The struggle is real when you're trying to figure out how to make your nails grow faster. Even though fingernails grow about three millimeters a month, if you have brittle nails, peeling nails or are addicted to nail biting, this can seriously hinder your quest for strong, pretty nails. read more
Whether it's part of your girls-night-in itinerary or your budget-lockdown savings strategy, giving yourself a manicure always seems like a great idea -- at first. But somewhere between slathering on hand lotion, filing your nails to perfection and delicately dabbing on Ballerina Slipper, this charming at-home-spa fantasy tends to devolve into, well, a total nightmare. read more
Wear your heart on your fingertips this V-Day with one of these flirty Valentine's Day nail art ideas. From subtly embellished nail art ideas to bold patterns and plenty of (non-cheesy) hearts, there are Valentine's Day nails for everyone -- and nail art designs for every skill level. Get Pinterest-ready fingertips with nail-art tutorials, straight from our favorite nail polish brands and bloggers. read more
We love cute nail designs as much as the next girl, but their adorability factor takes a backseat to two things: our talent and our patience. We are admittedly lazy creatures who don't want to spend an entire afternoon cultivating our nail art. So we've rounded up the most gorgeous -- and easy -- nail designs, from feminine and sweet to edgy and chic, that you'll want to copy ASAP. Here, the manicure inspiration you need for every occasion. read more
The best way to showcase your festive flair this holiday season? With your decked-out, holiday nail design. We've put together the ultimate advent calendar of holiday nail art for the days of December, and it's got enough holiday nail designs to keep you busy from now until January 1 -- whether you spend it curled up watching "The Christmas Story" for the umpteenth time, sipping hot cider by a crackling fireplace, or jetting from one champagne-fueled fete to another. read more
The holidays are quite literally your time to shine. And sure, you can go crazy with strobing powder or twinkly eye shadow, but one of our favorite ways to get festive is with our fingertips. We're talking gorgeous, glistening glitter nail polish. read more
Look out, ugly Christmas sweaters. There's a new holiday trend that outshines you in over-the-top festive flair. We're talking, of course, about spectacularly bad Christmas nail art. read more
From adorable fall nail designs to Thanksgiving nail art, these fall nails are a must-have this season read more
Stiletto nails -- the long, pointy nails that overtook our Instgram feeds seemingly overnight -- may seem impractical to many a manicure enthusiast. Sure, the pointed nails may render everyday tasks like texting impossible, but just like their namesake the stiletto heel, stiletto nails offer some surprising benefits. For starters, sleek-and-slender stiletto nails elongate the fingers, as well as the nail beds -- giving manicurists more room to create amazing stiletto nail designs. And whether you decide to go with minimalist white or black stiletto nails or more over-the-top pointy nail designs, one thing is for sure: razor-sharp stiletto nails add instant sex appeal to any manicure. read more
Let your fingers do the haunting with DIY Halloween nail art 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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