How To Grow Strong Healthy Long Nails!
How to grow strong, healthy, natural nails! Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well! This week I felt inspired to share how I learned to get my nails to grow longer and stronger. It’s relatively easy if you are dedicated and are willing to take a few extra steps. Here’s a little background on my nail story. I never bit my nails (only because the thought of the amount of germs and bacteria that live on our hands just grossed me out) or picked at my cuticles. What I noticed that significantly damaged my nails was when I got fake nails (obviously). They completely destroyed my nail beds. They were painful, soft, brittle, peeled, you name it! So I stopped and gave my nails time to breathe. Then I discovered gel and how convenient it was. But again the constant nail buffing damaged my nails causing them to dry out and peel. So I decided to track back to regular nail polish thinking it would solve all my problems but no! My nails continues to break and peel. I later realized that I wasn’t going to the best nail salons. Sure they were quick and inexpensive but they didn’t use the best products and techniques to maintain nail health. So I started doing my own manicures and learned from trial and error how to get my nails to where they are today. So first thing I’d like to recommend (professional nail tech please don’t come for me) is to stop ALL forms of buffing to the nail bed. I noticed once that stopped my nails got thicker and had less noticeable lines and ridges. Next I bought a better top coat. For the last two years I’ve been using the nailtiques brand. They have different formulas for different needs and they worked pretty good to protect my nails. I don’t recommend buying it on amazon they’re extremely over priced there. nailtiques - Nail Protein Formula 2 Plus
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The BEST Affordable Skincare! (All $20 or under)
Krave - The Beet Shield $20 for 50 ml Only pros with this one! No white cast, not too greasy, not drying, sits well under makeup, completely unscented, and spf 50+++! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel $14.99 for 13.52 oz This cleanses my skin thoroughly without being overly drying or stripping. Gentle enough to be used on eye makeup too! CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin $18.99 for 16 oz Super hydrating but not too thick or pore clogging. Dries slightly matte so it works well under makeup too. Can be used on the whole body VERSED - WEEKEND GLOW $17.99 for 4 oz This has lactic acid, glycolic acid, azelaic acid, kojic acid and vitamin c to exfoliate and brighten. I use this several times a week in the morning and notice my skin is sooo much brighter since I began using it. Not irritating at all, despite all of the different active ingredients. Also love the pump bottle top THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm $9.99 for 5 oz I love that this one comes in a tube instead of a jar! Much more sanitary and easier to get out. This removes all my makeup easily, even lipstick and mascara, and rinses off without leaving any kind of film behind. indeed LABORATORIES - In-Circadian Night Mask $24.99 for 1.7 oz Okay yes this one is more than $20, but it’s sold at Ulta and there are always great coupons that would make it under $20 when used. A night mask is just a thick moisturizer, but this one can also be layered over your regular moisturizer in colder months, or if you have extra dry skin. This mask is super hydrating and sinks into the skin super well so it won’t get on your pillow while you sleep #cheriepartner
THIS CLEARED MY ACNE IN 3 MONTHS!(IM IN LOVE )
Ok the title may be a bit dramatic but seriously back in June or July I started noticing I got serious case maskne I was very depressed about it was spending $60-100$ on skincare and it didn’t do crap :( I thought drying lotion and biore was doing it for me , and it wasn’t at all my skin was so overwhelmed with all the things I was putting on it until I went back to basics and subscribed to curology (that didn’t last long btw) the products - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater sukin - Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 50ml DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser 1. First I wash my face with CeraVe Pat dry with a paper towel next I take a cotton pad and drench it in witch hazel ( I know witch hazel is iffy for some people but it works for me and it really improved my skin care routine all the years I’ve had acne . I use CeraVe Moisturizer Cream + Azalaic Acid I used Curology for 3 months , it improved my skin texture blemishes and overall pimples however it got expensive and I started to use alternatives as the weeks went on , Azelaic was in my prescription (4%, I use 10% now ) That combo is a bit drying even if CeraVe says it’s moisture 😩so I usually spray my face with rose water spray (there’s no real benefits to it I just like doing it tbh ), after that I slap my face with rose hip oil , the best thing /oil ive ever purchased I spent years thinking oil meant acne and breakouts I just had to find the right oil and it’s rose hip it’s a game changer my maskne scars are completely gone .
💅🏼removal +nail care guide (artificial nails)
Acrylic, dip, press ons, gel, you name it- I’ve tried it. But artificial nail removal can be really hard on your natural nails. I found a way to nurse mine in between manicures. 💧 REMOVING GEL, DIP, & ACRYLIC NAILS 💧 (Press ons get their own section) ￼￼￼￼￼￼Get a Glass bowl, a wooden cuticle pusher, & 100% Acetone. I use the ULTA BEAUTY - 100% Maximum Strength Acetone It’s 16 oz for $4.99, which is great value! Make sure the bowl is glass or metal, because acetone dissolves some plastics. Also it has to be 100% acetone. Regular polish remover can take hours to break down acrylic or nail glue. PS: for acrylic, you should clip the extensions before the next step. ￼￼￼￼Fill a bowl with enough acetone to soak your nails in. I know it’s super drying... Some people recommend putting Vaseline around the nail to protect your skin. I haven’t tried this yet. Still, let them sit in the bowl for 5-10 minutes. ￼￼￼￼Take it out, push off excess acrylic, & repeat. So gel, dip, and acrylic break down differently. Gel tends to chip off, dip fades into the liquid, and acrylic turns to jelly. When you take it out, use a napkin/ cuticle nail pusher to remove stubborn loose ends. Acrylic nails need this the most. You can use a wooden or metal cuticle pusher to gently shave down the jelly. Repeat the acetone -> pusher process until it’s completely off. ⭐️ AND DONE ⭐️ 🌺 REMOVING PRESS ONS FOR REUSE 🌺 Acetone destroys press-on nails. Yes, even Soy polish remover does. :( made that mistake once already. So what can you do? ￼￼Fill a bowl with soap & water to dip your nails in & soften the glue. ￼￼Use your wooden stick or floss to gently separate from loose edges of the nail. DONT work from the free edge of the nail because that will damage the length. And whatever u do, don’t yank it off! This process requires a lot of patience but is worth it to keep your press ons safe. 🧖♀️ POST MANICURE NAIL CARE 🧖♀️ Two things contribute to nail health: 🌊 Hydration 💎 Hardness Hydration helps your nails bend, making them less likely to break. But they can’t be toooo soft. To achieve both those things, I use nailtiques - Nail Protein Formula 2 Plus and HERITAGE STORE - Organic Lavender Castor Oil The oil comes with 8 oz for $11.99. I just fill up a tiny bowl with it to soak my fingers in throughout the week. In my bare nails photo, you can see how it keeps my skin moist and my nails flake-free. The Nailtiques hardens your nails by giving them a protein boost. But careful- don’t use it too much. Too much hardness makes for brittle nails that can snap easily if they’re bumped. 🚨 ONE MORE THING: Avoid removing acrylic with an electric file. It’s easy to hit your natural nail without realizing, and we don’t want thinner nails! Worst comes to worst, biotin can help you grow healthy, gorgeous nails again 🥀
How I grow my natural nails
**Note that my nails used to be frail, brittle old things that could NEVER know length due to nail extensions! Just last year, I was so in love with getting nail extensions. The length, the designs, the colors—I did not go one week without my bare nails showing for most of 2019! Then last September, I decided my nails needed a break (and I needed to save some money!) so I started to rehab my nails! Rehabbing my nail beds The first thing to do is get your nail beds free from any damage from nail extensions. This takes some time! I let my nails grow but I always cut away when it started to get length. I was going off of the theory with hair; cutting it makes it grow faster. It worked because by November, my nail beds were healthy! Supplement growth To help my nails grow healthily, I took my biotin supplements. I love the nature bounty one bc it’s yummy mostly 😂 NATURE'S BOUNTY - Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies Prevent breakage A big reason my nails always broke was because I never protected them! So I started brushing them with .INC. - Back to Life Recovery Treatment & Base Coat which really kept it strong and healthy as it grew. I also stayed super conscious of doing things that would break my nails, like washing dishes, moving big items, etc. I live alone so I have to do all these things myself, therefore I wear gloves when doing dishes and try to avoid grabbing things with too much nail. Not sure how to explain the last one😬
.INC.-Back to Life Recovery Treatment & Base Coat
CBD defeating eczema!!!
If you got eczema.... please read!! I’ve had eczema since I was a kid, and I used to rely on steroidal ointments to calm redness and itchiness . As I got older, I didn’t want to use these creams anymore bc I wasn’t experiencing a change in my eczema frequency. Fast forward to adulthood, I upgraded my diet and general lifesfyle and see MUCH less eczema. But I still get occasional flare ups! Usually when I get flare ups I try not to itch but then when I’m desperate, I reach for my emergency ointment. I wanted to rid of my emergency ointment all together, so I set out for CBD. Since CBD is meant to calm inflammation I figured it would work with my eczema. And IT DID. If you’re choosing CBD for eczema I recommend it be high potency. ·BEBOE· - High-Potency CBD Body Balm is 750 mg of CBD!! Now that is powerful. After one week of applying this balm on my eczema, the inflammation went down SIGNIFICANTLY. Honestly, it went down even before the 7 days but by the end of 1 week, it just completely dried out the eczema. Have you tried CBD for your eczema? Or for anything in general?
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How I’m Taking Care of My Nails Post Shellac ⚡️
A few weeks ago, I tried a shellac manicure for the first time... it was cute and quite durable, but would I ever do it again? NO. I wish I had known what I was getting myself into before getting them done, but it was my first time doing a girls trip to the nail salon. The first red flag for me was when they buffed my nail beds - for me to see many flakes of my nails felt unnecessary! It wasn’t until I tried to find out how to take it off, when I found out that it would be difficult to remove and realized that there was going to be some damage done in the process. About two weeks after getting them done, I decided to go back to the salon to get them removed professionally. They had to buff my nails even more and after the session, my nails felt so sensitive anytime I touched them. I couldn’t imagine doing another round right after this one! So how have I been recovering from my shellac manicure? 1. trim my nails with nail clippers as soon as I got home, so they don’t get caught on anything and break further. 2. moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I use a an oil or cream whenever I remember to on my nails, as it apparently absorbs quite well into the damaged nail bed and protects it. And it helps keep my nails from drying out and feeling frail. I’ve been using Pure Anada - Shea Hand Cream as it’s smooth and not too dense 3. stay away from nail polish for a couple weeks, but if you use anything, use a non-toxic option after a few days, such as BKIND - BLACK HEART like I had to this week as a Cherie Partner 😋 4. keep taking care of them as such until they grow out It’s been about a week since my shellac removal and my nails are finally feeling stronger!
PEACH FUZZ 🍑
I want to start by commenting that having facial hair is totally NORMAL, and there is nothing wrong with EMBRACING your facial hair or REMOVING it. Your body, your choice, your preference, YOURE BEAUTIFUL. I have a fair complexion and light hair, so I sometimes feel lucky that my upper lip hair isn’t very noticeable but I also totally miss out on the kick ass brows that you darker haired girls are rocking 😍. I also feel like people would always tell me that my hair was light and no one would notice and sort of try to give me a sense of security that I never really felt. So anyways, the other day I was at winners and saw these they were only $7 so I thought I’d pick up a pack. And honestly folx, in less then a minute I razored off my pesky upper lip hair. Wam bam, just like that. Such a simple solution, that didn’t leave any redness or irritation like I’d experienced for waxing/ threading. Such an affordable option for anyone who is looking to remove some facial hair. Also there’s a couple different shapes and sizes but I preferred these cause they are smaller and since I’m a newbie I wanted more control and precision. Would you tried these ? ✨your follows and cheers mean so much 💛✨ ✨
Major key alert 🚨 Your DIY pedi just got better
I love a pedi as much as the next girl, there’s something truly luxurious about splurging on the extra scrub and kicking back and relaxing. However, because of quarantine I have been doing all my nail care at home. A few tips that have really helped me: Get an electric nail file (this one was 21 on amazon and comes with SO many attachments that can be used for acrylics, gel, etc) commit to monthly foot peels. My favorite is Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel it’s one week of 🤢 but then your feet are buffed, moisturized and smooth! Put tea tree oil on your toenails, seriously. We all know that this oil can help acne, but did you know it can thwart of and toe fungus/ prevent it from growing? Great tip for those who live in humid climates and prefer to wear closed toe shoes Play around with nail stickers! If you can’t paint your nails, or would prefer to have the flexibility to change colors nail stickers are a great option and don’t cause any damage. Maniology - Shape Nouveau: Gold Metallic Foil Nail Art Stickers
Baby Foot-Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
get your glow on with sol body!✨🌞
today i bought and tried the champagne glow oil from sol body🌞 i applied it with an old kabuki brush and it went on beautifully ! the picture doesnt do the little sparkles justice🥺 it doesnt even feel like theres anything on your skin, and it doesnt feel oily at all! i really love this product. they have so many different products and colours on their website, and one for every skin tone. i had to buy the palest one of course😂 which glow oil is your favorite swatch? SOL BODY - SOL Glow Oil
SOL BODY- SOL Glow Oil
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