You bet your ass you'll have nail envy!
I've tried fake nails...they suck. They feel weird, they look too thick, they're expensive. But, they are also OH so sexy.
I want sexy nails.
I've found the secret. Nail Envy...really, that's what it's called.
It's a product by OPI (a little on the pricey side, but well worth every cent) It's a clear polish that goes on before your nail polish and for the first time in my life I have AWESOME looking natural nails. (No, I don't work for OPI) By the way, is it pronounced "opey" like the kid on Andy Griffith or is it O-P-I? I don't know, so I just avoid saying it to minimize looking like a dumb ass.
Anyway, in about two weeks my nails grew out really nicely. This has never happened with any of the drugstore crap. I think I own enough crappy Sally Hansen nail products to fill the ocean. They are all pure crap. Don't waste your money. Orly is no better. I have learned the hard way. If you want good nail products, you have to spend the money. Sorry, but it's true. There are many (we'll talk about them some time) short cuts in other products......not for your nails.
Also, invest in a good cuticle pusher.....salon quality, metal. I never quite understood the whole cuticle pusher thing (or anything else about fingernails) so I took the manicurist licensing class at my local community college. (Hey I take this stuff seriously) The most important thing I learned is that nails look longer, healthier, and grow faster if you regularly push back your cuticles.
Sorry, but I have to push another OPI product....you absolutely cannot live with out their Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment. You put it on your cuticles, wait three minutes, then push them back....this is great for ugly winter toes!!!
Everyone got it?....Nail Envy. Perhaps I will do a post with complete manicure instructions in the future...but for now...if you've got questions, I've got answers!