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How to Achieve a $8 (or less) Mani at Home

On a budget and still want a nail salon mani?! Yeah, us too!  Read below on how to achieve an $8 mani at home that lasts:Soak your hands aka wash them. Get off all the excess oils and dirt. Dry them, dry them!Base coat is important. You need a base coat that will aid in the color polish to sticking and staying adhered to your nails. Your natural has no adhesive qualities to it. Just like the lace front wig..it only stays on with wig pins and some glue. We recommend a rubberized nail base or a base coat that prevents chips....

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NAIL HEALTH :: What Is Your Mani Hiding?

NAIL HEALTH :: What Is Your Mani Hiding?

Hey Loves! Thanks for visiting us! So this month, I've got a different type of blog post for ya. Today I'm talking all about what your mani is hiding. We often spend time making sure that our nails look their best and neglect what's going on inside. Did you know-----There can be hundreds of thousands of bacteria living under your fingernails right now!! I repeat..hundreds of thousands! Sooo, now that I have your attention, this is what I want you to do. Wash yo hands! Our hands touch almost everything. From the moment we rise in the morning, we are...

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NAIL ART:: Frozen Inspired Nail Art

Hey m'loves! Today I have a super simple nail art tutorial inspired by the movie Frozen. Yes, THAT movie! It seems that kids just can't let it go! (Yes, every pun intended).  Since my daughter still likes the movie and it actually snowed over the Christmas holiday, I thought it would be cute for her and I to have a matching mani with nail art. The only problem?!?! My daughter, and perhaps yours, does not sit still for mani's long. So this nail art is super easy! If you're a beginner like me, this will be right up your ally!...

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NAIL HEALTH:: Let's Hydrate, Baby!

NAIL HEALTH:: Let's Hydrate, Baby!

Let's talk hydration! Did you know that nails are highly overlooked and under moisturized. We moisturize our body, our face but our hands and nails get the short end of the stick. The downside: non-moisturized hands and nails can cause brittle nails, nails chips and cuticle peeling. (That's no fun! Especially after taking 30 trillion hours to perfect the latest nail art  creation). Visualize it this way, what happens when you wash your hands? When you are outside in winter with no gloves? Your hands become dry (and perhaps ashy). So, let's hydrate, baby!  Why Mositurize: Ashy hands are not...

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Preserving Your Mani During Thanksgivng

Preserving Your Mani During Thanksgivng

Ohh, Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time to be with family and friends, whipping up the mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie (or sweet potato depending on were you're from), basting the turkey, and debating if your Mac and Cheese is superior to your Aunt Deb's Mac and cheese. With all this goodness, there is a downside, in addition to being stuck with dish duty, is your fresh, beautiful, mani chipping and getting destroyed. We've all been there and we don't to experience that again. Below are some tips to preserving and protecting your mani this holiday season.  If you're on dish duty,...

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