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Gently Cleanse Your Nails

Nails are pretty. Paint it with vibrant colors and it adds the beauty to one’s fingers and toes. The shape, color, size, ridges, lines, and spots appearing on the nails provide an awful lot of information on the health status of an individual. Nails can, in fact, be considered as a mirror that reflects bone health.

Manicure Pedicure Tools

Looking at ones nails, one can deduce the levels of personal hygiene maintained by the person and beware, it can anytime transform into a favorite dwelling place of bacteria, fungi, and yeast. (Ewww! Next time you think of raising your thumb and put it into your mouth, do think about the micro-population creeping there!)

Listed below are some of the must-have tools used for manicure and pedicure — and, the best part is you need not actually visit a salon for grooming your nails.  A nail-cutter or a nail-clipper is the most basic tool used to clean and get the nails trimmed to give them a healthy appearance. However, nail cutter is not the only equipment used in nail care. Here are some more tools to help you get rid of those shabby nails.

  • Cuticle pusher
    Be gentle with the cuticles! They protect the nails. Many do not know this valuable piece of information and end up removing them and thus, pave the way for infections. Cuticle pusher is a small tool that is used to push the skin away from the nails.
  • Cuticle nipper
    So it is one thing to have a tough mind, but very different if you have tough cuticles too. This simple tool helps to move away the cuticles and the skin attached at the base of the nails. The nail paints do not bond on the skin folds present at the base of the nails. Generally, this becomes a good reason to push the cuticles apart and then use the nail polish to beautifully create a ‘nail art’.
  • Nail file
    Who said only salons can give that smooth edge to your nails? All you need is just a nail file. A nail file gently grinds and provides the nail a smooth edge and you can shape them to your wish. Metal files and emory boards are quite common. However, emory boards are safer compared with the metal files, as the latter can be hard on the nails.
  • Nail buffer
    You can get rid of the dull look and gift your nails a glossy appearance. Soak your nails, clean them, and then buff the nails with a nail buffer. This helps in smoothening your nails and shine consistently.
  • Nail brush
    Once you have shaped your nails, it’s time to use a nail brush to thoroughly clean the dirt with the help of a mild soap and lather.

Don’t forget to moisturize your nails, then color it with rainbow hues, and give them a mega-watt shine.

Source: Becky Ziemba. She is a freelance blogger who likes to talk about many things like health, art, environment, leisure, entrepreneurs, and businesses through interesting, and shareable blog posts. When I am not writing, I spend my time with my two little boys. You can read more of my works here: http://medium.com/@beckyd.ziemba

Infinite Kit for Infinite Gel Color Palettes

Winifinite color palette kite wrote some time ago about Gelibility gel polish, a product that changes your regular nail polish to gel nail polish. And we want to introduce you to another similar product called Infinite Color Palette Gel Kit.

Create your own gel polish shades with Infinite Color Palette Kit. You can create your unlimited array of colors using nearly any regular nail polish. The gel polish made (about .5oz finished product), can cures in 30 seconds under LED or 2 minutes under UV. And it lasts for weeks without chipping or peeling.

Save the remaining nail polish for pedicures & touch-ups. Also get creative by mixing colors or adding glitters!

The Kit includes:

  • Exclusive Formula Gel
  • Lacquer Extractor
  • Filler Tube
  • and a Color Display Ring. Just add your favorite polish!

Infinite Gel Color Palette Kit

What makes Infinite different than Gelibility is the way it uses to create the gel polish. With Infinite, you need to use the polish extractor to take out a lot of nail polish and fill it into the Infinite bottle. With Gelibility, you use drops to create as much gel polish you want. Basically, they are the same. With Infinite I guess you can use couple drops to make little amount of gel polish too.

Watch instructional video at www.infinitecolorpalette.com or below.  The kit is available at Esther’s Nail Center for $10.99. What do you think about Infinite?

How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish Easily

We are constantly finding it hard to remove glitter nail polish. So when I found this video on how to remove glitter nail polish easily, I just can’t wait to share with you.  Basically just soak nail wipes with polish remover than allow them to sit on nails for couple minutes. Hold them on nails with the help of aluminum foil.  Well, just click the link below to watch the video.

How to remove glitter nail polish without driving you nuts

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.

Acetone vs Non-Acetone Polish Remover

Q: What’s the difference between polish removers that contain acetone and those that don’t? Which is preferred?

A: Both acetone and non-acetone polish removers are solvents (which means they have the ability to dissolve other substances). The solvent acetone is never present in nail polish; non-acetone polish removers use solvents that are found in nail polish, usually a combination of solvents including butyl acetate and ethyl acetate.

As far as which is preferred, it’s really your personal preference. Acetone is stronger and takes polish off more easily, but it dries out the nails. So, if you use acetone it’s advisable to then use a cream or oil to replace the moisture. Acetone polish removers are preferred when prepping natural nails, since you want the natural oils removed at this stage of a manicure.

Non-acetone removers have an oily feel to them. They don’t dry out the nails as much. There’s also the issue of if one solvent is more harmful than another, but in my experience both, have such small concentrations and are used in such small amounts that no substantial harm is caused by either. – Faina Ritz is vice president of Duri Cosmetics.

Source: Nails Magazine November 2007.

2 Way Buffer Block

Sometimes we want to give our nails a break from nail polish. Perhaps, because the nails get dry from the continuous use of nail polish. Or maybe you don’t have time this week to do your manicure. Just use She 2-Way Buffer Block and you can keep the glossy look of nail polish without having to use it. It also can be used for smoothing the ridged nail plate surface.

What I like about it, is that it’s only 2 ways. Yup, it means one step less than the regular 3-way buffer. At Esthersnc.com, you can choose from the travel-size (short) or long size. The short one is 3.5″x1.5″ and long one is 7″ x 1 1/8″. Price only $2.50 for the short one and $3.75 for the long one.  This is a great value compare to the ones your find at the department stores.

There are two different grits: coarse, which is the green side and fine, which is the white side. First, you start buffing your nails with the green side. After it smooth out the ridges, then use the fine side to let out the shine. That’s easy. It shouldn’t take a long time to buff all the finger nails. Maybe about 15-20 minutes.

She 2-way buffer block is available at EsthersNC.com in the Manicure and Pedicure Tool.