As you can see, I’ve got curved nails. However, not all of my nails curve. It’s just the nails on my index finger and the middle finger (that totally just reminded me of Chris Brown’s song, Deuces lawl). If I was to do regular swatches of nail polish on my blog, the above photo would be what they would look like and nobody but nobody needs to be subjected to that.
As you can see, in the first photo (upper left) the nail on my pinky and ring finger (and thumb but it’s not shown) are all normal. The nails on my index finger and middle finger, curve over my fingers. When my nails are a shorter length, they tend to behave. When they get longer, after a certain point those two start to curve. It’s incredibly frustrating because I’ve got chubby hands and it takes me forever to get my nails to reach a certain length (that actually flatters my chubby hands) only to be forced into cutting them. Once they start to curve, they remain that way (never straighten out) so I have to cut them really short and start growing them out, all over again.
All my nails are so thin they’re practically transparent (only the white part). In addition to that, my nails are easily damaged, as they are extremely delicate. Any one of my nails can partially break off, rip, tear, develop ridges, or peel off in layers because they are so brittle. You can sorta’ see that in the first photo (nail on my index finger aside from curving, has uneven edges that have peeled off). It’s not painful at all, because it’s only the free edge (white part), and not the nail body (nail plate?), that does that. Lastly, every single one of my nails is very bend-y and flexible. I’ve tried to “demonstrate” in the photo above, where I am using my thumb to gently apply pressure to the nail on my middle finger. As you can see, the nail is laying flat against my finger, completely bent. As I’ve said before, all my nails are flexible and can do that. However, they usually straighten out immediately as soon as I let go, except for the index and middle finger. Those two curve on their own, naturally. Even when I try my best to protect them (not apply any pressure, at all) so they don’t start curving. After they reach a certain length, both fingers on both hands, just start to curve over the finger itself.
My nails are so weak they are bend-y, so thin they are transparent, so brittle they break easily. Basically, I’ve got absolutely horrible nails. I believe the term is called eggshell nails (yup, that’s a thing). Apparently, there’s a lot of things that can cause eggshell nails. It could be hereditary. It could be a symptom of an underlying disease. It could be a result of stress. It could be a sign of oxygen deficiency or even a vitamin deficiency. Seeing as how I’ve had eggshell nails all my life, I highly doubt it’s something serious that’s causing it. I mean, I’m still alive amn’t I? As for stress, I’m pretty laid back. I guess I’m going to have to start taking vitamins and hope it’ll help.
That said, when I’ve got nail polish on, my nails are considerably stronger, aren’t as bend-y and do not break as easily.