Implements for Shaping
Keeping the nails neatly shaped and trimmed is an important part of grooming for both men and women, and the right nail implements
can make the process of perfecting the nails much easier. Use nail clippers to cut back the nails to the ideal length and then use nail files to create your preferred shape whether it's squared off or rounded. Always cut and file your nails when they are dry for best results, and move the file in just one direction to avoid splitting. If you have problem cuticles, calluses or rough spots on your hands or feet, you can find a variety of tools to help you deal with your concerns and improve your appearance.
Nail Polish for Your Mani- Pedi
For women, nail polish
is an essential part of any manicure or pedicure. To get long-lasting attractive results, you should always use a base coat, two to three thin coats of nail color and a top coat. You can select any shade that you find attractive, though some women like to match the color to their lipstick or their outfits. Having nail polish remover on hand is a must, so that you can whisk away any smears or streaks and easily change your polish to suit your mood.
Artificial Nails for Great Lengths
If you want the look of longer nails or want to cover nails that are discolored or marked with ridges or bumps, artifical nails and accessories
are the ideal solution. You can find stick-on nails that have self-adhesive backing and are just pressed in place on the nail bed. These nails are the easiest to use, but they are also the least permanent. Another option is to use tips, which you adhere with nail glue and then cover with polish. While this technique is messier and can take some practice to master, it does provide longer-lasting results when done correctly. You can also purchase gel polish
kits that recreate the hard, chip-proof effects of salon gel nails at home.
Treatments for Healthier Nails
The nails, hands and feet can suffer from a variety of problems, but there are nail treatments
made to help you overcome them. If your nails seem to break or bend too easily, you can purchase creams, lotions and special polishes to help strengthen them. If your cuticles are overgrown or dry, you can purchase products to soften or remove them. You can also find treatments designed to reduce the symptoms of nail fungus and products to help fill in ridges on the nails. Supplements that help promote healthy nail growth are also available, but be sure to talk to your doctor before adding one to your diet. back to top »
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