My nails have been awful lately. I’ve never had thick, strong nails, but lately they’ve been chipping, splitting, and just plain not growing. If money were no object I’d just go get one of those shellac gel manicures I’ve been hearing such good things about, but that’s not in the budget. A 99 cent box of gelatin, though, well that’s more my speed! I saw this pin on Pinterest:
And decided to give it a try. I doubled the recipe (1 oz. Knox gelatin, 2 cups water, boil until dissolved and then let cool) and stored it in the sort of tupperware container you’d use to take a salad for lunch – just big enough to fit the nails of both hands into. I kept it in the fridge and microwaved it on high for one minute once a day when I knew I’d have ten minutes to sit still. I usually did my ten minutes while reading, so I kept a paper towel handy for page-turning. After a week I was really surprised at how much better my nails looked. Sorry, I don’t have before and after shots – I didn’t think it would make this much difference!
Not bad, huh? Still a little ridgey, but much better than what they were like before. This one’s a no-brainer for me, just like when I noticed those unsightly forehead wrinkles. Hmmm, Botox or bangs? *Peek at the checkbook* Bangs it is!
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