For years and years I was a nail biter. A couple years ago I had acrylic nails put on. I left them on long enough that my own nails got a bit of length. Then I babied them for months. And now I have real nails. I suck at painting them, but I've been practicing.
Recently I pinned this nail tutorial on Pinterest. Had some spare time today so I thought I'd try it out. Not as easy as it looked, and mine don't look nearly as good as hers, but it's still a neat effect.