Tag Archives: Manicure

10 Ways to Add Texture to Your Manicure

Geometric nails

Whether it’s a classic super glossy cherry red, or a sophisticated, modern nude there’s nothing quite like a fresh manicure to make you feel pretty and put-together. But if you’re looking to up your nail game, it’s time to go beyond bold colors and beautiful finishes.  You’re probably familiar with nail art as adhesive decals […]

My At-Home Manicure

Friends doing an at-home manicure and pedicure

For most of my life, I had ‘difficult’ nails.  They used to split and peel terribly, and never grow.  For those reasons, I have always been hesitant to get professional manicures.  I’m very protective of my nails and don’t trust them to someone else.  But the flipside is that I’ve become pretty good at taking […]

Going Nude For Nail Polish

Nude nail polish

One of the most classically beautiful manicures is the nude manicure. While some will always love the French manicure, I think it can look somewhat dated nowadays. But a nude manicure, when chosen and completed well, is classy and elegant and professional.  The issue can be picking the right shade. The wrong one can be […]

Advantages of the Buff Manicure

Smiling woman with red painted nails on her face

If you are unfamiliar with a buff manicure, it’s a type of manicure that leaves the nails with a beautiful shine. It includes careful cuticle maintenance, even more than a normal manicure because, with smooth bare nails, rough or dry cuticles will really stand out. After moisturizing and pushing back the cuticles, the nails are […]

Are Nail Strengtheners A Good Idea?

Woman applying nail strengtheners

While some of us rely on gel manicures to keep our nails long and strong, sometimes they need a break from all those chemicals and the UV lights. If you are trying to get your natural nails back into shape after a long period of strong treatments, you will most likely turn to a nail […]

Pre-wedding skin preparation

Bride with her bridesmaid.s

Getting your skin ready to glow is always in the best interest of the bride and her entire bridal party. Here are a few tips to making sure that you look your best on the big day, no matter which part you are playing! Any major skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion should […]

Do You Prefer At-Home or Professional Nail Care?

Female hands with nail polish and flower petals

The Great Divide between the well-polished — do you care for your fingernails and toenails in the salon or at home… There are several factors to consider when you are trying to pick where to gain your shiny pink digits: Cost : Yes, doing your own nails at home does have an upfront cost but […]

How to Do a Spa Day at Home

Woman enjoying a spa day at home

You can make this as simple or as intricate as you like!  But this is a day at home all about you.  Here is a basic routine that works well for me. Since you aren’t supposed to file wet nails, I always start with a few manicure steps. I trim and buff my dry nails, […]

Steps for a Quick and Easy Buff Manicure

Buff manicure step-by-step guide

While colored gel manicures are all the rage, as are patterns and designs, sometimes the clean and professional look of a buff manicure is ideal.  If you are headed to an interview, you might not want to show up with red and blue plaid fingernails, but that depends on where you are interviewing. The buff […]

White Sands and Golden Sunshine

White and gold manicure

I must admit a secret to you. I recently fell in love again. But shhh, don’t tell my husband. He would be upset. He wouldn’t understand. It’s a dress. The Pause for Applause dress over at Modcloth. My mind immediately went to daydream mode. All the beautiful summer activities I could be doing in this dress… I would […]