Hello Mommies, one of things that we absolutely love doing for ourselves is taking care of our nails. In some or the other ways Nails do play an important role in making that huge first impression.

Here is the small timeline about how our nails grow and how from being extra careful about your nails you become careless about your nails.

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Age: 0 to 5 years

Your nails are thin and fragile. In your earlier days almost like paper. Subsequently, they become stronger. It is during this time period, that we also secretly apply those fancy nail colours, which our mom’s hide in their cupboard. Sometimes when we cannot find a nail paint, even water colors or crayons were used as nail color. It would be very rare that someone would allow you to paint your nails.

Age 5 to 15

The best memories that we have about our nails during this age are those mandatory nail cuts we needed every Sunday. In case if we missed it even by mistake, the next day at school would be a disaster. Yes, those surprise nail inspections are one of the most scary memories that we have. Those were also the days when we would apply nail colours on our toe nails because the socks covered them and vacations were loved the most because that was the time when we could flaunt our long nails and varied nail colours.

Age 16 to 35

These were probably the best years for your nails. You regularly went for your Manicure and Pedicure Sessions and are extremly careful about your nails. Chipping of your nail colour, broken nails, uneven nails meant hell had broken loose. Every activity we did involved on a complete detailed analysis on what would be the side effects on your nails and nail colour. Nail tattoo, Nail Art, Nail Piercing and what not, just say it and you had done it all. Nail Spa was your heaven . For you your life revolved around those perfect nails.

Age 36 to 55

It is a big deal even if you can manage to remove your old chipping nail colour. You just apply a plain nail colour on a Sunday if you can manage some free time. While applying the next colour you barely make an attempt to remove the previous colour. On certain days your nails also tell the story of your kitchen. Forget about your nails being in shape. You just mandatorily cut your nails just like your schooldays. Sometimes, while occassionally going out for a function, either your daughter or neice forcible paints your nails or you borrow that hideous colour from them, just for the sake of it. You are so busy that sometimes you start working even before the Nail Colour dries and you are left with a smudged nail colour.

Age 55 Onward

The only reason why you may paint your nails are because they are broken. Your nails now reflect the sacrificies that you made for your family. Your nails now are no longer a fashion statement but just a reminder on how you ignored yourself all through your life to live for others.

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