Why Are My Cuticles Peeling? The Reasons and What You Can Do

Why Are My Cuticles Peeling? The Reasons and What You Can Do

Why Are My Cuticles Peeling? Knowing why and how to look after them is not only essential for how your nails will ultimately look and how they feel, but it can help your natural nails grow longer and stronger. If you want impressive natural nails, where you can apply some fashionable designs, you will need to be able to not only prevent them from peeling, but to restore them from any damage/trauma that may have occurred. You may feel that you have had damaged Cuticles for some time and that you are not sure what is actually causing them to peel in the first place. You may even feel quite overwhelmed about why they are actually peeling to begin with. The short answer is that your Cuticles can peel for a multitude of reasons which we will outline below. Preventing your Cuticles from peeling and repairing them back to their original strength can be done most effectively with Vitamin-Enriched Chemical-Free Cuticle Oil.…
How To Apply Gel Nail Polish With LED Light – The Optimal Way…

How To Apply Gel Nail Polish With LED Light – The Optimal Way…

Wondering how to apply gel nail polish with LED light? I’ve got you covered. In today’s article I’m going to break this down and make it nice and easy for you to do just this. I’ll explain step by step via a shorter and a longer tutorial. Then I’ll outline the products that I recommend and use on myself and in our Salon on a daily basis. Here’s the Short Tutorial: First you need to prep your nails by washing, filing and shaving them. You’re also going to want to push back your cuticles for easier polish application. After pushing your cuticles back on each of your nails on both hands, you’re going to want to cleanse your nails one more time before you add primer and your base coat. It’s important that you apply the gel polish with thin layers. This way you will have even coverage and will reduce the risk of burning from your LED Light.…
How To Do Chrome Nails With Glitter – The Definitive Guide

How To Do Chrome Nails With Glitter – The Definitive Guide

Are you wondering how to do Chrome Nails With Glitter? It’s a common question that I get asked. In this tutorial, I would like to share with you step by step how I do this on my own and my clients nails. I’d also like to share with you my tips and tricks that I have learnt over the years. There are essentially three ways that you can go about creating your Chrome Nails with Glitter:Apply Chrome Powder over top of Regular Nail Polish Applying Holographic Chrome Powder Pigment over Gel Polish (UV Lamp Required) Applying Loose Glitters to a Chrome Coloured Nail PolishIn this post, I’d like to talk you through all three methods so that you can use the one that suits you best.Method 1: Apply Chrome Powder over Regular Nail Polish Products Recommended & Used:Base Coat | Essie Base Coat Black Polish | Essie Black Polish Top Coat | Nails Inc ’45 Second Top Coat’ Chrome Powder | PrettyDiva Silver Chrome Pure Powder Kabuki Brush | EcoTools How to do Chrome Nails with Regular Polish If you are looking for how to perfectly apply Chrome Powder over Regular Nail polish, then this is the part of the article for you.…
How To Get Sparkly Nail Polish Off

How To Get Sparkly Nail Polish Off

var quads_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( quads_screen_width = 1140 ) { /* desktop monitors */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width = 1024 && quads_screen_width < 1140 ) { /* tablet landscape */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width >= 768 && quads_screen_width < 1024 ) { /* tablet portrait */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width < 768 ) { /* phone */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }In this article, I am going to show you the best way that professionals and experts in the industry use to remove glitter polishes. This is How To Get Sparkly Nail Polish Off.Now you might have noticed that there have been many new glitter nail polishes that have come out in recent collections, and whilst I personally really love them as they look really fun and sparkly,  they’re just really really annoying and difficult to remove.var quads_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( quads_screen_width >= 1140 ) { /* desktop monitors */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width = 1024 && quads_screen_width < 1140 ) { /* tablet landscape */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width >= 768 && quads_screen_width < 1024 ) { /* tablet portrait */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width < 768 ) { /* phone */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }If you ever have put on a glitter polish you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! The Traditional Method: The Traditional method is to use a Cotton Rounds with Regular Nail Polish Remover. Basically what you do is apply nail polish remover to a cotton ball and press down onto your nails. From here, you scrub at your nails until your nail polish is weakened to the point where you can swipe off the glitter polish. You can basically scrub and scrub and scrub and you’ll notice that you are going to really struggle to remove the polish. Regular Nail Polish Remover on Cotton Rounds does not do a very good job of removing glitter polish! Firstly, most Nail Polish Removers are created with cheap and harsh chemicals. We’ve actually written a guide on the Best Nail Polish Removers.  These are much more effective and promote the health, strength, growth and natural shine of your nails. Thankfully, there’s a couple of others and much much better ways that you can use to take off glitter polish off, so lets get Started. Using Felt The first way is using Felt. That’s right, the material that is usually used for arts and crafts! It doesn’t have to be anything special, but just a regular Felt like this. You can take the Felt and cut it down further into little sections and use that just as you would with a Cotton Round. As stated above we suggest if you decide to use Felt that you invest in a Natural Nail Polish Remover. You can then use that on the Felt and scrub like you would with the traditional method. Felt is much more durable than Cotton Rounds so this holds much better against glitter polish and will help you to remove it. Whilst this is better than the traditional method, unfortunately, some glitter polish is really heavy-duty so even with Felt material, you are going to struggle to get it off by scrubbing. So I’m going to show you right now a trick that shows you how to get off even the most difficult to remove nail polish glitter. Not only that, I will show you an alternative that you mean you can remove sparkly nail polish without even even having to do any rubbing whatsoever! The Best Way To Get Sparkly Nail Polish Off So you’re going to need some Cotton Rounds and you’re also going to need some Nail Polish Remover. My recommended and the remover I use is Pure Vitality Beauty You’re also going to need some regular Tin Foil. Now because I don’t like to waste a lot of Tin Foil, I often first cut some squares out which is going to be used for each nail: Firstly you are going to take a Cotton Rounds and divide this in two. Just so that it’s a little bit thinner because that means you can use less polish remover and and also less Cotton Rounds.You can always fold your Cotton Rounds in half to make sure you get more use out of the packet. Now, what you’re going to do is you’re going to just take your Nail Polish Remover and really douse your Cotton piece with a lot of remover. Ideally, you want it to be really wet. Then you’re going to put this right on top of the nail and then really quickly before the formula starts drying, you’re going to want to take the Tin Foil and just wrap it really really tight your finger. Once you’ve done one finger, go ahead and do this to all of your nails. You’ll want to repeat the process:var quads_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( quads_screen_width >= 1140 ) { /* desktop monitors */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width = 1024 && quads_screen_width < 1140 ) { /* tablet landscape */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width >= 768 && quads_screen_width < 1024 ) { /* tablet portrait */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width < 768 ) { /* phone */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }Soaking a half Cotton Round in plenty of Nail Polish Remover Apply Cotton Round with formula to Nail Before It drys, apply Tin Foil and wrap it tight.How It Works The Tin Foil works because it keeps the Cotton pad doused with the nail polish remover. It keeps it wet while the formula is working on your fingernail. What To Do Next Now that all of your fingers have Cotton Rounds applied and Tin Foil holding them down, you will then want to just let them all sit for around five minutes. You also don’t want to do anything in this time; you can just meditate, or watch some TV, essentially you want to keep your nails relatively still. After the 5 minutes is up, basically you just slip each nails’ Tin Foil and Cotton Round off. And this is where the magic happens! The Sparkly Nail Polish and glitter will be in there and will have been removed from each of your nails. It’s really really easy. If any pieces of glitter/polish are still intact and remain on the nail, you can wiggle the Foil/Cotton Round a little ensuring that the Nail Polish Remover gets the last few bits. Once you’re happy, then you can just simply pull off the Tin Foil/Cotton Round. And that’s it! Final Steps Once all of your sparkly polish is all removed, I would thoroughly recommend that you put on some Natural Cuticle Oil to ensure that your cuticle oils are well nourished. I would also advise that if you do decide to use just a regular Nail Polish Remover, that you do not do this too often because using these formulas will dry out your cuticles, weaken them, and prevent them from growing. Other Removal Hacks and Tricks 1. Using a Liquid Latex Base Coat Other methods that we use regularly in our salon include using a Liquid Latex Base Coat; we stock and use Simply Peel by Bliss Kiss as it is the most effective solution we have used and have experience with.For this method, this is more about preventive measures and not getting your nails into a position where you cant remove your sparkly nail polish. All you need to do is apply Liquid Latex onto your nails and let it dry completely. Once that is completely dry, you’ll apply your glitter as usual. So as you can see this method is actually something that you have to do beforehand so this obviously is not going to work if you are trying to remove nail polish that you had already put on without your Liquid Latex Base Coat. So after you’ve worn in for a few hours or a few days you can just peel off the Liquid Latex with an Orange Wood Stick or even your finger if you don’t have one. It should come off entirely  and your nail will be totally and completely clean. So the pros of this is that you can remove your polish very quickly and very effectively. The cons of course are that you do need to apply Liquid Latex before you put your glitter nail polish on so this method is not going to be effective if you’ve already applied your glitter nail polish which is why it is not our recommended approach. 2. Apply Wet Nail Polish  So as strange as this will sound, another useful method is to actually apply nail polish. This is an awesome trick that works very effectively! Basically, you’re going to need to do this once your glitter nail polish is completely dry – it’s been on for hours or a few days. But once you want to remove your sparkly nail polish, you then paint on a thin layer of any polish. Then whilst it is still wet, you’re gonna take a Cotton Ball/Round soaked in nail polish remover and you’re just going to press down really hard and wipe it off. For whatever reason this works – it removes the polish straight off of your nails! It must be something that the wet nail polish does to the glitter polish underneath. The pros with this are of course that it does remove the nail polish effectively and it works pretty quickly. I’s a great backup if you know you’re in a situation where you don’t really have time to remove your nail polish and you’ve got all this glitter. It really just wipes off the nail polish really quickly. The cons are that it does use up your nail polish; that’s some nail polish that you’re never going to be able to use because you wiped it off. So if you don’t want to be wasteful this might not be the best method for you. I recommend therefore you use a cheap old nail polish that you do not like or are happy to get rid of! Final Words I really hope you enjoyed this article on How To Get Sparkly Nail Polish Off. These are my most preferred methods because you don’t have to do any rubbing whatsoever. Leave a comment for other article ideas that you may have and happy polish removing!var quads_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( quads_screen_width >= 1140 ) { /* desktop monitors */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width = 1024 && quads_screen_width < 1140 ) { /* tablet landscape */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width >= 768 && quads_screen_width 1024 ) { /* tablet portrait */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }if ( quads_screen_width 768 ) { /* phone */ document.write(''); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); }…
How To Do Acrylic Nails At Home Step by Step – THE Guide

How To Do Acrylic Nails At Home Step by Step – THE Guide

As a nail technician and enthusiast, I always get a lot of compliments on my acrylic nails and my hands in general; I am always sure to look after them and ensure they are looking at their best. One in such ways that I go about this, is by applying acrylic nails at home. Whilst I could just stay on at the Salon after my shift, I find that after a long hard day there’s nothing better than to just get into my pajamas and enjoy the process of applying my new nails. I had a thought; if you’re not a nail technician, how would you even know or go about applying acrylics at home? So if you are wondering How To Do Acrylic Nails At Home Step by Step, then I would like to explain how and suggest you read on. I’ve been doing my own nails ever since I can remember.…
How To Get Stubborn Nail Polish Off…The Right Way

How To Get Stubborn Nail Polish Off…The Right Way

Have you ever had a manicure or applied your own nail polish and really struggled to get it off? If you have had a professional manicure, or applied stronger nail polish at home, depending on the products that you have used, it can be a real challenge to remove and return your nails to their clean, healthy natural state.So if this is you, you are probably wondering How To Get Stubborn Nail Polish Off? The best way is to soak your nails in strong but chemical-free, nail polish remover. It is significantly quicker and better for your nail health to use chemical-free formulations than the other options available. Another great alternative is to gently apply or use Rubbing Alcohol. There are also a few other solid options that should be considered and that we will outline below. Unfortunately, if you have have applied darker nail polishes, gel polishes or even applied glitter polishes, it can feel almost impossible to remove stubborn nail polish.…
How To File Almond Nails – The #1 Technique Used By Professionals….

How To File Almond Nails – The #1 Technique Used By Professionals….

You’ve seen the elegant Almond Nails Shape and are wondering How To File Almond Nails yourself.  In this article, we will explain how. If your nail length is already sufficient, you can go for the almond nails shape straight away through this guide and tutorial. For those of you with short nails, we suggest that you wait for couple of weeks and let your nails grow out. This way, you’ll be in prime position and can create the curves with ease. So without further ado, here is how to file almond nails. What You Will Need For Nail Preparation:Cuticle Pusher – Need One? -> Order HERE E-File – Need One? -> Order HERE or 180 Medium-Grip Nail File – Need One? -> Order HEREFor FilingWhite Acrylic Paint – Need This? -> Order HERE 150 Coarse File – Need One? -> Order HERE 240 Coarse File – Need One?…
How To Shape Nails At Home With Nail Cutter

How To Shape Nails At Home With Nail Cutter

In this how to shape nails at home with nail cutter tutorial, we will be showing you how to get perfect nail shapes without the need to attend a salon. That’s right, with minimal equipment, you will be able to create your beautifully shaped nails quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have with you nails, this tutorial has been designed with all experience levels in mind. So without further ado let’s get started. Equipment you will need:Sharp Stainless Steel Nail Cutter – Need One? -> Order HERE Nail File – Need One? -> Order HEREWe’re personally using the BlueOrchids Nail Cutter and Nail Files because they’re incredibly affordable and made from Chromium Rust Resistant Stainless Steel. The’re very sharp and the ergonomic design of the handles increases traction and has helped us to avoid finger slippage and thus unsymmetrical nails. Plus we love the fact we can use the nail files to clean up our nails beforehand.…
Best Nail Shape For Short Fingers

Best Nail Shape For Short Fingers

If you have landed on this Best Nail Shape for Short Fingers article, then you will be glad you dropped by. Here at Almond Nails we’ve been looking across the range of nail shapes and have been trialing them ourselves to ensure that our recommendations are the best they can be. The best thing about shaping your nails is that you can transform how your hands and fingers look, and if you have short little fingers, then you can (with the right nail shape) transform how they look and elongate them. This is how and why some nail shapes look great on some women,  but may not work for you. And vice versa. It comes as no surprise that the nail shape you decide upon is very important. But it can be hard to decide or know whats best. Thats why this little guide was written – to help you decide and create that elongated sleek look to your fingers through your nails.…
Best Nail Shape for Fat Fingers

Best Nail Shape for Fat Fingers

If you have landed on this Best Nail Shape for Fat Fingers article, firstly we would like to rephrase this question to what is the Best Nail Shape for Me? Everybody has different finger and nail shapes and sizes and as such, the latter question is far more appropriate. Besides, it could be that your current nail shape, such as the Square, are making your fingers appear to be larger than they actually are! The great thing with shaping your nails is that not only can you create an illusion, but you can also use them to to your advantage by using them to enhance your features. Thats why choosing a nail shape should always be considered, and why some nails will look best for you, but may not look so great for others. Choosing the right nail shape is surprisingly important, and can be confusing. Thats why we have written this quick article to help you decide and create that elongated sleek look to your fingers through your nails.…