Who doesn’t love beautiful hands and nails?

With the fingernail art trend growing, everyone puts their hands on display all the time. With these basic fingernail and hand care methods, you can be assured your cuticles and nail art won’t be ruined.

Hand cream

1. Protect Using Sunscreen:

Just like your face, your hands can wrinkle real fast. Kitabayashi blends lotion with Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 38 and this is available for $34 and found on shiseido.com). If you don’t want dry hands, don’t use sunscreen alone.

2. Nail care easily with nail polish

Naively nails are quite awesome, nail enhancements really cause a lot of harm to your nails if you use nail polish inappropriate. Do you know that nail polish contains a harmful substance called acetone, and this weakens nails? Use only the best of polishes for your manicure. Do not use expired nail polish.
You should use some nail friendly products and environment such as: sns dipping powder, dnd nail polish or kiara sky gel nail polish

3. Protect with anti-aging face cream

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift can be found at drugstores for $20 and above. With its retinol element it improves elasticity. Using this product at the back of your hands overnight helps conquer crepeyness.

4. Moisturize post-sanitizer:

This step is important but most of us wouldn’t think about it. Too much alcohol dehydrates the nails and skin and aids polish chip. Just be patient till the sanitizer dries up.

5. Master the art of cuticle care:

Your manicure will look old if you allow your cuticle to tear and dry up. If you also cut up your cuticles, you open them up to infections and they will end up looking worse. Try nipping only nails that can wiggle and exfoliate your hands with a body scrub. Available on sallybeauty.com for $6, the Be Natural Eliminator can soften your cuticles weekly. You can then push them back gently using a cuticle stick.

6. Use oils to lube up:

The best way to keep your skin moist is by using oils. We recommend Sally Hansen Chapped Hand Creme. It contains safflower seed oil that is good for the skin and can be found at drugstores for only $6..

7. Don’t put your hands into icy or hot water:

As cold water can cause a constriction and dilate your capillary vessels, which in turn leads to redness, hot water can also dry up your skin by taking away sebum.

8. Milky hand washes are fantastic:

The clearer the cleanser, the possibility of it drying out your skin is increased. Soaps that are often marked “antibacterial should be avoided. This is because they contain a harsh chemical called triclosan and they can harm your skin. You can opt for soaps that contain natural antibacterial elements like eucalyptus or tree oil.

Would your nail art make you love yourself any less?

My close buddy Claire from my birthday team had written this charming article about how we as females never go easy on others, ourselves and also our nail art. She recommended some sort of task where we each do whatever love to our nails, whether it takes the whole day to get it done or some plain manicure, just do whatever brings a smile to your face that day. 🙂

Here is what got me in a smiling mood today by sns nails dipping powder

nail polish

I wasn’t able to sleep properly last night and I have been feverish and having illness symptoms for a few days. I’ve been distracted all day at school and couldn’t wait to get home and work on kiara nail polish. My boyfriend wasn’t helpful when he took off my pink polka dot mani that was pretty awesome and I’ve had it on for just one day haha. I concluded I really loved the white nails so I was going to use them as an inspiration to do more nail art.

This time, I just stayed with the group doticure and restricted my shades to 4 of each colour. I was able to use multiple scaled covering tools, and in the end, you wouldn’t be able to tell which was which. I still loved it that way though. 🙂 They were fun, bright and had me satisfied.

Rainbow doticure is something I have done before, and I don’t bother cleaning up till the past few weeks. I also did not realize that you don’t HAVE to colour all the way to the follicle and each side to ensure it looks excellent. LOL :). No wonder I had my nails looking like a child had it done for me. Nonetheless, I believe a kid would have done better. It is wonderful I am getting better with this.

Most people wouldn’t have gone with my choice of black/gray nail I used to dim the brights, but I was loving it. What I required was an accent to break the colours up a little. What I did was using black to dot the rainbow nails and ground the colours. The black was able to give the nail art the dimensions it needed.

Have you attempted a doticure before? I think this style really reveals how wonderful an effective a dotting tool can be. If and when you decide to give this art a shop, please do not forget to send me the pictures so I can drool over them. 😀

Portland Wedding | Alex + Allie | Union Pine

Alex and Allie.  The Al Pals.  These two people have quickly secured a spot at the top of my favorites list.  The kind of people that look you in the eye when you’re talking, who are charming and kind apart from one another, and then even better together.  They have such a fun banter with each other, but always with a respect and love that’s obvious to someone even meeting them for the first time.

And, OH, their portraits.  They completely shut it down.  I blame the fact that we didn’t do an engagement session together on why there are so many portraits of them, but really, they’re just that easy to photograph.  The kisses, glances, and laughs shared between them are both sexy and fun, making my job the easiest in the world.

And let’s talk about their wedding people.  Easy going but well-planned; a chic location with minimalistic vibes; guests who were smiling and laughing together the whole time.  It doesn’t get better.  Alex + Allie, you two are truly amazing and I’m so lucky to have shared this beautiful day with you.

xoxo

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North Bend Wedding | Bybee Farms | Kaycee + Andy

I have met the best people this past year.  It’s a side effect of shooting weddings that I hadn’t thought about before getting into the business, but one for which I’m very thankful for.  Kaycee and Andy are two such people and I really can’t say enough good things about them.  The way they talk to each other, the way they talk to their families; their conversations are generous, loving and respectful.  Just being around them creates a zen moment and I loved every second of working with them. There was so much love and laughter flowing through their ceremony and reception that my face hurt from smiling while editing their images.  The toasts were amazing and I could go on an on really, but I think the photos will do a better job of explaining.

Thank you K+A for inviting me to your amazing day!

xoxo

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