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Why your nails are not growing!

Hey everyone, welcome back to another post. For today’s blog post we will be talking about nails! Nails is a big thing going on now either your growing your nails or some are going for acrylic nails. But I know some women can be wondering why are my nails not growing? Hopefully I can answer some of those questions. I just would like to make a disclaimer that I am giving info I have learned personally from being an esthetican.

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Giving a break

One of the things I’ve learned since working doing nails and being educated in school. It’s always good to give your nails a break. Just like our hair and skin even our nails need to be nourished. I think we often do not know the amount of stuff we do to our nails can affect its growth, color and strongness. Working as a nail technician at the time i always would get large amounts of questions on “why are my nails are not growing?” or “why is the color not healthy?“. Even to “my nails don’t feel as strong anymore”. And my first answer is “have you gave them a break?” or “have you used your cuticle oil?“. And it’s always a no we often forget that are nails need care too.

Causes & Effect

There can be a lot of causes to why your nails can not be growing. I can’t get into all of them but we can talk about the most common reasons to why they are not. The number one reason now a days to weakness I noticed is a lot of girls and women love to wear acrylic. There is nothing wrong with wearing acrylic, most of the shops are not properly using the right powder and the removal process they do is damaging your nails. Repeating this process over and over is weakness on overtime. The process of wearing acrylic and getting consistent refills and not allowing them to get removed and giving your nails a break also allows weakness.

Discolouration to nails can be a few things for the causes,but the number one thing I noticed to cause a lot of it is not wearing a proper under coat. Before applying any color to your nails you need to always apply a under coat. This protects the nails from the colour being applied. If no coat is being applied nails start to get a discolouration and sometimes might tend to look yellowish. Sometimes yellowish to nails can be start to nail fungus, I just want to make a disclaimer that am not saying you do have it. This would be something your doctor would have to confirm.

In other words, another service a lot of women don’t know they need a break from is shellac. Yeah shellac. It’s a popular service but if you don’t get it properly removed and keep your nails no riches then your nails can get weak. Proper removal is using the shellac removal foils and letting them fall off. This protects your nail plate. Also remember to always nourish it after getting them done. Apply cuticle oil, any oils that are good for nails and rubbing I this around the nail plate and cuticle area. This makes your shellac last longer and keeps your nails strong and your cuticles from going dry.

Effects

Overall, I know a big thing that bothers us is cracked cuticles, split nails, hang nails etc. But the causes to most of this is dryness. If you don’t overly apply oils to these areas daily it can lead to these issues. Another disclaimer when trimming your cuticles you don’t want to overly trim to much off because it will grow back faster and thicker. This is because are cuticles are there to protect and if too much is take off it will grow back.

Conclusion

In conclusion, following basic practices of nail care and giving your nails a break can impact a big change on how your nail looks and feels. Another great tip to helping your nails are also just taking vitamins and keeping up with drinking water. All of this can result in better nail growth. I hope my post helped you all, if you all have any questions on anything you can always leave a comment. Please like, share and comment! If you haven’t got to read my last post you can find that HERE.

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How to grow your brows

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. I hope everyone had a great relaxing weekend. So you want to know how to get thicker brows or at least get your brows growing! I just want to say whatever I state is what I did and it has worked for me and I noticed a change. So I’d be telling you how to came up with my theory and then get into the steps to achieving thicker longer growing brows.

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Background to theory

So a couple years back when I started my program in becoming a esthetician we was starting to learn waxing. Now I loved waxing everyone else but my brows lol. I honestly hardly had any brows this was just natural genetic. I felt like there wasn’t much I can do with them. If I tried and shape them I just might lose to much hair. I still did wax them here and there I had no choice. I did end up liking the end results because it was much easier for me to fill in my brows.

Gaining Growth

So the trick I realized to gain the growth I wanted was one waxing and the second trick I was always doing was brushing my brows. Yup lol just simply brushing my brows everyday. This trick worked because your then stimulate growth. Also because I had to get them waxed that also played a part by allowing the growth to be fuller too. So doing these two things allowed growth and fullness.

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Brow Hack

Oils for growth

There is also various oils out there that help with hair growth. For extra blood stimulation you can add oils onto your eyebrow brush. Doing this everyday or every other day will increase more growth. You can also apply it anywhere else you are trying to increase hair growth.

  • Lavender Oils
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Cedar wood Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Thyme Oil
  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil

And there you have it! A list of great essential oils for growth. I have used a few of these and I must say I love them. And now you can go and get those brows to fullness. Thanks for reading today’s post. If you haven’t got to read my last post you can find that HERE. Please like, share and leave a comment!

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Must haves for Spring

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. Back to another week, hopefully it goes by fast. I can’t believe it’s March already! February has come and gone so quickly. I literally feel like it just was the start of 2020 yesterday. And since it’s March I’ve been feeling spring vibes coming on lol. Like seriously guys from since the end of February I have been feeling this way. And this inspired me for today’s blog post. My must haves for my spring inspired outfit ideas. And this might give you an idea of what you might chose for your spring wardrobe.

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So despite the huge amounts of snow I’ve been getting where I live, I’ve been feeling spring vibes. I have been inspired by a lot of spring outfit ideas for the past week. I mean some of them I can wear out now but it wouldn’t be the same lol. These spring outfits ideas get me so excited for spring approaching. I mean it’s the closest am going to get right now.

Graphic Top: Missguided x Hayden Williams Collection

Trousers Pants: Zara

This next outfit idea I absolutely love, it’s cute and I can dress it up or down. This is actually one of the outfits I could possibly wear now depending on the temperatures. I love how super simple it is yet the comfy crop bomber can bring a chic look to the outfit.

Cropped Bomber : Missguided

Cropped top: Small Boutique (can’t remember the name) lol sorry.

Black Bow Tie Trousers: Zara

So this outfit I already have been wearing all the time, it’s one of my favourites. The material is pretty warm so you can wear this in the spring too possibly pair it with a cute denim jacket. But of course for now I either wear it with my winter parka or on the lighter temperature days my black biker jacket. In the photo I decided to pair this with my long camel jacket. This gives the outfit a more dressed up vibe. Which I thought looked super cute.

Two Piece Matching Set: Fashion Nova

Longline Camel Fur Jacket: Zara

And last but not least, I was feeling of course sweater dress vibes. I don’t know about you but I have been loving a good sweater dress. I love how simple yet cozy and stylish they can be. You can dress them up or down and yet be super warm. I decided to pair this cozy black one with my black biker jacket. If I had to pair a bag with this outfit I’d pair a coloured bag to bring a bit of a pop.

Black Biker Jacket: Fashion Nova

Black Turtleneck Sweater Dress: Pretty Little Thing.

Thanks for reading today’s post, look out for another post coming this week. If you all are loving these look books let me know in the comments and I’ll get into doing more! Also which outfit is your favourite let me know! Please share, like and comment. Also if you didn’t get to read my last post you can find that HERE.

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Netflix Movies to watch on Valentines Day

Hey everyone, happy Valentine’s Day! And those who don’t celebrate happy Friday. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. This week has not been my greatest, it has been tiring and I cannot wait for the weekend. Me and my husband hate the Valentine’s Day crowd every year so we are actually going out on Sunday. So for today’s post, for a night in here are my Netflix movies for Valentine’s Day. I love these movies and can watch them over and over and also the ones my husband can tolerate lol. So without further ado let’s get started.

To all the boys I’ve loved before
To all the boys PS: I still love you
Letters to Juliet
Happily Ever After
Midnight Sun

This last movie is one one of my favourites, sadly it is not on Netflix but you can look it up!

Everything, Everything

And there you have it! Six of my romantic favourites. I can literally watch these movies more than once and not get bored. I fell in love with each of these movies once I watched them. And hopefully you do too or at least one of them lol. Thanks for reading today’s blog post. What are some of your romantic favourites? Let me know in the comments. Please share, like and leave a comment. And if you haven’t read my last post you can find that HERE.

How to Contour for beginners

Hey everyone, welcome back to another post. I am happy I was able to get this post out, this post was long overdue. For today’s post I wanted to talk about how to contour. Contouring is a application technique used to create shadows and bring out your facial structure. This helps makes certain parts of the face stand out and also appear slimmer. The highlight part of contour and highlighting helps bring out the glow in your face of where the sun naturally hits.

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Basic Contouring

So first I want to talk about the basics with contouring. When it comes to contouring you want to choose a shade that is one shade lighter down from your skin tone. Also another tip is knowing your face shape. One thing I notice a lot is that some people tend to contour the same. Your not going to want to do that. Your going to want to determine your face shape first so you know what areas to contour. For example, I have an heart shaped face so I try to always bring out my cheek bones and pay attention to around my chin area. Another tip is making sure to use the right product. But this would be all up to you!

Steps to contouring
  1. Prime with a primer also a moisturizer for your face.
  2. Apply your favourite foundation. With a damp beauty blender.
  3. To contour, your going to want to follow the structure and shadows of your own face shape. If you want to define your jaw line your going to want to blend powder or cream along your jawline. If you want to bring out your cheek bones follow the same steps. Here’s another tip if you love your nose you do not need to contour your nose!
  4. Set your make up, remember to along your T zone. Your going to want to do this with a setting powder. After setting with a powder you can set with a setting spray. Your going to just spray this and this will bring your makeup altogether!

I hope this post was helpful, I tried to get as detailed as possible. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If any of you have any questions about contour and highlighting please leave a comment. I am always happy to help and I always love reading your comments and questions. I must say contour and highlighting (well more contouring) is one of my favourite parts to a completed makeup look. I love bringing out my natural cheek bones and just playing around with it. What are some of your favourite products for contour and highlighting? Do you find it easy or difficult when it comes to contouring? Please leave a comment, like and please share! Also if you haven’t checked out my last post you can find that HERE.