Do you try the changing trends(as the chart above shows) or are you a tried and true short and active or natural nail wearer? Which shape has given you a longer and better wear for your lifestyle? It is not always the polish that is the chipping culprit.
How comfortable are you that restaurant workers now wear these gothic three inch rhinestone nails as they prepare and serve our food(s)? What are the health guidelines for this new hopefully soon ending fad? How are they required clean them? Women do have more to do on a bathroom break than men???
Think about it.
Finally, we’re in the winter months. That means dry skin and hair! What are you doing to keep those hands and feet moisturized? At, DEW DROP NAILS, I emphasize the importance of wearing gloves when the temperature is 50 degrees or less. Lotions with oil base are recommended. If you like the scent of your favorite lotion, just add the oil of choice to this lotion in “another” small carry bottle. Or use the your favorite oil on your moist skin right out of the tub and then use your lotion for lasting fragrance.
Be kind to someone today.
Discipline or Regret
In life we suffer one of two pains, pain of discipline or pain of regret. The pain of discipline weighs ounces ~ doing what needs to be done, getting up earlier, develop a budget. But, the pain of regret weighs tons ~ heartache, divorce, lost of center/focus, loneliness. As we continue to make choices, which will you choose? The pain of discipline or the pain of regret?
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
CHINA GLAZE FALL 2021
China Glaze ~~ Autumn Spice
OPI’S SUMMER COLLECTION ~ MALIBU
HAND AND WRIST HEALTH
How do your wrists feel? Are they a little tired or sore from all of the work from home work(computer, iphone or stirring)? Our hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard. These repetitive motions can create weakness and stiffness in your wrists, hands and fingers. As a nail technologist, it’s my thumbs!
Practicing simple exercises can help prevent injury. Exercises can strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible. So here are a couple you can try right now:
Always speak with your doctor before attempting new stretches or treatments. It’s important to determine the exact cause of your wrist pain FIRST.
While standing, place your palms together in a praying position.
Have your elbows touch each other. Your hands should be in front of your face. Your arms should be touching each other from the tips of your fingers to your elbows.
With your palms pressed together, slowly spread your elbows apart. Do this while lowering your hands to waist height. Stop when your hands are in front of your belly button or you feel the full stretch.
Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds, then repeat.
Next, extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height.
Keep your palm down, facing the floor. Release your wrist so that your fingers point downward.
With your free hand, gently grasp your fingers and pull them back toward your body.
Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
How does that feel? Remember take it slow and never cause yourself any pain.
Until next time. GRACE & PEACE