Monday, March 30, 2009

Hammer Time

Like my mother, no matter how long or how often I smoke, I will never identify as a smoker.

Also like my mother, I have paper nails.  

Another nanny quick fact is that I have big bear claws for hands, but this is all besides the subject.  The subject is my nails - which are awful weak.  

Have you heard of a fancy company called Butter London - "butter" as in "buttah," of course.  This week, I am the guinea pig for one of their products - Horsetail Nail Fertilizer.  Their claim is that in just seven days, you'll have noticeably stronger and longer nails.  

Well, we'll just see about that, won't we?  I've been taken prenatal vitamins for about a year now, for this very same reason.  And? Results are varied.  My hair is growing about 50% longer (which is to say, not at all), but my nails are still immobile.  Oh, and I bite them to the quick about once a week anyway, regardless of how close to the quick they already were.  

Anyway, here's the Day 1 shot of my nails, before treatment (ignore the bear claw hands):

And here they are today on Day 4:

They look like I glued Skittles to my fingers - which actually sounds like a delicious idea.  


  1. So what you're saying is that you have man hands with paper thin nails and that those man hands of yours smell like smoke?

    So hot...

  2. I was going to go with Sour Patch Kids, but Skittles work too.

    Unfortunately, they still taste like fingers.