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Nail It!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Want great looking nails?  Here’s a few helpful tips to get you on your way to a pretty manicure and pretty hands!

  1. Avoid UVB Lamps, the ultraviolet light speeds up the aging process.  Use the fan
  2. Twice a week dig your clean nails into a lemon wedge to help whiten and disinfect
  3. Apply a clear topcoat to your freshly painted nails every 2 days to help the color lasting longer
  4. For longer looking, feminine fingers go with a rounded shaped nail to help elongate
  5. Take your vitamins!  Biotin and Omega-3 helps to strengthen and thicken nails

What are your tricks and tips to great looking nails?

Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}



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Minh Hang wrote:
1) 4/18/2011 10:05:19 AM
i want to buy it first :p
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GrayGirl86 wrote:
2) 4/18/2011 10:21:31 AM
Thanks for the helpful comments on nails. I will have to try the one with the lemon wedge.
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volleychick-14 wrote:
3) 4/18/2011 11:37:05 AM
Ok I got one! If you love those red fingernails but the color just wont come off and now you nails are stained!!!!!!! Well take a bowl squeeze enough lemons so they will be covering your finger tips and then soak them for about 15-20 minutes and then take just a little bit of finger nail polish remover when your done and go over your fingernails then wash them in soap and water then throw on some lotion and your hands and they will be clean soft and pretty!!!!
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robinupton wrote:
4) 4/18/2011 11:59:56 AM
great tips ill try them out
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Twixism wrote:
5) 4/18/2011 3:14:01 PM
great tips luv elf nailpolish
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IT wrote:
6) 4/18/2011 3:42:10 PM
i usually just apply several coats of polish, but i'll have to try these tips!
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bebe1234 wrote:
7) 4/18/2011 3:45:36 PM
my nails are horrible right now....i'll definitely try these tips! thanks!
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clockworkkarly wrote:
8) 4/18/2011 4:23:20 PM
i love elf nail polish!!!
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springy wrote:
9) 4/18/2011 4:36:33 PM
These are great tips, i agree and another way to keep nails looking great is a nice manicure with nude nail polish or a peachy pink for Spring.
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Complexily wrote:
10) 4/18/2011 5:44:33 PM
-Drink lots of water -Gently push cuticles back every one or two weeks, avoid cutting them off -Allow at least one day without nail polish to let your nails breathe before painting them again
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Anna1069 wrote:
11) 4/18/2011 6:04:10 PM
Another way to help color last longer on your nails is to use cheese cloth or a tea bag. It really helps create a strong base for the color and your nail. Paint one layer of color then place a piece of either of the materials on top and let it dry. Then paint another color coat on top and finish with a clear polish. It comes off normally with nail polish remover! It can be a bit of a hassle trying to fit the material to the size of your nails, but in the end, the long-lasting color is totally worth it!
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Rayn wrote:
12) 4/18/2011 7:11:35 PM
Thanks for the hot tips! I'm so happy you're doing nails now!
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purekitten94 wrote:
13) 4/18/2011 7:58:08 PM
I find that using cuticle oil and moisturizing the hands regularly helps the nails shine too. The elf natural pink nail polish in the french manicure set works really well for a natural look.
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e.darlington wrote:
14) 4/18/2011 8:00:21 PM
Thanks for the tip! :)
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Shanté. wrote:
15) 4/18/2011 8:09:19 PM
Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely try them. (:
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D. wrote:
16) 4/18/2011 8:18:26 PM
Thanks for the tips!
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Ktcoleman30 wrote:
17) 4/18/2011 9:48:12 PM
I LOVE this tip! I'm always telling people to skip the UVB lamps because they do nothing for your polish, and age your skin!
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PoeticSoul wrote:
18) 4/18/2011 10:23:47 PM
Because I work in a dental office I'm not allowed to wear polish on my nails and have to keep them a certain length and I hate looking "stubby" but I just rounded my nails and it does have more a femininant look to them, thanks. I'll try to lemon wedge soon!
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meaganBOBO BEAR wrote:
19) 4/18/2011 11:02:40 PM
great tips!!!! my tip is coating your nails with clear lip gloss to get a shine if you dont or did get to put on a clear swipe :)
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Minh Hang wrote:
20) 4/18/2011 11:58:55 PM
Have u tried it? i think u'll be satify with this product :)
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kamahi wrote:
21) 4/19/2011 12:18:15 AM
I knew that nails would turn yellow if you didn't apply a base-coat but I didn't know that by shoving them in a lemon could counteract those effects. That's a really good tip!! What I do is swipe a line across the top of my nails after I'm done polishing them and applying the top coat. I find that this really does make the color last longer. I guess because it's at a different angle and harder to chip.
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CloudNine44327 wrote:
22) 4/19/2011 2:06:00 AM
I never would have thought to use a lemon..::
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fOxY24 wrote:
23) 4/19/2011 2:11:13 AM
I didnt know that UVB lamps speed up the aging process. That's a good tip to know. I'll have to remember that. thanks :)
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Lavi wrote:
24) 4/19/2011 1:17:30 PM
Ok guys I got one! I found that when I put on nail polish no matter how try I hard, they end up chipping.. SO what seems to work for me is, you know those emery boards that have the steps to make your natural nail shine, its like in a cube shape? well if I do my nails with those steps before and apply my nail polish it last up to almost 2 weeks with no chips! I also tried it on my toes and it did the same thing.. I got about a week and half on my toes with out any chips. I'm pretty sure I could have gone longer but I like to change my toe nail polish more often then my finger nails(I know weird).
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Lorena Bella wrote:
25) 4/19/2011 1:33:53 PM
Just got rid of all of my polish. Going to start replacing them more frequently, and I'm glad that I discovered elf so it won't cost me a fortune to do so!
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dee-na-mite wrote:
26) 5/2/2011 3:27:40 PM
Using apricot oil massage cream by Sally Hansen along with cuticle oil three times a week keeps cuticles supple and shiny!
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Steph19 wrote:
27) 5/10/2011 12:34:11 PM
I have been taking Biotin for a few months now and its working like a charm! But not just on my nails! My skin has a much heather glow to it. And my hair has grown faster then it ever has!
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CJB wrote:
28) 5/19/2011 11:25:58 AM
This is pretty good.
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