Nailing it

Just found this wonderful blog on mental health! Though I am not yet a mother and don’t understand this particular perspective, I do understand how important managing our mental health is.

I also have a massive problem with stress nail biting. It’s actually the skin next to my nails and it’s gross, annoying painful. Perhaps if I stress less about perfection and having it all together, I won’t take such a savage attack on my nails.

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I have something to admit….  I’m a nail-biter.  I’ve got a stack of nail files in my bathroom cabinet that never get used.

My nails will no sooner start growing… then I watch a scary movie, or sit through a boring talk, and all that’s left of them is a jagged mess.

I was reminded about my poor nails this week at work, when I got chatting with a lovely colleague while making a cup of tea. Looking down, I couldn’t help but notice her lovely long, shiny pink nails wrapped around her tea cup.

Before I could stop myself, I found myself commenting on her beautiful nails – and asking what it took to keep them looking so stunning.

She enlightened me on the world of acrylic nails… and then told me something that suprised me.

Apparently – underneath the shiny exterior of her perfectly shaped pink nails – her real

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