails... really just aren't my cup of tea. Sure I might favor certain nail styles more than others (like coffin nails), but I simply don't find myself investing in my fingertips all that often. Okay, ever. 

Here are a few reasons why this is the case.

1. Working/Writing

This is something that specifically connects to the fact that I’m a student. Taking notes proves to be very difficult when you have the long acrylics that are oh-so-popular these days. Professors speak fast and you need to get everything down, which is not so easy when you are attempting to manage claw-like nails. 

Also, as someone that works with my hands, my nail polishes always, always, always chip quickly. Spending time and money to enjoy pretty nails for a day or two before they start getting ruined seems like a waste of both.

2. Cost/Maintenance

Perhaps this is truer for me than it is for other people since, as I just said, my nail polishes never seem to last long, but I find nail maintenance and upkeep oddly expensive. Even if I opt to DIY it, the results tend to only last a little bit before I have to reapply my polish, which feels like pouring money down the drain some days.

3. Wear On Nails

This is more specific to getting fake nails but the constant shaving nails down to give a good base as well as the fact that oxygen to the nails gets cut off, your natural nails become very weak quickly. Then you're stuck getting fake nails to cover these. Oh and there are some pretty horrifying stories about infections caught in nail salons which I suggest that you DO NOT Google.

All in all, nails can be a fun thing to admire from afar. However, being on the budget that I am, the cons definitely outweigh the pros.

Beauty Dip: 7/23-7/30

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