The Best Vitamin Supplements for Stronger Nails

Everyone wants to have thick, strong nails that look nice. Who hasn’t wondered what vitamins or supplements to add to their diet in order to have stronger, thicker nails that grow faster? There are a lot of misconceptions out there and little accurate information on this topic available on the internet. I’ll go over the most commonly mentioned foods and supplements and let you know why only a few of them are worthwhile in regards…

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Finger Nail Anatomy and Composition

Now, is this post absolutely necessary? Umm… probably not. But, I like anatomy posts. I thought I’d share with you where some things are, mostly because I saw pics in my derm textbook and played a little with photoshop… As well, I’ll be referring to this post for some upcoming posts, like Thursday’s review of vitamins and how they affect your nails. So, you can see here the nail matrix is underneath your cuticle basically,…

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How to Fix Thick and Clumpy Nail Polish

We’ve all been there. You head to your polish stash, only to find that bright pink you wanted to use for your pedicure is thick and clumpy. Or that the new polish you just bought is a bit to thick to apply easily. A quick Google search reveals a TON of posts about what to do. What do they all say to do? Add a few drops of nail polish remover or acetone. Nail polish…

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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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