Press-on nails might appear to be a blast from the past. A decade or two back, press-on nails were typically white, french tip nails, striped, decked out in animal prints, or in lovely floral designs. Most designs offered in the past lacked quality and variety. Nowadays, you can have a variety of press-on nails at drug stores and higher end, luxury stores.
I am one of those people who feels the need to switch up their nails every single week just because I get bored on the same ol’ thing after a few days. And loving to paint my nails helps a bit too! I find it to be so therapeutic and I love feeling satisfied with the results. So enough talk, here are some simple nail design ideas that hopefully you can use yourself or will inspire you to add a little flare to your nail art.
I suck at being a girl. No, like- I REALLY suck. I’ve never had a massage, or a facial, I get my blonde hair highlighted 3 times a year- which is basically unheard of, and the only time I’ve ever had my nails done at a salon was for my senior prom- almost EIGHT years ago (wow, i’m old now.)
Everyone loves to spend a little time pampering themselves. One way to do that is by going to the nail salon, but they are often overcrowded and cause you to waste a lot of your precious time. Another issue if the awful smell that comes from the liquid used to create acrylic nails. This liquid can cause headaches, nausea and dizziness, in the long term it can cause you to develop other conditions. The worst part of all is the bill, in some salons, it can cost you anywhere from fifty to one hundred dollars for one full set of nails. Then these nails will need to be filled in every two weeks and that could cost you an additional twenty-five to fifty dollars.
There are a variety of manicures to choose from. Including your basic polish, gel, acrylic, and dip powder. Excluding traditional polish, every type of manicure uses acrylic based ingredients. Including dip powder, powder gel, or SNS.
Having your nails done is a popular treatment, I doubt that'll ever change. But for those of us who would rather buy what's needed and do a DIY version, this is the guide to prep your nails.
Hello my little lovelies!
Every girl deserves a good pedicure every once in awhile. Especially during the summer, our feet should always be ready and looking good for a pair of sandals or day at the pool. Yet, who can always afford to hit the spa and spend $60-$100 every time?
Whether you are female or male, the importance of caring for your nails is not to be undermined. First impressions count for everything, and when you extend your hand for an introductory shake, the last thing you want is to scratch the other person with your unkempt nails. Likewise, having a great manicure or a freshly buffed set of nails can lend you a clean, orderly appearance that is sure to boost your confidence and affect the way you interact with others. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay salon prices to maintain your mani/pedi game. Follow these tips to learn how to best care for your nails yourself.
For as long as I can remember, my family just had “bad” nails. Our genes cursed the women in our family with short stubby nail beds, paper thin peeling nails, and nails that were just plain... well, ugly. I often painted my nails, only to be disappointed by how unflattering even the brightest colors appeared on my unattractive beds. What’s worse is I was a compulsive biter. All attempts to quit just ended in failures, and even when I wasn’t biting per se, my fingers still ended up in my mouth. I’d still gently gnaw at the white free edges, and separate the skin from under my nail beds. Any growth was weak and flimsy, so I’d concede and return to my nasty habit. I had once bitten a hangnail that had become so badly infected that I ended up having it lanced at an ER trip. “Why even bother quitting biting if I have weak nails anyway?” I often bargained with myself. So, I either ignored my nail stumps, or shelled out $60 to get them done. Both options weren’t sustainable for me or my bank account. That’s when I finally said, “Enough is ENOUGH!”
The best nail polish brands will give you beautiful shades without chipping. If you’re painting your nails at home, the last thing you want is to have to redo it every other day. It takes time and effort, and it’s important to find a shade you love that also has staying power. When choosing the perfect shade to go with your skin tone, always check to see how long it claims it will last.
If you're like me, you probably always struggle with what you want to be done to your nails. Should they be natural? Should it be a regular manicure or a gel manicure? Maybe, you'll go back to acrylic once more. Or, should you try NexGen? Well, if you're conflicted, I'm here to discuss the final two and let you know the major and minor differences between NexGen and acrylic nails.