Press on Nails: meet your new nail obsession!
Nails – they can make or break a look. But what happens when that costly manicure you treat yourself to once a month doesn’t go with every outfit in your wardrobe? There must be times when you wish you could just magically change that manicure colour or style. Instead, you find yourself locked in with the same nails for a month - or more!
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be like this. Because press-on nails are the hot new nail trend that allow for flexible and affordable nail style!
What are press on nails and how do they work?
Press on nails are usually made of acrylic resin. And the process of putting them onto your nails couldn’t be simpler!
When you purchase the press on nails, they come in a kit that includes the nails, a cuticle pusher, a file and a nail glue. Most packs also have multiple sizes of press on nails for each nail so you don’t need to worry about sizing. If you still cannot find a perfectly fitting nail you can easily file down the existing ones with the file included in the kit.
The first step to putting on your press on nails is to clip and clean your own nails to ensure they provide a clean base for the press on nails. Then, as soon as you have selected and filed the press on nails you can start applying them with glue one finger at a time. To get a strong hold, press the newly glued press on nail onto your actual nail with pressure for about 20 seconds before letting go. Then, you can paint the nails or decorate them as you wish!
Why are press on nails so good?
There are plenty of reasons why press on nails are so popular right now – in this article we will focus on their low price, flexibility in style and safety for your nails.
They are affordable
Firstly, by switching from manicures to press on nails you’ll be saving a small fortune! Press on nails are available in most supermarkets and beauty stores and most kits can be picked up for a few pounds. Whereas most professional manicurists will charge you ten times that at least!
If you treat your press on nails with care, they can last a long time – up to two weeks for most sets! And, if you treat them well you can easily re-use them and reapply them to your nails.
You have flexibility in style
What’s more, if you fancy a new style with a manicure you have to book another appointment and give over even more cash – which means most customers choose to wear the same style until their next appointment (no matter how scraggly their nails look in the wait!). In contrast, with press on nails it is easy and cheap to pick up a new kit and rock a new nail style that very same day!
Plus, as the press on nail industry expands there are more and more shapes, styles and colours available! In particular, companies and brands such as Static Nails, Très She and The Nailest are forerunners in the industry!
And remember, press on nails do not discriminate. They are supplying more sizes than ever. It is now the norm for press on nail kits to contain numerous sizes per nail. If your kit still does not provide enough sizing options it is easy enough to shop for press on nails online to find unlimited press on nail brands!
They do not damage your nails
If you regularly use gel extensions and acrylics you might have noticed a reduction in the quality of your natural nail. To put the gels or acrylics onto your nail manicurists have to buff your natural nail down until it is paper thin and weak. Then, to remove the gels or acrylics your nails have to be soaked for up to fifteen minutes in harmful chemicals such as acetone. This can often lead to a vicious circle where as your natural nail quality diminishes you become more and more reliant on gel extensions and acrylics which go onto further damage your natural nail. Press on nails can be the saviours to your natural nails in this scenario!
Press on nails can be applied to your nails and left on, allowing them to grow naturally strong and healthy underneath. Then, unlike with gel extensions and acrylics, as long as you are careful about soaking your glued-on press on nails in warm and soapy water, rather than ripping them off, they will detach safely from your nail without any damage!
This makes press on nails the safest nail extensions available!
🤦🏻♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. ￼Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. ￼Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. ￼Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection ￼Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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What is the product? Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray How does it work? Thermal Water works by soothing the skin and calming any irritation What are the notable ingredients? Mineral Spring Water What is the price? $18.50CAD Where can you purchase? Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharmacy and online How long have I been using it for? I’ve been using thermal water for over two years, I started off using this product on my body and now still use it on my face What is my experience ? My experience with thermal water has been good, I suffer from eczema on both my body and face. It was hard finding products that wouldn’t irritate or cause a flare up. When that happened this product saved my skin and soothed it. At first I was not exactly sure how water would help my skin, but after doing research thermal waters are meant to have healing properties for the body and skin. What are my thoughts? This product is nothing short of amazing, you are able to use it for multiple areas and it lasts so long. The mist is super fine which makes it perfect for spraying on large or small spots, and pressing into the skin similar to how you apply a toner. Would I recommend to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this product to a friend or family or even someone looking to help soothe their skin but who doesn’t want to break the bank!! My overall rating? 5/5 Would I repurchase? I have and will continue to repurchase this product until I find something that exceeds how amazing this is! #CheriePartner
The Ordinary Empties and final thoughts!
I believe it’s been almost 10 months of me using The Ordinary products and wow! I can’t believe so much time has passed! These 3 products are the very first products I ever bought to try and here’s what I think! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum I would buy again and again. And I do! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Because I usually wear glasses, my nose gets really really oily under the nose pieces which causes them to slide around my face A LOT. After using this serum, I’ve noticed that I really don’t get oily in that spot anymore thank god! My T zone is balanced and because of my oil production going down, I’ve also noticed my pores around my nose have shrunk dramatically. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This one I’m really on the fence about. I have definitely seen improvement in my face in terms of “wrinkles” which really were just a way of my face telling me I needed more moisture! However, the formula is soooo tacky that when I try to use it during the day it makes my sunscreen pill no matter how long I wait for it to settle in. Even though I hate the tackiness, I still bought a 2nd bottle! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG There’s nothing wrong with this product. I just feel like it didn’t do much for me! I got it to help with my dark under eyes and puffiness but I don’t think it did much. If it did do anything, it was too gradual of a change for me to notice. Also, does anyone know what all this buildup is around the cap??? I guess we will see how long it takes me to realize it did help and I run to get a new bottle! For now, I think one bottle of this was enough for me.
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