Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Icky Nails

First off, I'm very glad that I finally feel like posting again! I've felt blah & haven't been into makeup or beauty too much. Anyway off to the post! 

My (un)beauitful nails

Usually they aren't so rough around the edges but when I'm stressed I take it out on my poor nails. Near the ends on some nails are "flakyish" and  bend easily. I've been researching how to get them in tip top shape. I'm sure some of you have the same issues as me =/ I even tried not painting them for like 2 weeks - no change. 

Strengthening Your Nails 
1) Water can make them weak. Great news since I'm washing dishes 5 days a week! Wearing gloves can offer some help. Applying a good hand cream is also beneficial. ( I looove Neutrogena  Norwegian Formula!)
2) Try not to use your nails as tools (Guilty of this too) Don't try to rip or open packaging or anything else with your nails. Use scissors or another tool. This leads to the flakyness I hate!
3) Stop chewing them! Of course this is the most obvious tip.
4) Give a strengthener a try. I've been using Sally Hansen Powerful Acrylic Gel. However after I bought it I discovered it had some ingredients that don't really help your nails: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. Next time I plan on purchasing VitaSurge Strength Gel which doesn't have any of those baddie ingredients
5) How you file is important. Sawing back and forth is a no-no. Instead go in the same direction. Use the not as gritty side whenever you need a file but save the really rough side for emergencies. It can weaken the nails by making them too thin!

Was this info helpful to any of you ladies? I am so excited to be back to blogging =) I have some great ideas for upcoming posts. Happy Hump Day!


  1. Thanks 4 your lovely comment, honey. i`m following back

  2. love it darling! Wanna follow each others blog?:X

  3. hey sweety! thnx so much for your lovely comment,my nails chip too all the time lol,so this post really have such a cute blog with great tips...thnx for following I will follow u back of course!,we can share our fashion and beauty adventures xoxo

    hugs Tamara ChloƩ


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