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Thread #41064   Message #760015
Posted By: Jeri
05-Aug-02 - 10:01 AM
Thread Name: Playing With Acrylic Finger Nails
Subject: RE: Help: Playing With Acrylic Finger Nails
HA! More secrets of Marum's picking revealed!

I broke the nail on my index finger in May and repaired it with superglue and tissue paper. When that came off, the tip broke. More superglue went on. I bought one of those acrylic kits and built my own nail. I loved the strength of the nail, and I believe it could have been used as a weapon for self defense. That finally came off, and, yep, the tip of the nail came with it. The other nails are hard as...er, they're HARD. I'm convinced I weakened the index finger nail by having it covered up so long.

I can play with them a bit short, but I like them longer than I believe most finger-pickers usually have them. I garden, but I hate wearing gloves. (The nails break inside the gloves anyway.) I have emergency back-up fingerpicks - "FingerTones" - but I'm not very crazy about them either. I like the sound and feel of my own nails.

Now, do I re-apply the acrylic or let it get some air and see if it will grow? I never went to a manicurist because I thought it would cost a lot of money. $10 every 3 weeks isn't bad, though. Oy - decisions!