Women really like their nails. Lovely nails give us this feminine and gorgeous look so we should really care for them. However, most women have issues with their nails. Would you like to eliminate those issues today?

nail care

 

  1. Embrace rubber gloves.

Always wear gloves when you clean your home or do the dishes. The harmful substances in detergents we use to do these daily tasks can ruin our nails. Not only that they will they weaken your nails, your hands could get burnt. Your gloves should be your best friend.

  1. Fingernail hardeners and calcium gels.

These substances can make your nails strong, but they do not start working immediately. You need to use them for a while and give them time to work. Good hardeners are hard to come by but they can be found in the market.

  1. Cream for nails

Your hand creams are good but not strong enough to protect the nails. You need to get special cream for nails. They are usually cheap, and there are a lot of them on the market. Try several until you find the one that fits your budget.

  1. Removing your cuticle

One of the biggest errors many women do when it comes to nails is cuticle removal. Please stop doing this. If you need to fix your cuticles, gently push them using a cuticle stick and start using a cuticle remover gel.

  1. Frequent Clipping.

Do you really need super long nails? They make you look slutty and of course, they’re unpractical. In order for your nails not to interfere with your daily chores, keep them at length. When you grow long nails, they become vulnerable to splitting.

  1. Polishing and filing.

Purchase a good nail file. Always file your nails whenever you clip them. Whenever you file your nails, it should be done to one direction only. When you go several directions, you are actually weakening your nails and cracking it. Also don’t polish your nails too often because it weakens them and makes them thin.

  1. Go easy on nail polish.

Although vibrant nails are quite awesome, nails enhance actually cause lots of harm to your nails. Do you know that nail polish contains a harmful substance called acetone, and this weakens nails? Use only the best of polishes for your manicure. Some kind of damp friendly substitute for nail polish such as: dnd nail polish, bio seaweed gel, kiara sky nail polish… Do not use expired nail polish.

  1. Nail polish removers that are oil based are the best.

Do people still use acetone based removers? Acetone is bad for your nails because they soften them. Use oil based removers.

  1. Gel or acrylic nails.

If you have weak nails, you can opt for acrylic nails but I personally do not like them. I’ve also heard most people react to acrylic nails so be sure you are okay with them. If someone were to pull your artificial nails, they would hurt badly because they’re attached to your natural nails.

  1. Ensure your nails are healthy.

No therapy or additional care will help you if you don’t take care of your nails and keep them healthy. There are a lot of ways you can care for your nails that are not mentioned in this post so do more research on how to care for your nails.

Not too long ago, I came across this awesome gel product known as “Bio Seaweed Gel” from a piece of writing on Stylelist.com.

The USA made Bio Seaweed Gel but based in Canada is probably the best alternative on the market today, and it is 5-FREE! It is a healthy alternative to safe nail polish. In addition to being free of the 5 dangerous substances seen in many gel and nail polishes, it also has a unique ability to cure under natural sunlight!

Bio Seaweed Gel

Despite having this unique ability to cure in daylight, it also replicates that ability with an LED light in half a minute. Having a unique platform cover is not necessary and the extra bonus…. You don’t have to clean the top coat!  Yeah!  There’s no difficult remains that needs to be eliminated when done with your manicure!

So, I made a decision to try this product out on one of my friend…and know if it’s actually true! First we tried to see if it cures under sunlight… there wasn’t any sunlight, it didn’t perform very well.  So our next step was to try it with an LED lamp and it worked out perfectly!

Prepping the Nails:

We prepped every nail by forcing back her cuticles, shaped and filed each nail carefully and finally, gently buffed the surface of her nails to remove the glow.

  • We used alcohol to remove the dust and oil from each nail
  • We applied a coat of Sienna on every nail
  • We used the LED lamp to cure each nail for half a minute
  • We cured again after applying the second coat of Sienna
  • We used a thin layer of top coat on all the nails and then applied some glitter accents along the cuticles. This was done using a small nail art brush that has been dipped in alcohol to help the glitter stick properly to the brush.
  • Cure again for half a minute
  • Finally, apply the last coat to all the nails and cure for half a minute

Between each step, I asked her a few questions and she gave her answers. First, I asked if it burned under the LED light and she said no. I also asked her how if felt on her nails and she said it was so light, it doesn’t feel like a gel polish.

A few weeks later, I asked her if there were chips and she said no. She also went ahead to say how well the polish was and how she loved it.

When it was time to soak it off, I wondered if it would stain her nails but it didn’t. After wrapping each nail with a cotton ball that has been dipped in tin foil and CNV nourishing remover, the nails soaked off within 10 minutes.

I would strongly suggest Bio Seaweed Gel to whoever is looking to have a home manicure done soon, and also to salon owners. Visit dtknailsupply.com to purchase the All-In-One gel polishes.

 

  1. This moment, here and now, is the time to taste life. -Osho

Make the best of nail art….NOW…!!!

  1. Patience and Perseverance are the two essentials to success. -Anon

If you feel you have nothing else to do, get a PHD in nail art and do it with perseverance and Patience. 🙂

  1. One of the most valuable things any person can learn is the art of using the knowledge and experience of others. –Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success

Look up and read through blogs and inspire yourself to get the nail art perfection.

  1. The battle for achievement of success is half won when one knows definitely what is wanted. -Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success

The moment you decide how you want your nails to look today, you already won half the battle.

nail makeup

After the dnd nail polish, white, black and yellow have become a combination that I’ve fallen in love with. I remember seeing a nail art tutorial on YouTube and I’ve been inspired ever since. I just wish I could. I’m sorry I cannot search for the video URL right now. This exact same combination was again used by VOV and the dark lines were drawn using sketch pens designed for nail art.

If given the opportunity, what colour of nail polish would want to be? Why does it seem that everyone else believes we only use reds and pinks? Or extreme light shades of nudes, reds and pinks?

I was thinking the other day while in the fingernail salon, if everyone went by what style experts say on fingernail enhancement, everyone would be dressed in nail polish colours that complement their complexion. We understand everybody opts for what rocks their boats eventually. Fashion experts keep a variety of extremely stylish nail polish shades out, especially the ones that are not boring.

These folks called “Style Experts” believe whatever kiara sky nail polish colour you wear should be based why you are wearing it, what you do for a living, what you wear in general and your skin tone. I only agree with one section. Say if you are attending a black-tie event, putting on a red nail polish seems too off unless it matches your gown for the evening.

Now, who made up the concept that you only use black nail polish during the winter, light shades in springtime and shiny ones in the summertime? Does this mean if you choose to wear dark nail polishes all year long, you have broken the laws of fashion?

 

This is what the self proclaimed fashion police say you should be wearing:

  • Fair skin tone should wear light berries and cool blue based pinks. Yellow-based shades and lavender is a no no.
  • Olive to medium skin tone should wear gold flickered sheers or white pinks and should stay away from bluish undertone.
  • Dark skin tone should wear beige or bright pinks. Also yellow toned sheers will match. Whatever looks chalky on your skin should be avoided.
  • If you love dark nail polishes, they’re suitable every time, everyday.
  • For fair skin tones, wear plums, blood red and cool deep berries. Stay away from bright purples and browns.
  • Medium skin tones should wear deep maroons, orange based reds and rusty browns. Berries are a no no for this tone.
  • Dark skin tone should wear deep plums, creams and rich browns. Dark skinned women really shouldn’t avoid any colours because they all look awesome against their skin.
  • Now how about purples that glitters? Shades of browns, greens and other glitters?

QUESTION TIME

  1. Do you really follow the colour rules set by the fashion police or you just wear whatever comes to mind?

 

  1. Do you put on colours that are outgoing because you feel you are an outgoing person?

 

  1. Do you pick your nail polish because of their brand?

 

  1. Do you look at names when picking your nail polishes?

 

We would love to hear your thoughts on this.

What shapes do you like your nails? This is always a manicurist’s question when you want to get your nails done. If you think about it, you would realize your answer have always been spontaneous because you almost never give it a thought. This could be as a result of not wanting to be stuck with a shape you don’t like due to constant changing. Or it could be you feel your current nail shape best describes you.

Both outcomes are completely true but let us consider the second reason. Your nail shape does not reflect your personal style; it also tells people who you really are.nail shapes

Below is an analysis of some nail shapes:

  • Sharp Stiletto Nails: This best describes the rebellious (fashion wise). This is the kind of nail shape for women who don’t mind looking or being different, being trendsetters and are completely aware of what’s going on.
  • Squoval Nails: This one is a combination of oval and square, both figuratively and literally. This nail shape reflects womanliness, elegance and class. Women looking to try new nail trends should stay away from this one because this will definitely not compliment her personality. Women who usually opt for this shape of nails mostly compliment it with a French manicure.
  • Square Nails: This is the most common kind and is not limited to any age group or category. This shape of nails says you are not exuberant, but also stylish. You like being different in a little way, you have no problem exploring new trends such as unusual sns nails or art.
  • Round Nails: They are traditional, and vintage in comparison to the other shapes. Besides being around for many years, they extend security to whoever wears them and is not a new trend. We don’t get to fix something unless it is broken right?

All that being said, what nail shape is your favorite? Does the description match your personality?