My older daughters are nail biters. Pickers. They can’t leave them alone and they rarely have much of a nail over time. Not me. Never. My vice is cracking my knuckles.
When they were little girls, I tried using the nasty-tasting nail polish that is supposed to discourage such behavior. I guess they are nervous or bored enough to endure the gross taste. It didn’t stop them. I thought making a big deal out of a day at the salon might be the push they needed to stop fussing with their nails. They enjoyed the special treatment but the manicure didn’t last through the day.
I captured this special moment not so long ago at a salon visit with my middle daughter. The 20-year-old goof ball. Here you see her just before the nails were filed to a less witchy length.
Grammy, my mom, treated us to pamper time and she was eager to try again. I don’t think she’s ever had faux nails applied. I’ve been lucky to never need help in that department.
She promised to ‘leave them alone.’ She thought they might help her grow her real nails under the acrylic ones. It worked. For a short while. But the fact that she’s an artist makes having long nails a hazard to her craft.
Check out her Facebook art page, SnowIsArt. I’m really proud of how she expresses herself with or without a pretty manicure. If you’d like to commission her for a pencil drawing of a favorite photo or have her design a t-shirt, logo or a tattoo, pretty much anything you’d like drawn, contact her on her page. She’d love to make money with her artistic talent and everyone deserves a place to begin. I commissioned her for a wedding gift recently and the bride nearly cried when she opened it and began walking through the reception showing everyone. That made both my daughter and I proud.
We had fun at the nail salon and I giggle each time I see her silliness.
When’s the last time you acted silly for the camera? If you can’t remember, it’s been too long.