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DIY: Nail soak for stronger nails

Hello everyone! Do you have dry cuticles? Are your nails breaking and splitting?  Try this  DIY nail soak recipe  to  strengthen nails and prevent splitting . This nail soak will also  soften and hydrate cuticles . Unfortunately, this winter has been rather harsh on my nails (and skin)! Many use moisturising hand creams throughout the day, especially after washing and before bed. But sometimes, you can still have dry nails and cuticles. The cuticle protects your nails by acting as a barrier against bacteria. It can get dry and crack easily, especially during the colder months. Dry cuticles will flake, crack, or peel and this may allow bacteria to enter your nails and cause an infection. Without adequate moisture, our nails can become brittle, break and peel easily. If you are dealing with dry nails and cuticles, this  DIY nail soak recipe  is just what you need.   Ingredients: 1 cup of hot water 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (moisturising and strengthening) 1 teaspoon lemon juice (

Different types of nail files

Hello everyone! As we all know, a  nail file  is a tool used to gently grind down and shape the edges of nails. Nail files may be emery boards, ceramic, glass, crystal, plain metal files or metal files coated with corundum. The surface of a nail file is referred to as its  grit . The smaller the grit number is, the coarser a nail file is and vice versa. I’ve put together  a list of nail file types available  to help you select the best nail file for your nails. Emery board Emery boards are the most accessible nail files. Their biggest downfall is that they cannot be cleaned as their base is cardboard. Emery boards are available with different grit sizes. The   coarser side is used to file down the nails, whereas the finer side is used to shape them. Double-sided nail file These nail files have two grits, a lower and a higher grit. A double-sided emery board with a  180/240 grit , is strong enough to remove length but will not damage your nails. Anything less than 180 grit could da

Canine beauty routine | DIY tips for grooming your dog at home

  Hello everyone! All dog guardians know that our pups need a  beauty routine  too. Dogs are more than just man’s best friend; these furry companions are members of our family. And what proud pet guardian wouldn’t want their family to look their best?   Grooming consists of   several tasks . Rascal (my Maltipoo) needs regular grooming! I brush his coat daily, and at least two or three times a week, I need to clean his teeth and remove tear stains. He hates having his face touched, so this is a nightmare every time! Then, once a month, I bathe him, trim his nails, clean his ears and give him a haircut! Keep reading to see Rascal's before and after pictures... Here are ten (10) tips to help with at-home grooming: Stay calm and give treats.  Start with short sessions and reward your pet with praise or high-value treats.  Brush your pet regularly.  Just a few minutes of brushing helps remove dirt, excess hair, tangles and mats while distributing oils that help keep the skin and coat he

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) + Daily affirmation

Hello everyone! In this post, I will show you one of my favourite nail polishes for this season. If you want to know more about this season's nail colour trends, read this:  Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy . I will also share my positive daily affirmation with you; in hopes that it will inspire and uplift you too! Keep reading! Essence  "s hine last & go!" nail polish  (45 ) play it again First I applied a base coat , t hen I applied two coats of   (45)   play it again .   Lastly, I finished with   a top coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  If you want your manicure to last longer, you should read this:  Eleven (11) tips to stop your nail polish from chipping . Affirmation - Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow . Thanks for reading this post and talk to you soon!

Eleven (11) tips to stop your nail polish from chipping

Hello everyone! We've all had it happen: after perfecting our  manicure , we look down and realize our nail polish has chipped. It's frustrating and annoying to see all that hard work go to waste. While many of us may blame  nail polish  formulas, the problem could actually be the application technique . With these simple tricks, you can extend the life of your manicure and prevent chips . Always wipe each nail with remover before applying polish.  Then wash your hands with soap and water to get rid of any remaining oil. Do not file your nails in different directions.  If you're treating your nail file like a saw, you're making your nails more prone to peeling and breakage.  Buff your nails.   This will remove any residue and get rid of ridges. Apply a base coat.  Polish will adhere best to nails prepped with a base coat. Not only does a basecoat protect your nails from stains, but it also fills ridges and strengthens nails. Do not shake the bottle.  Simply roll your n

Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy

 Hello everyone! Autumn/Fall is only a few days away and, with the new season come new nail polish colour trends .   In today's post, I will share my favourite colours for the coming season! Let me start with one of my favourite nail colour trends ; Green Green nail polishes are becoming very popular in every shade you can think of - from olive and sage to hunter green and jade. Since this is the nail colour I am wearing right now, I'm adding a  "nails of the day" (NOTD)   post in this article.    Back when I started this blog, I used to publish these types of posts quite regularly.    Deep nude Nude colours have an elegant and clean look.  Selecting a slightly deeper tone is a great  way to update your look for the new season. Deep red Reds and burgundies are traditional autumn and winter colours but hugely popular this year, nonetheless.  Brown From chocolate brown, tan, or taupe, there are various shades of brown you can choose from.  Mix and match When you cannot