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This Is What Happens If You Don't Cut Your Nails For Three Years


This is Simone Taylor, a 16-year-old girl who hasn't cut her nails since August 2014.

Yup. That's three years without cutting her nails. Here's what they looked like when she started growing them out:

And here's what they look like now:

"I started growing my nails because I really got into nail art. I'm also a huge fan of Gwen Stefani and Lana del Rey. They inspired me because they both have beautiful, long nails that fascinate me," Simone told BuzzFeed.

It takes her an hour and half just to remove her nail polish, and another three hours to paint them.

She does her nails herself, every two weeks.

In the past, she took biotin pills to make her nails stronger, but she's currently not taking any supplements.

And contrary to popular belief, going to the bathroom with long nails is not really a problem for Simone.

She's had minor accidents though.

So, why has she kept them this long, for so long? Well, she really, really likes them this way, and they've become a part of who she is.

She doesn't plan on cutting them anytime soon, but she's definitely not keeping them this way forever.

And for anyone thinking of criticizing her nails, she's OK with it — just don't be rude.