Winter Nail/cuticle care

A while back I had done a post about OPI Nail Envy and still to this day, I am absolutely in love with it. It has done wonders for my nails! As you know, my sister came to visit last week and I used it on her nails. A week later, she is hooked too and can’t wait for her nails to be strong and grow like mine. We got to talking and she then asked how I care for my cuticles and it got me thinking to do this post. We all care for our nails/cuticles differently so I wanted to share how I will be caring for mine this Winter.

For one my hands tend to get very dry and sometimes even cracked in the winter months. The lotion I use to stop that and to keep my hands soft is by Miracle of Aloe and it’s called Miracle Hand Repair. This stuff is seriously amazing. You only need a little and it might feel thick at first but once you rub it in and it soaks in it works wonders!

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The next products are what I use for cuticle care.

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I use Sally Hansen’s gel cuticle remover and Revlon brand cuticle pusher. This cuticle gel and from what I know of others, most cuticle remover gels you need to leave on your cuticles for a few moments to soften them.

I then use the flat part of my pusher and push the cuticles back and the rounded part to clean up what I’ve pushed. Finally, but not always any other clean up I use my cuticle clippers for.

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Finally, and hand in hand with my lotion I use cuticle oil. Usually I use the cuticle oil first and then apply lotion. I have one at home, my Julep rollerball applicator and at work I have Sally Hansen brush on. I apply the cuticle oil and rub in, I then apply my lotion and voila, smooth hands and cuticles.

Well there you have it, that is how I care for my hands/cuticles. I do this stuff more frequently during the winter months but all year, still care for them the same.

How will you be caring for your nails, hands, and cuticles this season?

Before I go,  I have a few items to give away that might help you 🙂

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First up is a 5 piece Manicure set which includes: Nail clippers, cuticle pusher, cuticle clipper, Tweezers, and a glass nail file. It comes in this cute little case.

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Secondly in the giveaway is Formula 10’s cuticle cream.

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Finally, OPI’s Nail Envy!

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You can win all three of these prizes! This giveaway is for Mae’s Beauty Followers only.

The giveaway starts now and ends in just under two weeks on December 7th, when the lucky winner will be chosen. Good Luck! Click the Rafflecopter link to enter **GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Thank you entrants

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Beauty Tips Article

Hello 🙂

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.

Maintenance Tools

1. Foot-smoothing file.
Diamancel the Conqueror, $38, blissworld.com.

2. High-shine topcoat.
Orly Won’t Chip, $10, orlybeauty.com.

3. Touch-up polish pen.
Sally Hansen Color Quick Nail Color Pen, $8, sallyhansen.com for stores.

4. Cuticle minimizer.
Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator, starting at $18 on Yahoo! Shopping.

*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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