Thursday, March 26, 2009

How to do acrylic nail art and designs(Part 1)

Acrylic nail a popular form of nail extension using liquid and powder nail extensions. The most common is the normal pink and white 'French tips'. However, now there are hundreds and thousands of nail art acrylic designs. Colors can be mixed to form patterns or shapes, glitters can be added to create glitter tips and other various media. Apart from that, acrylic nails art is lasting and will not wear and chip as enamels or nail polish easily do. Now, with coloured powders, acrylic nails can be consider as permanent nail art that last till the next appointment.

Below is a video I found from youtube that shows the whole process on how to do nail art acrylic. Enjoy!!

Nail art acrylic is very fascinating and there is alot to learn. Here is another helpful video from youtube that teaches how to do acrylic nail art and also some nice acrylic nail designs.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Update on How to Get Nice Shiny Nails Naturally

I tried on myself the tips mention earlier on "How to Get Nice Shiny Nails Naturally". Here is the comparison on the result. This was done just using nail buffer. As you can see, before i buff my nail, it looks dull. But, after i used the nail buffer, my nails instantly become shiny and smooth to touch :). However, sorry for the poor image quality. I'm just using my camera phone. Hopefully somewhere new future i can earn enough money to buy a better camera for a better image quality :P.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chapped Lips Remedy Treatment

Chapped lips, or refered as dry lips or cracked lips is quite common especially during the winter or dry weather. The definition of chapped lips from Wikipedia states that "Chapped lips is a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture." However, there are more causes of chapped lips. Below I've list down all the chapped lips causes and their remedies:
  • Licking your lip. It's a myth that licking your lips helps to prevent lips to be chapped. On the other hand, it worsen the condition. It may provide temporary relief (like for a minute or two) but later it may cause even a drier lips, or worse, cracked lips. The saliva will momentarily apply moisture but will then evaporate and leave the lips drier than before. Furthermore, saliva contains digestive enzymes that will not do sore lips any good. If it has been a habit, try apply something bitter or distasteful on the lips to remind and prevent yourself from licking. After some time, you won't have the habit of licking again ;)
  • Sun exposure. Similar to the adverse effect of over-exposure of sun to our skin. So, make sure to wear lip balm or lipstick that contains built in sunscreen.
    Mentholatum Natural Ice Medicated Lip Protectant SPF 15, Mentholatum 0.16-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 12)
  •  Breathing though the mouth. This happens normally when a person nose is blocked especially during sleep. Make sure nose is clear or apply some oilment to relief nasal congestion.
  • Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste with Baking Soda and Essential Oil of Mint - 7 ozSensitive to toothpaste. Toothpaste(this also applies to mouthwash, chewing gum and candy) contains chemical such as flavoring agents that can cause chapped lips to those who are allergic or sensitive to them. Futhermore, toothpaste with tartar-control can dry the lips even more. So choose your toothpaste wisely or you can also brush with baking soda as an alternative. You might be surprise to know that using baking soda also helps to whiten the teeth and prevent cavities as well. More on that on my how to whiten teeth naturally post here. Also, if you prefer a more traditional method, Neem twigs can also be used for brushing teeth. Otherwise try natural toothpaste like Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste. Almost all of the reviewer in Amazon rated it with 5 stars.
  • Deficiency of vitamin B complex and iron. Food high in vitamin B complex are whole-grain products, milk, meat, eggs, cheese and peas and food high in iron are liver, kidneys and meats. So make sure you get enough of them.

If your lips are already chapped, using creamy type of lipstick or lip balm can soothe and prevent further damage. Remembering to apply AND reapply lipbalm (after eat/drink/wipe your lips), can be one of the best preventive measure against chapped lips. Above is an example of good lip balm to use. It received lots of good reviews in Amazon.

Also, make sure that you keep yourself well hydrated as the main cause of chapped lips is dehydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Also, you may consider to add humidifier to your home or office to moisten the air around you.
Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Penguin Shape