The weather is finally changing! And while it’s nice for things to be cooling off, the change in the weather can wreak havoc on your nails. It’s time to give them a little TLC. Follow these simple nail care tips for the best nails this season. After hand washing, slather your hands in moisturizer. At night, rub cuticle oil (or olive oil if you’re in a pinch) in to your cuticles. Use rubber gloves when washing dishes. Limit time spent in hot showers or tubs. Wear gloves or mittens when you’re outside. Do not tear or bite off hang nails. This leave your vulnerable to infections. Get regular manicures. To keep your nails in tip-top shape, head to your nearest Polished Nail Bar for a mani/pedi treat!
If you’re a nail biter, getting a manicure can seem like a waste of money. But did you know that keeping your nails groomed and looking good can actually help you break the habit? Here are some other tips to help you stop your nail biting. Wear fake nails like acrylics, gels or wraps. They look great but also don’t allow you access to your real nails. Find a new habit. When you find yourself biting your nails – or wanting to bite your nails – distract yourself with something healthier. Relax. For many, nail biting is a way to relieve stress. If this is you, there are a ton of relaxation and meditation techniques that allow you to relieve stress without biting your nails. Use a deterrent. If you find yourself biting your nails despite investing in manicures or trying to distract yourself, head to the drugstore. There are
It’s summertime, and open-toe shoes are all around. From flip flops to wedges and platform sandals to Birkenstocks, pedicures are being shown off every day. Keep your pedi looking its best for as long as possible with these simple steps: Opt for platform heels over flat sandals or flip flops. According to an article in InStyle, podiatrist Johanna Younger says that flat sandals allow dirt and cracks appear on heels and keep your feet from getting the right support. Moisturize daily. This wards off calluses as well as keeps skin and cuticles hydrated, which in turn keeps your pedicure looking nice for a longer time. Even though you should moisturize daily, don’t use scented lotion on your toes. Synthetic fragrances have been known to make nail polish crack. If you like to use a scent, essential oils are a better choice. Mind your drying time. Yes, it’s hard to sit
The Essie Summer 2017 Collection looks good enough to eat! On its website, Essie says of the collection: “inspired by decadent parisian pasteries, these six sweet shades are here to show you can have your cake, and eat it too.” Colors in the Essie Summer 2017 Collection include: sweet souffle – a creamy white with a golden glow baguette me not – a sweet lilac with pink undertones blue-la-la – a dreamy sky blue sil vous play – an eye-catching metallic pink with a slight purple underneath fondant of you – a vibrantly sweet golden orange eclair my love – a bright berry toned red As an authorized Essie salon, Polished Nail Bar is guaranteed to have these new shades, as well as all your Essie faves. Head to the nearest Polished salon to bring the art world to your mani/pedi! Image: Essie.com