Recently, I've been thinking about trying to give my natural nails a chance to really grow, but I didn't feel comfortable doing it. I just didn't want to go out in public without my glue-ons. Then I received an email from Marlo Marketing regarding new products from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals. I thought it was just a press release, but then they offered to send me samples. I received samples of their stregthener, ridgefiller, and nail thickener. So I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to see if I can actually grow out my real nails.
Yesterday, I took off my glue-ons and took pics of my natural nails. They are embarassing, but I don't think I can give you all a fair review without showing you what I started with. It's been a year almost exactly since I got my acrylics and almost nine months since I took them off. There was tons of damage from the acrylic application. However, I realize had I not been applying glue-ons, they probably wouldn't still be in this condition, but it was a double-edged sword. I didn't want to show my natural nails so I applied glue-ons and I didn't like the condition of my natural nails because of the glue-ons. It was a never-ending cycle.
So, here are my nails after I took off my glue-ons. This is just my left hand, because I could not get pics of my right hand to come out.