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Category Archives: Beauty

UV Gel Nails

Gels are very popular in Europe especially. Almost 90{c7680ebc20e366cbababc0bc85f43a92874840391864f25a7e0faede42feff92} of nail salons are using them. It is one of the hottest items there for nail technician. UV gel has advantages over their acrylic counterparts. It is lightweight, flexible, clear, odorless and most especially, it has a much more natural-look. Acrylics can yellow over time, but gels will maintain their color because they are not as reactive to other chemicals in the environment. Gel can be applied whether a full overlay or just tip overlays are desired. They can also be formed and shaped to make extensions. Similarly, they can be used to protect the damaged and broken edges of a nail as it grows out.

Having gel enhancements can make nails beautiful and attractive. Yet, it is not an easy thing to do. However, proper knowledge and practice can make the application much easier. Applying gel enhancements or extensions can be learned easily when the proper techniques are used.

First, prepare the nails, and apply tips if you desire to do so. Then, apply a thin coat of gel over the nails, and then cure it. Apply another or second coat of gel, but this time, add the arches this will help to give the nail a natural curve; cure it once more under the UV light. Apply the third coat of gel, adding more arches, then cure again under the light. Now, clean, and shape them accordingly to your preferences, then rub them until they are smooth enough. You can add polish to them or you can apply a gloss coat over them. Achieving a perfect set of nails can be difficult to achieve and maintain, but with gel nails, one can have attractive, beautiful, natural-looking nails in any way they want.

Ugly Yellow Nails

Many people who visit nail salons and spas on a regular basis love to have a perfect set of healthy nails on display. If you go to a very busy salon that is feeling a bit rushed, you may discover that your nail tech did not put a base coat on your nail. Having a base coat actually protects the nail. You only discover this later when you go to remove the remaining bit of polish from your toes or nails and find that underneath there is a yellowish hue. Yuck!

Most people’s first instinct is to cover this up with more polish and that is the wrong thing to do! Your nail needs oxygen, water, etc. It needs to get strong and renew. It cannot do that with more chemical polish on the nail. Keep the nail bed clean and work in a little oil into the cuticles. It doesn’t have to be special oil – use some olive oil from the kitchen pantry and gently work it into your cuticles. This will help the nail bed from drying. Let your nails breathe and in about two days – your nails should be as good as new!

A Restricted Diet can inhibit a Healthy Nail

We discussed using nail polish with no base coat. That is the primary problem with having yellowish, oxygen starved, and weak nails. Another issue is your diet. Yes! What you eat is important for the strength of your hair and nails. Many people on limited calorie diets are limiting their fats too. All the fats! Unfortunately your hair and nails need fatty acids to keep them healthy and strong. Many programs like Weight Watchers encourage their clients to also take an EFA Vitamin to make up for the lack of fat intake during the program. EFA stands for, “Essential, Fatty Acid” and it is also recommended for pregnant women to maintain a good level of fats for the development of the fetus.

Vegetables play a strong role in the health of your nails. Are you eating a lot of pizza with a vodka chaser? A poor diet will show up in the form of acne, weak nails that either tear or break, your hair will fall out faster than normal and your skin overall will have a patchy, dark hue that will suddenly make you run to the store to purchase concealer make-up full of bad things – this results in even more acne. Yikes! So maybe you should listen to Mom and eat your vegetables?

A Healthy Nail Bed for your Toes

Our feet can be overlooked yet we use them every day. Each time you put your foot down, about 5 times your body weight is bearing down on your foot. Wow! My poor feet! Many toxins naturally fall to the base of your feet too. How do you maintain your nails with such activity happening? Just like your nails, using cuticle oil in the nail bed really helps them from being dried out and white. Keeping them free of ingrown toe nails with regular, professional pedicures is a great idea too.

There are many great spas and salons for pedicures. Find one in your town that is strict on their sanitation and uses a base coat. If the technician takes off your polish and you see any indication of yellow, or bad coloring please opt out of using polish and let your toes breathe for a few days to get them strong and healthy again! Your toes will have a healthy nail bed again soon.

Fimo Art Sticks

The creativity in nail art is endless and quite overwhelming. One can select from a wide assortment of nail decorations to suit their occasion – whether it’s hanging out with friends or a special party. Nail decoration accessories range from Fimo fruit pieces to 3D nail stickers, 3D art flowers, 3D ceramic animals, Acrylic stones, dried flowers, crushes shells, glitter powder, glass beads, rhinestones and much more.

Out of the many varieties in nail art accessories, Fimo art sticks are something unique and give a tasteful touch to your nails. You can find Fimo art sticks in beautiful designs and shapes of flowers, christmas tree, butterfly wings, smiley face, bees, cat, fish, duck, dragonfly, ladybug, rose, feather, snowman, pirate, cake and box design. These come in a variety of colors to suit your individual color preference as well.

You can cut the fruit sticks with a blade to get a thickness that you want and create amazing designs on your nails. Fimo art sticks are extremely soft and can be easily cut and stuck on the nails. If you are looking to dress your nails with something unusual, then this is worth trying and you will surely love it.

These art sticks are the perfect accessories for nail salons and nail technicians to delight their clients with and nail schools can get these in bulk too to help students to practise a professional nail art application.

The list of nail art accessories is unlimited and you can create exclusive nail art designs using a combination of any of these. There are new decorations that are always being innovated and there is something to appeal to every person looking out to enhance their nail beauty. Make sure you buy your nail decorations from reputed stores to prevent any nail reactions or problems arising from cheap nail accessories. It is worth spending a little more to get quality products from branded stores than running the risk of losing your money and ruining your nails with substandard products.

Have Pretty Nails

  • Before starting: are your nails even? Do they need to be cut? Do this first unless your nails are extremely hard. If nails are hard do it after the next step.
  • If you use a cuticle remover, apply that then soak hands in warm water for several minutes. Use a sugar or salt scrub during this process but scrub to lightly exfoliate hands.
  • After several minutes dry your hands. Push back the cuticles lightly. Do not apply to much forceful pressure at this point as you can damage this delicate area.If you have and are experienced with a cuticle cutter now is the time to use it. I do not recommend using one on anything except obvious white dead pieces of the cuticle.
  • The next step is to apply a cuticle oil or balm, finish with hand lotion.
  • Once lotions have soaked in you can use a bit of isopropyl alcohol on cotton to remove excess oil from the nail, be sure to avoid the cuticle. You can now apply nail hardeners or nail polish to complete the look.

Nail Care With Aloe Vera

Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin and stimulate circulation. Lack of hand treatment with exfoliation contributes to rough skin and prevents optimal absorption of your hand cream.

Be mindful of soap. Use a gentle, natural soap that moisturises and cares for your hands and nails.

Nail treatment. Be mindful of your nails! Beautiful hands include well kept and clean nails. Regular nail treatment is recommended. Massage your cuticles with a natural nail cream and they will be moisturised and repaired, resulting in strong, healthy nails and cuticles. Torn cuticles can be painful and are a sign of desperately needed moisture. Use a natural nail care treatment that won’t further de-hydrate your cuticles. One nail problem that requires immediate nail care with anti fungal solution is nail fungus, which can cause nail discolouration and make your nails brittle.

Use a preferably natural hand cream and nail care that is non greasy. The best natural hand cream and nail care creams are designed to make the skin on your hands strong, smooth and soft and not dry them out. Apply morning and night and after hand washing, which contributes to dry skin. Apply using small circular motions on hands, cuticles and nails.

Manicured And Elegant Nails

Then, you want to protect the area around your nails. Your cuticles are the protectors of your nails and you can soften them using various hand creams and even olive oil. Soaking your fingers into a cup of olive oil for 15 minutes or so will help soften all of your skin and make it fresh and young looking. Applying hand creams is also a great way of keeping your cuticles and your hands soft. In fact, keeping your hands smooth and soft adds to the look of lovely nails, so using hand scrubs with beads that have fast micro action will help strip away dead skin cells and keep the skin nearest your nails and all around your hand looking fresh, smooth, and beautiful.

Now that the basics are taken care of, you can begin decorating. Many people enjoy the natural French tipped manicured nails and toes. You can do this yourself at home with white nail polish and gloss top coat. Begin by cutting your nails all down to the same size and then filing them in either a straight across shape or a rounded shape. All your nails should be the same length and filed in the same manner. Jagged edges and uneven nails take away from the beauty. If you prefer long nails, allow them to all grow out and then file them to achieve a consistency. Nothing is more junky than mismatching length of nails.

Now, paint the tips of your nails white in the shape of your choice and then color the entire thing with a shiny top coat. All it to dry and then enjoy your fabulously French-tipped nails.

If you want colors, there are so many to choose from, you will be amazed and giddy. Bright red nails never go out of vogue, and painting your nails red is a good way to have ready nails that match with nearly every outfit. If you like the darker look, black or dark blue polish is also a nice look. Try to avoid white nails or neon colors like hot pink, high lighter yellow, or convict orange. These colors are tacky and do not appeal much to anyone.

Be aware that nail polish comes in a variety of textures. There are the matte shades that often come in pinks and corals, and then the more vibrant satin shades that express reds and purples. The glitter polishes are great for fun nights on the town.

Natural Nail Care Remedies

1. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of water and soak your nails in this solution for few minutes. Now wash them with warm water and apply a moisturizer. This is a useful tip to remove stains from your nails.

2. Another useful tip is to massage your nails with cotton dipped in lemon juice and wash them after few minutes. With regular use of this remedy, your nails will become strong and shining.

3. Olive oil is one of the widely used home remedy for a number of beauty tips. To make your nails beautiful and shiny, daily application of olive oil is very useful.

4. Beetroots are rich in calcium and vitamin D. Daily intake of beetroots will make your nails beautiful. Also include other calcium rich foods such as milk.

5. Soak your nails in warm mustard oil for 8-10 minutes. Now rub them gradually so that blood circulation is normal. This should be done daily to make your nails healthy and strong.

6. Do not soak your nails for a long time in any high alkaline content. This will make damage to them.

7. Protect your nails from dyes because they take on the color of dyes.

8. Avoid tobacco as nails of tobacco smokers get discolored.

9. Constantly soaking the hands in detergent solution can cause irritation that may lead to a chronic nail infection.

10. Wear cotton gloves in summers to absorb sweat. This will prevent infection.

Find a Good Nail Salon

Not every salon provides you top quality services at affordable rates therefore; a well structured research will only help you to find out quality nail salon that provides top notch quality services to their customers.
One of the best ways to find out the most solid beauty nail shop is, to ask about it with your close friends and relatives.

Of course, they will provide you the most authentic information about the area businesses of your city. Try to observe the nails of people around you. Whenever you see someone with pretty good and healthy nails, ask her that where she has have these nails done? You can take a close look on to the nails of your college mates, co-workers and nails of your friends as well. This will help you a lot to get an idea about nice and decent nail salons of your area.

Another way of finding a nice beauty nail shop is from telephone directory. You can collect contact numbers of all big and famous beauty salons of your area and you can then research on the reputation of these beauty shops by reading the nail salon reviews and rating of their businesses in your local area. You can also get plenty of useful information in blogs and in forums as well.

Many people like to collect information about the nail salon reviews and rating on internet. They do so because it is easy to collect useful information about any topic on internet. You just hast to type a specific keyword and you get a lot of information on your monitor screen.

You can get to know about the reputation of a specific nail beauty salon by reading comments of the readers as well. The more you are aware about the reputation of a specific beauty salon, the more you have chances to find the best beauty salon for your nails.

Uncover the Glam

Nourishing Nosh

The type of food one eats can be essential in giving one a head start in the race to dazzling beauty; it’s also the perfect excuse to experiment with new tasty, heart warming treats. Homemade soups are easy to make with any vegetable, and it’s a perfect and simple way to contribute to the ‘five a day’ that nutritionists are constantly referring to.

Keeping up with the recommended two litres of liquids a day is vital for hair, skin and nails, so why not have an energy boosting morning ‘smoothie’, made from banana, milk and honey? Alternatively, a cosy bedtime drink can be made by adding a drop of honey and a slice of lemon to a mug of hot water – it’s delicious but it’s also a great detoxifier.

Tending to your Talons

Nails can undergo real abuse during the winter months, but with so many gorgeous berry nail colours around this season, it’s an ideal time to draw attention to nails. Wearing rubber gloves when doing any housework can help protect nails from hot water and abrasive products.

Also, applying replenishing nail oil once or twice a week will help keep them shiny and strong. Carrying a hand moisturiser around in a handbag will remind women to top up whenever hands feel dry, and therefore with minimum effort women are protecting hands and nails whilst keeping them beautifully soft.

Luscious Locks

Battling with winter’s rain and gusty winds plus the added effects of daily hair drying and straightening, can make hair limp and flyaway. Yet it’s so easy to avoid. Investing in a weekly intensive conditioner will nourish tresses, while drying hair on a medium heat can help avoid extreme temperatures. Chic woollen hats are all the rage this season and perfectly finish off any outfit. They also have the added bonus of protecting hair from harsh weather conditions, giving the perfect excuse to invest in one.

Remove Acrylic Nails

Lay out several pages of newspaper on your kitchen table to prevent spills. Keep several paper towels close by as well to wipe off nail polish, dry your hands off and put the acrylic nails on as they come off.

Clip your nails as short as possible to make the process easier. Next apply some petroleum jelly to your fingers (except the nails) to prevent your skin from drying out completely during the soaking.

Pour the entire bottle of nail polish remover in a bowl. Warm it up in the microwave to make the process faster and easier. Soak your fingernails for about 15 to 20 minutes. The acrylic nails should start to come apart from your natural nail at this point. Gently peel them back a little and soak longer if they still seem pretty attached. Repeat this process until you can easily peel the entire acrylic nail off. Don’t force it, or you risk ripping your own nail out of the nail bed, which is very painful.