Sunday, May 13, 2012

At Home Mani-Pedi Maintance

At Home Mani-Pedi Maintenance

Going to the nail shop can get costly sometimes. Outside of the money spent, sets and fills can be damaging to the nail itself. When my pockets need to take a break from nail shops I have a routine that help keep my nails and skin healthy and smooth.

1. Primp and Polish with Studio 35 4-Way Buffer

Even out, smooth, shine and buff nails all in one --- all the things you go to the nail shop for in the convenience of your home! A 4-way buffer is especially good for when you're taking off artificial nails or simply cutting down outgrown nails.

2. Exfoliate and Smoothen Out with Body Scrubs

I absolutely love body scrubs, even more so I absolutely love Body Shop Body Scrubs; Bath & Body Works has good scrubs, but their texture is different. After fixing the nails, quick and easy ways to tend to dry or rough skin are body scrubs.

Brazil Nut and Mango are my two choices for body scrubs. Within the context of manicure and pedicure, a small amount of body scrub on hands and feet will exfoliate and soften. If you have time or need a good moment of relaxation, make it a full spa treatment by indulging in a full body scrub before proceeding with your mani-pedi.

3. Soften Up with Body Butters

Lock in moisture with a body butter. Body butter soften the roughest skin and leaves a light hint of the many varieties it holds. Regardless of the misconceptions of hemp products there are many benefits to them. Hemp Body Butter is a natural antioxidant and sun blocker. Actual hemp seed oil itself resembles skin lipids, which are important in lubricating surfaces(i.e skin), alleviating skin conditions like acne and eczema.
 I switch back and forth between Hemp Body Butter and Almond Body Butter, at the moment into the Almond. Almond Body Butter makes the skin smooth and tender and prevents premature appearance of wrinkles. Whatever your pick your skin and nails will look as fresh as if you walked out of the nail shop.

4. Protect with Acrylic Top Coat

         Because nail polish done at home typically doesn't last as long as nail color done in a shop, Sally's Acrylic Top Coat clear polish is convenient and allows your nails to take a break but still look taken care of at the same time. Acrylic Top Coat helps at home pedicure nail color last weeks more than normal.

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