Lost both my big toenails from ill-fitting walking boots....will they ever grow back???
I shut my finger in a door a while ago and lost the nail on my middle finger after it went all black and bruised. It took a few months but it did grow back, it was a bit wonky at first but it's straightened out now. As an added bonus the nail seems to have grown back super strong!
Takes a while to grow back, a few months. Someone I used to work with insisted on cramming her feet into ill-fitting heels and permanently damaged the nail bed on her left toe. She used stick-ons quite effectively if she wanted to wear open toe shoes. It might work if you want to wear sandals, although I'm not sure what it would do for the long-term health of your nail if you kept using them.
Stick on toe nails?!
I've heard of stick-on finger nails but not toe nails! That's such a good idea! Do they just stay on as long as normal finger nails would?
I'm not overly familiar with false nails, but she used the same glue you'd use for finger nails. With the obsession people have with false fingernails, I'm not surprised they have them for toes! It must be more common for them to drop off or get damaged now, especially with some of the heels on the market.
Women's fashion never fails to baffle me!
Some parts baffle me, fake nails and very high heels are beyond me completely. I do stick on the outskirts of fashion a bit especially with clothing as the fashions rarely fit or suit my figure properly (Short and curvy with chunky legs!). I do wear patterns and colours, but I have to stay fairly classic on the styles. Luckily leggings are in, makes it easier to wear shorts etc without scaring the public completely :)
I'm not sold on fake nails but I do like my heels!
I use wedges and platforms to my advantage, helps me to get height, heel and balance without unecessary strain. As much as I will admire stilettos and ridiculously high heels, I wouldn't actually wear them myself. There are so many pretty pumps and sandals that you can look smart and get away without wearing heels all the time now.
I do agree GoneFishin, I love wedges so much more comfy. They're two reasons I wear heels, one is to make myself the same height as my already tall friends and two because I think it makes anyones legs look a lot better, more toned and they make you walk upright rather than slouched over.
I'm quite fond of flats, but I do make a concious effort to walk tall and upright because I am short! Even a small heel will give you that 'lift' on the legs and bum and push you into that more upright posture, so I do try and stick with a lower heel wherever possible for the sake of my back, knees and hips!
Trying to find a really nice, low heel shoe can be difficult though... they seem to make shoes 'super pretty flat' and 'super pretty high' but often frumpish and blocky or bridesmaidy on the mid heel heights! I am quite particular with my shoes.
I can't really wear heels to level my height to my taller friends either, I'm 5ft1" and most of them are around 5ft6". If they wear heels I'd still be relatively short in 6" ones! My OH is just over 6ft tall and likes it when I wear flats because I look really small next to him. Suppose it's good that he finds it so amusing!
I've had problems with an ingrowing toenail so I wanted some really comfy, flat shoes. I found some in Clarks - bit more expensive that what I'd usually pay but they are noticably better quality than the old Primarni ones and the comfort they provide is definitely worth the price I paid!
I have lost three toenails this year all form the wrong footwear, I really regret wearing shoes that were too small and now I am paying the price.
I really need the incentive to get back onto exercise - it's been a long time since I laced up the trainers.
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Ouchhh! I hope you've got new footwear now Aliza!
I have a pair of clarks loafers that I use for work, they're really comfy. Bit more expensive but you definitely get what you pay for and they usually last for years. My wedding shoes were also Clarks (heels) and I was comfy in those up until about 8pm, when my feet swelled out all over the place from walking about all day!! I had some lovely bruises.
Bad footwear sucks, if there's one thing I hate it's uncomfortable feet.
it's quite normal to lose them, but they do grow back, high heels don't help either though - flat shoes when you can really make a difference.
Sometimes I'm here, sometimes I'm not.
Mine grew back fine, however, when my friend lost hers, they grew back with an awful dent and in a weird direction - she had totally damaged the nail bed so they'll never be the same again!
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I lost my nail when I was five and it's never been the same since. It was totally smashed though so no wonder really!
I haven't quite lost my big toe nails yet.. but they are getting there! Totally my own fault though for wearing
Ridiculous shoes and spending 3 hours on a dance floor.
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