Dry skin…cracked nails…sure signs of fall! Get your hands back to beautiful with inexpensive salon secrets.
The girls at Nailed in Salt Lake City reveal “at-home” manicure solutions.
TAKE HOME TIPS
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
This time of year you want the thickest moisturizer possible and be sure to use a cuticle oil daily. This will keep hands soft, and prevent your nails from splitting and breaking.
Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Crème, 2 oz, Walmart, $4.47
Mango Magic Cuticle Oil, Sally Beauty Supply, $3.99
Fix a broken nail
You’ve taken great care of your nails, they’re long and beautiful…and then…CRACK. You break a nail. As long as the nail is still attached, there is a solution. All you need is a tea bag and nail glue. Cut a square of the tea bag big enough to cover the broken nail. Dab nail glue on the broken nail, place the tea bag square, and add more nail glue. When it’s dry, use a nail buffer to smooth out any bumps and ridges. Paint your nail and no one will know there was ever a nail emergency in the first place!
Instant Nail Glue, Sally Beauty Supply, $1.09
The right way to paint your nails
Bet you didn’t even know there was a right or wrong way to paint your nails. First of all, you’re probably starting with the wrong hand. Most of us use our dominant hand to pain our weaker hand first. I’m right handed so I would paint my left hand first. This is all wrong! If your weaker hand has wet nails, it will be even more awkward to paint you dominant hand. You should paint your dominant hand first, that way you don’t have to worry about ruining the wet nails on your weaker hand. If you are right-handed, use your left hand to paint your right hand first.
Also, many of us start with the thumb. Again, all wrong! Start by painting your pinky. That way, as you move closer to your thumb, your hand rotates outward, and there is much less chance of smudging your wet nails.
Nailed: A Hand and Feet Boutique
875 EAST 700 SOUTH
SALT LAKE CITY