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, and this is where the nail is basically made. You can see its extension as the...

I'll be saving my Bonder for light manicures to avoid this issue. Otherwise I get equal wear with regardless of which basecoat I use. So, Stickey for mid tone or darker polishes, Bonder for light colored polishes. My wear is equal, it's the color issue that's really at play here. Next is of...

If you want to go ahead with a manicure after the paraffin treatment, you'll need to clean the oils off of your nail before nail polish application, or everything will slide right off. Using a little rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover do the trick. Make sure you throw away the wax you...

Obviously, I'm a girl that has problems paring things down and I need to have a lot of options at all times. I simply can't travel with just 1 option, I need to have 3 or 4 at all times! So, now I'm going to reveal how completely and utterly insane I am. This is how I bring nail polish with...

Who doesn't have a love/hate relationship with credit cards? I know I do, so here is a good tip for managing your cards and keeping your credit score on the up and up! It's important to keep your oldest card active as long as possible to establish consistently good credit history, even if...

I just know how to clean up a manicure so it looks perfect! My favorite way to clean up a manicure is with a brush. You can see my well loved and nasty looking mani clean up brush in this picture. It's a really old Sonia Kashuk eye liner brush from Target. I am not sure why I started using...

Over the last 4 days I've shared with you all of my steps in creating a great looking manicure at home. The problem? I haven't shown you what I do to maintain it, and I keep saying "Acetone, Acetone, Acetone." Which means that if you've been following my directions from this week your fingers...

I just announced the new College Prepster Book Club book on Friday, but I have an extra credit read for you if you're feeling daring. The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins I stumbled on this book while perusing the nonfiction section of the library. (That is quite an intimidating...

What do they all say to do? Add a few drops of nail polish remover or acetone. Never, ever do this! The remover is exactly the wrong thing to use. What you need is nail polish thinner. Nail polish thinner contains chemicals typically used as solvents in nail polish. These chemical hold...

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...

 

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