Listen ladies, there are a few things you may have been told over the years about your nails that simply aren't true. Remember when your mom told you if you crossed your eyes too much, they'd stay that way? That one certainly scared us, but we discovered fairly quickly that Mom was just pulling our leg.

Well we've got a list of 10 beauty myths about your nails that are just as false as the forever-crossed doom, and some of them might surprise you. From one common drying technique that might actually be hurting your mani rather than helping, to a common misconception about what small white spots on your nails might mean, we've got you covered.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 biggest myths regarding your nails, and never be fooled again!