I think I have finally reached a breakthrough with the challenge. I had been disappointed because I could not let my nails get any length. They would chip or break almost instantly. I have been filing daily but not filing down length. I've made it a little over a week with NO breaks or chipping. I am not pleased with the state of my cuticles, I think they need more moisture than what TIPS for Toes and the Skin Milk offer. I am happy about the length but to be honest I don't know if I will keep it.
The peeling I had on my thumbs at the beginning of the challenge is gone. I still have the damage on my ring finger but it's no longer causing the nail to split at the tip.
Before Week 4 Week 8
Week 1 Week 5 Week 9
Week 2 Week 6
Week 3 Week 7
Left Hand - I have a nasty cut on my ring finger and thought I would spare the internet from having to look at it.
Left Ring Finger
Here is a photo comparing my right thumbs. The larger picture is the before and the smaller is week 10.
All in all I am pleased with the results that I got using TIPS for Toes. I wish that I had better results in the cuticle department but now that the challenge is over I can go back to using my beloved Badger Balm. I plan to continue using the product until it runs out, I am hopeful that it will continue to help the damage on my ring finger.
I really enjoyed participating in the Bare Naked Nail challenge but I am very happy to go back to constant polish wearing. Not being able to wear it really gave me a new found appreciation for my nail polish stash. I had been neglecting a majority of for a long while. :)