2 years ago
Just wanted to share my progress (-: my friends may think of me as a sassy nail-obsessed chick now (and I can't deny it) but I'm darn proud of this small transformation.
Dermatophagia is a form of OCD that consists of gnawing or eating one's own skin, (most commonly at the fingers). (See middle finger in the first photo)
That in combination with nail picking made my hands ridiculously hideous and sensitive. I tried salon nails, but i would pick at those until they were effectively gone (and that wasn't a pretty price tag every month). To combat this (and also give my pride and esteem a little boost because who doesn't like nail art!) I started keeping my nails polished determined to grow them out. Turns out, I became /that person/ who morphed their picking obsession into a prissy obsession constantly preening and filing away. I'm learning new techniques and I guess it also counts as another creative outlet.
Once a week I dedicate myself to 2 and a half hours of suffocating under the influence of lacquer and acetone fumes - and I wouldn't change a thing. (-: #ilnp #nailpolish #realnails #dermatophagia #nailpicking #ilnppolish #thenandnow #fingerpaintspolish #sechvite #sechvive