• Tana Knox

COVID Nail Blues Turned Inspirational

What do you do when you are in a nail rut?

It's like having writers' block but for nail artists. And it's frustrating. Surely I'm not the only one falling into this slump during the shelter in place orders...

Before The Makeover

It all started back in January when I decided to try peel base. It did not work for me because of my daily routine and because of how my nails are shaped. It damaged them and that was the beginning of my nail rut. At first, I shortened them down and wore clear as a way of rehabbing them. Then COVID-19 hit. I had no desire to do my nails or anything else at first. I was in shock and fearful like most of the rest of the world.


Then reality hit... this was going to be a long road ahead and I was going to be homebound for a while alone.

Boredom. But while I was looking to do stuff inside the house, I still had no desire to do my nails. I did want to be in my nail room though and I wanted to play. I wanted to do crafts and I wanted to make press on nails.

My crafts supplies, however, were everywhere and my nail room was a mess. So what to do? I started scouring Pinterest and Images on Google of nail rooms and craft rooms. By the end of that day, I had decided to turn my nail room into a nail/craft room! I spent over a week searching and sourcing for the supplies I would need and I started ordering. That economic impact check could not have come at a better time! I bought two cabinets and some remnant granite for my new desk and a few other necessary supplies to make it all come together perfectly.


Once I had everything I needed I went to work building cabinets and organizing nail supplies and dips. I had no idea I had so many dips!!! I found them stashed everywhere. I am actually embarrassed at the amount of dips I found. I love my new nail/craft room now. It is the perfect place for me and it so nice to do my nails there. No more nail rut for me. I am in my happy place when I sit at my desk. I think we all deserve that type of place; one that makes you happy. If you do not have one I highly recommend it. It really helps when I am in a funk to go to my happy place and sit and have me time. So if you have been thinking about it now is the time.

~T

After The Makeover

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