How to Heal Damaged Nails

After wearing nail polish a lot, my nails started to crack and peel at the ends. They chipped and tore all the time! If you’re having the same issues with your nails, here are a few of my cure-alls:

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1. Stop wearing nail polish! This is the most important tip I could give! I did an experiment with Styrofoam and nail polish. I put a drop of polish on the foam and it burned an inch through. Different colors had different effects, and the darker the color the more it burned through. Give your nails a break for at least 5 – 8 weeks.

2. Use lotion on your hands daily, once in the morning and once at night. Rub it into your cuticles and nail beds, and use more than you think it sufficient.

3. Use cuticle oil on the nail itself instead of just the cuticle.

4. Stop messing with your nails! Don’t bite them, shape them with a file, or use those fake nail things. Refrain from pushing back your cuticles and filing your nails, as this weakens them.

5. Cut them shorter. If you trim your nails short then they have less of a chance of breaking off or splitting.

6. Eat healthily. Eat fruit, veggies, and protein every day as you should and drink plenty of water.

7. Use this nail cream if all else fails.

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Hope these tips help you restore your nails!

Photos, Nail Tutorial, + Coconut Cream Banana Pancakes

Happy Sunday all! Before the week starts, I wanted to share some of my most recent photos from the weekend and Friday. I used Repix, Photo Toaster, and Pixlr-O-Matic on my iPhone. The picture of Pigeon is the Aladin setting on Pixlr and that’s it.

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I did took photos of my latest nails and how I did them. I got the tape idea from The Beauty Department blog.

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Last, but definitely NOT least, yesterday morning my mom made gluten free, dairy free Coconut Cream Banana Pancakes from scratch. We’ve had a full fat coconut milk with the fat separated on top, and used that as the coconut cream topping (which was THE BEST!!!!) and some bananas in the pancakes. It’s basically banana pancakes that she made from scratch and coconut cream with a little stevia from scratch. It was delicious. I am so lucky to have a mom who can cook like that!!

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Weekend Aspirations and More

This weekend I hope to accomplish three important things:

1) Re-paint nails using one of these techniques

2) Get started making a braided rug, and

3) Get started with this art project from A Beautiful Mess.

I might post pictures of what I have done on Sunday or Saturday.

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Earlier today, I read the final (sniff) Trylle book, Ascended. I enjoyed the books very, very much; they are exciting, entertaining, and filled with details and amazing characters.

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