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Long Nail Vent!

My nails naturally grow long and they do it pretty quickly. And I love that about them. I am known for my long nails, and it tickles me when people think they are fake. I enjoy the look that long, painted, fingernails give you. It’s sophisticated, and sexy. Now, when I say long,  I’m not talking crazy, 3 inch long nails, but a tasteful length. I don’t think I could go longer than a quarter of an inch. The issue with them is that they get in the way of everything! It’s twice as hard to type, pull up my pants, open cans, not to mention the mornings I wake up with scratches on my face from those middle of the night itches I must have dealt with in my sleep. It’s ridiculous.

I long for the days of not having to scrub my nails constantly cause I got ish stuck in them, especially after trying to bake from scratch, or handling raw meat. Have you tried getting dough from under your nails?!!! Zipping up my pants is annoying, cause my nails can’t always get a grip on the zipper, especially if it’s down all the way. Sorry if that’s TMI, but it’s the truth!

Today I ran into the grocery store and got a bag of apples. My lovely nails tore through the produce bags It’s annoying trying to hold and grip things with the balls of your fingers.

So, I get to a certain length, and then I get rid of the suckers. And I feel so free! I can wash my hair and massage my scalp without worrying about cutting myself. I can apply creme eyeshadow with my fingers without getting chunks under my nails.  

I got a serious love/hate relationship with my nails. I’m like a junky though. I always vow that I will cut them after I try this new polish out on them, then a week later I found just one more polish that I must try out.

It’s pathetic and sad.

But I’m serious about it this time cause I’m tired of them getting in my way!

Ok, rant over.

How long do your nails get before you”re ready to cut?

Taking It Off: Acetone Vs. Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

 

Author Note:

 As I did research for this article, I started to find more topics discussing the health aspects of acetone vs. non-acetone. I’m no scientist, or health fanatic, though I do like to be aware of what I’m putting into my body( I have just begun to have some interest in chemicals that are used in everyday beauty products thanks to the information I’ve found on natural hair care boards). The science of acetone or non-acetone and the health aspects of each one I will leave for you to read and decipher on your own. I will leave links to some informative articles at the end of this post.

I love my nail polish, but I hate removing it. Taking off nail polish is a tedious task that I could really do without. Today I wanted to fling my nail polish remover soaked cotton balls across the room after struggling to remove my Jesse’s Girl Polish . I shouldn’t have to be able to bench press 360lbs. just so I can scrub off some nail polish, Okay!  

That’s what I get for using three coats plus a topcoat….

Anyway, that got me to thinking about  nail polish remover in general.  Such as what is the best type of remover? Which remover takes off polish the quickest?

There are plenty of options out there, though I always end up standing in front of the nail aisles trying to decide between acetone or non-acetone. Then I have to figure out  in what manner I want to remove my polish. You have the regular ol’ liquid remover that comes in a bottle, then there is kind that you can dip your finger into a remover soaked sponge in a container, or the simple nail polish remover wipes. I’ve used all three and for whatever reason I keep breaking out my cotton balls and remover bottle. 

When I decided to investigate the subject, I figured that the form that the remover came in made the most difference. And in some aspects, I still believe that it does play a role. But, after looking deeper into the subject, I found out what is most important.

What I found is that the active ingredient in the remover determines how effectively it will remove your polish. Since acetone and non-acetone are the  most prevalent removers I find and the only ones that I have used, those are the two I focused on, though I realize that there are  more options available besides those two.

So the question is, which one works best?

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