Health & Style Institute Beauty Bites

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Keeping nails healthy and strong can be difficult. Daily wear and tear can take a serious toll on the appearance of nails, not to mention the time and ability it takes to keep your nails looking their best. So how can you keep your nails looking freshly manicured? Here are a few easy to follow tips that can help you nail down healthy habits.

Keep nails moisturized.
Moisturizing will help prevent breakage and will approve the overall appearance of the nail bed. Add a little lotion or oil on the top and sides to stop chipping and splitting. Some retailers have some fantastic cuticle creams that are inexpensive and can fit into your bag for those on-the-go moments.
Take plenty of vitamins.
Biotin supplements are packed with Vitamin B which has been linked directly to enriching and fortifying nail thickness. Available at any local drug store, taking one Biotin vitamin a day will create super strong, fierce nails.

Take it easy on the hand washing.
No one wants to have dirty hands, but this can make a huge difference in the health of your nails. Over washing can cause waterlogged nails which will ultimately weaken and dry them out. Use an all-natural hand sanitizer when you must clean hands quickly. Also, remember to always wear gloves when cleaning around the house to avoid any unnecessary contact with harsh chemicals.

Stay away from acetone-based polish removers.
Everyone knows acetone is bad news for good nails. It strips the cuticles, making them brittle and dried out. With plenty of options, always choose a non-acetone polish removers. In addition, try clear polish for moisture! Not only can a simple layer or two of clear nail polish lock in moisture, it can help protect against nasty chemicals and harsh elements that nails come into contact with on a daily basis.

Avoid trimming nails.
Using a nail clipper may be a time saver, but there is a risk of trimming nails too short and this can be painful and extremely damaging to the cuticle and the skin that lies beneath. Filing nails with a smooth file as opposed to a rough emery board will help in shaping and maintaining nice nails.

Have a professional manicure at least once a month. Letting a patient, knowledgeable nail artist work on getting those nails clean and beautiful will make it easy to maintain great nails. Our nail services start at only $5! Come be pampered soon with a relaxing mani and pedi! Check our services menu here: http://ow.ly/zpSul.

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The weather’s warming and with that, off come the gloves, and out come open-toed shoes and sandals. And all over the spring runways and current magazines, we’re seeing more subtle nails . Some of springs big nail trends include:

Whites & Neutrals

White nails make your hands look elegant and modern. And white needn’t be boring; from super opaque and semi-sheer to shimmer, there are tons of finishes and variations you’ll find a flattering white no matter your skin tone.

Taupe polishes are a dream come true. They seldom go out of style, go with everything you’re wearing (makeup, bag, outfit), and when they chip, it’s much less noticeable.

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Melons

Coral has long been a favorite during spring and summer, but this year we’re seeing softer melons, less in your face shades. Control how much the color to pops with the various finishes, muted, sheer, and opaque.

Greens and Blues

Out with the rich emerald, in with the seafoam green. Similar to mint, there’s more of a blue undertone which gives it a bit of an unexpected twist and a fresher take on pale green nails.

When blues are really muted, they become almost neutral. The right pale blue goes with just about anything, yet makes your nails really pop. If full-on white feels too stark, this is your next best thing.

Pastels

Pastels are big, from refreshing and delicate pastel pinks, lilacs with a dusty-grey undertone, to a buttery pale yellow. Pastels are great for providing a nice subtle burst of color.

Come get your spring on; relax and enjoy a manicure and pedicure. With manicures starting at only $8.00, pedicures $12.00, you can use the savings towards a new pair of cute summer sandals!