Making your nail polish last longer is tricky especially when you have natural nails but are a few tips to extend the life just a tad.
Always make sure your nails are clean & dry before apply polish.
Always use a base coat, this helps the polish to adhere.
Allow polish to COMPLETELY dry and then apply a top coat.
After a few days try reapplying a top coat. A thin layer is all thats needed.
Also try to keep from hitting your nails up against things and when you type, try to type with the tips of your fingers and not your nails. Typing with the tip of… your nail can crack polish causing it to chip!
Another option is to try the gel manicure…you can get up to about 2 weeks with no chipping! (This is my favorite…I don’t do regular polish anymore)!
Wedding Season is quickly approaching so here are a couple of tips for the blushing bride to be!
1. Go waterproof. Remember to use a coat of non-waterproof before the waterproof mascara for easier removal
2. Advance Wax. Schedule all waxing appts 5 to 7 days before the wedding
3. Pick Not! Leave those zits alone. Picking & popping leaves dark spots. If your in a time crunch contact you dermatologist!
Here are a few tips to make your next bikini wax appt a little more bareable!
1. Pop a couple of Aspirin 45 mins before your appt. This helps to reduce the feeling of pain.
2. Try not to schedule around your period. This is when you are most sensitive so try scheduling 3 or more days before.
3. Avoid working out or wearing tight clothing after waxing. This can cause ingrown hairs!
I always tell my waxer Gracie that it hurts more on my right side and she tells me this: That the left side of your body is your “female” side, and on that side you are able to tolerate a little more pain BUT the right side of your body is your “male side” making the waxing a little more painful…you get the drift! I thought that was pretty funny!
Click this link and it explains the whole male & female side a little more in detail → http://karlrwolfe.com/male-female-polarities-of-the-human-body.html
Prevent your nail polish bottle top from getting stuck! Before you place the brush back into the polish put a thin coat of vaseline on the inside of the lid! This will prevent the lid from getting stuck to where you can’t open it!
Clean Your Makeup…Yes you can do that!
So its very simple to clean your eyeshadows, blushes, eyelash curlers etc. All you need is a spray bottle and 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. Fill your spray bottle with the alcohol and LIGHTLY spray over your products! You want to make sure that you are not to close to the product…you don’t want to ruin them. Your products will be clean instantly!
So you don’t have the necessary amount of time to dry your nails…well that’s ok, try this. Dip your fingers into and ice cold bowl of water. Your nails will dry VERY quickly. Make sure you don’t hit your nails on the side of the bowl!
Pamper Your Hair While You Sleep!
When it is time for your deep conditioning try doing it when you sleep! Comb a dime size drop of conditioner into dry hair, avoiding your scalp and then put your hair in a loose bun. In the morning, shampoo JUST your scalp & be sure to rinse out all of the products. Then, style as usual.
You have just now given your hair a sexy softness!
Electric Toothbrush & Your Face!
All you people with an electric toothbrush listen up! When you wash your face take your electric tooth brush (make sure to use a new head)& gently, in a circular motion, exfoliate your face. The vibration of the tooth brush will help to remove dead skin cells and leave your face feeling smooth. Remember… to pat dry and moisturize. I wouldn’t reccommend doing this more than 2x a week!
ABSOLUTE ALL TIME FAVORITE!
A Tool You Already Have!
Try using your ring finger to apply certain makeup (concealer,eyeshadow etc.) it tends to be your weakest digit. The index finger tends to be the strongest digit and may apply color too boldly or tug on the delicate skin around your eye, welcoming wrinkles (and we HATE wrinkles)!
So even if you don’t have a ring yet…at least your ringer finger is good for something!