“Are those real nails or fake nails?
This is a question I’ve been asked for more than 50 times in two years. And before we proceed, let me just answer it for you guys once more: Yes, darlings, those are 100% real nails.
A lot of people have been asking me how I manage my naturally long nails. They would also follow it up with: “How can they not break? Mine break so easily.” Some also ask awkward questions like :
“How do you pick your nose?” or “How do you wipe your ass?”
Seriously? Three words. TISSUE and SKILL. Hahahaha
Also, some people say something like “You don’t wash dishes/ clothes or do house chores, do you? “I somewhat find this insulting mostly because it doesn’t sound like a question when they say it . Well, it might be difficult to believe but people with long nails are able to do all the things that short nailed people do without any problems. It just takes getting used to the nails and having nails that are as strong as a rock. >0<
But how exactly can we ensure that our nails are strong enough to endure all the chores you put them through?
Washing dishes, doing laundry, and all other activities that involves water contribute to weak nails. Most people don’t grow their nails, not even 1 cm long, because their nails break so easily during house chores. This occurrence makes people believe that individuals who do a lot of chores cannot have long nails and those who have long nails don’t work much around the house or don’t do anything in the house at all. It’s time to change that belief.
So is it really possible to have long gorgeous nails and still rock in all the house chores? The answer is:
You don’t have to go to a salon to achieve strong and healthy nails. Cause, come on, we all know how expensive salons can be and sometimes, especially in the Philippines, nail technicians lack the proper knowledge. Also, it would be expensive as you won’t achieve your goal in just one session. You’ll have to go there everyday. Hahaha. You only need one ingredient to make this possible. You can buy this on your own and would save lots of money and time. So, are you ready? Ready???? OK!
*drum roll fx* Introducing …. The great… The almighty… The undefeated… And the all time winner……………
!!! CUTICLE OIL !!!
What is a Cuticle Oil
Cuticle oil has been used by nail professionals and has already been tested and proven to give a lot of benefits.The real purpose of a cuticle oil is to make your nails healthy. Your nails becoming strong is only one of the many positive side effects of having healthy nails.
The oil also acts as a moisturizer to keep the skin around your nails from being dry. We all know that dry skin never looks good. It’s true even for your nails. Just imagine having a newly polished set of nails with beautiful designs and gems but with dry skin surrounding it. Wouldn’t that make your nails look awful? Your dry skin will take all the attention.
The cuticle oil is composed of a lot of natural oils like Sunflower oil, Jojoba Oil, and Grapeseed oil. It also contains Vitamin C and E. Take note that not all brands contain the same ingredients but they work in similar ways. Each ingredient does different things so if a cuticle oil brand has a different set of ingredients from another, there might be some benefits from the former that the latter couldn’t produce. So to find the right cuticle oil for you, it would be best to do your own research.
I use NSI’s Nurture oil. This product has done wonders for me. I have tried other brands but they are too expensive. This brand does more than the job for me. It has helped bring back the color of my nails after acquiring a yellow stain from a low quality base coat. I’m not sure about other brands but I’ll definitely stick to this brand.
When Should Cuticle Oil Be Used?
Distributing two drops of oil on 5 fingers is enough every time you use it. I recommend that you use it before/after the ff:
- After nail polish application or nail extension application;
- Before and After removing polish (If you do not wish to clean or apply polish);
- After cleaning (If you do not wish to apply polish);
- After any activity that involves the finger nails to be in contact with water for a long period of time like washing the dishes, doing laundry, or taking a shower/bath; and,
- Before and after soaking your nails in acetone (when removing gel polish or nail extensions).
Applying cuticle oil before or after the above activities would ensure that your nails will receive minimal to no damage. It would also be best to apply the oil at least twice a day even if you won’t be doing any of the above-mentioned.
I’ve sold cuticle oils to customers before and gave it as a gift to some family members and friends. Surely enough, they were satisfied and wanted more. I’ve had customer who had brittle nails but after trying the oil, their nails became stronger. They were quite surprised but, of course, satisfied.
Don’t be one of those people who keep on complaining about having weak nails. Do something about it. If not now, when? Remember what I always say:
‘Even the Smallest Detail can Matter’
I still have some cuticle oils left in stock so if you would want to purchase some, you can message me on Facebook.
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See you in the next blog!