Here is another goal on my list of 40 things to do before I turn 20. I have always wanted to finally have long nails. What "long" adds up to? I'm not sure. I try and try to grow my nails out and don't bite them (anymore). I have finally come to terms with this goal of mine, though. I have stopped blaming myself for my short-ish nails that never seem to all be long at once. I realized that my nails are basically unhealthy. I don't know why this is. I'm no nutritionist and don't know what I'm supposed to eat that will make my nails grow strong. I do know that no matter how long my nails get they just peel off. The top layers of my nails peel off like flakes and the long tips will just randomly tear and peel right off. They are by no definition strong. I am taking gelatin pills that claim to "support" nail growth. I don't really believe this will work, but I am trying it anyway.
So, this goal is crossed off. Not because I have successfully grown "long" nails, but because I have come to terms with my own nails and embraced the fact that they are pretty long and as long as I can get them. I don't bite them. I don't clip them all off. I'm trying my best and that seems like a success in my book.
These photos are my nail pictures for my instagram over the past year.
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How do you keep your nails healthy and strong?