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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!

 

Yellow Nails: Get Rid Of Them

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Yellow Nails are something that happens with both men and women, but with women mostly. The reason behind this embarrassing situation, is mostly nail polish. Moreover, when it comes to women who did not get yellow nails yet, they can prevent it by simply applying a base transparent nail polish coat before applying their favorite colored nail polish.

However, some women have already got into the dilemma of yellow nails, and do not know how to get rid of them. In fact, there are some home remedies that can lessen the yellowness or take it off completely.

Lemon

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Due to the substances found in lemon, it has become a natural bleaching product. All you have to do is fill half of a container with lemon juice, soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes, and with a toothbrush scrub off the yellowness. After you are done, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

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Baking Soda

This is a natural bleacher and exfoliator. Just mix two and a half tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. After that, with a cotton apply the mixture on your nails and let it stay for 4 minutes, finally rinse with lukewarm water.

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Just as it can whiten your teeth, toothpaste can whiten your nails. Apply a coat on your nails, leave it for 10 minutes, next, take it off with cotton swabs soaked in lukewarm water.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The acid present in vinegar can help reduce the yellowness of your nails. All you have to do is mix a quantity of vinegar with the same quantity of lukewarm water, soak your nails for 20 minutes, and dry with a soft towel.

 

N.B.: it is worth to mention that doing the previously mentioned solutions for one time only, will not give you any benefits. You should do one of them two to three times a week until you get the desired results.

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.

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.

Get Nail Polish To Stay

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You are frustrated, you see your friends, using the same nail polish products and techniques as you do, but their nail polish stays for days and yours only for hours. Your nails look like you were in a fight with them, but you friends’ nails look perfect and untouched. Well, all of this depends on the type of your nails. However, there are many factors that cause this problem, as well as multiple solutions and hacks. Keep on reading as we guide you through them.

The factors

Multiple factors contribute to the fact that your nail polish does not last. The quality of the nail polish might not be good; a good product along with a good nail polish application are the key! In addition, there are some people who naturally have thin nails, while others have strong nails. In conclusion, it all depends on your nail type, the product, and how it is applied.

The perfect Nail Polish Technique

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 2Cleanliness is the key

First thing you need to do is make them clean before you apply anything. Clean previous nail polish residue with an acetone that contains oils so that nothing will remain of them.

Remove stains

Sometimes, due to coffee and smoking, stains may appear on the nail. Soak a cotton swab in water and bleach, and rub it on the stain. This will surely remove them and make your nails clean.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 3Get the perfect base coat for your nails

Try as much as you can to find a base coat that feels sticky; this will act as a double phased duct tape that will make your nail polish stick on it.

Apply two coats of polish

In order to perfectly cover your nails.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 4Don’t shake

Instead of shaking it, roll the nail polish bottle between the palms of your hand, as shaking it might cause air bubbles to form which will make the polish peel.

Be patient

This might take a little while to dry; wait for it, and try not to use your hands for 30 mins.

 

Gel Manicures; what you need to know

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There is nothing worse than when you are about to leave a nail salon, and you get a dent on your nail when you are reaching for your wallet to pay the fees.

Nail dents are one of the reasons why most women are getting gel manicures;

they dry fast, leave no dents, and last for a long time (about 2 to 3 weeks). At first, we are all devoted followers for this trend. However, when we learn more about it, we might want to think about cutting off our use for gel manicure. Here is what you need to know about them:

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Manicures, whether gel or regular, can weaken your nails. In fact, regular visits to nail salons can dehydrate your nails, kill your cuticles, and weaken your nail beds. This is why, nail experts say that you need to leave your nails with nothing but dehydration, so that they can breathe and let the oxygen come in. this process will help them rejuvenate.

Picking at the gel manicures will do nothing but harm your nails

Carmencitta-Magazine-Gel-Manicures-3.When the gel begins to lift, you might get the urge to remove it. In fact, when you remove them, you might be causing water to come in, which can cause bacteria to accumulate, and most of them times, fungus to appear. In addition, most women do not know that when you remove the gel, you are removing a layer of your nail, which is the number 1 cause of nail weakening.

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Gel’s soaking-off process is the most harmful

When you manicure starts to fade, you will need to visit the salon for another gel appointment. Over there, they will take off the gel and apply new ones. In fact, the method they use to take it off is the most harmful since soaking you nails in acetone for more than 15 minutes is toxic.

 

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