You don't need a million different nail tools for at-home nail care. When it comes to filing and shaping your nails, there is one tool that beats the rest: the nail file. Depending on what type of file you choose, a nail file can either make or break your nail--literally. Read on to find the best nail file to use for your at-home nail care regimen.
Spring's right around the corner; time for a pretty pastel manicure! But before you break out the Easter-egg colors, make sure your hands are in tip-top shape. After all, there's nothing worse than a perfect manicure next to painful, unsightly cuticles. And if left untreated, hangnails can cause bacterial infection. For the ultimate in cuticle Rx, soothe your frayed fingers with these eight favorites from beauty editors and manicurists alike.
Before your next trip to the salon, know the differences between acrylic nails and gel nails.
Painting your the nails on your right hand (or left for you lefties) just got so much easier.
Achieving the oval nails you've always wanted takes some careful filing and regular maintenance, but you can totally master the techniques at home.
What makes a hand or a foot beautiful? Like any other body part, it should be well taken care of. The nails should be healthy, strong, and well-manicured, and the skin, because it gets such heavy use in these areas, needs constant moisturizing. Here, celebrity beauty guru Sonia Kashuk covers ways to get your nails summer ready.
Oh, to be a lady of leisure who never sullies herself by performing base chores or working with her hands. I don't fancy the idleness, but if I wasn't constantly typing, carrying, cleaning, fixing, holding, and using my hands for the things evolution intended them to be used for, my nails would be amazing. Actually, having nice fingernails (or toenails, for that matter) doesn't require special dietary supplements, expensive topical treatments, or complete abstinence from manual labor. It just means following a few simple rules. Live by them, and watch your nails grow longer and stronger in no time.
Everyone loves unloading their burdens on their favorite nail professional, but these therapy sessions come at a price. So, if the recession's got you down, or maybe you get a little twitchy about strangers prodding your pups, don't despair. Here are a few steps and basic tools you can use to give yourself a professional pedicure in the comfort of your own home.
Leaning back in a chair as professionals chatter about their love life and file your nails is always a good time, but the weekly trip to the salon adds up. If you're saving your scratch for that bag you've been lusting over, the vacation of a lifetime, concert tickets, or simply for rent, there's good news--with a few essentials you can assemble an at-home manicure kit and keep your nails strong and styling on your own. Here are the steps, nail care tips, and basic nail tools you'll need to create a salon-worthy mani in the comfort of your own home.
Since becoming popular with those who love having perfectly pretty fingertips, there has been a big fuss over whether or not gel nails are safe. With the media screaming about the risk of skin cancer due to gel nail manicures and their UV-emitting lamps, we were left with a lot of questions. We did some digging and found that gel nails--and their little lamps, too--aren't as evil as some people claim.
The best accessories a girl can have are freshly-manicured nails. If you can't make it to the salon every other week, we suggest taking a few minutes out of your jam-packed schedule to do your own nails. Shaping your nails is a great substitute for a fresh manicure. Read on to find out how to shape nails without having to schedule an appointment.
Take a good long look at your nails without polish. Go ahead. Do it. Would you feel confident about going without polish today or are your nails looking a little worse for wear? If you polish often, chances are you may have one of the most commonly experienced side effects of repeat applications of nail polish: yellowing nails. Sure you can keep hiding them with more bright polish, but that can stifle healthy nail growth, and, in fact, yellow nails are sometimes a symptom of a larger health issue. We talked to nail expert Danielle Candido to get some of her pro tips for keeping your nails in tip-top shape.
We've all suffered from weak, brittle nails. The problem is that we often try to “solve” the issue by simply hiding them with another coat of nail polish and pretending the problem doesn't exist. Danielle Candido, Gelish's Northeast Regional Manager of Education, gave us her tips and tricks for how to get stronger nails. For starters, stop ignoring them.
It’s spring, and things that have been in hiding all winter long are starting to peek out and make themselves seen. People are putting away their heavy winter boots and coats in favor of airy garments and strappy sandals, meaning that our hands and feet are making their yearly debut, too. After we’ve shoved them into galoshes and gloves for months, we’re ready to step out with freshly pampered and polished finger- and toenails.