Monday, November 11, 2013

Naked November: Week 1 Progress Report

So, I'm here with an update on my progress with Naked November.  As you'll see from the photos below, it's slow going.  I've filed them down once already, and most of the really damaged bits are close to being completely gone.

However, my index finger started to peel at the free edge.  I think it's from the way I filed.  I used my glass file, but that doesn't guarantee that you won't get any peeling.  I was a bit rough with my filing as I was in a hurry, so I'm not surprised about the peeling.

Moisturizing has really been helpful.  I can tell the difference in the new growth of my nails as well as on the super damaged parts of my thumb.  I've been using my 365 Days of Color Hand Creams and switching it up with my cuticle balms/oils/creams.  I've also used a body scrub on my hands twice since starting the challenge and try to use my CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser when I wash my hands when I'm at home.

As for the polish free bit, I can say that I've been pretty successful!  I've put on three quick manis for photos, but they came off the minute the photos were taken.  Otherwise, I've been polish-free.  I will say that it's been really hard staying on the wagon.  I'm only 11 days in, and I'm dying here!  I can't wait until I can put on some of the amazing polishes I've gotten in the past few weeks.

So, are you participating?  How's it going so far?  Are you seeing an improvement?


  1. Today I had to go through and post old mani photos, I've missed polish so much! My nails seem pretty happy though so it's worth it. Most of the yellow stains are gone and I've only had one tiny hangnail. :)

  2. They are looking great! I hope you're starting to get proud of yourself for doing this. :) In other news, am I a weirdo? When I did polish-free August I barely missed it. I easily embrace naked fingernails, I guess. I do NOT like naked toes though, that makes me twitchy as sh*t.

  3. Lmao re the naked toes. My pedi has chipped something fierce, and I desperately need to get some new polish on there asap. And yeah, I am proud of myself, but I'm getting all of these gorgeous polishes in from before I decided to do Naked November, and I want to use them soooo badly. But, I shall persevere, dammit!

    1. Giiiirl you got this. A month is easy peasy. You're already 12 days down!

  4. I wasn't officially participating but my nails have been naked since the start of the month too xo