Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I love these pretty, dark blue nails. I am totally doing this color soon.
I have been getting a lot of questions about growing natural nails.
I am going to give a couple tips here.
First, you need vitamin a, you know the stuff found in orange veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes. This helps your nails stay hydrated and is just all around good for you, so eat up!
You absolutely need cuticle oil. Everyone should be using a high quality cuticle oil several times a day. It truly does make a difference. I like Entity Beauty Cuticle Oil but use whatever you can get your hands on. Smear it on, rub it in, repeat. Often, like 3-4 times a day. Keep a bottle by your computer.
I recommend pure acetone polish remover because all acetone is drying, that's just life but, if you use pure acetone you will need less and it will take your polish off faster limiting the amount of time your nails are in it. I also tell everyone don't remove your polish more often than once a week.
Please, do not pick off your old polish. Your nails are like a giant a brick of sliced cheese, you wouldn't attack a brick of sliced cheese with a trowel or a peeler would you? Your nails have layers. If you pick off your acrylics, gel polish, or regular polish you are ripping away layers. This is bad! It makes them thin, really thin and sensitive.
I always recommend a base coat. I like, okay love, Sticky by Creative Nail Design (CND). I don't think you even need an extra strengthener if you use Sticky as a base coat. It is that awesome.
I love Super Shiny top coat also from CND. Reapply every other day for super long lasting and shiny nails.
Any other questions? Please leave them in a comment below and I will be sure to answer them in another Tuesday Tips.
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