8 At Home Pedicure Essentials: Things That Make My Life Much Easier!

Sample provided for review I will fully admit that during the long cold Midwest winter, I completely ignore my toes. I usually have some leftover polish on my toes, and I’ll trim and occasionally add more polish on to my toes, but I don’t even bother removing old polish. I wear socks at all times (unless I’m in the shower pretty much), so that means the polish is really only seen by me and my…

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Combating Winter: Keep Your Nails Looking Great!

I fully admit that despite the amount of time I spend on my nails each weeks, they’re often the first area to show the stress of winter. Today I have some great tips from Nail Beauty Expert Katie Saxton from Custom Nail Solutions. Diet Right Take in calcium, iron, protein, and vitamins A, B, C and D and your nails will gradually grow stronger and healthier. Take in a lot of biotin. Eat the right…

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Manicure 101 Extra Credit: At Home Paraffin Wax Treatments

I received my paraffin waxer as a holiday present about 9 or 10 years ago from my medical school roommate. It wasn’t something I would have bought for myself at the time, but wow! I was in love with it from the first use. The waxer has moved across the country with me twice and been used a huge number of times, but it’s still going strong. (Obviously they no longer sell my model, but…

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Manicure 101 Extra Credit: Gelous & Instant Artificials

Gelous is something that I’ve just started using at the continued recommendations of the girls over on the Makeup Alley nail board. Instant Artificials is something that I just bought yesterday, but is the same idea (and again, beloved by the MUA Nail Board), but it’s just there looking pretty in the picture, I haven’t actually used it yet. They are available pretty much only at Sally Beauty Supply, and really seem to be somewhat…

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Manicure 101 Extra Credit

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Manicure 101 series! Last week I covered the basics of my manicure in 5 posts. For the next couple of weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find posts that deal with more advance nail care issues such as specialized base coats like Gelous and Instant Artificials, Paraffin Baths and Vitamins to help your nails grow stronger. Let me know if you have any nail questions you’d like to see addressed!

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