With the spirit of the holiday season soon filling the air, as comes the gift planning, party preparations, and of course, seasonal craziness! Certainly an exciting time of year – and a fantastic excuse to treat not only family and friends, but yourself as well. Here’s how to get naturally shiny nails for the holidays (and beyond):
Amopé™ Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Nail Care System
I’ve always hailed over the benefits of regularly buffing and shining your nails. It increases blood circulation to the nail bed, stimulating growth, strengthening the nails, smoothing out any imperfections, and brightening them as well. Recently, I was introduced to the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System, which for sake of being a busy person – is an absolute blessing. It’s a convenient system (with an attachable file, buffer, and shine heads) that I can toss in my bag and use as needed. And since it’s an electric nail file, it does all the work! Oh buffing and shining can actually be somewhat tedious.
Since I’ve vowed to wear less nail polish (since it’s pretty toxic) and still want beautiful nails, this is the perfect device. It also makes for the perfect holiday gift for your lady friends or family, not to mention keeping your on nails looking elegant for all those fancy holiday events. And unlike nail polish, it’s also a shine that won’t chip off!
Natural Oil Application
Natural oils (like olive oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil….I can go on!) make for a fantastic therapeutic addition to your nail routine. Massage into your cuticles and nails to add moisture, heighten shine, and prevent nail chipping and brittleness. If you want to get really creative, add a few of your favourite essential oils to the mix (i.e. tea tree, lavender, orange) and enjoy some aromatherapy at the same time.
Horsetail is considered a natural cure for brittle nails due to its extremely high silica content, the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom actually. Take it internally as a tea and also use it as a nail rinse topically. Enjoy it daily and watch your nails naturally strengthen, while also improving your skin and hair!
Squeeze of Lemon
Rubbing a bit of lemon over your nails has a natural ability to whiten and brighten them! You can also mix some in with your natural oil application and enjoy the benefits of both. Since it is nature’s bleaching agent, this is especially helpful for stained yellow nails from the overuse of nail polish.
Eat a diet full of fruits, vegetables, grains (sprouted), nuts (sprouted), and seeds while avoiding anything processed, or as I’d like to call it “dead food”. You want to literally feed your hair, skin, and NAILS, like you do your entire body. Eat as much fresh, local, and organic produce as possible, and reap the benefits as your entire body becomes more vital from a cellular level.
- Don’t bite your nails – a terrible habit to break, since it does cause an unsightly nail appearance!
- Push back your cuticles instead of cutting them (they are a natural barrier to fungus and bacteria that should be touched!)
- Increase your water intake (especially if you are experiencing dry, brittle nails)
- Use gloves if washing your dishes with harsh soaps or if coming into contact with any chemical
- For hygienic reasons, never share your nail equipment (this is to avoid bacterial and fungal infections, or worse if there is blood contact).
The Amopé™ Pedi Perfect ™ Electronic Nail Care System is the perfect and effortless way to keep your toe and finger nails natural looking and shiny. Its ergonomic design allows for use on both toe and fingernails, and comes furnished with two different speed settings (Normal and Fast). The easy to use product comes with three different heads that allows you to file, buff and shine in less than a few minutes. Get yours now!
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