Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Year in Review

I was looking at some of my older swatches the other day and I noticed how the shape of my nails has changed tremendously throughout this past year. From rounded tips, to squoval, to square; it almost feels like my nails have gone through a major transformation.


I just wanted to show you all what perfect nail care can do to your nails! I'm not a reformed nail biter or anything but I never actually paid attention to my nails until I started this addicting hobby. I'm really happy with the shape and length of them now and I never imagined they would ever look like this. People often ask me whether they're fake (I usually take this as a compliment until they start doubting me. Lol!) and are really surprised when I tell them they're not. I just thought I'd let you all know that anything is possible and hard work really pays off so don't give up!! =)

Here are some things that I do differently now compared to when I first started:

1. I use a glass file.

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I really like glass files because they prevent my nails from peeling. Also, they hardly get dull and can be easily cleaned or sterilized with rubbing alcohol.

2. I moisturize a lot.

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My favourite cuticle care products include CND Solar Oil, Burt's Bees Lemon Butter, Lush Lemony Flutter, and CND Cuticle Eraser.

3. I avoid soaking my nails in water. This is very important to keeping the length and preventing breakage. Therefore, always remember to wear gloves to clean with and have polish on when you shower.

Here are just some of the tips to have healthier nails. I can post a more detailed guide if you ladies are interested. Also, please visit the MUA Nail Board for more expert advice! =D

Thanks for reading!

18 comments:

  1. I like your nails the best the way ther are now!
    xx

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  2. This is so neat to see the progression over a year - wow they have really changed and for the better too! Great post :)

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  3. Great progress - I *must* get better at moisturising... Do you also take Biotin?

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  4. *_*

    Your nails are so beautiful!
    I'm very interested in the more detailed guide too! n_n

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  5. Yes, they changed.... From pretty they became perfect.

    Funny how a blog transform our nails and the care we take of them. I too had round nails at the beginning. I also didn't pay attention to my cuticles or anything before starting my blog.

    Do you think they'll keep on transforming?

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  6. You should totally post that guide! I love knowing how others take care of their so i can take a few tips from them :).

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  7. I love your blog among so many others, it feels clean & refreshing!

    Not soaking nails in water...but what about soaking in warm water in a manicure bowl after applying cuticle softener, as recommended by some websites...

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  8. je t'aime the purple one the most! the one w/ polka dots. i know i've told u before. that shape i like the most too! but ur nails are always gorgeous whatever shape they are!

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  9. just realized my failed french. J'aime the purple one! and Je t'aime as well <3

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  10. I bought the same Lemony Flutter yesterday!!! Hope it will help!! I've heard about it from many people!!

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  11. That's really funny...I use the *exact* same moisturizing products! Except my CND cuticle remover is called "CuticleAway" and comes in a big squeeze-type bottle. BEST STUFF EVER.

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  12. Hi,

    your nails are goregeous! What is the number and the name of OPI nail polish in July 2009?

    Thanks,

    Lulu

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  13. I'm curious...what does solar oil do for your nails?

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  14. I agree 100%. Since October 2009, my nail habits have changed drastically, I have cuticle cream stashed everywhere! Great Post!

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  15. I ALWAYS have women asking me if my nails are real or not. I take it as a compliment too. =)

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  16. Beautiful nails!!
    Love the one from Chanel.. of course =)

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  17. Gorgeous colours!
    Love the blog.

    http://theallurehouse.co.cc

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  18. I have that same file, and yes i love it! I do however go back and forth with it, because I think that's okay... and they hardly peel anymore! I didn't know about the soaking them thing, I almost always have polish on in the shower but I will wear my dish gloves from now on. Also, I heard a lot of people swear by that lemony lush, but I just can't tell if it's just like some kind of placebo effect, it's so dang expensive.

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