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Spring into Nails of the Season

March 24th, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

As spring arrives you may have noticed your nails are in need of a little attention. Winter zaps moisture from your cuticles and leaves nails dry and brittle. With nice weather around the corner, it's time to revive those nails. We've got some tips and tricks for you to get your nails back in tip-top shape. Plus, check out our list of hot nail colors for spring.

Use moisturizer on cuticles. Your cuticles can benefit from a little moisturizer, just as your hands do. When you're applying hand cream, put a dab on each cuticle and work it in. When cuticles get dry they stick to the nail give your nail a crusty look. Eliminate this problem with a lotion containing vitamin E, or you can buy specific cuticle cream at most department stores for $15 or less.

Wear a protective layer of polish. A coat of polish is an easy way to spice up your look and adding a protective layer of polish has several benefits. For starters, adding a topcoat prevents the color from chipping, but many protective paints also have nutrients that make nails stronger. Look for a product that has "protective" in its name to get the best results.

Ditch the acetone-based remover. When it comes time to remove the paint from your nails, use a non-acetone based remover. Most products say ‘acetone based' or ‘non-acetone based' on the front label. Acetone uses harsh chemicals to remove the paint. While it removes the color in just a few swipes, it also takes natural oils with it. Non-acetone based remover still uses a solvent to get rid of the paint, but it's gentler on your nails. It will take a little more elbow grease to strip the paint, but it's better for the health of your nails in the long run.

Pick the perfect spring color. This year pastels are in. Ditch the dark reds and deep purples and break out the lighter colors. Coral, light blue, teal, lilac and almond are all in fashion. Of course, a traditional French manicure hasn't gone out of style, but if you're looking to add some kick to your nail color try adding a few gems. Use a manicure stick to drop a small dot of clear polish on your already painted nails and then add a gem.

With a little maintenance and a dash of pastel paint, you'll have your nails ready for nice weather in no time.

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