Dual-ended pusher will not scratch the natural nail. Curve conforms to the natural nail for pushing cuticles.
7-piece Deluxe Manicure Kit. Contains gold plated, cuticle scissor, cuticle nipper and tweezer. Also contains nail nipper, plastic handle nail file, cuticle pusher and cuticle cutter.
Manicure & Pedicure station works with rechargeable batteries (included)or the electric cord. Charging Station keeps your tools organized and ready to go. Ideal for quality maintenance on your hands and feet. It comes with a variety of tools that will trim, polish and shape the nails. Cleans nail grooves and files toenails.
No Bite is a fast and effective bad tasting, clear color bitter nail bite deterrent formulated to stop nail biting. Promotes healthy nail growth. Enriched with natural pearl for enhanced shine and durability. Can be use alone or over nail polish. Good for both men and women. Dries to a natural looking finish – not shiny. Does not wash off with water.
Get the help you want from CONTROL-IT! Your beautiful, well groomed nails will enhance your overall appearance. You will feel and see the benefits of aloe, blended with our other natural ingredients to help moisturize and heal your cuticles The other products available use Cayenne pepper, acetone, and lacquer. A very volatile solution. CONTROL-IT! Nail Cream has been formulated to prevent casual biting or sucking of the nails. This results in an all natural unpleasent taste, to remind you not to bite. NOT BURNING PEPPER! This is very important for adults as well as children! Biting your nails usually leads to the skin around them getting irritated and unsightly. Apply Control-It! Nail Cream and feel the rough edges of your nail cuticles lay down in the first few days! Control-It! will do the rest! Our program will get you and your nails back on track, you will see the results. Our all natural ingredients have been formulated to include the essential nutrients you need to promote exceptional nail and cuticle growth. You will see results in 1 week, but full recovery takes about 1 month. This is a 3 jar package. Each 1/4 Ounce Jar is good for 7-10 days of treatment. Use for at least 21 days to ensure success.
Unions in New York City are masters of psychological warfare. When they set up a giant blow-up rat (seasonally decked in Christmas tree lights) in front of your business and start singing union songs and chanting chants, well, it’s not a pleasant experience.
The chants are catchy. Here’s my favorite one:
We are the Union, we are the Union
Mighty, mighty Union – mighty mighty Union
Everywhere we go – everywhere we go,
People want to know – people want to know
Who we are – who we are
So we tell them – so we tell them
I culled this great quote from an article at Fastcompany.com:
“Twelve years ago, Mike O’Connor, owner of Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights in Plainfield, Illinois, created the first rat at the request of a union member in nearby Chicago. Said the union man of O’Connor’s first sketch: “It’s not mean enough.” O’Connor added bigger fangs and a pink belly with “festering nipples.” “I love it,” the man said. So did other unions. Today, Big Sky sells between 100 and 200 rats a year–even though it is a nonunion shop itself.”
Bigger fangs. Check.
“Festering nipples.” Check.
If you decide to organize, I guess you can buy your own over here.
As I mentioned previously, I’ve had some success with stopping nail biting.
I did not really start biting nails on my own. I picked it up from one of my childhood friends. You know, peer pressure. In fact, it was the same friend that cost me that front tooth which I will be replacing with an implant now. Two things to remember him by. Grrr.
I analyzed my nail biting and came up with the following conclusions:
a) I usually start biting a nail that is longer then the rest, has overgrown cuticle or jagged edges.
b) I bite my nails more when my hands are dry
Ok, so here’s how I stopped:
I went to a Dwayne Reed drugstore and bought myself a whole bunch of manicure stuff:
First I took care of the dry skin. I really like that Radiant Hands, Nails & Cuticles Creme – it almost doesn’t smell.
Then I took care of the cuticles with the cuticle cream and cuticle scissors.
Polished away jagged surface of bitten nails and buffed their surface.
For a weekend I used the bitter nail polish thingy. It’s wasn’t very bitter, but it reminded me.
More importantly, I kept a nail file at work, in my bag, near my computer and at my bedside table. The hardest thing is to stop after biting a nail. By polishing away the jagged edge as soon as you transgress it’s easiest to stop.
I applied the “Maximum Growth and Thicken Up” thingies from time to time. Nails that are bitten for a long time do not grow very well and are thin. These two products help a little with that.
I think at some point I am going to get a manicure and a pedicure. Maybe it’s not very manly, but I am very secure in my masculinity.
[update] Even after all that I was not able to quit completely. These days I can go without nail biting for up to a month at a time, but I am a full blown nail biting recidivist. That moisturizer really helps though.
Here is the compleat fish mentioned in my previous post.
Uh, does anybody know how to stop biting nails?