Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Nail Care Routine




Every girl wants to have posh nails. And in order for us to do that, we have to learn how to properly care for our nails. I have always been a Nail Color addict, I regularly change my nail color every 2 weeks. For me, having a fab nails boosts my self confidence. Well, who amoung us doesn't feel good when we have a great set of nails to show off? In this entry I will be sharing my ways on how to care for those gorgeous nails. Remember: Beautiful natural looking nails require care, proper ways of manicuring and of course TLC♥

A shortish nail that is straight across the top with rounded edges is the current in style shape. The general rule of thumb is to keep the free edge of the nail (white tip) no longer than half the length of the nail bed which is the pinkish part. For those who want longer nails, nail hardener with nylon fibers is very useful in minimizing breaks.

Here are some tips on how to care for your nails:

♪  Clean and Polish free Nails.  First step is to make sure that your nails are free from any nail color. If you have nail polish on, make sure you remove it first. Use a cottonball and a nail polish remover, then press over the nails for a few seconds before you rub, it will soften the nail color and it would be much easier to remove. And please do not use Acetone, this would make your nails dry and brittle. As for me I've been using TFS Nail Enamel Remover in Pink.

Next, wash your hands thoroughly. Use a brush or a toothbrush to gently scrub away stubborn dirt under the nails. But, of course you have to use a different toothbrush from the one that you actually use to brush your teeth on...that's ewwwiiieee...disgusting hahaha).          

♪  File.  File each nail tip from corner to center. Do not file back and forth or in a "see-saw" motion as this weaken the nails which would cause ridges and splitting.

♪ Buff. Do not forget to buff your nails to give them a shinier look. Start at the cuticle down to the tip but please make sure that you do not put too much pressure and do not use back and forth motion.

♪ Cuticle. This one is really optional, I normally do not do this since I have a sensitive skin and leaving the cuticle could also prevent infections. But if you still would want to work on this, just make sure that you do not cut the cuticles or push them back too much. Hey our fingers needs protection too you know! ☺

Now that your nails are clean, here comes the exciting part, you are now ready to apply Nail Colors! Agree?

I'm wearing Blue and Stars today, well that is what I call the design. ☺

♫  Base Coat. Always apply a base coat to help keep the nail polish from chipping and to make it last longer. You can use any clear polish (top coat) or Nail strenghtener. Make sure to let it dry before applying nail polish.

Nail Strengthener - The Face Shop

♫  Apply Polish. Apply two coats of nail polish. You should be able to cover the nail in just three strokes, one on each side and then one in the middle. Make sure that the polish is dry before you apply another coat.
 
Sorry it looks a bit messy. I haven't cleaned the sides of the skin yet. ☺
Elianto's Blue Splash

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.

To add more spice, I applied 2 coats of TFS's Nail Color in PK107.

♫ 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.

And now were done! Here it is. Beauties, again forgive my messy nails. I was in a hurry and I didn't have enough time to clean the sides, I know its unforgivable but I know you love me. ☺☺☺


Products used:  PK107-TFS, Blue Splash-Elianto, Nail Strengthener-TFS and Top Coat-TFS.

So there, that is all you need to do to have a beautiful and natural looking nails. By the way, you can keep the nail polish on for about two weeks. How about you guys what are your beauty tips to keep your nails healthy and beautiful? Before I go, leave me leave you with some pictures of my favorite nail polish colors and design.





  Keep on Smiling Everyone!
♥Have a SweetDay to ya'll

   ~ Miss PinkChinadoll

26 comments:

  1. Oh darlin! You always have the gorgeous nails! I enjoyed reading your post, I'll try all your techniques! wink wink

    Thanks for the tips! Hugs~~

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  2. i have not yet found a top/base coat that can become my favorite.

    i mean i have a few of them & i think they are just ok. i have TFS' top & base coat but i think they're just the same with others & doens't exactly help keep the nail polish intact for longer than a week... not that i let the nail polish stay on my nails for a week though.

    i'm really hoping that i will be able to find a seller here in the philippines that sells the seche vite top coat
    *sigh*

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  3. @niQ ~ thanks dear :)

    @thiamere ~ I agree...I'm not sure if you noticed, TFS's nail colors are not that long lasting if you compare it with Elianto's...well thats just my observation. So far I haven't found any seller that sells seche vite top coat. I tried ebay pero wala parin.

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  4. The butterfly design looks awesome!!!

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  5. i always skip the base coat, so sometimes my nails get tainted a yellow colour :( it makes me so sad, but i always seem to forget when i want to use a base coat

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  6. thanks for the tips. I usually go the spa for my nails and cost me a lot. Now I'll try to do it myself and let's see if you could give me an applause - yaayyy.

    BTW: Where in your exact location in Pampanga?

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  7. hi coline,

    i like the way you take care of your nails and style 'em.

    so far, i am loving the prescripton nail polish I'm using now, it's been a week and it's still ok.

    i'll also try the nail polish i saw in Marquee Mall, the one I just told you.

    stay chic and pretty:)

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  8. @J~ thanks dear for visiting and for the comment =) Enjoy your day.

    @xbbkay~ I admit I tend to skip using base coat too specially when I'm in a hurry but we have to avoid doing that..our nails will all get yellowish and its not nice to look at when you don't want to wear any polish on.

    @Sey~ Just practice it might not turn out great at first but once you've mastered it, it will all be easy ☺ I'm at Angeles City, Pampanga.

    @Ads ~ thank you, I like having a nice polished nails it makes me feel sexy! (in my dreams!) specially when I'm wearing darker shades ☺ I want to try that (prescripto) brand, so far I haven't seen anything with that brand at the malls. Yes, try the one that you saw at Marquee then post a review =)

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  9. colyn i envy you now. i dont also use a base for my nail polish that is the reason my nails now are yellowish. no colors for my nails muna until mawala ung yellow. i also have elianto, TFS and those cheapo brands of nail polish. right now, it's the top coat from TFS lang ang gamit ko (until di na yellow ang nails ko.

    di nga lasting ang TFS nail polish. i want to invest in opi and essie kaso kamahal eh.. chaka na pag na redundant na lang, heheh :)

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  10. @ Len ~ hay gosh Opi, essie and china glaze are really nice however my dineros are not enough hahaha =) Just one bottle would cost 350 and above eh ilang TFS and elianto Nail colors na mabibili naten nyan, mas lalo na kung Caronia and Careline lols

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  11. I'll start practicing next week. I'll let you see some pictures....can you be my judge? LOL

    I'm from Porac but I am currently living in Muntinlupa.

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  12. wow! i am back to your sparkly blog again! haha.

    i am not into nail polishes but i think those glitter stars are so cute!

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  13. Pretty nails! Glad that I landed on your blog. I was researching on nail care.

    Lots of love,

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  14. Tweenie, I envy your steady hands! I can do my left hand perfectly but my right will be a disaster! LOL. And speaking of which, I have to go to the nail salon na pala. Cutesy starry nails you have! =)

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  15. @ Sey ~ sure sis, show me the pictures ha..practice makes it perfect. I am still in the process of learning how to do nail arts as well ☺ Wow your from Porac pala, kabalen! hihihi

    @ Jing ~ thanks dear for always droppin by and commenting..i really appreciate it =)

    @ Golden ~ hello dear, thanks for droppin by! ☺ Nice to know that my post is perfect for you. Hope it was helpful hihihi

    @ Dang ~ thanks pretty twin! I am also having a hard time everytime I apply nail colors on my right hand, I guess the secret for that is more patience and lots and lots of cotton balls and nail polish remover! hahaha

    Hugs to you all!♥

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  16. I don't really do my nails but I can appreciate pretty nails when i see one and this is sooo pretty.

    thanks for following my blog. I hope you have a great day.

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  17. Hi dearie! Thanks for following my blog.

    Lots of love,

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  18. pretty nails :)
    i envy those who can do their own nails..
    i do always ruin my right hand nails ee haha..

    RHiAN♥

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  19. Thanks sweet ladies! =)

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  20. Thanks sweet ladies! =)

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  21. ahh you are so good with your nails !! envy !! And your nails are so pretty !

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  22. I adore Elianto's nail polish..they are so affordable and have great color pay off..Nice post!

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  23. I adore Elianto's nail polish..they are so affordable and have great color pay off..Nice post!

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  24. @J~ thanks dear for visiting and for the comment =) Enjoy your day.

    @xbbkay~ I admit I tend to skip using base coat too specially when I'm in a hurry but we have to avoid doing that..our nails will all get yellowish and its not nice to look at when you don't want to wear any polish on.

    @Sey~ Just practice it might not turn out great at first but once you've mastered it, it will all be easy ☺ I'm at Angeles City, Pampanga.

    @Ads ~ thank you, I like having a nice polished nails it makes me feel sexy! (in my dreams!) specially when I'm wearing darker shades ☺ I want to try that (prescripto) brand, so far I haven't seen anything with that brand at the malls. Yes, try the one that you saw at Marquee then post a review =)

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  25. The butterfly design looks awesome!!!

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  26. wow! i am back to your sparkly blog again! haha.

    i am not into nail polishes but i think those glitter stars are so cute!

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