See how horrible that looks? Well, I found the culprit! And it's ... *drumroll, please* DRY NAILS!
For me specifically, what was making my nails dry was Gelous base coat. I read reviews about it being drying but because I didn't experience peeling, I figured I was just lucky and escaped from the evil clutches of the dryness that Gelous causes. I was WRONG! When your nails curl in like this, it's because they're dry. That's why you'll notice that your nails seem wider when they've been in water. They're like sponges. And it's okay for them to curl a little when they're dry. It's normal, it's supposed to happen. BUT when they curl too much, like in the photos, it's because they're excessively dry. SO ladies, if you experience this, try switching to a moisturizing base coat. If that doesn't work, it could be something more serious, like a vitamin deficiency, but it's better to rule this out first. Also, beware of using pure acetone too often, as that can dry out your nails too.
I just thought I'd share my findings in case anyone else was experiencing the same issues. If I helped at least one person, I'll be satisfied. :)
Did this help you out in any way? Did you already know this? Let me know! Have a wonderful weekend, ladies! I'll be posting tomorrow with some supah classy nails :)