Archive for the ‘Hands and Nails’ Category

Key tips for softening and moisturizing your hands

       
Friday, February 8th, 2013

Key tips for softening and moisturizing your hands

How many times have you found yourself wishing your hands had soft, supple skin? Even after applying a beautiful nail polish, your hands might not look or feel as luxurious as you’d like. The problem may simply lie within your cuticles. If you fail to give them the TLC they need on a regular basis, you could be doing your hands an injustice. However, it’s never too late to restore them and give them the attention they deserve.

One way you can begin treating your cuticles and your hands as a whole is by using a cuticle oil or moisturizer regularly. This can ensure that the skin around your nails is receiving the nutrients it needs. Furthermore, taking care of your cuticles can promote stronger nails, which means less breakage in the future.

Another tactic you can use to improve the look and feel of your hands in general is to apply a hand cream or moisturizer, according to the Mayo Clinic. Try to use a lotion right after washing your hands to increase the chances of moisture being absorbed into your skin.

By taking these tips into account, you can have more confidence in your soft, smooth hands.

Cupid Crazy Cosmetics

       
Friday, February 1st, 2013

Cupid Crazy Cosmetics for Valentine's Day

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Cupid Crazy Cosmetics for the Valentine’s Day

  • Sexy Skin: To be irresistible for Valentine’s Day, all you need is soft, glowing skin.
    • soft: Use shea butter lotion for touchable skin.
    • glow: Try tanning a few days before to get a healthy glow.
  • Kissin’ Lips: What’s your shine level?
    • glass: Daytime Lunch
    • sheen: Dinner & a Movie
    • matte: Dancing & Drinks
    • stain: Five Course Meal
  • Sultry Scents:
    • rose: Elegant, Classic, Floral
    • jasmine: Smoldering, Exotic, Romantic
    • ylang ylang: Seductive, Erotic, Alluring
    • vanilla: Warm, Homey, Calming

Hot tips for keeping your manicure intact

       
Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Hot tips for keeping your manicure intact

There’s nothing more disappointing than putting on a beautiful nail polish only to see it chip away after just two days on your nails. If you love giving yourself at-home manicures but you can’t stand to see them fade, there are a couple of ways you can maintain their look. In the end, you won’t be afraid to show off your nails halfway through the week. Apply a top coat daily.

CollegeFashion.net reports that a top coat is necessary to help your manicure endure daily wear and tear. While it may be a pain to sit through the process and let your nails dry all over again, it’s worth keeping them looking great. Keep your cuticles out of the way.

It’s important to maintain your cuticles in order to give your nail polish the best opportunity to stick around. To ensure that they’re soft and make them easier to keep out of the way, use a product such as BORGHESE Spendide Mani Smoothing Hand Creme SPF 8. Groom your nails before polishing.

Cut and shape your nails accordingly before applying any polish for the best results. Shaped, short nails can help you achieve a clean, flawless look.

Secret tips for hydrating and maintaining beautiful cuticles

       
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Secret tips for hydrating and maintaining beautiful cuticlesHow many times have you applied beautiful nail polish to your fingernails only to see your look fall flat due to rough, dry cuticles? If you aren't one for keeping your hands moisturized on a regular basis, your cuticles might be unsightly. That being said, it's not impossible to solve this dilemma and restore confidence in the appearance of your nails. Here are some tips for cuticle repair and maintenance.

Keep your cuticles hydrated
It's no secret that your cuticles can quickly dry out, especially if you're constantly washing your hands. Consider a product such as BABOR Spa Mediterranee Cuticle & Nail Repair to soothe your skin and smooth your cuticles.

Exfoliate regularly
As Discovery Health reports, it's important to exfoliate your cuticles on a regular basis just as you would any other part of your body. Removing dead, excess skin can make them easier to manage over time.

Try gloves
To create the utmost soothing, hydrating experience, consider placing your moisturized hands in cotton gloves while you sleep. This can make sure that the cream you use stays in place and gets to your cuticles as you rest – just slip them on and forget about it!

Reality television star Kendall Jenner stuns on magazine cover

       
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Reality television star Kendall Jenner stuns on magazine coverWhile she may have grown up in the shadow of her glamorous older sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, model and reality television show personality Kendall Jenner has set out to prove she's a star in her own right.

The brown-haired beauty appears on the cover of Miss Vogue Australia in a sophisticated backless, long-sleeved dress and dashing black hat – the latest in a string of magazine covers for the rising young starlet.

With her blemish-free complexion, the fair-skinned Jenner is a great source of inspiration for women eager to recapture the natural lustrousness of their complexions.

A soap-free, anti-aging face wash that helps stimulate cell renewal can be a stellar way to reduce the visible signs of aging, from wrinkles to fine lines to age spots. Best of all, with a face wash packed with powerful botanical extracts, you can be confident that your skin will look more radiant than ever!

But before you call it a day, it's also important to take care of your hands. A moisturizing cream that offers UV protection can keep your palms looking pretty even if you spend all day in the sun.

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?

       
Monday, November 12th, 2012

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?It's kind of an urban beauty myth, but one we can't help but shudder to think about – can wearing too much lip balm during the winter months actually dry out your pucker?

While balms like Dermalogica – Climate Control Lip Treatment can nourish your smacker and provide relief to chapped lips throughout the chilliest days of the year, some people suggest that the cooling ingredients found in certain glosses and balms can actually trigger a full-blown dependency!

As legend has it, women who stop using balms after consistently wearing them can begin to suffer from terrible dry and parched lips, but according to Allure's Beauty Blog, this couldn't be farther from the truth!

"ChapSticks and lip hydrators have waxes or emollients in them to create a barrier to keep lips hydrated," Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., told the news source. This, in turn, makes it next to impossible for lips to dry out after using balms.

If you're concerned about your skin staying hydrated throughout the cold season, try packing along L'Occitane – Shea Orchard Daily Duo Vineyard Rose, which is a great, on-the-go resource that can leave your hands and lips feeling replenished. 

Prepare for the holidays – with hand soap

       
Friday, November 9th, 2012

Prepare for the holidays - with hand soapThe holidays are a great time for reconnecting with family members, especially those that live far away. While some may be planning to camp out in a luxurious hotel or resort for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, others may be headed straight for your guest room.

You may be rushing to fluff up the pillows in your guest room and dust off your finest china for the holidays, but if you really want to make a lasting impression on your guests and make them feel cozy in the process, there's only one great way to do it – by stocking up on hand soap.

Depending on how many bathrooms you have in your home, you can explore a variety of fantastic soaps that are sure to captivate your guests.

Looking for a subtle yet intoxicating scent that will linger on your hands for the rest of the day? With Caswell-Massey – English Lavender Liquid Soap and Hand Lotion Caddy you can capture the freshness of blooming lavender fields and provide vital, antibacterial protection to your hands.

Known for its amazing shea butter lotion, L'Occitane also offers an amazing array of moisturizing soaps that are perfect for everyday use. L'Occitane – Fleur Cherie Flowers Soap (Set of 2) is fragrant with sweet and soft floral notes that can leave hands replenished and clean. 

Put fright into your night with Halloween-inspired nails

       
Monday, October 29th, 2012

Put fright into your night with Halloween-inspired nailsFrom eerie cobwebs to creating your own Frankenstein, what better time to get creative with your nails than Halloween? Consider a few of these tips to put the fright into your night come All Hallow's Eve!

Spinning a web of style
Cobwebs are super-trendy look for Halloween and can complement a variety of different costumes, which is perfect if you plan on switching it up over the course of several days! Just grab a black, nylon-based nail polish that won't chip easily and use this as a base coat. Once you're done, use a white or metallic polish to etch spooky cobwebs onto your digits.

It's alive – on your nails!
Want to bring new life to your party? You don't have to be the Bride of Frankenstein to rock one of the best nail looks of the season – your very own Frankenstein. Just grab a bottle of bright green nail polish and coat this over your nails. Once your base polish has dried, use your black polish to paint the bottoms of your digits. This will help you round out the face of Frankenstein and give an exciting burst of color to your fingertips.

Gently use the polish brush to make out eyes and a mouth. You won't believe how dynamic this style is until you're done!

How well do you care for your hands?

       
Monday, October 29th, 2012

How well do you care for your hands?Hands are essential to our daily lives and can be a great place to show off the latest jewelry and beauty trends, yet when was the last time you devoted your attention to your digits? From dry skin to inflamed cuticles, the signs of wear and tear on hands are obvious. Consider these tips to rejuvenate your palms and keep them feeling soft!

Did you know that almonds are one of the best things in the world for your skin? In addition to being a great source of vitamin E, almonds can help slough away toxins and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and other blemishes. While you may be thinking that your mitts aren’t susceptible to age marks, you couldn’t be more wrong! However, with Caswell-Massey – Almond and Aloe Hand Cream with Silk, you can leave your hands feeling silky smooth and wrinkle-free.

Cuticles are another major concern, and if neglected, can potentially ruin the look of your manicure and freshly painted nails. You should avoid cutting your cuticles at all costs, as this can damage the sensitive skin around your nails, and instead opt for a hassle-free cuticle remover that will allow you to push back cuticles without hassle.

Are you abusing your nails?

       
Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Are you abusing your nails?When it comes to anti-aging skincare, savvy women know to devote as much attention to their hands as they do their complexions. How come? It's simple, really. Hands can reveal a lot about a person's overall health and wellness. But even if hands are the pinnacle of your priorities, you may find that your nails aren't as sharp-looking as you'd like.

The problem with your talons may come down to something as simple as bad habits. Your mom probably shook her head whenever she saw you munching away on your nails as a kid, and if this is a quirk you've carried over from childhood, chances are it's one of the main reasons your nails aren't in great shape. If you've also been neglecting to care for your cuticles, your nail beds could be overrun in the worst kind of way possible by cuts and inflammation.

By applying an ultra-hydrating cuticle oil treatment to the base of your nails on a regular basis, all the nutrients you'll need will be right at your fingertips.

One of the other major problems that nails contend with is yellowing. Smoker's beware – this vexing dilemma is often directly correlated to nicotine usage. However, frequent nail polish use can also lend a yellowish tint to your talons. To overcome this, be sure to grab a multi-functional enamel polish that acts as a base and fixing coat to correct any discolorations. Not only will you see a difference in the way polish looks when applied, but you'll also be sporting stronger, healthier nails!