Nail Care 101- How to get long strong healthy nails!

Trying so hard to grow my nails out naturally again!!!! As everyone knows I’m a huge fan of acrylics due to the fact I literally paint my nails almost everyday and using harsh removers can really wear your nails down! Thank god for Onyx Professional Nail Strengthening Cream!!!

Most women think they are taking care of their nails by having them perfectly polished! Well the truth of the matter is it takes so much more than that to keep your nails healthy!

For one to understand how to keep their nails healthy and how nails are indicators of bad health you also need to know what nails encompass. Nails are essentially made of layers of protein called KERATIN; this protein is also found in our skin and hair.

We have the cuticle which is the tissue that covers the bottom of the nail to protect the freshly formed keratin as the nail grows.

The nail plate is the part of the nail that you can see

The lunala is the white half moon seen at the base of the nail

The nail bed which is the skin that is covered by the nail

Then the nail folds which is the skin around the nails

First, are your nails healthy looking? Are they strong? Do they have an unusual color or shape?  Changes in nail shape? Do you nails thin or thicken?  Do you get bleeding around the nails, swelling or pain around the nails? Do you see pits, ridges, spots, dents or fissures on them?

Ridges are not harmless, they run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail; however they become notable as one ages. Then there are the white spots, these always wear out as the nail grows. Healthy nails are meant to be uniform in color, free of spots and smooth.

You can never easily see the infections on your nail that is why it is advisable to visit a dermatologist in case of any irregularities because some of these nail conditions are not normal.

As a nail technician I have tested several different products to help my nails become stronger and longer. Onyx Professional Nail Strengthening Cream is above all the best! I use it not only on my nails but on my hands and skin as well. It really helps moisturize and give my hands and nails the vitamins they need to stay strong and healthy.

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What Nail Shape Are You? A) Oval – Oval

What Nail Shape Are You?
A) Oval – Oval shapes flatter both wide and narrow nail beds
B) Squoval – Is a popular nail shape for most fingers
C) Square – The square is ideal for a bigger nail beds
D) Round – the round shape is ideal for those who like to maintain short nails – flattering for wide nail beds
E) Almond – The pointed nail is a popular style for acrylic and nail art designs


Positive Attitude Brings Positive Results!!

There is no better feeling than looking forward to going to work everyday!!! Im a Work-A-Holic- I get it from my Dad!!! But I wouldn’t describe what I do as “WORK”- I enjoy connecting with people and promoting products that make me look and feel Beautiful! It was no mistake this position was made just for me! I have so many friends that dread going to work and are just waiting for 5 O’clock to come around- where I feel the opposite- I feel as if there isn’t enough time in the day! Here’s a Instagram snapshot of the Arkansas River Bridge I drive over every morning! The sun is shining Bright and Its a New Day!! Make the Best of It!! ImageDo you LOVE or HATE your job???

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I Have a Little Confession to make

 I am a shoe whore and I LOVE shoes!!!!
I must confess the relationship I have with shoes isn’t what I’d consider normal, I haven’t worn half of the shoes that have been sitting in my closet in years.
I buy shoes when I’m Happy~ Miserable ~Or just for the Heck of it ~ I call it Shoe-Therapy

Here are a few of my favorite shoes from the Christian Louboutin Spring & Summer Collection.     Image

The Pitou is a high gladiator inspired shoe that will seriously give your collection a splash of color! $995

ImageThe Filo shoe is a super sexy color and totally in season this year! This round classic is a great shoe for adding a BOLD pop of color to your ensemble. $995Image

The Flo shoe is a Platform Peep Toe that has a thinner stiletto heel that will give you both a classic & vixen edge to your outfit $845

ImageLast but not least my favorite – The Decollete stiletto!!! This is one of Christians most coveted styles and you can see why with his all over with Silver Crystals design. $3395