Friday, August 12, 2011

Nail Care Tips

I miss blogging. I miss swatching. I miss buying new exciting colors and brands.
I have been drooling over Pam's swatches, Sol's stocks...I'm going crazeeee!!

And to keep myself busy... (as if I don't have enough stuff on my hands right now...with the baby preps and all), I have been scouring the net and magazines for nail care tips. Here are some of the tips I found:

  • To harden soft nails, soak them in warm olive oil for about 20 minutes on alternate days. 
  • Do not remove cuticles from your nails. Get a good quality cuticle oil and gently push back your cuticle with an orange wood stick --- * Most of the nail bloggers I know do not cut their cuticles and their nails are gorgeous! *
  • File your nails when you are already wearing nail polish. This will prevent splitting or breaking of nails.
  • If you have brittle nails, it is advisable to wear  nail polish or at least a colorless base coat. 
  • Give your nails a break from time to time. Skip nail polish for a few days to avoid stains.
- Northern Life Magazine

Friday, August 5, 2011

Essie Fall Collection

Carry On Collection - 2011 Fall

Thanks to Mindy for sharing this in facebook. You really know my "taste".

I instantly fell in love with the collection. Gorgeous!! Essie nail polishes inspired by handbags, hence they are known as Carry On collection.

It includes:

  • Carry On - a mulberry-merlot
  • Glamour Purse - an almond blush
  • Case Study - a rich camel beige
  • Power Clutch - a dark green
  • Very Structured - a burnt siena
  • Lady Like - a soft pink.

Check out the rest of the Essie line up at Temptalia