I finally cracked my nail biting habit about ten years ago, when I had acrylic coverings applied to my nails: you just can’t bite them. They are rock hard. The only problem is that although there is some psychological thing going on which means I don’t bite when I am wearing polish — not just acrylics, when my nails are bare all bets are off.
I’ve been chewing away at my hands far more than normal of late, and my nails were looking particularly claw like in their revolting-ness, and there just never seemed to be time to get a mani. But with an upcoming styling gig at Marks & Spencer, as part of the Oxford Street Festival, where my hands would be much in evidence, and LFW following that, I thought I had better try to camouflage them.
So big thanks to Nails Inc for asking me to have a pre-LFW mani. Because my mama was in town, I booked her in too as a treat (I paid for her treatment). I did laugh when we both sat down after choosing our colours: we had both chosen Victoria & Albert, a great scarlet. And, it was even more apt, as my mother’s name is Victoria.
Please excuse my stubby little hands, but I was very pleased with my manicure: it takes a lot to make my nails and cuticles look good, and Nails Inc achieved it. I do like a dark colour on very short nails, but I really do need to stop chewing them.
Clearly not my hands: my mother does not bite her nails.
Here’s my beautiful mother modelling her manicure. I know she is going to to tell me that she hates this photo, but it was 10am, and I think she looks lovely. Not bad for a sixty-nine year old, right?
I was asked if I would like their new monogram manicure, but I like my anonymity too much!
Nails Inc comped me, and I paid £28 for my mother’s manicure.