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I did this set on myself and fell in LOVE with the color. YN YOUNG NAILS - Acrylic Nail Powder COVER BLUSH #Young Nails - Ultimate finish gel[products]#[FiveStars] Best topcoat EVER!!!
Nude Louis Vuitton nails
Simple fall set. Love these. My passion is nails. I love what I do and cannot wait to be done with school and working in a salon . Always go for what you want and you’ll succeed with hard work and determination. Just keep pushing. #Beetles - Gel polish #308[products]#[FiveStars] gorgeous tan color nude that flows well with the LV transfer foil YN YOUNG NAILS - Acrylic Nail Powder I used core bare to do these as my structure color bc it’s beautiful with or without polish and it makes a nice base for gel polish YN YOUNG NAILS - Monomer Nail Liquid I use this on my clients bc it has the best retention YN YOUNG NAILS - Protein Bond Non-acid Adhesive OMFG. This is my HG my go to. I have no lifting on myself or clients for 4+ weeks. It’s a miracle. I’ll never go back 🤫
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GAME-CHANGING TIPS FOR THE PERFECT MANI 💅🏻💖✨
Everyone always wants to know how I manage to keep my nails looking healthy & freshly painted every time they see me. And no, I don’t just paint my nails every time before seeing them. It’s a whole process and habit that I’ve curated for the healthiest strongest nail routine! These are all things that I do and have learned from listening to pro nail artists, from nail care brands, etc.: 1) For a mani that always looks fresh and glossy, repaint your Top Coat every 2-3 days to keep up the shine! You can turn a slightly buffed nail back to it’s glossy glory days easily. This way, your nails will always look like they’ve just been painted and it also prevents chipping! I love my OLIVE&JUNE - Nail Polish Topcoat - it dries fast and looks super shiny. 2) When prepping your nails for your next manicure, shape and cut your nails with your old polish still on! This way, you can easily visualize the shape of your mani without getting distracted or thrown off by your natural nail line. 3) Use a cuticle oil, treatment, or serum! This will help promote healthy growth of your nail, keep away any dry cuticle bits around your nails and always complement your mani with smooth, beautiful cuticles! I love OLIVE&JUNE - Cuticle Serum Set - it’s super lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin so goodbye greasy fingers! 4) More on the cuticles, try not to cut or trim your cuticles- push them back gently with your nail or a cuticle stick instead! But make sure your cuticles have been softened (like a few minutes after applying a cuticle serum or right after a shower). This is something my grandma taught me when I was very young. By gently maintaining your cuticles with this method, your cuticles will never over grow to the point where you need to trim them! Once you start cutting/trimming them, it’s really hard to stop. 5) If you struggle to keep you hand still while painting your nails, try Olive&June’s Manicure Tool, Poppy! It’s a rubber removable tool that fits over most nail polish handles and its ergonomic shape guides you to make smoother and more even strokes! OLIVE&JUNE - The Poppy Manicure Tool 6) Keep up the hand cream! I keep it on my bedside table as a visual reminder to put some on. If you want a super rich one, try L'OCCITANE - Shea Butter Hand Cream ! But if you want something more lightweight and not as thick/sticky feeling after applying, try OLIVE&JUNE - Olive&June Hand Serum ! This will really help moisturize and nourish your hands daily. 7) Use an oil-based, acetone/alcohol-free nail polish remover. An oil-based one like ella+mila - Soy Nail Polish Remover Unscented will help to nourish nails your nails while removing nail polish instead of stripping them of its natural oils! *I know I mention Olive&June a lot but I just want to mention I’m not sponsored by them, I just truly love their products!
how to get the perfect at-home mani
there’s nothing more frustrating than going to paint your nails and ending up with a mess 🙃 that’s why I love OLIVE&JUNE - The Poppy Manicure Tool . it’s a universal nail polish handle that’s ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip that gives you more control while you paint your nails. I didn’t know I needed this all my life, but I sure did. it fits over the cap of any olive and june polish, and while I haven’t tried it with other brands, it seems like the silicone (?) poppy would fit over other caps as well. I have olive and june’s clear top coat, so I used it with the poppy to seal my latest at-home mani. I love this because I can see it being especially beneficial for those with conditions that make it difficult to hold a small nail polish cap. the poppy is much more comfortable to hold, and I love seeing inclusive design (I’d love to hear from anyone on this who tends to struggle with painting their nails—did this help?) the poppy is $16 and comes in white and pink. if you paint your nails on a regular basis and/or if you’re someone who needs a little help when it comes to control and/or grip, I definitely recommend checking it out.
Square nails or rounded? 💅🏽
🌟 Since I like growing out my nails, I always find it fun to play round with different nail shapes to find which one best suits my hands/fingers. Over the years I’ve played around with square nails and rounded tips to see what I like more. TBH, it all depends on my mood. Depending on the color, theme, and season (yes the seasons lol) will determine what nail shape I like. For instance, if I’m attending a more formal event or party, I tend to go for a rounded shape on my nails. IMO, it looks a bit classier and nudes/neutrals compliment that shape the best 💛 However, I’ll still play around with a pop of color. If it’s just a “treat yo self” mani, I typically go for the square shape. It’s easy, looks great with everything and also makes my fingers look a bit longer. I’ve been told I have really small hands haha 😆 Tell me, what’s you favorite nail shape? I definitely want to pay around with more round shapes when nail salons open back up ✨ Want to get these shapes without having to spend $$ at the salon? Honestly, all you’ll need are nails clippers, nail file, and buffer. ￼Clip off or just file nails to desired length ￼For rounded shape, file nails using a C motion until nails are to your desire. ￼For square nails, file both sides of your nail to make it even and then file the top of the nail straight across. ￼Use a nail buffer to smooth sides and rough edges ✨ JAPONESQUE - Travel Manicure Set TRIM - Nail Care 4-Step Color-Coded Buffing Block Any nail file will do! 💛 #CheriePartner
Grow strong healthy nails! 💪🏽
In all the years that I have been getting my nails done, I have never gotten acrylics or any sort of synthetic nails. Yup! You read that right. I used to be an avid nail biter, like most kids are, but decided I’m middle school to try my hardest to stop biting. It took a couple weeks before I fully kicked the habit, but it worked and I haven’t bitten nails since! 🙌🏽 Not only did I kick a non-hygienic habit, but I also realized how nicely my nails would grow out, how strong they became, and I would get super excited to do my nails too 😄 Ever since then, if I couldn’t make it to the nail shop, I would try my best to clean, cut, file, and buff my nails to ensure having healthy nails. Since being in quarantine and unable to go to the nail shop, here some the tools I’ve been using to keep my nails healthy! ✨ JAPONESQUE - Travel Manicure Set I love this manicure kit because it has every tool you would need to do you own nails. I usually go for the nail clippers, the nail file, and the cuticle pusher to do my nails but all the tools will come in handy. I also use these tools on my toes for my at home pedis #HeeYaa - Emery Board[products]#[FiveStars] these are my favorite emery boards! I bought these from Amazon and 10pcs came in a pack. Enough to go around for my household and also Incase I lose one lol Any black emery board will do, but these are cheap and great quality! TRIM - Nail Care 4-Step Color-Coded Buffing Block this little buffer is perfect for at home manis. Each side is labeled with a number so you exactly how to use it and in what order. Since being home in quarantine, I decided to not paint my nails as often and the buffer allows me to still achieve some shine without having to paint my nails 🌟 So here some of my tips to achieving healthy and long nails: ￼Cut back on using acrylics, gels and even regular polish. Sometime just allowing your nails to breathe can contribute to its growth. ￼Save some $$ and time by doing your own at home manis. The three items I listed above are all you need and if don’t want to purchase the entire manicure set, just buy the items that you would use the most 🙌🏽 ￼Use a cuticle oil, or any light weight oil, to moisturize your cuticles and nail beds. Hope these tips help! 🌟 #CheriePartner
DRY CUTICLE SOS: 3 TOP TIPS
My cuticles are taking a beating lately - specially at this time where we’re washing our hands and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers more than ever. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way - here are my three top tips for cuticle care. TIP 1: DON’T CUT THEM Instead of cutting your cuticles when doing an at-home manicure, use a cuticle remover and gently push back any sticky skin on your nails. This ensures that technically there’s less cuticle to get dry while still keeping them looking smooth and tidy. It also reduces the likely hood of a cuticle infection if you cut them wrongly. The only thing I recommend cutting is any large, dead pieces of skin or hangnails. Do this every two weeks. BLUE CROSS - Cuticle Remover NICKAK - Cuticle Nipper Single ULTA BEAUTY - Cuticle Pusher TIP 2: USE CUTICLE OIL Like our hair, our nails and the cuticle benefit from using moisturizing cuticle oil. They help to soften the skin around the nail to prevent hangnails from forming! Cuticle oils also help strengthen your nails to grow longer and stronger. Use a cuticle oil at least once a day! TIP 3: USE HAND CREAM This is one of the easiest things to do to take care of cuticles - use a hand cream every time after using a hand sanitizer. Repeated use of alcohol on skin can be very drying, and it’s important to replenish it ASAP! Using a hand cream right after helps to reduce the drying effect of alcohol on your cuticles and hands in general. NIVEA - Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme Here’s a roundup: EVERY TWO WEEKS: Push Back Cuticles EVERY DAY: Use Cuticle Oil AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT: Use Hand Cream
How I do my nailcare/paint my nails!
I have recently fell in love with nail polish and nail care! I look forward to doing my nails every week. I was a nail biter all my life until this year. I am always focused on strengthening my nails. I’ve been loving Essie’s gel couture line! This nail look is a shimmery champagne color—“Last Nightie” ￼￼First I always start by doing my cuticles. I never realized how important taking care of your cuticles is and the benefit it does to your overall nail health. I remove my cuticles/push them back once a week using BLUE CROSS - Cuticle Remover This makes removing the cuticles SO easy. Within a few seconds they basically soften up/dissolve so they are easily pushed around the sides of the nail and top of the nail. I use a metal cuticle pusher but I make sure to be extremely gentle when using this! (I got mine from amazon) but this is basically the same thing!ULTA BEAUTY - Cuticle Pusher ￼￼Next, I file my nails to create a shape I want, then I wash my hands. Finally I use GOLD BOND - Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream and PEACH & LILY - Pure Beam Luxe Oil before painting my nails. ￼￼Now I apply my base coat and recently I’ve been using#Pink Armor - Nail Gel[products]#[FiveStars] I got mine from amazon. It basically acts as a strengthening bond on your nails. This may not be the best option for nail health, but like I have stated. I needed all the help I could get since my nails were SO flimsy and thin at first. I do think this stuff has helped significantly! ￼￼Finally I apply 2-3 coats of my polish and apply my gel couture top coat! This polish line is SO good. Happy nail care 💅
Easy at home pedicures! 🌼
🌻 I have not been to a nail spa since the start of this pandemic, but this has helped me save a ton of money by simply learning to do my own nails including my pedicures. 1. I start usually in the shower by using my EARTH THERAPEUTICS - Precisso Plus Pedicure File to get rid of any dead skin on my heels. I love this foot file; it’s double sided with one side using a course-textured surface to get rid of stubborn dead skin, while the side with a finer surface is used to smooth your skin. An added bonus is that is has a mini removable file located in the handle itself. It typically use this for more precise work. Highly recommend for at home spa work 🧖🏻♀️ 2. I then go in with my JAPONESQUE - Velvet Touch Manicure Nipper to clip my nails and then an emery board to file and shape them. This guy is heavy heavy duty and super sharp so be very careful if you’re a beginner. I prefer using a nipper vs a traditional clipper because it can easily clip through thicker nail beds. This also has smooth rubber handle which makes gripping a lot easier on my hands 🙌🏽 3. To clean under the nails, I use a point tip tweezer such as the JAPONESQUE - Pro Performance Tweezer Duo to remove any gunk lol 🤢 if you do have an ingrown nail remover, that will definitely work better 😆 but this tweezer is the perfect size and it comes in a pack of two so I can use one for facial hair removal and the other for my nails 💅🏽 4. I use a lotion like ACURE - Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion to soften my skin after I’ve done everything else. This lotion is uh-mazing! I bought it for my eczema but I use it in my entire body because it leaves my skin feeling extra soft. 🧴 ⭐️ This is by no means comparable to professional pedi (which I miss terribly) but it’s enough to keep my nails clean, cut and tidy. Have you mastered the at home mani/pedi yet? #CheriePartner **my mom took my foot file and haven’t been able to use it since lol I’ll be purchasing another one from ULTA
BEST NAIL POLISH BRAND EVER?! 💅🏻✨
When Olive&June launched their first ever nail collection last spring full of neutral shades with a variety of undertones, I fell in love (not to mention the super cute packaging AND genius marketing on Instagram). I bought their Pink Studio Box full of their basic nail tools and all of their neutral shades. I have every single one of their shades besides their new Summer Collection (which I am definitely planning to buy!) Slowly, I’m replacing all my other nail polishes with theirs and I’m not mad about it! The Brush: all bottles have a flat and wide brush that allows for optimal and flawless application The Formula: it’s so easy to use and allows for 2-3 coats if you want 100% opacity. Some of their more lighter nude shades require 3 coats because the 1st and 2nd coats can be slightly streaky. The top coat also gives the so much glossy shine (I often have people asking me if I have gel on!) Lasting Power: I can go almost 2 weeks without any chipping! There’s something about the formula that really allows their polishes to stay on and stay shiny. Extra Tips: 1) If you’re not used to painting your own nails, try OLIVE&JUNE - The Poppy Manicure Tool ! It’s a removable tool that attaches to the handle of the brush and allows for super easy and steady application. I personally don’t need it but it definitely helps with steadying the hand. 2) Re-apply the Top Coat once every 2-3 days to top up on shine and prevent the tips of your mani from chipping! (This is a tip from Olive&June Founder Sarah Gibson-Tuttle) Have you tried Olive & June before?
Nail Care Hacks EVERYONE Should Know
This quarantine is too long. When was the last time you got your manicure? It’s actually very easy to do it at home by yourself and it safes a lot of $$$. Here is my at home STEP BY STEP Manicure Prep. The perfect nails are always based on the perfect nail foundation. All the tools are accessible at drugstore or even dollar stores. You want to start with a clean nail first. Once the nails are completely clean. You can roughly cut or buff the edges. The next step is to push the cuticles back and trim them. I like to use this metal tool. And a cuticle trimmer. REVLON - Expert Nail Groomer REVLON - Gold Series Titanium Toenail Nipper *TIP* One thing to notice here is that you want to make sure that your nails are damp. So either soak them in warm water like what they did in the salon. And apply a layer of softener. picture polish - Cuticle Wipe Out Or you can also do it when you get out of the shower when you cuticles are nice and soft. That’s the easiest time to trim your cuticles. I normally use this push to gently push back my cuticles you may not be able to get a clean nail right away but we will buff leftover off later so no worries at this point. This process should not hurt at all. If you find this process painful, you are either pushing your cuticles too far they are not soft enough. Then you can use your trim to cut off those pieces. Next you’ll need a nail file. Im using a medium 100/180 grit. ORLY - Black Board Medium 180 Grit Based on your preferences on nail shapes ( square or round) to smooth up the edges by filing back and forth. I personally like square but rounded on the edges. When you are working on the side, make sure they are evenly filed and symmetric. Try to avoid sharp edges. And stop when you are happy with the shape and length. Next tool I will be using is a Buffing Block with 3 different grid sides. I would buff off the sharp edges and buff on the top to smooth it out. This step also helps the paint stay longer. Finish up by brushing off the dust.
ORLY-Black Board Medium 180 Grit
Nail Care 101 - Dos & Don’ts💅
Dos Do - Use glass nail files. Especially you have weak Sometimes you may find glass nail file is not as sharp as sand ones. Since it is very low grit file, it will not damage your nails. Do - Rub your nail with regular rubbing alcohol to remove the dirt and oil with a makeup sponge. Some people prefer cotton balls. I would not recommend since those cotton pads or balls always leave those little strings on your nail. This can become really annoying when you are applying polish and its hard to notice till you actually applying the polish and messes up with everything. Do - use base coat and top coat as better prep before applying actual color and give it a shine finish. A top coat would also make the finish shinier and stay longer. Do- start in the middle when painting you nails. then go near the cuticle area and drag it up from each side. Dont’s Don’t paint over other colors. I know this is obvious, but I do see a lot of people painting over other colors. Do not cut your cuticles too much or too often. What you want to do instead is to get yourself some cuticle oil or softener and just rub it and massage that along your cuticles. And after approximately 5 minutes, you are gonna use a wood stick or a push to gently push back your cuticles. This step you want to make your cuticles look nice and even but not over cut. Over removal of cuticles will weaken your nails and cause further damage to cuticles. Do not file in both directions. A good practice is to filing in only one direction. If you do both sides back and forth, it’s almost like sawing your nails and probably cause more damage. Although it takes a lot of time by doing this, but it worth it. Do not use old nail polish that you had for 3 years. The texture are becoming thick and sticky and make it hard to apply and crusty. When you are applying the polish, do not wipe off the brush too much or having too much product on the brush at a time. You want to apply with enough polish which doesnt dry fast before it is evenly applied and you also don’t want it falling very where or flooding your cuticles and take forever to dry OPI - Infinite Shine Prostay Primer OPI - Nail Laquer + Top Coat NICKAK - Cuticle Nipper Single
NICKAK-Cuticle Nipper Single
Everything You Need To Remove Gel Nail Polish At Home
Many of the reasons why gel manicures are so fantastic — they're long-lasting, shiny, protective, and scratch-free — are the exact same reasons they're hard to remove. And, if you're away from the salon? It becomes that much more difficult. In order to maintain the structural health of your nails, using the right ingredients and taking the correct amount of time is really important. Rule number one: Do. Not. Peel. I repeat, do not peel. You must resist because peeling off gel manis and pedis can really mess with your nail beds and surfaces. Rule number two: Hydrate. Cuticle oil and moisture-rich creams are your best friend when you're doing a gel removal process because those harsh chemicals can be pretty dehydrating. If you can't get to the salon, here are the best gel nail polish removers you can use at home. Everything you need is gathered up below. 1. Teenitor Acrylic Nail Polish Remover Clips, $11, Amazon This top-rated set comes with 20 pieces of reusable plastic toenail and fingernail clips that securely hold an acetone-soaked cotton ball firmly against the nail to ensure the best, most effective gel polish removal, and it only takes about 10-15 minutes for the process to work its magic. 2. ECBASKET Gel Nail Polish Remover Foils, $15, Amazon A foil option is the most common gel polish removal technique that you'll read about, for a couple reasons. It's generally pretty affordable, easy to do, and super convenient to travel with. 3. Sally Hansen Gel Be Gone Nail Polish Removal Tool, $8, Amazon Gel polish will be gone when you use this handy, plastic remover that gently pushes acetone-soaked gel away from the nails, pulling it away from your nail in a clean motion. And it's double ended, so you can use it to push back cuticles, too. 4. AIKKER Magic Gel Nail Polish Remover (2-Pack), $12, Amazon First, buff your nails down to remove the top coat layer. Then apply a thick coat of this polish and let it dry. Wait for several minutes for it to dry and then begin pushing back the gels with a cuticle pusher (like the one above!).
I used a nail art pen to draw the polka dots on my nails. This one is double sided with two different sized dotters, so if I wanted to make a bigger dot, I just dropped them on instead I f drawing them on/drawing them bigger. Its honestly way easier than using a toothpick because a toothpick is too pointy and you’d actually have to draw the circles/dots, whereas with this dotter you can just drop them on! The fact that it also has two sized dotters helped so if you wanted bigger dots, you just use the yhe larger dotter. This nail tool was easy to use, its a no brainer tbh, but it also came with a whole set of nail tools that are really helpful in nail design and upkeep. This look took me a while to do just because of how many colours I decided to use but it was an easy style to do even though it was time consuming. I just put on a movie and took my time 😊 So the nail tool tagged Maniology - Dual Sided Nail Art Brush and Dotting Tool Set Cute Turquoise contains something similar in the kit, but the tool pictured here was something I got in a nail kit that was gifted to me. It came with some drugstore nail polish and some other nail tools like a nail file, cuticle nipper and some nail art tools as well like this dotter but also a nail art brush. The item tagged is probably the closest thing you may find, although the dotters in the product tagged has the two sized dotters on different tools. This is not a huge deal, it will still help you achieve the look you want ☺️
Maniology-Dual Sided Nail Art Brush and Dotting Tool Set Cute Turquoise
NAIL CARE ROUTINE
with all of these products it makes for a perfect manicure. 1. Exfoliant: Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Sugar Scrub 2. Cuticle Softener: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover (soften nails in prep of pushing back and cutting nails.) 3. Cuticle Removers: Great Value Cuticle Cutter & Pusher (you can use any one but these were the cheapest and have been very effective) 4. Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil: Hydrates cuticles ( i leave it on for about 5-10 minutes then wash it off so the nail polish doesn’t peel) 5. PAINT NAILS (favorite top coat= essie gel couture) 6. Lotion: (Once nails are dry( Aveeno lotion or Vaseline Keratin lotion 7. Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
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