Silk Wrap Nails

Silk Wrap NailsSilk wrap nails are the ones made up of silk fibers which are of the shape resembling finger nail. These are designed to enhance the natural finger nail’s look as well as to protect it.  These are preferred over acrylic or even gel nails as these can be removed easily and so thereby they do not cause much damage to the natural nail. For applying silk wrap nails, here is what you need to do.

Things you’ll need for Silk Wrap Nails:

  • Fingernail polish remover,
  • cotton balls,
  • nail file,
  • fingernail clippers,
  • silk wrap nails,
  • nail glue,
  • plastic compressor sheet,
  • sealant and
  • nail polish.

Methods of Applying Silk Wrap Nails

  • To remove off the nail polish or any build up over the nail, apply nail polish remover with cotton balls and clean up the nail.
  • After this scrub the nails to rub off the residue over nails and hen clip the natural nails, even if they get uneven.
  • Now file them up a bit but you do not require doing proper filing. Keeping the nail long is good to apply silk wrap nail.
  • Now file the nail’s top surface and make sure you file with the small to medium grit, thereby not damaging natural nail. Now apply thin coat of glue over the natural nail and then apply silk wrap nail over it.
  • Apply it higher than the cuticle and press for about 10 seconds so that it can stick perfectly. So this was all about the silk wrap nails. Try them and then apply sealant.

Pedicure for Men

Pedicure for MenMen these days do not shy away from getting beauty treatments and are as particular as women about their skin and body. Pedicure is one of the beauty regimen which is necessary for foot care. As for the method of doing pedicure for men, it is mostly similar to that of women. Here the main focus is the callus removal and deep skin hydration as well. Here is what exactly you need to do.

Things you will need for Pedicure for Men

  • Large basin,
  • anti- bacterial soap,
  • Epsom salt,
  • measuring spoon,
  • scrub brush,
  • thick towel,
  • pumice stone,
  • lotion,
  • cuticle stick,
  • nail clippers and
  • nail filer are the things needed for the pedicure for men.

Methods for the Pedicure for Men

  • Firstly fill the basic with warm and soapy water. In this, mix a tsp of Epsom salt and make sure that the water reaches your ankle when you soak your feet in it.
  • Now soap the feet for 10 minutes and use scrub brush to remove the dirt and oil after it. Now rinse the feet with water and then gently buff away the dead skin layer with pumice stone.
  • Apply lotion over the foot generously and massage it with the lotion. Now pat dry the feet and with cuticle stick, push back the cuticles and also with clippers, trim the nails.
  • If you wish to get slight curve shape, then use filer for it. Now in the end, massage some more with lotion and then wear socks for few hours after the pedicure.

Nail Salons

How to Tell If Your Nail Salon is Safe

nail-salonChoosing nail salon for yourself could be a tough task. many women get furious if anything goes wrong with their nails, especially hand nails as hands is the fist thing that is seen when you greet someone by hand shake. Also, cleanliness of salon is essential to check for the sake of your health as unclean instruments may cause fungal or bacterial infection. If you are confused about how to choose your own nail salon, here is what you need to do.

Methods of Choosing Nail Salon

Firstly, you must check the smell of the salon. If there is smell of harsh chemicals then it is an indication of poor ventilation. Some of the chemicals could even cause serious illness which is why choosing a good salon free of foul smell is essential. Also, look for cleansing solutions which are used to clean the instruments used in salon. If you cannot locate such things then probably the instruments used can cause infections. So do not visit such a salon again.

Taking a peek at the drawers of salon also helps. If it is clean then the salon is safe to visit regularly.  Also check emory board of the nail technician and make sure it is clean and new. Certified salons are the safest to visit since they have a standard to maintain. So if you can search for certified ones, it would be the best. Lastly and most importantly, make sure the technicians of nail salon are trained for whatever he is doing.

Nail Rings

nail-ringsNail rings is a very common problem which can be informed by doctor or even nail technician over the manicure/ pedicure appointment. It is cause by ringworm of the nail which is basically nail fungus.

Symptoms and Causes of Nail Rings

If you have nail rings then you would notice cloudy nails, thick nail bed, rough and crumbly nails, circle- like rings formed on the nail bed and nails which are separated from the nail bed. As for the causes of nail rings, there are many. You can get it because of increasing age, HIV infection, poor health, public bathing, warm and humid climate and inadequate footwear.

How to Treat Nail Rings

Firstly, to treat the fungus which lied underneath the nail bed, you must visit a dermatologist to know how critical the situation is and then he/ she would prescribe you treatment required. It is possible that you would have to go through systemic and topical treatments, both. Anti- fungal creams could be applied daily if the condition is minor.

Prevention of Nail Rings

You must keep the foot dry so that the fungus does not grow because the main reason for fungal growth is moisture. Avoid wearing socks and footwear that makes the feet damp, avoid walking barefoot and sharing towels, trim the nails properly and keep the toenails clipped to the nail bed as close as possible and also, wash the feet with anti- bacterial soap. So this was all about nail rings. Be prevented from it and in case you have it, treat it properly.

Nail Polish

Nail PolishApplying nail polish is a very easy task but many women do not know how to do it because of which they spend their hard earned money in salons to get their nail painted. If you do not want to be one of those then here is what you need to do to apply nail polish at home. The method is moderately easy.

Things you’ll need for Nail Polish:

  • Cotton balls,
  • nail polish remover,
  • clear base and top coat,
  • colored nail polish and
  • orange stick.

Applying Nail Polish

  • Wipe out the nail polish that you are wearing with the help of cotton ball soaked in nail polish. This would help you to apply the nail paint evenly all over the nails.
  • Now take clear base coat and apply it over the nails so that the colored nail polish could be applied evenly.
  • Now, take the bottle of colored nail polish and make sure that before its application, you mix it thoroughly.
  • Now take out the paint and swipe the stripes of polish down from the middle of nail and then follow the sides.
  • If the polish rolls off to the skin then remove it with cotton. It is suggested to apply the nail polish from smallest finger to the thumb.
  • Now repeat this step to apply the second coat of the same nail paint but allow the first coat to dry before it. Now allow the second coat to dry and then finally apply protective top coat all over the nails.
  • So this is how you can apply nail polish over the nails.

Nail Cuticle Infection

Nail Cuticle InfectionNail cuticle infection which is also known as paronychia is a condition which may be chronic. It must be treated so that it does not turn into a serious medical condition, even if it is in a minor stage.

Symptoms of Nail Cuticle Infection

Cuticle infections are generally serious and have telltale symptoms. It is always suggested to go for professional medical help before the infection aggravates. If it goes untreated, then it may invade the blood steam which in turn could poison the whole body which we all know could be highly risky. Symptoms of acute paronychia are yellow or oozing pus, fever, painful red edges around nail bed, pain in the underarm glands and symptoms of chronic paronychia are yellow white or green pus around cuticle, loosening of nail from the bed, swollen edges around nail bed and red nail beds.

Treating Nail Cuticle Infection

Regardless of the severity of condition, you need to get it treated. The treatment method depends on whether you have chronic infection or the acute one. Acute one requires the victim taking antibiotic to kill the bacteria causing the problems and in chronic one, medical treatments are needed. If you wish to treat it at home then soap the foot in hot water two- three times a day and apply anti- fungal creams over infected area. So this was all about nail cuticle infection. In case you have severe problem, visit the doctor and he would guide you better about it.

How to Do a Pedicure

How to Do a PedicureDoing a pedicure is a part of beauty regimen of every woman. Since feet are most vulnerable to the dust and dirt, they need regular deep cleansing routine to be soft and smooth. The only way to keep the foot neat and beautiful is to get regular pedicures. Doing pedicure at home is very easy if you do not want to waste money in salons. So here are the steps for how to do a pedicure at home.

Things you’ll need in Pedicure:

  • Foot bath,
  • polish,
  • toe separators,
  • nail buffer,
  • cuticle nippers,
  • nail trimmer,
  • nail file,
  • foot brush,
  • foot file,
  • warm water,
  • cotton,
  • polish remover,
  • orange stick,
  • body lotion,
  • comfortable chair,
  • foot rest and
  • warm water.

How to Do a Pedicure – Method

  • Remove the nail polish which you are wearing with the help of cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover and then soak the foot in the warm water inside the foot bath for about 10 minutes.
  • The warm water would help to exfoliate the skin.  If you wish then you can add oil and shampoo inside the warm water for better results.
  • Now pat dry the feet and trim the nails followed by filing in desired shape. Now lather the foot in the lotion in order to moisturize it and buff the nails to get natural shine.
  • Now take nail paint and then apply base coat followed by colored nail polish.
  • End the process with application of protective top coat. So this is the process for how to do a pedicure at home.

Halloween Nails

Halloween NailsHalloween is the time to dress up in your best dramatic costume and don dramatic makeup. Besides facial makeup, people also prefer having dramatically done nails which is why at the time of Halloween, special nail art designs are created. This Halloween season, if you wish to sport fancy Halloween nails, then here is what you can do. This process would not take much time and the shade to be used is black.

Things you would Require for Halloween Nails

  • Cotton balls,
  • nail polish remover,
  • clear base coat,
  • top coat,
  • black nail paint,
  • orange nail polish.

Methods of doing Halloween Nails

  • Remove the nail paint that you are wearing with the help of cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover neatly and then apply clear base coat for the nail protection. Allow it to dry for 5 minutes and then apply a very thin coat of black nail paint.
  • Then apply the orange nail paint over it so as to attain a good nail paint shade. Now we would be using hologram polish and it requires being blobbed down actually.
  • Now just position the holograms and apply over the black nail polish. Now make sure you apply it quickly as the holograms tend to dry way too quickly.
  • So this is how you can quickly do the Halloween nails. So try this style on and you would really look great with it.
  • Make sure that the products that you use are of good quality and you apply them extremely carefully and very neatly.

Half Moon Manicure

Half Moon ManicureHalf moon manicure is very appreciated by women these days because it is easy to do and it gives a stylish look to the nails. However, not many women can do half moon manicure with an ease which is why here are the steps with the help of which you would be able to do it at home only.

Things you will need for Half Moon Manicure

  • Gather items like nail polishes (whichever shades you wish to apply),
  • stickers,
  • base and top coat,
  • nail polish remover and
  • cotton wool.

Methods of doing Half Moon Manicure

  • Firstly, remove the old nail polish if in case you are wearing any with nail polish remover and cotton wool. Then soak hands in warm water for 10 minutes and then push back the cuticles with Q- Tip.
  • Now apply base coat to the nail which would help to protect the nails. Allow it to dry and then apply sticker along the half moons tightly over the curve of the nails without actually covering the part of nail which you wish to color.
  • Now take one nail paint shade and apply it over the half moons neatly. Give this nail polish few minutes to dry and then remove the sticker. Now light sheer pink top coat over the entire nail so as to attain natural look.
  • Finish off the whole process by the application of few drops of cuticle oil over the nails. So this is how half moon manicure is done. Do it for few times till you get perfect.

French Manicure

French ManicureFrench manicure is one of the most common and highly appreciated styles of wearing the nail polish. From casual look to the evening elegance, French manicure seems to fit into any occasion for every woman.  If you wish to do French manicure at home, then here is what you need to do.

Things you’ll need for French Manicure:

  • Rubbing alcohol,
  • nail brushes,
  • nail files,
  • manicure scissors,
  • nail buffers,
  • cotton swabs,
  • nail clippers,
  • French manicure kits,
  • manicure kits and
  • nail cleaner.

You would also require tip guide strips, base/ top coat, neutral polish and a white polish.

Methods of doing French Manicure

  • Shape the nails and file them to get a groomed look firstly after which push back the cuticles and then wash them. Dry the nails completely and then apply the base or top coat over nails.
  • Allow it to dry and then peel off guide strip and fix it just below the tip of your nails. Make sure your follow natural curve while doing so. This would help you to paint the white tip evenly with an ease.
  • Now decide putting on the guide strip according to the length of your natural nails. If you have long nails, then the white tip should also be long.
  • Now paint each tip white with the white nail polish and do not get it over your body. Allow this paint to dry and then remove the guides. Dissolve the leftovers by rubbing cotton swab dipped into alcohol and then apply two coats of natural polish.