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4 SIMPLE TRICKS THAT WILL KEEP YOUR NATURAL NAIL HEALTHY

 To prevent brittle dry nails, eat a vitamin rich well balanced diet.  To remove staining on nails clean nails with baking soda and scrub under each nail, you can also add lemon juice and/or peroxide for more of a whitening effect. Protect your nail even if you don't wear polish, at least keep a clear coat on your nails. Also while using any chemicals or detergents put gloves on.  Last but not least, keep your cuticles moisturized and NO cutting cuticles, only push them back (as they are barrier protectors). #Manicuremondays ...

AN OIL BATH FOR YOUR CUTICLES

You can use coconut, olive, lavender oil to soak your cuticles for your hands or feet. You can mix the oils with lemon vitamins or other oils, or you can use separately. DIRECTIONS: First warm the oil until warm to the touch. Second get a shallow bowl and pour mixture or the stand alone oil into the bowl. Place yourself somewhere where it's soothing and relaxing, somewhere you won't be disturbed. Immerse your nails in the warm oil, massage the oils into your nails, focusing on your cuticles, the oils will nourish your nails and make them shiny, while adding antibacterial and antifungal properties to your cuticles. When you are done some wipe your hands with a cloth and admire the shine and softness.   NOTE: This treatment can be used daily, you...

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN NAIL POLISH

No need to spend lots of money on expensive nail polish anymore. If you like to experiment or have SIMPLY run out of nail polish below is a fun innovative way to create it. CREATING POLISH: 1. Empty out some clear polish, at least 1/3 of it  2. Smash up some eye shadow ( you can use a spoon a knife,  just make sure there are no clumps) 3. Use the paper to funnel the eye shadow into the same nail polish bottle that was emptied out a little. If you choose to use the glitter you can use approximately a 1/2 or less of a teaspoon, you can use the toothpicks, if necessary to push shadow through the hole of the polish opening.  4. Screw cap back on polish...

HOW YOUR NAILS CAN BE A REFLECTION OF BLACK HISTORY

At one time in history black was the favorite color applied to fingernails, and men; not women; wore it! A warrior about to go to war used to have his hair polished and curled, his nails manicured and colored, and his lips tinted to match. The use of color indicated status; black for the important, green for people of the lower classes. This status symbol stayed for many years. Queen Nefertiti, daughter-in-law of Tut-ankh-Amen reigned in Egypt 3,000 years ago, painted her fingernails and toenails red. Cleopatra’s extracted her nail color from the juice of the henna plant. Henna on the nails was limited by a strict social code. Only a brave women dared to color her nails above her “status.” Women of lowly rank were permitted light colors...

TO GEL OR NOT TO GEL

When it comes to doing our nails, we have many choices and I'm not talking color. We can get gel nails with UV or LED at our salon, or do our nails at home with a semi-gel or traditional nail lacquer. Which is best? Which will last longest? Which one is the best cost? Which is safest? Confused yet? Let's get some answers! Which lasts longer? LED Gel nails (like Gelish by Nail Harmony) claim their polish will last 21 days. Clearly for time, this is the winner. UV Gel nails (like Shellac by CND) claim their polish will last 2 weeks. Part-Gel nails (like MIRACLE GEL™by Sally Henson) also last 2 weeks. Regular nail lacquer will last 4-7 days (longer if you use top coat) Which is the safest? Nail...

TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR NAILS FOR 2016!

Happy New Year! Many people begin the New Year with resolutions or promises of self-improvement. Some resolutions include getting better grades, losing weight, making more money, or becoming more organized. When it comes to resolutions, what about your nails? What kind of resolutions can we make to improve our nails in 2016? Here are some ideas that you can include: Eating well-Did you know that our nails are made of a special protein called Keratin? We can strengthen our nails by eating foods that contain biotin (an essential element to building Keratin) like mushrooms, turkey, berries, almonds and eggs. We can help our nails strengthen and grow by adding one serving of these types of foods every day. End Nail biting- Nail biting is typically a stress relieving...

NAIL IT FOR THE HOLIDAY

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year with hollies, lights, evergreens, snow and anticipation of the upcoming year.  It is a time when the human spirit comes alive.  The homeless and poor are fed and children receive gifts.   So let’s pay attention as we see the lights that remind us of the hope that we have for a better world. Let us pay attention to the evergreens and wreaths that remind us of unconditional and lasting love. Let us pay attention to the holly berries that from ancient times brought healing to the soul. These and other Christmas symbols can be at your fingertips with nail art.  Let the Christmas spirit be revealed in you as you beautify yourself and catch the spirit of Christmas. You can...

NAILS ARE NOT TOOLS!

Nails are not tools and should not be treated as such. To get the most out of them treat them as jewels. Below is list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to caring for your nails. Your nails are not made to scratch your body. Find a back scratcher. They are not made for getting food out from the pot. Always use utensils. Nails are jewels so take care of them. Treat them with TLC. Do not ever rip your nails like they are piece of paper. Always make sure you file your nails when you are around kids, you don’t want to tear your kid’s skin. Keep your nails pretty and healthy. Trim often and protect them from anything harsh. Do not pull acrylic from your nails when you are...

PROTECTING YOUR NAILS AND YOUR FOOD WHILE COOKING FOR THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving is coming up and what a great way to spend time with your loved ones while, helping out and learning how to cook in the kitchen!  There are 4 ways you should protect your nails to be well prepared to get dinner started, and be safe. No nail polish while cooking because it’s a chance you can chip a nail polish in the food, if you are wearing polish, be sure to wear gloves.  Make sure you clean under nails. Your nails actually hold a lot of bacteria. So be safe and clean under your nails with a nail brush or nail stick. No fragranced lotion on your hands while cooking. The perfume lotion is actually really toxic and can get into your...