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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #001 -- Quit Biting Your Nails in Time For Your Wedding
September 14, 2005

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Contents of this issue of Do It Yourself Weddings Guide

  • Question From My Email Bag: How to Stop Biting Your Nails Before Your Wedding

  • Bridal Disaster Warning: Don't Get a Facial Right Before Your Wedding!

  • What's New At Do It Yourself Weddings - brand new articles

Question From My Email Bag: How Did You Stop Biting Your Nails?

Quite a number of you have emailed me asking about this so I decided to include it in the newsletter rather than respond individually. We must be quite the nail biting bunch!

I bit my fingernails since the 3rd grade. I tried and tried to stop biting my nails, but it never lasted longer than a week or so.

When I got engaged I was suddenly even more aware of my nail biting problem because everyone would grab my hand to look at my newly ringed finger. I made a goal that I would quit the bad biting habit in time for my wedding day.

I started out by using fake nails, the glue on do it yourself ones from the drugstore. They were hard and don't feel like my normal short nails, so the moment I put my fingers to my mouth I remembered not to bite because if felt weird. I also used the bitter nail polish especially for nail biters...this way, if I started biting without even realizing I was doing it I'd get a mouthful of that bitter taste and I'd be reminded instantly.

I kept track of when I'd be most likely to bite, while working at the computer was the biggest one for I made sure to always either be drinking tea or chewing sugarless gum. This way, my mouth was busy doing something else.

Having the goal of my wedding day was the thing that really helped me quit. It has been almost two years now and I still don't bite. It will always be a struggle though--once a nail biter addict always an addict they say.

Good luck to all you nail biters out there, you too can have beautiful nails for your wedding day!

Bridal Disaster Warning: Don't Get a Facial Right Before Your Wedding!

If you don't get facials regularly and especially if you have never gotten one before do NOT get one right before your wedding! Many women experience puffiness, redness and especially breakouts in the days following their first facial. You never know how your skin will react to a facial, and it is always best to get one no closer than two weeks before your wedding to give your skin time to normalize.

What's New At Do It Yourself Weddings

Here are some brand new articles:

How to get Beautiful Wedding Nails for your wedding day. Are you a nail biter too? You'll benefit from a Do It Yourself French Manicure for fake nails. Or, treat your natural nails to a French Manicure for Natural Nails if you are lucky to have nice nails already. Complete with instrutions and photos!

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