I want to talk about products. My body doesn't like them. I use an anti-acne product, and I break out more. I use cuticle oil, and my cuticles get worse. I use a strengthener and my nails get weaker. Does anyone else out there have this problem? I started my whole nail polish obsession with watching Plasmaspeedo on youtube. She rants and raves about the product hard as hoof. I can't use it. I tried it without polish, I tried it over polish, I tried it before polish, and it just makes my polish peel off in a sheet, and the times I have used it without polish, well lets face it I'm rarely without polish on. It's a problem. I use my tub to put around my cuticles when I water marble (more on those disasters another time). I recently decided "Hey Robyn, why don't you try to get your cuticles better so that you can blog properly?" so I bought some cuticle oil, lo and behold, my cuticles have never looked worse. Mind you, my job dries out my hands like no other. I'm dealing with cardboard all the time and it just sucks the moisture out of your hands. Today I have a peely crack right on the skin underneath my cuticle that is all red and puffy and inflamed. Ugh, it's awful.
Also, I recently decided to try square nails, I usually keep my nails more oval shaped, because that is the way they naturally grow. What happens the next day? Break off a part of the corner of my thumb, turning it back into oval shaped. HA.
My nails are horribly stained yellow. I tried using whitening toothpaste and also tried a vinegar and oil concoction I googled. But, when my nails peel (which they do frequently) the nail that is exposed is back to being normal. So it is just the top layer of nail, but it won't come off!
Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do to fix these problems?!