Nails

The Best Nail Treatments for Post-Gel Removal

As much as we adore our bi-weekly gel manis, they aren’t the best for our nails. (A moment of silence, please.) As heart-breaking as this is, we don’t need to fully give up our favorite indulgence. A little treatment between polishes can strengthen and nourish our tips so they’re back in fighting form. We’re sharing some of the best nail treatments out there to give you the claws you crave.

OPI Nail Treatments Nail Envy Natural Nail Strengthener ($14.99)

OPI nail treatments nail envy natural nail strengthener

Reviewed as the #1 nail treatment on Influenster, OPI’s Nail Strengthener boasts fortified, healthier nails in just two coats, followed by a one-coat application every other day. See what Influensters are saying:

Formula X The Prescription CLIX! Treatment Nail Polish Set Strengthening ($19.50)

formula x the prescription clix treatment strengthening

This four-step kit includes a base coat, a sheer pink nail polish, a top coat, and a cuticle serum to help boost gel-damaged tips.

Perfect Formula Nail Essentials Duo ($20)

Perfect Formula Nail Essentials Duo

An Influenster editor top pick for saving wrecked nails, the Perfect Formula duo includes nourishing and fast-acting sheer pink and clear keratin protein gel treatments for nails.

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment ($18)

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

This treatment from Julep gives you a touch of tint while working hard to revitalize nails. It’s infused with Hexanal technology to strengthen and condition nails, as well as a plant stem cell complex to provide anti-aging effects.

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DIY This Festival-Ready Mani In Only 4 Steps

The easiest way to get into the festival mood (no festival actually needed!) is to update your mani! Need proof? Check out this no-fuss mani using Sinful Colors Professional nail polish in Super Cooper, a cooler-than-cool shade of green.

To make this mani a truly festival-worthy look, we added tribal accents using a metallic silver and finished it off with a a few layered Flash Tattoos.

SinfulColors, Super Cooper ($2)

SinfulColors, Diamond In the Raw ($2)

STEP 1. Apply Super Cooper onto nails evenly.

STEP 2. Use a toothpick or any other precision nail tool to draw nail accents using Diamond In the Raw nail polish.

STEP 3. Seal the look with your favorite topcoat—give SinfulColors SinfulShine® with Gel Tech™ Top Coat a try!

STEP 4. Finish your festival mani by layering as many Flash Tattoos as you see fit!

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Urban Decay Naked Nail Polishes Are Back!

The cult-classic Urban Decay Naked Palette has a new, re-launched partner in crime in town, and it’s coming back stronger than ever! The Urban Decay Naked Nail Polishes are officially a thing again. The line includes eight shades ranging from Magnet (a deep charcoal) to Extra Bitter (deep brown), inspired by fan-favorite shades from all of the Naked palette collections. Here’s your first look at the born-again collection.

urban decay nail polish

A little background: About five years ago, there was a limited-edition Naked Nail Color set with six mini nail polishes based on the most coveted shades from the original Naked Palette. So, of course, Urban Decay fans went into a frenzy and it sold out quickly. This time, the brand came up with eight glossy neutrals, plus a champagne shimmer to layer over the nude polishes.

Urban Decay nail polish

And we can’t get over the packaging. Each bottle from the Naked Nail Color features a custom-designed cap topped with a 3D skull with roses as eyes!

You can shop the polishes now for $10 exclusively at urbandecay.com–but get them quick! Once these limited-edition polishes are gone, they’re gone for good!

Will you be trying? Tell us in the comments below!

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The Best Nail Treatments for Post-Gel Removal

As much as we adore our bi-weekly gel manis, they aren’t the best for our nails. (A moment of silence, please.) As heart-breaking as this is, we don’t need to fully give up our favorite indulgence. A little treatment between polishes can strengthen and nourish our tips so they’re back in fighting form. We’re sharing some of the best nail treatments out there to give you the claws you crave.

OPI Nail Treatments Nail Envy Natural Nail Strengthener ($14.99)

OPI nail treatments nail envy natural nail strengthener

Reviewed as the #1 nail treatment on Influenster, OPI’s Nail Strengthener boasts fortified, healthier nails in just two coats, followed by a one-coat application every other day. See what Influensters are saying:

Formula X The Prescription CLIX! Treatment Nail Polish Set Strengthening ($19.50)

formula x the prescription clix treatment strengthening

This four-step kit includes a base coat, a sheer pink nail polish, a top coat, and a cuticle serum to help boost gel-damaged tips.

Perfect Formula Nail Essentials Duo ($20)

Perfect Formula Nail Essentials Duo

An Influenster editor top pick for saving wrecked nails, the Perfect Formula duo includes nourishing and fast-acting sheer pink and clear keratin protein gel treatments for nails.

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment ($18)

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

This treatment from Julep gives you a touch of tint while working hard to revitalize nails. It’s infused with Hexanal technology to strengthen and condition nails, as well as a plant stem cell complex to provide anti-aging effects.

What products do you swear by for saving damaged nails? Share with us your top nail treatment picks!

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Pink Gellac Review

Pink Gellac is the brand that brought me into doing my nails, they are the most popular brand in Europe when it comes to gelpolish. Go look at their website to see for yourself. They offer starterpacks for those who just started doing their nails. They always have fun promotions, like recently you got a primer for free when ordering something! Also, the fourth colour in your cart is always free. (If you order for Belgium of the Nederlands, I believe it is the third one that is free).

You can order anything you need to do your nails online and it will be shipped that very day if you order before 11:30pm. Here in Belgium it always arrives the very next day, which I love! I’m not very patient when it comes to waiting for my packages to arrive.

I have been using their products for over a year now and I am still loving it! They frequently release new colours to their collection and they even redesigned their bottles.

They added a colour dot on the top, I think this looks super cute and it also helps a lot when you look for a specific colour in your collection.

As I mentioned before, I recieved a primer with my last order and believe me when I say this, I like it a lot! It takes seconds to dry and really helps. The gelpolish stays on longer and doesn’t chip. If you want to use this, only put it on the top of your nail, maybe around the edges if you think it easily comes off in those areas.

On their site, there are a lot of tutorials and you can find 4 online courses, but I believe you need to order something before you get acces to these courses. At least that’s the way it was when I placed my first order.

One of my favourite products is the Pink Base Plus,  you can enjoy beautiful polished nails for up to 4 weeks when using it. Besides guaranteeing the best possible and durable adhesion, it makes your nails stronger and keep them long. Pink Base Plus Set, the 4 week solution for nail problems!

Have any of you ever used the products from Pink Gellac, if so, how did you like them? Tell me in the comments below!

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Karen

 

Beauty Products Inspired By Your Next Vacation

You don’t have to be a jetsetter this summer to channel your vacation vibes. Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale or choosing to stay a bit closer to home this vacation season, you can fake an escape with a little help from the right beauty products. We rounded up five beauty products inspired by your favorite vacation spots, so you can indulge your wanderlust anytime, anywhere!

St Barth Blue Lagoon Shower Gel

Price: $55 at beautyhabit.com

The ultimate beach getaway is only a shower away with this luxe shower gel from St. Barth’s new Sea Breeze collection. This creamy lathering gel mimics the turquoise tropical waters of a dreamy beach lagoon! Use on the face and body for a complete all-over experience.

essie nail color in Berried Treasure

Price: $8.50 at Amazon

Adventurers and beauty lovers will love the vibrancy of essie’s Viva Antigua collection, which brings the colors of Guatemala to life! We’re coveting this rich berry hue, aptly named Berried Treasure. We think this color will pair perfectly with any seaside cocktail!

Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray 

Price: $32 at Sephora

You don’t have to be lounging in the Hamptons every weekend to fake that bronzed glow. This shimmering spray is enriched with aloe vera, chamomile, and vitamins A through E for hydration and contains just a touch of shimmer and bronzer to leave you with a kiss of color!

Captain Blankenship Anchor Balm 

Price: $20 at Sephora

Island hoppers can set sail with this do-it-all balm from Captain Blankenship. Formulated with organic plant oils and beeswax, this nourishing balm is perfect for the chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked hands you might get from a seaside excursion.

CLEAN Reserve Terra Woods Eau de Parfum

Price: $90 at Sephora

You don’t have to be a beach bum to have a great holiday. If a woodsy escape is more your style, embrace your inner lumberjack with a scent that pays tribute to the delicious and earthy fragrances of the forest. With crisp and zeisty notes, this is a bold and unique scent for sure!

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It’s a Match! Products That Work Better Together

Like Snapchat and selfies, green eggs and ham, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend–some things just go together naturally. We know there are beauty products out there that, when used together, result in a powerful duo. Without further ado, we’re here to lay out all the beauty products that are matches made in heaven.

Cutex and Sinful

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads | SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Denim & Bling Collection

These new Cutex pads are officially the most efficient way to take off nail polish. If you’re in that awkward chipped post-manicure stage, just one of these wipes will remove polish from all ten fingers and toes. And, because we’re in love with the new SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Denim & Bling Collection, we think you should reapply a coat of this iridescent blue shade.

Urban Decay primer and eyeshadow

Urban Decay Primer Potion | Urban Decay Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette

The Urban Decay primer pairs perfectly with the Revealed Smokey Palette. Because of its creamy beige texture, the Urban Decay primer meshes well with the pale nude base of the Coastal Scents Palette. It makes for a perfect canvas for a creating a smokey eye. Plus, you won’t notice any creasing hours later.

SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT AND SISLEY PARIS

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask | Sisley Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil-Colorless

This duo is for those in need of a major hydrating pick-me-up. Combined, these products diminish the appearance of fine lines and leave the skin looking refreshed and dewy.

L'Oreal

L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Primer | L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

Together, these products give major long-lasting volume. Thanks to the primer and mascara pair, you won’t notice any fallout or flaking.

Becca shimmering palette and stila foundation

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | Stila Liquid Illuminating Foundation

Sometimes foundation can read too flat, while shimmer can be too sparkly. But, when blended together, both of these products work together to create a soft, illuminated glow.

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