Acrylic nails are my favourite go to style and I have been wearing them on and off for about 3 years. I do have to admit I don't give my natural nails enough of a break from acrylics as I know i should do, but i am trying to change that and break out of the habit of getting infill after infill.
I have found that once I take my acrylics off, my natural nails would be thin and weak which is not very healthy and very annoying to deal with.
The most important step is removing the acrylic nails, I wouldn't recommend you trying to take off your acrylics yourself, as you are more likely to damage your natural nails if you do this incorrectly , but below are links to how to remove acrylic at home.
Once the acrylics are removed, (depending on how long you have had them on) your natural nails may appear to be dry,thin and brittle. If you decided to go to a nail salon to get your acrylics removed they will treat your nails by shaping and buffering they will also apply oil to your cuticles which will promote healthy nail growth.
My top tips for natural healthy nails
* Apply strengthening products
* Trim and shape your nails
* Give yourself a manicure every few weeks
These tips will help to repair any damage to your natural nails that were caused from having acrylic nails, this process requires patience as it is not a speedy process. Don't get me wrong i am not saying to never have acrylics because i know i will be getting them again in a few weeks, but having a break from acrylics and caring for your natural nails is essential for healthy nails!
Glitter nail polish is lovely to wear but can be annoying to say the least to remove using the traditional method, so I have put together a simple step by step guide to removing glitter nail polish in under 5 minutes :). Hopefully this guide will encourage you to wear glitter nail polish more often, seeing as you now have an easy way to remove it!
Colours are a way of expressing yourself without saying a word. Use this chart to work out what your choice in nail colour says about you.
If your anything like me and have a major obsession with nail polish and anything nail related, you will probably have a huge collection of nail polish and nail accessories taking over your room. After my collection increased to over 60 bottles of nail polish, i came to the conclusion that they need to be sorted out asap.
Rather than spending money on plastic display stands (which are great if you have the space for them) my tip to you is to re-use old gift boxes (ideally ones that have a lid) that you tend to get from bath sets and even candle sets. This allows you to organise your nail polish in anyway you like from colour to brand, the boxes are then easy to store on top of each other to save space and they also look gorgeous on your shelf.
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