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Nails: Ways to strengthen them

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Splitting, breaking, peeling. These are three of the most nail problems that women face. In fact, us women, always aim for a perfect set so we can apply the perfect nail polish with the design we saw over social media. However, our weak nails are always standing in the way. In fact, there are ways you can follow in order to naturally strengthen your nails.

Lessen Water Exposure

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Keeping your hands for a long time in water can make them softer and prone to breaking and peeling. For this reason, put on gloves when you are washing dishes, and try to put them out of water when you are planning to soak for a prolonged period of time on the bathtub.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 4Keep yourself hydrated

Apart from being a good thing for your skin, water is too essential to keep your fingernails strong. Drink a lot of water in order to keep your body hydrated and your nails hard. In addition, a healthy diet that contains proteins is a good way to harden them.

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Keep them short

If you are having a problem with weak nails, try to keep them short and cutting them, while you work on making them become stronger. In fact, shorter nails are less prone to breaking because there is less exposure to water and hard surfaces.

Moisturize your cuticles

Instead of spending so much time cutting your cuticles, invest your money on oils and crèmes that are made especially for dry cuticles. In fact, keeping your cuticles dry, can lead to nail peeling and breaking.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 5Make a nail soak at home

Coconut oil, argon oil, vitamin E oil, tee tree oil, and castor oil, are a great way to help your nails become stronger. Just put a little amount in a bowl and soak each hand for 10 minutes.

How to Whiten Your Nails

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Stained nails are a problem that most women nowadays suffer from. The reasons you have stained nails might be anything; smoking, excessive nails polish usage, and much more. Moreover, this problem can be embarrassing and disgusting to look at, and hiding it with nail polish will only make it worse. In fact, you should stop panicking because we have found some ways you can use at home in order to whiten your nails. Read this article if you want to know what these ways are.

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 1Soak your nails in denture cleaner.

Denture cleaners contain multiple active ingredients that can act as whiteners for your nails. Moreover, each cleanse has a different ingredient, but they all have the same effect; taking off stains from stubborn surfaces (such as your nails). All you have to do is dissolve a tablet in a bowl of war water, wait so that the tablet is completely dissolved, and soak your nails for 5 minutes. When you’re done, rinse lightly in warm and clean water, then pat dry.

Use nail polish remover.

 Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 2This depends on the reason why your nails are stained. In fact, if you got stained nails after you used a dark nail polish, you will able to get rid of some of them only by reapplying more nail polish remover.

The steps are easy: soak a cotton ball in your nail polish remover, after that, gently scrub the stained parts of your nail with the cotton. After just a few seconds, you will notice a big difference. However, if the nail polish remover did not do the work, it means that the stains need another solution for them to disappear.

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 3Baking soda paste.

 Baking soda is a strong cleaning agent that can assist in whitening everything. In order to get the stains off, mix it with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide. After that, apply the paste on your nails for three minutes, and here you go!

 

How to Paint Your Nails Perfectly

This is a step by step tutorial for a perfect manicure.

Christmas Project: Candy cane Nail Art

This season is all about creativity. We are surrounded by white, green and red. From snowflakes, reindeers, Santa and his helpers, gingerbread houses and building snowmen to mistletoes and brightly-lighten trees, December has wonderful ways of making us enjoy the festivities. With all this variety in Christmas decorations, what a better way to celebrate than to turn your nails into colorful candy canes! Follow the instruction for the glittery nail art.

What you need:

  • Nail Polish: red, white and your most sparkly color
  • Thin brush
  • Top coat

Before you start:

Hold your brushes and your vivid bottles of nail polish. Before you start your fun adventure of transforming your nails into a sweet treat, try the nail art on one finger first to see if you actually like it. If you do, and it is likely that you will, go on with your colorful project.

How to do it:

Choose your favorite shade of red nail polish and use it as a top coat to cover the canvas (your nail, of course). Going for a nice and wine-like color is always better than neon red for a Christmas-themed nail art as it gives a more traditional look. Wait for it to dry and make sure that there are no traces of air bubbles or smudges. Apply a second coat of that dreamy red to maximize the beauty of that background color.

Using a thin brush and a white nail polish; draw three equally-distant diagonal lines on your nail. Note that the space between the lines should be wide enough to welcome a new color.

Bring out your sparkly side by filling the space between each of the white lines with a diagonal glittery color. Silver and gold go well with this design. Let it dry. Apply a final transparent top coat to protect your nail art and make it last longer.

Like the result? Play some Christmas carols in the background and enjoy decorating the rest of your nails by following the same simple and easy steps.

Braided Nail Art

Braided nails are girly and colorful. Follow this tutorial. 

Fall Nails Designs

Fall nails designs are something we look forward to every season to know what’s trending.

In fact, nail art is far from over. This fall, it has become way more sophisticated than it ever was. This season, we’re talking about gorgeous patterns in rich shades of wine red, gold and more. In short, get ready to welcome autumn with some cool fall nails designs. Help yourself with this tutorial.

What Nail Shapes Are In This Fall?

Fall nails are all about shorter nails with a rounded tip. The nails square shape is out since last spring. The perfect nail shape this fall is the same shape as your nail’s bottom part. This means that both parts of your nails should be almost identical.

Inspired Fall Nails Art

During your summer vacation, you used to paint some palm trees painted on your nails. Now that autumn is on our doorsteps, fall nails designs shouldn’t be limited to falling leaves only. It’s much more than that.
The fall nails colors that are most common now are black, white, wine red, and gold. Today, it is impossible not to round up the most eye-catching fall nails designs we bring you in this tutorial. This is the next thing you want to wear on your nails now that the autumn season is here.
Are you ready? Prepare your material and get set. To achieve this fall nails look, you will be needing painting brushes of different sizes of course. Don’t forget to prepare a bit of cotton and attach it to the end of a thin stick. You will also need a base and top coat polish. Get your white and black nail polish ready. Choose your favorite shade of wine red and here you are. Follow the instructions of this tutorial and glow.

Long Lasting Mani Pedi

Don’t worry about ruining your fresh manicure and pedicure. Leave your nails and colors intact and make them last longer with this tutorial.

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