Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Cuticle Diaries: Week 2 Progress

Week 2 is done!  This is far more grueling then I previously anticipated.  I keep buying all these gorgeous nail polishes and I can't use any of them....sucks, that's what it does.  Has it been worth it?  If you asked me before 4PM August 5,  2012 I'd have said yes...maybe even given you a thumbs up to indicate my pleasure.

Then I opened my very first cuticle trimmer and pretty much flushed two weeks of progress straight down the toilet.  Don't like it, no Sir, don't like it at all.

Here is a little recap from last week.

Week 1 Left



Week 1 Right

I was a bit lazy this week.  I was putting so much on my nails every night, it started to feel like a huge pain in the ass chore.  So I adapted my routine.  I kept using the hand lotion and cuticle butter every night.  Every other day I would add in a coat of lanolin and once a week I would add the vitamin E oil.

Here is week 2..prior to my cuticle remover run it /facepalm

Week 2 Left


Week 2 Right
My right hand stubbornly refuses to improve.  Really starting to dislike that hand....look at it...mocking me.  *grimace* 

I think the nails themselves look healthier, the cuticles were looking a little better...until

Left Hand Post "grooming"
Oh ya, another tip from the "what the hell was I thinking file"  Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover, so read and follow those directions.  For the first time I put the gel under my nail as suggested....ya, then I kinda forgot about it.  Bad idea, like little bubbles of skin under my nail tips, bad idea.  So don't do it.

See ya next week.

2 comments:

  1. Oh man, scary stuff with that cuticle remover! I've only ever used the kind that says to only leave it on for 30 seconds or a minute, and I didn't feel like it had done much. But my cuticles are also really ugly so... At any rate, I'm enjoying following your progress!

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  2. I am learning that this is a lifetime thing, if you let that moisture slide....even a little, you are doomed.....you are all doomed!

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