The nail bug bit me a few months ago when I was told about Shellac. I hadn’t even gotten a (good) manicure since I was in jr. high but I wanted to try Shellac for myself and see if it really was too good to be true. And oh man it was GOOD! I got hooked on the idea of something that could stay perfect and help your nails grow longer.
Now I have to be the luckiest girl alive because I googled a cheap place and ended up meeting this girl Alley. Boy, is she a gem. She ended up leaving that place and now comes to your doorstep! Yes!! That is right I feel like a celebrity.
Anyway. as I started to play with the idea of having long nails, I started looking up pictures of vintage celebrities and fell in love. This love turned into impatience and now I just went ahead and got acrylics. This was my inspiration: Lucille Ball
My only concern: how will this effect my dancing? I can handle not being able to open cans anymore but what about all the hand holds I have to do? The answer, a little bit of adjustment but completely worth it. I only feel it when I dance with leaders who lead with their fingertips (but that never feels comfortable anyway). If anything, its another obstacle to help change my dancing (just like my heels and slippery floor adventures). I’m becoming so aware of how important a hand hold is in dancing. How it effects your body and is the main source of communication between two moving bodies.
So! In conclusion: If you want long nails go ahead and get them as long as your willing to make some adjustments and are willing to pay the money. DON’T get them if you plan to dance that week. I made that mistake and it was painful because your nail bed is really sensitive the first week. I also recommend getting acrylic tips because they are stronger. I have sculpted acrylics and they were maybe not a good idea because no one does them in Europe when I need a proper fill!!!
Another plus! The boys LOVE them because you feel like scratching their backs more when you have long nails