|Hiding the thumb!|
Recently, both of my thumb nails broke off painfully short, and after the initial horror subsided, I thought "not going to be able to do any mani's for a while!". But then I thought, why not? I'll adapt. Besides, I didn't want to have to look at my ugly thumb nails in all their short, broken glory. Best I cover them up.
So I clipped them all off relatively short (about end of finger length), so I didn't have a combination of short and long nails, then filed them straight across in a square shape. I filed the broken thumb nails as best I could to at least get an even shape.
You may want to use a nail strengthener/hardener if your nails take ages to grow, or break a lot.
On to colour choice. This is just personal opinion, but if some of my nails are actually shorter than the end of my finger, I don't really want them screaming "Look at me!" in any of the following colour options: black, red, violet, neons, hot pink, white, pastels or basically anything bright, dark, glittery or overly bold. Now is the time for nudes, earthy shades and light, flesh-coloured tones. You want something that is going to give you a polished (ha!) look that is demure and understated. This kind of manicure is also great if you are short on time, because mistakes will not stand out.
Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy
|Missed a bit!|
|Ugly thumb alert!|
|Butter London Yummy Mummy|
Disclaimer: I won this nail lacquer as a prize a few years ago.
What do you do when your nails break?