Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 28 - 2009

Look! *sniff*


My thumbnail broke last night on a ring pull :(  It didn’t just break.  It fractured halfway down the nail bed.

I’m trying to be grown up about it, honest I am!  I mean, they’re nails for chrissake, and I was overdue a chop… but I didn’t wanna chop them down to my knuckles!

On the plus side…

~ I can now type without waking the neighbours
~ My iPhone actually responds when I tap it
~ I won’t be waking up with random claw marks on my cheeks
~ Leila doesn’t have to dodge the nails of doom mid-nappy change
~ I can scoop product out of jars without that horrible “loadsofshitstuckundermynailsgetitoff” feeling.
~ I can pick my nose without damaging my brain 😉

On the negative side…

~ I have stumpy nails.


See where the break began?  Stoopid ring pull.

Ok, I realise this post is *incredibly* self indulgent, but I did have more in mind than just to invite you all to my pity party.


See how yellow my nails are?  That’s from using copious amounts of nail polish.

You’re supposed to be able to avoid it by using a good basecoat.  Not sure on that one, I do use good basecoats and it doesn’t seem to matter which brand I use… I still get yellow nails.  Infact, as an ex-smoker… my nails have never been yellower than they are now.


So my point is, this gives me the perfect opportunity to trial 3 things that have been waiting for a test.

1). Bubble White Nail Cleaner (available at Sally Beauty)


I have a sachet of this hiding somewhere in my bathroom cabinet, I shall dig it out and give it a try.

2). Barielle Nail Brightener

nail brightener

One of the goodies Barielle sent me.  I was a bit disappointed when I saw it was a cosmetic product as opposed to a treatment.  But if the Bubble White doesn’t do it’s job, I’ll be very pleased to try it!

3. Nailene So Natural/Real/Couture Glue on Nails (I *think* you can get these in Boots – any confirmation gratefully received!)


It’s been many years since I’ve worn glue-on nails… I hope technology has improved since then, or these will last about 45 minutes on my fingers.

So um yeah… every cloud and all that… *sniff sniff*

13 Responses to “*Sob*”

  1. Silver linings – dark polishes look tres chic on shorter nails 😉


  2. Sirvinya says:

    Welcome to my world! Any time I get any length on my nails they get ripped off at work. If you want some of those Nailene nails then email me at sirvinyavid @ hotmail. co .uk. They sent me a couple of sets and I can’t wear them at all. I’ll gladly send them to you.

  3. Sian says:

    Aw love! It looks so painful. I’ve just had to do the same. Stick on nails have def improved. I’ve made them last 10 days before! Xxx

  4. Kim says:

    Aww I hate it when that happens to my nails too :(

    I think I saw Nailene nails in Boots yesterday, but I definitely saw them in Asda last night. Never used this brand myself. I use Elegant Touch on the rare occasion that I use false nails and have found that the shorter false nails feel better on my nails as they feel more secure. Or maybe I’ve got better at the glue application lol!


  5. ndoodles says:

    Oh ouchy! You won’t be able to open soda cans as well as before but you can avoid scratching your iphone too eh!

  6. Georgie says:

    Oh no! This has just happened to me, feel free to sob all you like, for one thing, it’s very painful!!! Nail growing force your way :)

  7. Lizzard says:

    aw i’m sorry about your broken thumb nail :o(

    for an at home whitening try some whitening toothpaste (not gel, but paste), apply a nice later, leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then wash off. tada!

  8. Lisa says:

    Aww, that looks sore! My nails just don’t get anywhere near as long as yours were, but I use the side of my finger to lift ring pulls, or get a butter knife from the kitchen. Hopefully they will grow quickly again for you!

  9. @LionLovingTiger – I am now rocking a black sparkly polish thanks to your sound advice my love – and I’m adoring it!

    @Sirvinya – Super, super kind of you, thanks very much!

    @Sian – Not so much painful as annoying and disappointing.. I know they’ll grow but they felt all pretty!

    @Kim – I thought you’d empathise! Yeah, I was gonna go for some short ones. I bet my first attempt will be a complete mess!

    @Ndoodles – Always look on the bright side of life!

    @Georgie – Thank you very much, we can grump together!

    @Lizzard – Thank you, I shall try that!

    @Lisa – I’m getting Mr. L to open my cans for me from now on!!

  10. Redtiger21 says:

    Oh no! Well, my nails are seriously crap, they break as soon as I have the slightest free edge! I’m sure they’ll grow back soon *pats you on the back*

  11. Jo says:

    Awwwww I never even saw this post. It happened to me about a month ago, I was devastated :( they were nowhere near as long as yours but they were just perfect and I loved them so much. Only just started painting them again now as they’ve grew a bit.. I got so disheartened, it was a sad time in my life :(


  12. […] pleased to report that my nails are growing slowly but steadily since stumpgate… but spare a thought for Jo at beautyliciouslove who recently lost a nail (practically the […]

  13. […] in the days of stumpgate, the wonderful Sirvinya kindly offered to send me a spare pack of her Nailene false nails that […]

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