Getting your nails done by a professional is a treat. It's relaxing, painless and, let's face it, really nice to have manicured hands and/or feet that look really good -- even upon close inspection. read more
Embracing the "It " shade of the season (anything pastel) doesn't have to mean wearing head-to-toe candy colors and looking like a marshmallow Peep. Incorporating the pastel trend into your makeup and nail routine is an easy way to add a soft touch of color that freshens and brightens your beauty look -- the only thing better than a fresh mani, after all, is one coated in the rosy pinks and buttercup yellows of your "Martha Stewart Living" dreams. Pick up one of these pastel shades for a DIY manicure, or head to the nail salon for festive finger tips that happily announce "spring is here." read more
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly read (or, hello, write) an original story about fingernails and their staggeringly long parade of accessories, a whole bunch of nail news floods your consciousness. Or, in my case, InBox. read more
It's not easy being green, but with the inspired new OPI Muppets Most Wanted collection, it's a cinch to be eight trend-tastic other colors. read more
Talk about always being a bridesmaid. Your dejected, Old Maid cuticles never receive any of the fanfare their more glamorous neighbors do, they merely get pushed around and cut away into oblivion. But, look out. Cuticles have had enough and aren't going to take it anymore. read more
Love trying new nail colors but hate buying/wasting an entire bottle for what boils down to a one- or two-time use? Sephora not only feels you, they're here to help. read more
While the world's winter sports elite continue their quest for Gold in Russia, the "biggest and most important world nail art contest" recently wrapped up in Italy. read more
After painting on a coat of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Bumster, use a black Sharpie (or some nail decals) and spell out what's on your mind -- in five letters or less. read more
Queen Latifah and Erin Andrews both wore "fanicures" to the Super Bowl. They opted for CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare and Wine to Five, respectively. [Instagram] read more
When 17 year-old Kiwi sensation, Lorde, took to the stage at the 56th annual Grammy awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, everyone expected a dark performance -- and, they got one. Right down to the singer's fingertips. read more
If you ever thought your nails were unimportant or if you've been neglecting your hands, now is the time to make them a priority. Just like your skin, they can dry out, peel, break, and become infected. Manicures and pedicures are cosmetic procedures that can help you keep your hands and feet healthy by grooming, trimming, buffing, and painting your nails, as well as managing calluses.
Taking Care of Your Nails
Make an effort to take good care of your nails, and you will be thrilled by the way they complement your own personal style. One easy way to keep them healthy is to drink lots of water. By keeping your body hydrated every day, you'll keep them hydrated, as well. Also, touch up your manicure on a daily basis to prevent chips and cracks and avoid using your nails as tools. This means no using them to pry things open, scrape things off, etc.
Other natural ways to keep your nails healthy include drinking fresh carrot juice daily, making sure that you keep them clean and moisturized, and making sure that your nail salon has hygienic practices.
Browse Total Beauty's nail care section to find other ways to keep your hands and feet looking their best. Our beauty experts have plenty of tips and tricks that are easy to employ.
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