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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 […]

Five Great Uses of Argan Oil

Smiling woman with straw hat and wheat

Another fabulous multi-use item to keep around is argan oil. This rich golden moisturizing oil has amazing nourishing properties as well as vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals to help just about anything you apply it to. Face or Body Moisturizer Since argan oil is widely regarded as a ‘dry oil’, it absorbs quickly […]

Getting Ready For Summer Weather

Woman at the beach

As the temperatures climb, it gets more and more difficult to look great. The humidity can flatten or frizz even the best-planned hairstyles; not to mention the realization at the end of the day that your makeup has either melted off or slid all around your face. Being in and out of the water can […]

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 […]

Foods to Eat for Healthier Nails

Woman with healthy nails eats a strawberry

I once had a roommate whose mother (who happened to be a nurse) would always check her nails when she went home for the holidays to make sure she was eating properly. It turns out you can tell a lot about your diet—or more specifically, what you’re lacking in your diet—by the state of your […]

5 of the Best Nail Polishes to Wear in the Workplace

NARS nail polish

I just love the subtle detail that nail polish adds to your overall look. I think they make you look more pampered and they show how you pay attention to the little things that matter when it comes to your appearance. Well-manicured nails can really change your image and add a bit of girly glam […]

Different Nail Polish Formulations

Gold glitter nail polish

There are so many nail polish brands today that it gets confusing to choose which one to buy. You can lessen your confusion by identifying them by formulation, though. There are different kinds of polish: base coat, top coat, regular, and gel polish. I’m here to help you differentiate them from one another: Base coat […]

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 […]