THIS is what my nails looked like AFTER vacation. Keep in mind, I had broken off both thumbs ( of my world cup mani) before leaving, never fixed them before leaving...didn't do a fill either. It was bananas here with the pre-packing saga.
how do you like that painful break in the ring finger? YIIIIKES!
the pther hand is equally jacked! (I'm a picker- so I added to the trouble with my pinky)
I decided to rip them off and start all over- no extensions. I put fresh gel over them and formed out a couple of the nail tips. But generally speking, I wanted to keep them short because we will be doing alot of moving stuff aroung during the construction that is about to happen in the house.
I use Young Nail gel products. I do not use the soak off formulas anymore. I do them myself. On occasion, when I am out of time or motivationi'll cheat and have them done. That's what happened before the trip. I had acrylic put on....eeeewwww. It yellowed and the tips lifted. Just a mess. That is why I ripped them off and started fresh. I think the gel has a cleaner look. I used to do acrylic, and forgot how they wear. There really is a difference (on my nails) with how they feel and wear.
So there you are, I have a new pallet for painting (even though they are short!)