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Nail Art Decals

Nail art decals are a fun way to break the monotony of plain, bland nails. They are available in different designs that even after an year, you can still put on a fresh design! They are quite popular because they are easy to put on. Nail art decals will help in giving a pretty look to the nails. Nail art decals come in different forms and water set nail decals is one of them. You also have other forms like rubber nail decal forms. So, if you want to apply water set nail art decals at home, simply follow the following steps.

Steps for Putting on Nail Art Decals
Here is a step by step procedure to help make your nail art decal application simple:

  • The basic things that you will require are nail art decal sheet, scissors and a nail file.
  • With the help of a scissors, cut each nail art decal design by following the guidelines given.
  • Now, put on a little drop of water in a bowl or a plate.
  • Put the nail art decal on top of this tiny drop of water. Make sure that you put the side down which has the blue paper.
  • Wait for about 10-15 seconds, the blue paper will start to curl.
  • With the help of a nail tweezer, pick up the curled nail art decal and place it carefully on top of one of your beautifully shaped nails.
  • Place the nail decal by placing one finger on top of the decal and gently slide it down onto your nail from the tweezer.
  • Adjust the decal and make sure that it fits properly in place. Press the nail art decal with a tissue paper so that the air and water is removed from below.
  • Repeat the same procedure for all the other nails and, wait for about 5 seconds so that they can adhere properly to the nails.
  • Apply a thin coat of clear nail polish and wait till it dries completely.
  • If needed, put on another coat of clear nail polish to ensure that the nail art decal is sealed properly.

Using a water set nail art decal is easy and fun. If you want your nails to look amazingly pretty, then you should try these wonderful and easily available nail decals.

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How To Prevent Nails From Breaking/ Chip Off

Nail care is important to practice when you are trying to grow out your finger nails, or have just gotten a fabulous manicure. Breaking your nails is just too easy to do with every day life. Healthy nails needs lots of care and maintenance to keep them strong, healthy and beautiful.

  • The most important thing you can do to keep nails strong is to not use them as a tool. Don’t pick, open, poke, or scratch at anything with your nails. This can encourage the tips to break and peel.
  • Wear gloves when cleaning or doing house work. Many household chemicals are harsh on your nails and can cause them to peel. You should also wear gloves when gardening or doing other household tasks that may be hard on your nails and may cause damage to them.
  • Don’t bite your nails, and don’t peel off old nail polish. This will only cause them to become brittle and eventually get weak. This will result in your nails peeling or breaking. Avoid picking at your nails at all cost. If it’s a habit, chew on a straw instead.
  • Apply nail polish. A coat of nail polish, even clear polish, can strengthen the nail and seal it together. There are even types of nail polish created to strengthen your nails. As the polish starts to chip off, touch it up rather than using nail polish remover. If you do use polish remover, avoid types containing acetone, which dries out nails and causes peeling and breakage.
  • Moisturize your hands twice a day. Nails need moisturizer the same way your skin does. When moisturizing your hands, rub lotion into your nails. Reapply after washing your hands. It will strengthen and maintain nail growth.
  • Maintain a healthy diet full of vitamins. If your diet lacks protein and essential vitamins, your nails may become dry or brittle. If you suspect that your diet may be unbalanced and need help correcting it, consult a doctor and ask what you could do.

Your Diet And Nails

What you eat will reflect on the health of your nails, too.

  • Lack of vitamin A and calcium causes dryness and brittleness.
  • Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causes hang nails.
  • White bands across the nails are caused by protein deficiency.
  • A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid can cause splitting nails.
  • Insufficient intake or vitamin B12 can lead to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails.
  • Insufficient zinc can cause development of white spots on the nails.
  • Cuts and cracks in the nails may indicate a need for more liquids.
  • Red skin around your cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids. Here are some  guidelines to follow for improving the health of your nails:
  • Eat a diet composed of 50% fruit and raw vegetables in order to supply necessary vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Eat foods rich in sulfur and silicon, such as broccoli, fish and onions. Include foods rich in biotin such as soy,  yeast and whole grains.
  • Drink plenty of water and other liquids.
  • You may supplement your diet with royal jelly, spirulina or kelp, which are rich in silica, zinc and B vitamins and help to strengthen your nails.
  • Drink fresh carrot juice daily, this is high in calcium and phosphorus and is excellent for strengthening nails.

Eat well and your whole body will be better, healthier, more beautiful!

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Nail Care Tips

Beautiful Nature Nails

Beautiful, natural nails require care and proper manicuring. A shortish nail that is straight across the top with rounded edges is the current in style shape.Here are nail care tips for polishing your nails so they will look beautiful and stay looking fresh longer.

Filing Nails:

File nails when the white part of the nail tip has grown 1/4″ from the pink part of the nail. Filing nails before the nail is 1//4″ long can weaken the nail. Allowing the nail to grow to a length longer than the base pink nail length will be sure to make them break easily. Nail files from side to side would weaken nails. When filing, go from the corner to the center in one direction. Follow the groove on the side of your nail.

Buffing Nails:
Buffing nails can give them a shinier finish. Start at the cuticle and work your way down to the tip with medium pressure. Don’t use a back and forth movement as heat builds up and this can damage your nails. Continue lightly until all ridges on the nail surface have disappeared.

Clean Nails:
Be sure that nails are clean and dry, free of any oil or lotion, before applying polish. Remove any old polish from nails.

Base Coat:
Always use a Base Coat and let it dry for at least 1 minute. The Base Coat helps to keep nail polish from chipping and makes polish last longer.

Applying Polish:
Apply two coats of polish. You should be able to cover the nail in three stokes, one on each side and then one in the middle.

Drying Time:
Always allow your polish to dry thoroughly for several minutes before you apply the next coat. This will avoid the new coat from dragging on the surface of the previous coat and allow the next layer adhere better. Darker shades take longer to dry. Avoid fast drying polish. It does not last as long.

Top Coat:
Once your nail polish has dried, apply a clear Top Coat to seal it. Continue to apply the Top Coat daily to keep nails looking fresher longer.

Remove with a nail polish remover that contains hydrating oils.

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