So I have a confession to make: I suck at painting my own nails. You heard me--I'm horrible! I might be obsessed with all things beauty and have a drawer filled with every nail polish shade imaginable, but that doesn't mean I actually know what I'm doing. In fact, I haven't had polish on my nails in god knows how long because between my super busy schedule and my tight budget, getting my nails done at the salon every other week isn't really an option for me right now. And you already know I can't paint them myself. That is, unless I want to look like a toddler gave me a manicure. So what's a girl to do?
Now that it's warmer out, chances are you're scheduling your first mani-pedi of the season. But if you're anything like me, you've noticed that your nails are in less than perfect condition. In fact, mine have been looking pretty crappy lately and I can't seem to understand why. I don't bite them, so what's the deal? See that's the thing, there are a ton of reasons why you're nails haven't been looking ideal and long showers can be one of them!
Spring is here and I bet you're dying to book your first pedi of the season, right? I hear ya! But before you do that there's a few things you might want to know first. Unfortunately, with every professional pedicure comes a ton of potential hazardous health risks, like nail fungus, infections and other nasty stuff. The safest way to go about it is of course doing your own toes at home, but if you paint your nails worse than a 3-year-old (like me for instance) here's a few ways you can avoid having a professional pedi disaster!
It's FINALLY getting warmer out and it's making me want to get a mani-pedi ASAP! Only thing is I can't seem to decide on a color. This season is filled with a ton of pretty polishes that will tempt you to try them all at once. There's everything from fresh mint to bright orchid, pale purples and even rich mustards. So many options, so little time, what's a girl to do?Continue Reading >
There's nothing I enjoy more than treating myself to a professional manicure. But before you decide to book your next appointment, you might want to sit down and read this. As relaxing as it may seem, there are actually a ton of health risks that come with getting a professional mani. I'm talking bacterial infection to even disfigurement. Don't believe me? Read on and find out for yourself!
The human body is both beautiful (have you seen J.Lo's?) and disgusting at the same time. The disgusting part is something we don't think much about. The only times we do is if we are fixated on our flaws. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bodies and it is NOT a pretty sight.
I'm not even talking about your chichos or your stretch marks. In fact, it goes beyond that and it's pretty GROSS!
Carnaval in Brazil is hands-down one of the most vibrant and exciting festivals in the world. Not only is it filled with tons of samba dancing, celebrating and, of course, food, expect to see a ton of beautiful people getting their Carnaval on! The festivities have me wanting to doll myself up in bright tropical hues like corals, pinks and yellows. But since walking around in a colorful feathered headdress and bejeweled thong isn't exactly an option for me, I think I'm going to go Carnaval crazy on my nails instead!
When most women look at their nails, it's usually because they're planning to get a manicure or showing off the one they already have. But your nails can actually serve a much higher purpose just looking good! If you pay close enough attention, they can also be a great indicator of what's going on in the rest of your body too. Below, check out five things your hair can tell you about your health:Continue Reading >
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and I couldn't be more excited. But while the clothes are fabulous, it looks like the big trend happening for Fall 2014 is the nails. They caught my attention from day one with funky twists on the French manicure, classic nudes, and edgy shimmery metallics. I'm telling you, there's nothing subtle about these manicures. They all make a statement and in a very bold and BIG way. Heck, with nails like these who needs clothes?
My first bit of advice is not to look in the mirror for at least a few days after your baby is born. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but trust me, if you look at your naked body right after delivering a baby, you will feel very, very dramatic. It's not worth the blow to your self-esteem, so just hold off for a few days, maybe a week. That being said, you should expect to be puffy all over from fluid retention, your belly will feel and look very squishy and misshapen for several weeks, hormone fluctuations can cause breakouts and hair loss and exhaustion will probably have you looking even worse for the wear. Of course, all of this is normal and at some point--probably not too long after your bundle of joy's arrival--you'll start to feel like it's about time to start looking like a human again. Below are some tips that can have you feeling and looking better, straight out of the delivery room.Continue Reading >