Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Matte Nail Varnish

The new matte nail varnish formulas dry quickly, be careful not to let too much air get into the bottle as the varnish will become thick very quickly.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Hand Cream

We should really apply our hand cream several times a day especially after they have been in water. However, we rarely do, due to the fact that most of us don't like that sticky greasy feeling you get with some hand creams. Apply your hand cream just to the back of your hands and then rub the back of your hands together, smoothing the remaining hand cream down your fingers. The back of your hands generally need moisturising more than your palms.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Self Tan

When applying spray self tan to your face, protect your eyebrows by applying some vaseline to them with a cotton bud, the fake tan will then just roll off.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Nail Varnish Removal

To remove strong coloured nail varnish without getting it all over your cuticles, the secret is to hold a nail varnish remover soaked cotton pad over the nail for a good 30 seconds to allow the remover to penetrate through all of the layers of lacquer. Then gently but firmly draw the pad down the nail plate, and off with one clean sweep. Do not scrub back and forth. Be patient and save time in the long run, with a clean professional result.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Base Coat

When painting our nails we all know not to get nail varnish all over our cuticles because it is drying and lets face it quite unsightly. However, there is another reason why a professional manicurist or nail technician leaves a small space around the edge of the nail plate and the cuticle, which is to help your manicure last longer. The aim is to create a seal so that water cannot get under the nail varnish, base and top coat; if you go over onto the cuticle you will create a weakness or an air bubble in the seal, as the varnish lifts away from your skin; which will allow water to sneak under your manicure. A common mistake, is although, special care is taken with the application of your nail colour, there is a tendency to slosh your base and top coat over your cuticles because it is clear. Also remember to run your top coat along the free edge of your nail, which will help to seal your nail varnish in and reduce peeling and chipping.