CategoryNail Care

Are Gel Manicures Bad for You?

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Gel manicures utilize a type of nail polish that uses gel rather than the usual paint. This gel is in fact a liquid monomer and polymer powder and is then cured under UV lights. The result is a far more resilient finish that can’t easily be scratched or damaged and which dries in seconds. This means women no longer have to worry about their nails being ruined the moment they leave the salon and...

How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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We all have a few nasty habits that we wish we could get rid of. Sure, some of them, like smoking or drinking, are more dangerous than others. However, if you have some bad habit that you want to get rid of you should not feel the need to compare yourself to other people. Even something like biting your nails can cause split and fractured nails, bleeding, infections and overall pain. Not only...

Peeling Nails? Reasons Why It's Happening

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If you have recently noticed that your nails seem to be peeling and there doesn’t seem to be any reason for it, you might be alarmed. While there are times that your body is lacking nutrients or you may have some illness which is causing the problem, most often it is something you are doing that is the ultimate cause of peeling nails. Before working yourself into a panic because your nails are...

How to Grow Long Nails

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There are a number of factors that play into how to grow long nails. You may have an issue with nails breaking before they grow. You might be a life long nail biter that has trouble with behavior modification to achieve those long nails. You also might be lacking sufficient nutrients in your diet to grow long and healthy fingernails. Addressing the various issues that can impact the length of...

Why Do Toenails Get Black?

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If you have a black toe or black toenail then it is understandable that you might be alarmed and want to get to the bottom of what is causing the discolouration. However there is not just one cause of a black toenail but several which can make it quite difficult to identify the problem and to treat/avoid it. Here we will look at a few causes of a black toenail and how to avoid them or treat them...

How to Get Shiny Nails

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Most of the time when we want to have shiny nails, we go to a nail salon and have a manicure in which the technician applies a coat of clear, shiny polish as a finish. This is one great way to achieve shiny nails but not everyone has the money to go to a nail salon and have a professional manicure done. For this reason there are a lot of people who choose to perform their own manicures at home...

Dangers of Over Clipping Toe Nails

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Cutting your toe nails is important for many reasons. It keeps your feet looking more attractive, it lessens the chances of bacteria and dirt getting caught underneath, and it means you toenails are less likely to catch on things and tear or break. However like almost anything it is still possible to have too much of a good thing, and over cutting your toe nails can cause a range of problems...

What Does It Mean If You Have White Fingernail Lines?

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Fingernails can speak a lot about your health. You will find doctors having a look at your fingernails while examining your health to get a fair idea about your condition. It’s a good practice that has been around for quite some time now. As such, fingernails can switch several colors indicating different symptoms and ailments that might have potentially crawled into your life, which is why one...

What Causes Pitted Fingernails?

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Not many people out there realize that fingernails can talk a lot about one’s overall wellbeing. As a matter of fact, many ailments can be detected by having a glance at one’s fingernails. As surprising as it may sound to most of you, the fact of the matter is that finger nails are often considered to be one of the easiest means to gauge health complications. In most cases, abnormality in our...

Using False Nails

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Having a great set of perfectly manicured and long nails is a great way to improve your overall look. While painting them yourself is a good way to add some colour, you won’t be able to achieve the same look you’d get in a salon yourself or add pictures and filing to quite the same degree. However spending money on a professional manicure every time you need to improve you nails would...

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