Some of you may be able to relate to this. I have very short nails for an adult female. I have always had very short nails and I like them this way. People have tried to shame me for my nails.
I’ve been asked before “don’t you want long pretty nails? Girls are supposed to want pretty nails.” Yeah but consider this, not all girls do and not me.
I have tried out acrylic nails (high school, prom) and it felt strange to me and they didn’t last very long. I ended up taking them off.
I think that if you want pretty long nails then go for it but don’t try to shame others who don’t agree with you.
Having very short nails doesn’t make me or anyone else less female.
So how come my nails are so short? Ever since I can remember when my nails felt too long I would bite them, It was a sensory thing. These days I still bite them sometimes especially when I feel anxious but mostly I just file them down.
Here is some information on Onychophgia or nail biting:
Who bites their nails?
People of all ages bite their nails.
About half of all children between the ages of 10 and 18 bite their nails at one time or another. Nail-biting occurs most often during puberty.
Some young adults, ages 18 to 22 years, bite their nails.
Only a small number of other adults bite their nails. Most people stop biting their nails on their own by age 30.
Boys bite their nails more often than girls after age 10.
I don’t usually paint my fingernails because that’s when they would get noticed and I would have to hear someone complain and tell me “your nails are awful!” or “I wouldn’t paint them if I were you it makes them look worse!"
But I don’t care anymore.
I will paint them when I want to paint them regardless of other people’s opinions.
chipped fingernail polish, cat sleeping on the piles of dirty clothes, snack boxes and soda cans everywhere, small trinkets and shared jewelry scattered about, used and unused candles on every table, old movie tickets and love notes pinned to the walls, lipstick stains on each others hands and cheeks
I’ve had Tomorrow Never Dies sitting on my desk just waiting for the perfect moment to break out this gorgeous deep purply blue for awhile now. It pairs gorgeously with Polka.com, which consists of medium round turquoise and magenta glitters with micro blue glitter suspended in a clear base. I used this on each nail as a glitter top coat. Talk about a party on my nails! I’m loving this combo!