I’m not a professional in the beauty industry. I was a programmer and a writer, but I left both industries in search of something more fulfilling. Now I own my own nail salon, and I love it!
I’ve made this blog so that all of you out there can feel empowered to take care of your nails, no matter what kind they are.
If you don’t know where to start, check out the Common Questions page. If you want to see pictures of some of my work, visit the Photo Gallery. If you don’t know what products to buy, check out the Product Reviews. And if you want to ask me a question about nails or about my business, go to the Contact page for information about how to reach me via email or social media.
As a nail technician I have noticed that many people do not take proper care of their nails. This is because they are often unaware of the proper techniques to use.
I am here to help. My blog will be a guide for those who wish to care for their nails the best way possible.
There will be two main categories in my blog: Nail Care and Nail Art. Most of my posts will focus on one topic at a time, but some may include both.
My Nail Care posts will cover topics such as:
– How to properly take care of your cuticles
– What type of products to use on your nails
– How often you should treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure
– And more…
My Nail Art posts will cover topics such as:
– How to create amazing designs with DIY tools and materials
– What type of products work best when creating nail art designs
– How to maintain your nail art designs between visits with your nail tech
Whether you paint your nails or prefer the natural look, the health of your nails can be affected by many factors. Learn tips and tricks to better maintain your nail health and keep them looking great!
The state of your cuticles is a good indicator of how healthy you are. Dry, cracked, or brittle nails can be a sign of vitamin deficiency, poor circulation, thyroid problems, or anemia.
A fungus could also be causing your nail problems. The best way to prevent this is by washing your hands regularly and making sure your nails are kept dry. If you do suspect a fungal infection of the nails, it’s important to consult with a doctor as soon as possible in order to get the right treatment.
The shape of your nails can say a lot about your personality. Nails that are short, but rounded, represent someone who is practical, yet understands the importance of beauty. If you have long and oval shaped nails, you’re likely a trendsetter.
The first step to having great nails is to make sure you have healthy nails! You should always keep your nails clean, dry, and well trimmed. Your nails should be regularly cleaned with soap and water to remove dirt and bacteria. Make sure to dry them completely after bathing, showering or washing your hands. And remember: do not bite your nails!
Your cuticles are an important part of protecting your nail bed, so don’t trim them! Just gently push them back instead. Taking care of your cuticles will help prevent hangnails and infections.
Use sharp manicure scissors or clippers to trim your fingernails straight across – this will help prevent splitting and peeling. File them in one direction only (not back and forth) using a fine-grit file.
You can easily strengthen weak nails by removing polish before it begins to chip. Chipped nail polish tends to peel off in layers that weaken the nail surface and make fingernails more prone to
Nail art is a cool way to express your personality. But if you’re not careful, it can also damage your nails. Keep reading to learn how to make the most of your manicure while minimizing the risk of nail damage.
What is nail art?
I’ve had my nails done in a million different ways over the years, but I can’t say I’ve ever gotten anything quite as fancy as a 3D manicure. That said, it seems like they’re becoming more and more common these days, so I figured it was time to give them a shot. After all, if you can’t try something new for prom season, when can you?
If you’re like me and have no idea what a 3D manicure is, basically it involves putting little pieces of paper or plastic on your nails and then putting nail polish over them. The image on the paper or plastic is transferred to the nail polish when it dries, creating kind of a sticker effect. It seems simple enough (and really, it is), but there are some things that aren’t so obvious about doing this type of manicure that I wish someone had told me before I tried it myself.
Dry hands are a common complaint—and for good reason. When the body’s skin is not getting enough water, its outermost layer will become dry, tight and itchy. What’s more, dry skin is prone to cracking and bleeding, which could lead to bacterial infections.
The best way to relieve the problem is to infiltrate your routine with a heavy-duty moisturizer (we like Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion) right after you wash your hands. Also, be sure to keep lotion near every sink in your house and use it religiously after every hand washing.
Dishpan hands may look like dry skin but they’re actually a form of contact dermatitis caused by the irritating chemicals found in dish soap. The best way to prevent this type of irritation is by wearing rubber gloves when washing dishes or cleaning with harsh chemicals.
If you already have dishpan hands, Dr. Zeichner recommends switching to a milder cleanser that contains soothing ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid (try CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser).
In addition to washing your hands with this new cleanser frequently throughout the day, you should also apply an over-the-counter 1