Student suffers horror thumb injury as brand new acrylics rip off entire nail

A student has vowed never to get another manicure after she sustained a horror injury when her acrylic ripped her real nail off as she sat on her own hand.

Jade Windebank, 26, lost her thumb nail just hours after her manicure on Monday, causing her a level of pain so great she said she "wouldn’t even wish it on her worst enemy".

The 26-year-old from Aldershot, Hampshire, hadn't worn acrylics for two years, but wanted to treat herself before a night out with friends and had opted for a lengthy green set costing £33.

She said: "I sat down, my hand got caught underneath myself and my nail bent back and the whole thing came off.

"The nail came straight off the nail bed. I wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy.

"I felt it ping and that's when I knew it wasn't good.

"I can't explain the pain, it's just agony. It's so sensitive now, I wouldn't let anyone near it."

The forensic psychology student was in so much pain that she rushed to the hospital where her thumb was bandaged up and she was advised to keep the nailbed covered to prevent infections.

She said: "I had them done in the morning and it broke off at 7pm. They weren't even that long but they were quite sharp.

"I haven't had acrylics in a couple of years but I'm going out with my friends on Friday, so I wanted to treat myself, but my nails had other ideas."

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After the gruesome incident, Jade swears to never wear acrylics again and is speaking out to warn others.

She continued: "I would never get acrylics again, they're so dangerous because you can catch them on anything.

"I definitely wouldn't recommend them to anyone and I want to warn people off getting them.

"My nail won't grow back for a couple of months now and I have to keep it wrapped up. I just hope that it grows back normally."

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