Today's post is about something that I really like: nails!
Last year I wasn't working so hard and procrastinating so much on taking care of my appearance. So it was really common for me to do my nails frequently.
Here are some pictures of what I'd done before.
So as you can see, I love beautiful nails. I feel bad when I don't have the time to do them and when I take good care of them even my confidence and self-esteem get better!
But today I'm showing you the basics of how we do our nails in Brasil. People usually get them done by professionals, but you can save a lot of money by doing them yourself. It's very important for you to have your own material and don't share it. There's a risk of catching fungi and bacteria diseases which you might have to get treatment for the rest of your life! In beauty salons they have a special machine to disinfect everything.
Most women here don't like keeping their cuticles undone. It's ugly and gross and when you use nail polish they always get in the way.
First, I use some moisturizer for really dry skin in my cuticles and leave my fingertips on warm water for five minutes or more. It's for people who have a darker skin complexion, because this type of skin needs more attention to not dry out.
Then I detach the cuticle from the nail, pulling out the parts from the edges on the sides between the fingers and the nails, always carefully, so I don't hurt nails or fingers.
The next steps most of you know... Using nail files and nail polish.... Ta-daaa! :)
I hope you like the post! Please leave a comment and share! ;)
How do you do or get your nails done? How often? Do you have any tips about it?