I thought long and hard about this week’s topic for #OurProject52.
A guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy, but also feel guilty about. For a lot of people this is something like eating junk food, but I decided a long time ago that I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating what I enjoy.
For me, a guilty pleasure could easily be shopping. I love to go shopping, but Matt (the hubs) hates when I spend money I don’t need to spend. That’s something I’m working on, but I did stop by the university bookstore for a quick snapshot.
I set and I thought for quite a while to come up with something that really was a guilty pleasure for me. Then it hit me- I chew on my nails. It’s a habit I never grew out of. My dentist hates it. But (and I hope I don’t jinx it), I have never chipped a veneer that way. I’ve had to tell my friend to be extra careful about what she can and can’t eat as she is supposed to have her veneers fitted in the coming weeks. I think she said she is having them fitted by this Dentist in Newmarket soon and I think this will do wonders for her confidence as she has been a bit insecure about her smile lately. I told her that she shouldn’t really chew her nails as her veneers could break, but mine never seem too. My nails are super bendy. When they grow out more than a 1/16 of an inch away from the nail bed (I didn’t really measure- just guessing) they are already super bendy and they tear very easily.
So what normally happens is that I am usually able to grow my nails to about a 1/4 inch or so from the nail bed. Then one day, while I’m chewing on them, one will tear off. And you know that once one has torn off, the rest are likely to follow.
I’ve tried all the old fashioned nail hardeners, gel polish and the like, but it just peels right off my nails. A few months ago I started taking a biotin supplement, hoping it will help, but they say it takes at least 6 months, and I’m not there yet.
In the mean time, I’m doing my best not to chew on my nails. Too bad I’m not having much success.
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