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Gel Polish Removal Simplified

I know that many of you love gel manicure due to its durability. And sometimes, I get questions such as how to remove this gel polish. Well, you actually can remove your own gel polish manicure/pedicure at home with these easy steps.

What You Need

Nail Foil Remover Wraps

  1. Nail Removal Wraps such as foil wraps (any brands) or CND wraps
  2. Gel Remover such as OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover or Gelish Gel Remover
  3. Cuticle Stick
  4. 240-grit fine nail file such as Tropical nail file

You can make your own foil wraps with aluminium foils and cottons. But you have to cut them one by one. To save time and energy, you may also buy pre-cut removal foil wraps with attached absorbent pad. They are economical and easy to use.

How to Use

Gelish Gel Remover

  1. Saturate removal wrap pad with Expert Touch Lacquer gel remover.
  2. Place pad over gel and wrap finger. For faster removal, cover hands with plastic gloves and warm towels.
  3. Check first finger after 15 minutes; if necessary, resaturate pad, rewrap finger and check every 5 minutes. Gently push off gel with cuticle stick.
  4. Wash hands.

If you experience any sensation during removal (e.g. pressure, squeezing, pinching), remove wrap and gently file surface of gel only along side walls with fine 240-grit nail file. Gently push off as much gel color as possible with cuticle stick. Resaturate foil wrap, rewrap nail and continue soaking.

Cuticle Revitalizer Oil Pen

cuticle pen oil

This cuticle revitalizer oil pen is a great tool to be in your bag this winter. Cold and dry season really dries out the cuticle and skin, making them thirsty for extra moisturizer. With this cuticle oil pen, you can rehydrate them easily any time, any place.

So anything special with this cuticle oil pen? Yes. The oil inside the pen is a unique natural revitalizing complex blend of fruit extract, calcium, safflower oil and vitamins to nourish, moisturize and protect the cuticle and nails. Vitamins B-5 will penetrate the nail surface and carry calcium and vitamins to the nail matrix.

cuticle pen oil application

The application is easy. Just twist the pen and brush the oil on your cuticle. Then massage gently. Do it whenever necessary. The cuticle oil pen comes in 6 flavors: Rose, Blueberry, Lemon, Lavender, Aloe and Orange. It’s $4.95 each. Available at Esther’s Nail Center, your online source for safer nail polish, nail art, manicure pedicure supplies and nail information.

Your Fingernails Windows to Your Health

It’s interesting to know what your fingernails tell about your health. Dr. Susan Evans, chief of dermatology at the Skin Care Physicians of Beverly Hills appeared on the Today Show to discuss what to watch out for regarding sudden changes in the color, texture and shape of our nails. For example, Clubbing — Expansion in the tip of the finger could be a sign of pulmonary problems. Pitting — Small, linear indentations in the nails might be a sign of autoimmune disease.

For details, check out this video.

Source: The Huffington Post.

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From neglected to natural nails

I’d like to share an interesting article about caring your natural nails, especially in this winter season, just to remind us once again. The article titled “From neglected to natural nails” is available here.  I have to admit that I don’t take care of my nails as diligently as I should. With a baby and a bunch of house works. I have to constantly wash my hands, but forget to apply lotion or oil to my neglected hands and nails. So this is a good reminder for me as well.

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