I found an interesting Article to share with my fellow beauty lovers this morning. This article was courtesy of Petra Guglielmetti, Real Simple on Yahoo.com The link is below in the post.
Here are the tips that were given for nails since, so far, most of what my blog is about is nails. See the bottom of the post for the link to view the full article. There were hair tips, eyebrow tips, and more 🙂
Protecting Painted Nails
A long-lasting manicure or pedicure starts at the salon: Choose a light shade of polish, which won’t readily show chips. Ask the technician to push your cuticles back instead of cutting them, says Jin Soon Choi, a salon owner in New York City, as cut cuticles become ragged-looking faster.
• Each day after your appointment, apply a cuticle minimizer to slough off dead cells and preserve smoothness and paint on a clear topcoat to maintain the polish’s shine.
• Touch up any chips with a nail polish pen in a neutral color (with light shades, you don’t have to worry about matching exactly).
• Moisturize hands frequently, and when feet begin to get dry, exfoliate in the shower with a gentle foot file; follow with a rich cream. Avoid using gritty scrubs, since they can dull polish.
1. Foot-smoothing file.
2. High-shine topcoat.
3. Touch-up polish pen.
4. Cuticle minimizer.
*And now a tip of my own about the first part of this Article, I purchased the Sally Hanson Cuticle Cream and the cuticle pusher took from Target and do this on my own. definitely recommend that product. If you are a do it yourself nail person 🙂
Read the full article at: http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/808/make-your-beauty-treatment-last/
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I use SH Instant Cuticle Remover sporadically when I’m feeling like my cuticles are getting gnarly but I would definitely advise against using it every day. I can’t speak for other people but when I use cuticle remover it does exfoliate my cuticles well but then they’re pretty dry for a little while. Also, lots of people report it making their nails dry and peely, although I haven’t had that problem with how frequently I use it. Maybe “cuticle minimizer” is different than I’m thinking but I’d stick to only using it once every couple weeks, once a week at most. Other than that I think this article is pretty spot on. I think touching up edge wear is like THE BEST tip, because if you keep the tips covered, the rest of the nail stays perfect for EVER! 😀 Thanks for sharing this article!
Awesome! Thank you I will have to try those two. I have an orange lotion if you will that is a Sally Hanson Cuticle Cream I really like too!