Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Polish Week: My Nailcare Tips Part 1
I’m not a professional but my nails are always pristine. Here are some nail care tips that I’ve picked up from the beauty blogosphere:
-When taking care of your nails, you must care for your hands, too. I make my own hand scrub by mixing one cup of sugar or salt and half a cup of olive oil. Then, I take a handful and scrub all over my hands.
-To cut or not to cut? Some people cut their cuticles. Not me. I push mine back with an Orange Wood stick.
-Olive oil is a great cuticle moisturizer. Don’t have any? Use lip balm.
-I’m a fan of glass nail files because they tend to not split my nails as much as standard files do.
-To prevent air bubbles showing up in your mani, roll your polish in between your hands instead of shaking it.
-Base coats are essential to your nail polish! It keeps your nail bed from being stained and helps the polish adhere better to the nail.
-Two coats of nail polish will give you full opacity, but sometimes I’ll apply three to make the polish really pop!
Have any other polish/nail care tips? And what's on your fingers and toes these days?