I used to be a nail biter but managed to break the habit a few years ago. Now my nails are actually growing and yay! They look pretty good! However, they are weak and as hell and break off. I have an important event coming up in two months where my hands will be looked at by many people. I would like to have nice looking nails, but I am getting paranoid that I am going to break a nail (or multiple) the day before or some such horror. Are fake nails a good idea? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I accidentally pushed my cuticle back too far and now my nail is, well, missing a spot. Like the nail wasn't finished forming and I disrupted it, so it just didn't form for a horizontal length of about 2 or 3mm. It didn't bleed, but I'm worried that there's irreversible damage to the spot and my nail will never grow there again. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Did it eventually go back to normal? How should I care for the blank spot while it grows out? Pictures: 1 2
posted by youngergirl44
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Doing cleaning for moving out. We had nail polish stain on our hardwood floor. Need advice how to clean it up. [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Aug 9, 2012 -
I lost the best nail scissors ever. Problem: I don't remember exactly where they came from, standard drug store replacements suck. [more inside]
posted by anaelith
on Oct 23, 2011 -
I am looking for a nail salon in Manhattan or Brooklyn (Brooklyn is preferred) that is affordable, clean and serves wine while we get our nails done. Ideally it would charge under $60 for a mani/pedi.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Does anyone know what this is, found in our house, built in the 1920s? Looks too well made to be a nail. Marked with a W on the head.
posted by the_brewer
on Jun 3, 2011 -
There's a nail in my tire, what's the best course of action for the circumstances at hand? Quick responses welcomed. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on May 25, 2011 -
Manhattan dermatologist who can see me this week to handle an out of control icky infection (classic manicure-from-hell scenario)? The closer to Grand Central-ish, the better! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 28, 2008 -
I need treatment advice or doctor advice for my ingrown toenail. Difficulty: desperate rock climber. [more inside]
posted by mindsound
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Is there a nail polish I'll love as much as my beloved, discontinued Revlon Top Speed Chrome Polish? Or that will even come close? [more inside]
posted by smoakes
on Jan 3, 2008 -
MedicalQuestionFilter: Thumbnail looks like a tectonic plate. Should I go see the doctor? (Warning: Not for the squeamish) [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on Oct 4, 2007 -
I accidentally pried my fingernail back about a year ago and it hasn't reattached itself entirely. In essence, I've done the same damage one might receive from having bamboo shoots stuck under the nail. The thin white crescent at the tip/end of my finger still recedes where the damage occurred.
I've looked at a lot of MeFi posts regarding fingernail injuries but haven't found quite what I'm talking about. I've given it almost a year but it still hasn't reattached/resealed all the way. The nail itself isn't damaged and the injury never went more than halfway down my nail (so the cuticle and luna were never touched). Wikipedia describes something [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Feb 14, 2007 -
is a nail hanger of some sort.
What is it called and where can I buy some more?
posted by allelopath
on Oct 25, 2006 -