Secrets From a … Nail Artist You Need!

I recently had a chance to chat with a nail artist. In my interview I asked her what are her Top 5 Tips for the Nails.

With all the hand washing we are doing and it all taking a toll on our cuticles and finger nails I know you will enjoy her fabulous tips for healthy nails! Hope you put her trade secrets and personal fav’s to work this long holiday weekend.

Or book and appointment with Nina! Her number is 904-234-7161 if you’re lucky enough to live local in Jacksonville Fl. 🌴

Here are her tips and is one of her latest nail creations. So fun! So pretty.

  1. Hydrate- keeping the cuticle area hydrated with a cuticle oil. I prefer my own brand Cula, which consist of vitamin E, jojoba oil, and an essential oil.
  2. Taking vitamins– taking vitamins working from the inside out helps promote healthy nail growth. Vitamins B is best.
  3. Nail growth– Using a nail protein such as Nailtiques protein 2 plus helps train those nails from broken & brittle to healthy strong nails. I recommend polishing every other day for two weeks and evaluating your nail growth from there.
  4. Manicures– keeping the nail plate clean and getting rid of old dead skin cells helps promote nail growth.
  5. Nail tech– choosing the right nail tech that is knowledgeable and knows what there doing to help you take care of your nails.

Did you know the first nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC !

Manicure MUST have!

My biggest beauty secret is to ALWAYS wear sunscreen! It is the best way to age less and protect your skin. It is NEVER too late to start using sunscreen. Not JUST for your face but your hands and body too.

But do you use it when you go for a mani & pedi?

I recently featured on TV ManiGlovz a set of awesome gloves for your hands! They are created by a woman and MADE for us to use when getting a gel or basic manicure. Made in the USA too!

They protect the top of our hands which show our age beside the eye area. The reason they are used is from the possible damage of the light systems they use when getting manicure. Something we don’t think twice about. But as a skin cancer survivor I simply had to enlighten and share this invention with you!

Featured in Allure magazine (our beauty bible)…And quite a unique creation. SAY NO to specks and brown spots on the tops of our hands. If you want to love,soften and protect your skin. So many other pretty styles to choose from.

You need to be all in and get a pair!

UV protection

One size fits most/stretchable

Retains shape

Machine wash cold/hang dry

Sun protection/while driving

Lightweight

My new go to…that I simply had to share with you!

#maniglovz #saynotoskincancer #manicure

http://www.maniglovz.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Nails Trends in 2019 Will Make Both Minimalists and Maximalists Happy — StyleCaster

There’s something about a manicure, be it low-key and neutral or blinged out and pointy à la Cardi B, that sort-of completes a look. And regardless of your personal style, nail trends in 2019 will check off all the boxes. Sure, a mani is on the smaller side and nowhere near as attention-grabbing as a…

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My nail polish mystery…

photo Essie

I am trying to get to the mystery of my nail polishes!

For the past few months I have picked up some awesome shades at my fav’ stores at fabulous discount prices.Like you I was thrilled to get a deal!!!

I bring it to my nail tech,get a mani & pedi and the polish is off and chipping in a few days! It doesn’t matter what brand but they are big names.Never happened quite like this before.Very discouraging when you want to look polished and pretty.The deal here is that it does not happen to me for full price polishes.

Is this happening to you?

Is this a case of OLD and not so fresh batches of nail lacquer that gets shipped to stores for a quick sale?

I am beginning to think it is.

PS

I love ESSIE and a few other brands I have got a deal on too.Note this is no reflection on them. Just where and how I am buying the various polishes.

 

Clean Your Dirty Face!

Just back from glorious Chicago. I LOVE this town.

Most of you who read my blog know I always make time for play when I TRAVEL for my work!

I have been longing to get a facial but it has been so hectic for me no time to get one in my town. While I do give them to myself and professionally do them. BUT it isn’t quite the same as someone giving  you a cleansing facial.

I found a fun looking business card at a hair salon in town that was filled with color,these words and an artistic shot. I simply had to explore!!!Dirty Face

This place is a modern cool place with a fun color filled vibe. The owner was  a charismatic delight. She said her name was Angel and to me she was.Her spirit was amazing.

No RELAXATION… Just a face steam,cleansing and mask rubbed in.Before I knew it the party was over.I never had a facial like this before! If you ever find yourself in downtown  Chicago and you have limited time for a facial you need to take a trip to MUD FACIAL BAR. My skin glowed.

Next, I met friends for lunch and then got in some more shopping. While I so appreciate the beauty,food and shopping fun that the uptown Magnificent Mile has to offer…I love playing downtown Chicago.If you are up that way.Book an appointment ad rejuvenate at George the Salon.They have a new Citrus Crushed Pearl massage.

Merz Apothecary is my go to for old world charm,luxurious soaps, candy pastilles,eco beauty and so much more.My husband loves to visit this place when he is in Chicago too.

Looking for a unique clothing and accessories shop on the cheap and chic? Agaci is for you!

Oh and the cherry on top …the day I was leaving for the airport and sipping tea at the W Hotel I was reading a magazine and found my musts have for next time.Celebrities LOVE her Nobody does nails like celebrity manicurist ASTROWIFEY. Catch her if you can.LADY GAGA,Kylie Jenner need I say more?

I love Chicago almost as much as I love my NEW YORK CITY. There is so much to do there.If you’ve never been,take a drive or a flight and enjoy the beauty of the city and the beautiful lakes too!

 

VIVA Las Vegas again!

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It is that fabulous time again for me to guest speak at another spa conference. Professionals from all over the world will fly and flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center.It’s HOT ,its work but exciting and fun.

I am going to TRY and post more from the show and even do a few videos from my walk down Beauty Avenue and Skin Streets. I will be guest speaking two classes one on Celebrity Skin Care and another class on MAKEUP.

You know I live and breathe makeup!

I can hardly wait to meet and see them work their magic…the BEST hair stylists that rock hair and some as seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

I also look forward to seeing the latest and greatest in nails. Nails are a huge market that is on fire.

This year there will be an All Things Tanning Show…while I am a skin cancer survivor I don’t promote a tanning bed. I am excited to see what new products we will use to get a glorious healthy looking tan without the HOT sun’s rays damage.

I am so happy more of you are following me and sending messages to me and so happy you have become a fan of my blog. I know I don’t post all the time as my business and guest speaking and hubby are my priority.

YOU and my Beauty Candy Blog are special to me too.

So stay tuned and come back this weekend. I promise it will be interesting and worth your while.

GIVE The Royal Treatment

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What a fabulous gift and way to treat him or her on Valentine’s day!

Give him or her a gift card or physically take them (after you booked an appointment) for a manicure and pedicure,a REAL shave at a barber shop (yes,they are back),a facial,a hair cut, a spa service, a makeover or a MASSAGE!

There is nothing like the healing touch of other people taking care of you. Even the magic touch of someone else brushing your hair is a relaxing thrill.

This Valentine’s day think outside the romantic box do the above and then something else to cap the night. It can be as simple as a nightcap glass of champagne or lining up Hershey’s kisses all over the bedroom. And above all celebrate the beauty of LOVE and a loving relationship.

Healthy Better Looking Nails are a few steps away!

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Noreen Young: Nail down healthy hands | members.jacksonville.com.

Click on the above to read my article.

Summertime and it is all about the mani & pedi.But even with all the gorgeous new shades,textures and types of manicures available today without pretty looking and healthy hands and feet you can’t look your best!

Because so many of you asked I listened….here is an article with some of your pressing nail questions answered.Also, since I wrote this column I have discovered a fabulous beauty supplement for skin and nails. The line is called NeoCell and I love the vitamin/supplements and the Beauty and Biotin Bursts.

Check them out online and or at your fave health food store.My nails were growing so much I had to cut them back.
I am so happy and feel I look better with this brand.

I love to share and chat about beauty,travel,lifestyle and food I hope you enjoy today’s blog.