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Essential Nail Items You Must Have at Home in 2021

As we continue to practice social distancing, you should know that there are numerous nail items you can use to beautify yourself at home with little stress.  Instead of spending a tremendous amount of money going to the salon to make yourself look presentable, you can choose any design ideas and practice within your home.

Manicurist Tom Bachik always advises using home nail care items before the beginning of the global pandemic. Although some of these products require diligence, you will be an expert in no time if you keep practicing. The essential nail items in 2021 include:

Best Essential Nail Items at Home

Cuticle oil

Best Essential Nail Items at Home

It is straightforward to use if you adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions. They are available in different brands and designs as effective ones have little or no reaction on users irrespective of location. A good cuticle oil contains ingredients like Vitamin B5, E, and almond oil, making the nail appear more substantial and healthier. After applying your artificial product, you can use Gelixir soak off colors to remove remnants from your nails.

You can visit the nearby salon for your preferred design or color as there is a home delivery option. With a suitable cuticle oil, you do not need to worry about removing acetone products from your hand with no hassle. (more…)

How Can You Achieve Great Skin Every Day?

Many of us have a feeling that people usually have beautiful skin because of their genetics. The fun fact is, do you know that you can have better skin at any age? All you have to do is take off your skin or follow some easy steps every day, and you can change your skin texture for betterment.

How Can You Achieve Great Skin Every Day?

To Begin with the Skin Care Regime

You will always have to consider these three essential steps for your skincare;

Washing or Cleansing Your Face

For skin pampering, you need a face wash or a cleanser. Always choose the appropriate cleanser for your skin according to your skin type. There is gel, foam, creamy consistency in different cleansers. Moreover, you should apply these according to your skin type.

If you have dry skin, then try the best Korean cleanser for dry skin. For combined skin types, you can go for foam-based cleansers. For entire body cleansing, you can select the cleansing bars. Paraben and chemical-free cleansers or face washes are beneficial for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Instead, you can try neem-based face washes for such skin types. If you are suffering from pigmentation or dark spot problems, then try applying fruit-based products. Papaya or any fruit containing vitamins A and C are best for such skin textures. It helps to subtle down the dark spots nicely without causing rashes. (more…)

Best Professional Gel Nail Kits You Should Try Out

Gel manicure is increasingly growing as the favorites for women. Some women prefer to do their manicures themselves because they don’t have the time to visit a salon, but the right colors to use together are a worrying factor. Nail care product manufacturers have then made improvements to their packages to relieve their customers of the stress. That is why they started producing professional starter kits with all the necessary products needed to do the gel manicure.

Best Professional Gel Nail Kits

The starter kits do include top coats, base coats, UV or LED lights, and so on. Some of the best gel polish kits that you can go for are listed below:

Pro 45 Starter Kit

Pro 45 Starter Kit

The Pro 45 Starter Kit is a popular kit from Red Carpet Manicure. The kit looks professional, and it is also easy and fast to apply. It also has detailed instructions on how to use the gel for manicure and make it look professional. It lasts as long as two weeks before chipping off. (more…)

Ways Make Sure That the Piercing Experience Is Less Painful and Safe

If you love fashion jewelry and want to be updated with the trends happening all around ourselves, then you may already know about the piercings people are getting all over their body. Although the tradition of piercing is there in many countries from a pre-historic period, it’s taking a new turn in this modern era.

The starting of this piercing culture started to mark certain things for a different group of people; it even has benefits when done in the right places. We have specific acupuncture points in our body, stimulated by piercing to give different effects.

Now that we already know about the good outcomes and history of piercing, let’s talk about how to keep the experience safe and a little bit easier to bear.

Ways Make Sure That The Piercing Experience Is Less Painful And Safe If you love fashion jewelry and want to be updated with the trends happening all around ourselves, then you may already know about the piercings people are getting all over their body. Although the tradition of piercing is there in many countries from a pre-historic period, it's taking a new turn in this modern era. The starting of this piercing culture started to mark certain things for a different group of people; it even has benefits when done in the right places. We have specific acupuncture points in our body, stimulated by piercing to give different effects. Now that we already know about the good outcomes and history of piercing, let's talk about how to keep the experience safe and a little bit easier to bear. Safety First If the piercing goes wrong, then it can have an adverse consequence on your skin, especially if it's your tongue. Mouthwash for tongue piercing should be used. Don't worry! I am not trying to scare you off; I am just trying to make you alert to keep the safety standards before dreaming about wearing a piece of jewelry at your desired spot. Hygiene Wherever you are going, you need to make sure that the place is safe. How hygienic they are is the first thing you should consider when choosing a place to get a tattoo. They should use new gloves for every client; the needles should be adequately sterilized before every use. You need to check that you are using new needles for every customer or not and if the needles are kept in a sterilized place to keep the safety measures. You should also keep yourself clean before going for a session, keep yourself from touching the area after piercing, and even before the piercing; the area should be adequately sterilized as well. How To Keep The Experience Less Painful I know it can be hard to think about the pain, but it's just a one-time thing. Think about the jewelry you can show off and how it can make you look amazing. Some people might be brave enough not to think about the pain that much, but some of us may not go for it just for the sake of pain. Sudden Breathing Techniques Can Help To distract your mind, you can use some meditation or breathing techniques that may help you to cope up with the pain. You can ask someone who has gone through this already, or you can search or the internet, or you can even ask your piercer. A piercer has experienced various types of clients over the year, so asking them might be a wise choice. Distract Yourself We all know how our doctors used to distract us from the pain of getting an injection in our childhood, right? The fact is, it used to work for us for a certain age. You can just form a distraction technique that may work for you the best. Painkiller Before the session, you can just have a painkiller to ease your pain. But you should ask your piercer before taking any kind of medicine like this for safety. I am sure they will be able to help you and guide you properly. Numbing Cream Numbing for piercings may seem like an easy solution, but in reality, it might not be as useful as it looks like. A cream like this works only on the surface level, and it might irritate the skin as well. Conclusion If you want to have a piercing, just go for it. But before it keeping all the safety standards in your mind is necessary.

Safety First

If the piercing goes wrong, then it can have an adverse consequence on your skin, especially if it’s your tongue. Mouthwash for tongue piercing should be used. Don’t worry! I am not trying to scare you off; I am just trying to make you alert to keep the safety standards before dreaming about wearing a piece of jewelry at your desired spot.

Hygiene

Wherever you are going, you need to make sure that the place is safe. How hygienic they are is the first thing you should consider when choosing a place to get a tattoo.

They should use new gloves for every client; the needles should be adequately sterilized before every use. You need to check that you are using new needles for every customer or not and if the needles are kept in a sterilized place to keep the safety measures.

You should also keep yourself clean before going for a session, keep yourself from touching the area after piercing, and even before the piercing; the area should be adequately sterilized as well. (more…)

How to use DND gel nail polish

DND gel polish glitter is one of the best nail polish for your nail care, this ail product of different varnish glitters and nail polish colors. Regular polish won’t last as long as a gel, even if you use a gel topcoat.

Items needed for DND glitter polish

Here is the list of things needed for the proper application of DND gel polishes glitter. Before you can decide to opt for any individual manicure, you must get all necessary items ready. However, you can get the whole pack of DND nail gel polish or probably buy all the items separately.

Items needed are:

  • Buff tray.
  •  DND gel polish kits.
  • An Ultraviolet lamp.
  •  base/ topcoat.
  • Cuticle oil.

What differentiate DND gel polish supply from other gel polishes are:

DND gel glitter polish lasts longer on nails than other polishes.It dries up quickly when applied to nails.

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Dip Powder Starter Kit – Get Ready to do Your Nail Manicure

Talk of nail polish and the images of beautiful women displaying their incredible nail manicures come to mind. Do women need nail polish to look beautiful? The answer is a big NO because women are already beautiful. A perfect nail manicure can only enhance the inherent beauty of the magnificent creation called ‘Woman’.

Applying nail polish is not a new phenomenon today. It has been in practice in one way or the other for thousands of years. There have been improvements in the techniques/methods and the materials used by women to beautify their nails. Using dip powder is one such technique.

Advantages of dip powder nail manicure

Though many women swear by gel polish, dip powder has gained in popularity in recent times.

  • Contrary to what many people feel, you can do a dip powder job at home. Our dip powder starter kit can help you get the perfect manicure.
  • Dip powders are available in a fantastic array of colors.
  • You can end up with an exciting matte finish using dip powder.
  • Dip powder does not take much time to dry.
  • There is no need to expose your nails to UV rays in a dip powder manicure job.
  • Dip powder removal is a straightforward procedure.
  • LDS dip nails look great on every woman as they last for three to four weeks, much longer than gel nails.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from Rashes and Eczema

It’s no fun for you or your little one when they are itchy and miserable.

Unfortunately, kids are rash magnets.

And eczema is more common now than when we were children (1).

But your child isn’t doomed. There are simple ways to avoid eczema and rashes.

Let’s look at five things you can do to keep your kids safe.

Step one: check the label for irritants

Before you apply anything to your child’s skin, check the label.

Do you see ingredients like “parfum” or “fragrance?”

Scented products are often the culprit.

Artificial fragrances are one of the most common skin irritants.

This applies to detergent and softener for washing clothing, too.

Avoid the problem by using fragrance-free products. Don’t even settle for “unscented.”

Buy body wash for kids that doesn’t have perfumes. You don’t need this ingredient to get them clean.

Step two: apply moisturizer

Hydrated skin is resistant to irritation.

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10 Best Standout Nail Design Using OPI Products

Nail art has been around since time immemorial and it is fashion that will never go away. More and more ideas as coming in every now and then. The products to make manicure and pedicure more beautiful keeps springing from every corner and if you frequent social media, you’ll know what we are talking about. With famous and talented individuals flooding our newsfeed with their latest ideas, it’s hard not to be tempted not to try it.

No matter where you look, there’s just so many choices around. Each looking more stunning than the previous one. If you are still undecided what style to try this weekend, take a peek at our list of standout nail art that you can DIY using OPI dip colors.

1. Classic Brown

Sometimes nail art doesn’t have to be too elaborate to standout. Simple colors can be stunning too without trying too hard. Coconuts over OPI is nothing but stunning in every sense. The earthy touch looks good on every skin tone and will go with any outfit. It’s like wearing nude shoes that goes well from office to a dinner at a fancy restaurant.

2. Magenta Ombre

The clever polish names of OPI (Let Me Bayou a Drink, Taupe-less beach, Icelanded a bottle to name a few) is just one of the plenty reasons to love this brand. The formulation of the polish itself is more than enough reason. For one, it is formaldehyde-free that is safe for your nails. The impressive wide range of shades that they offer is also irresistible. Their Classic Nail Lacquer Collection has plenty of colors to make you go crazy like the rich shade of berries in three diluted shades of OPI’s Gel Color Collection: Another Ramen-tic, Arigato From Tokyo, and All Your Dreams.

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Win! Tickets To The Baby & Toddler Show

While I was pregnant Carl and I had great plans for my maternity leave. He’s self-employed so has almost complete freedom when it comes to taking holidays so we were going to make the most of my new found freedom and take impromptu trips away, should it take our fancy. Well I can report that eight months in, all we’ve managed was a pre-arranged trip to Norfolk with my family.

So when an invite to the Baby & Toddler Show landed in my inbox, I thought I’d throw caution to the wind and include an overnight stay. The northern show just happens to be in Manchester, which holds a special place in our hearts as it’s where we spent our first non-wedding-night night as a married couple before jetting off on our honeymoon – sorry if I made your brain hurt with that mouthful – so I’m very excited to return to our second favourite city as a family.

The show runs 7-9th October and has a pretty impressive line up of brands, including Bugaboo, Cybex, Joolz, Mamas & Papas, Silver Cross & Maxi Cosi to name but a few – we’re in the market for a new car seat so the timing is perfect.  There are expert speakers, products to test, a midwife drop in and, if that hasn’t sold it to you – a goody bag for all new mums and mums-to-be.

If you’d like to win tickets to the show, I have two to giveaway, valid for any date you chose. All you need to do is hit the Rafflecopter link below, and leave a comment telling me what your all time favourite baby / toddler products is!

If you don’t win tickets you can purchase with 1/3 off with the code BTN31.

If you’ll be at the Baby and Toddler Show let me know, it would be great to meet so fellow mamas!

I wish you the best of luck, but never fear, as if you don’t win you can book adult tickets for 1/3 off with the code BTN31

Happy Birthday To Henry. Happy Birthed-Day To Me

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As you’ll know if you read my last post,  this week we celebrated our little Hen’s first birthday, and I couldn’t resist a glass of prosecco to celebrate that Carl and I had successfully parented for a whole year. And I figured that this time last year, a prosecco might have taken the edge off a very long labour. So I owed it to my birthing self of a year prior to toast not only Henry’s birthday, but my birth-ed day. Justification right there, should ever I need it.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve learnt after 365 days of playing the mum game:

  1. Age old advice, but EVERYTHING IS A PHASE. I know it doesn’t help when you’ve not hoovered for a month and the blinds are sporting an inch thick layer of dust (who am I kidding, I’ve never cleaned blinds in my life) because your child has lost the ability to nap, but it’s true. Unfortunately good phases are still also phases. Four month sleep trickster, I’m looking at you.
  2. Do what works at the time, regardless of what anyone else says.  We’re currently co-sleeping (following Lullaby Trust guidelines). I’m aware that at some point it will become an issue, but at the moment we’re all getting more sleep, which means we’re all happier. You may be told you’re ‘making a rod for your own back’, but motherhood is blooming hard work and sometimes I need that rod to lean on.Trust your instincts, have confidence in your decision and move on.
  3. A new dawn is a new day. Yesterday might have been a washout. You’ve been sicked on, snotted on, pooed on and achieved nothing more than wiping off said excrement with a baby wipe, but tomorrow could be incredible. (Parenting) Life is a Rollercoaster -ahh wise words Ronan.
  4. Cutting little nails, cleaning first teeth and navigating a busy supermarket with a baby who’s on the wrong side of peckish all make you feel like you could play The Cube and win. Take your victories, however small.
  5. Hormones have ALOT to answer for.  Y’all know the ones I’m talking about. The ones that make you wail to your husband that you miss him WHILE HE’S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.
  6. Words spoken in the depths of sleep deprivation should be taken with a pinch of salt. Daddy: she doesn’t really think life is easier when you’re at work. Mummy: he doesn’t really wish he’d stayed at work. Hopefully not anyway.
  7. Accept that you will never wee alone, enjoy a hot beverage, sleep more than four to six consecutive hours, use an escalator, or any of these things my lovely friend Becky has listed in this hilarious post anytime in the near future. Then, if you do ever manage any you’ll have a whole new appreciation for them. Using an escalator is like Disney Land to me now….
  8. Despite any challenges our offspring might throw our way, the joy they bring you is immeasurable and there is no problem in the world feels like it can’t be appeased by seeing your baby smile.

So I’m sure I’ve missed a few parenting words of wisdom, as a year does not an expert make. Do you have any to share?