The new celebs must have! MINX NAILS

24 07 2010

What exactly is minx nails?

Minx Nails are the latest trend in celebrity nails. A flexible polymer that is heated then applied to nails, like a sticker, they are a mess free, green alternative to nail polish and fake tips.

Last January when Nails Magazine celebrated their Silver Anniversary by featuring silver lightening Minx on the cover. Since that time, Minx have exploded on to the celebrity and fashion scene. They’ve been popping up at red carpet events, in music videos and on the runways. Celebrity manicurists love Minx for their fashion forward designs and ease of use.

Here are some examples :

You have to be a trained manicurist to purchase the training kit which is available at minx nails website.


Lindsay Lohan and her “message” nail

24 07 2010

Lindsay Lohan sobbed as she was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab yesterday in a Beverly Hills courtroom.

“I did everything I was told to do, I thought I was being compliant,” Lohan, 24, said, stopping to cry, as she tried to explain why she violated probation in a 2007 DUI case by missing weekly alcohol-education classes. “I did do everything I was told to do. … I’m not taking this as a joke, it’s my life and career. I don’t want you to think I don’t respect you and your terms.” In the audience, her father Michael Lohan also wept, as did Lindsay’s 16-year-old sister Ali.

But Lindsay’s middle finger, in this close-up shot provided by AP, sends a different message.

Haha, I have to have this reaction!  as i think that, you can use anything to express your feeling about what happen in your life, just that because she is a celeb, so they make a big hu ha out of it.

Out of Town

23 07 2010

I will be out of town from 26 July to 2 September 2010. And the salon will not take in appointment during those period.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

How to prevent cracked heels

17 04 2010

What Cracked Heels Are All About
Cracked heels are very upsetting, unattractive and painful. While it is true that cracked heels are common, it isn’t common not to be able to wear basic footwear like a simple pair of sandals.You know that you need to get rid of your cracked heels. A cracked heel is characterized by excessively dry skin. You’re prone to cracked heels if you live where the climate is always dry. Sometimes, the problem gets worse during the winter months. You may think wearing a pair of shoes with an open back will solve your problem, but this will only make things worse. You need to avoid anything that makes the condition worse because the deeper the cracks, the more difficult they are to treat. Your regular moisturizers won’t soften the blow because your excessively dry skin won’t absorb these products anymore. Before knowing the causes of cracked heels, it helps to know what the symptoms are. You know that you have cracked heels if the edge of your heel has thicker skin. Aside from that, the skin of your heel also looks scaly, dry and rough. The rim is hardened, and the affected area is darker than the rest of the skin on your feet.

Factors That Make Your Heels Crack

Cracked heels are among the many problems a lot of people face. The problem is often ignored, no matter how bad the heels look. Most people don’t start paying attention to their cracked heels until they become extremely painful. Would you wait until you experience getting your heels cracked to know what the real deal is, or would you be the wiser one to know the causes of cracked heels? Once you know the different factors that make your heels crack, it means that you also learn how to prevent this problem. Below are the common causes of cracked heels, which you need to know to avoid getting your heels cracked:

  • Heel fissures, or dry skin around your the heels’ rims
  • Thick skin on the heels caused by constant friction and pressure
  • Improper way of walking
  • Diabetes
  • Fungal infection
  • Being overweight
  • Exposure to dust
  • Blood circulation problems

You must remember that if you have a skin problem on your feet, you may be experiencing a more serious health problem. If your feet continue to bleed and become very painful, consult your doctor immediately.

Getting Rid of Cracked Heels

  • Start with the basics. You don’t really need to buy regular moisturizers to keep your feet healthy. You just need to keep your soles clean and you’re sure to get away without developing cracked heels. A hygienic footwear routine is important in preventing and getting rid of cracked heels.
  • If you are going to a dirty, dusty or sandy place, wear shoes that cover your feet. Wear shoes that will keep dirt from entering your feet.
  • Dust contributes a lot to developing cracked heels. You should wear slippers all the time inside your home because dust particles on the floor will give you cracked heels.
  • Soaking feet

  • Make your feet feel good. Soak your feet in warm water and scrub them with pumice for 10 minutes. The dead skin and cells will be removed, leaving your feet healthy and soft. Pumice stone will reduce the thickness of the skin. Once the thickness is reduced, applying moisturizers or foot creams becomes easier. Soft feet will make it easier for these products to penetrate deeper into your skin.
  • Avoid further injury by making sure that your heels are dried properly. Leaving moistures in your feet’s cracks will only make the problem worse.
  • Soft socks will help prevent cracked heels. Avoid tight-fitting socks or stockings as these won’t allow your feet to breathe. Applying foot creams and a good moisturizer twice a day will also do you good. Applying these products before sleeping is important because as you go to bed, your feet won’t be exposed to dust. Bed time is your feet’s chance to take a rest, too.
  • Wearing sock

  • During the cold season, wear socks as much as possible. The cold weather will make your feet’s skin dry, making your feet prone to cracks.
  • Avoid wearing shoes that don’t fit you well. Aside from the fact that it’s obvious they don’t look right on you, your feet will also easily crack.
  • If you have diabetes and your heels are cracking, consult your doctor immediately. Wounds and cracks become harder to heel if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • Being overweight also contributes to having cracked heels. To avoid this, wear heel pads or heel cups. With these, your heels are kept from expanding sideways. Expansion makes your heels crack.
  • Try out our Dr. Foot Pro treatment for your heels @ only S$38 inclusive of classic pedicure. Call Betty at 98808613 to enquire & make appointment.

Now, you have learned a lot about cracked heels, from what the problem is all about, to the causes and treatments you have been dying to know. Have you notice that you can make your life easier by doing very basic things like keeping your soles clean to prevent encountering serious problems like cracked heels? It is depressing and utterly upsetting to have to postpone your shopping day. You know you’ve been pining for those pair of shoes three weeks ago and for you, it has been a long wait. To prevent making the agonizing wait get longer, follow the aforementioned tips on how to heal cracked heels and you are sure to shop for your dream stilettos sooner than you think you will.

How to apply nail polish like a pro

9 04 2010

Polishing Steps

Wipe the side that you won’t be using against the neck of the bottle.
Don’t wipe off any from the other side. Hold the brush so that it points straight down allowing a small ball of polish to form. Immediately turn the brush horizontal before it drips, then lay the ball of polish in the center, just under the cuticle zone, like shown above.

Push the excess lacquer toward the cuticle, getting as close as you can with out touching the skin, then stroke down.
This makes for a nice line at the cuticle and ensures polish free skin.
Some brands are very runny so point the nail down a little while applying to let gravity help keep the cuticle from getting flooded.

If your nail polish is in great shape you can go directly to the first nail you began with and put on a layer of top coat. Otherwise with thin or goopy polish it would better to wait a minute. Apply with a large “ball” of top coat on the bristles just like the polish method making sure to brush lightly so you don’t brush through the polish, you need to lay it over.

Or you also can try this method by Faintlymacabre :

Happy experimenting & trying 🙂

Guinness World of Records ; Longest fingernails

28 03 2010
Longest Fingernails – Female
Lee Redmond
8 m 65 cm (28 ft 4.5 in)
Lo show dei record, Madrid, Spain
As of 1979
Lee Redmond (USA), who has not cut her nails since 1979, has grown and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) as measured on the set of Lo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008.

The longest nail is the right thumb: 90 cm (2 ft 11 in).

What Causes White Spots on Fingernails?

20 03 2010

There are many myths surrounding those mysterious white spots on fingernails that occasionally show up, but the simple truth is that the majority of white spots on fingernails are caused by a previous injury to the nail bed. They can be loosely compared to bruises on the skin.

If you notice white spots, also known as leukonychia, on your nails, they unlikely to have been caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency. In a few cases, white spots on fingernails can indicate an underlying infection, but much more commonly, they are the result of injury. Similar to bruising, white spots on fingernails do not show up immediately. It may take several days or weeks before you notice the spots. Because they are generally the result of a minor injury, you are likely to have forgotten all about banging your fingernail against the car door.

White spots on fingernails are usually not the result of serious injury to the nail, such as being hit with a hammer, which would more likely result in dark blue to black spots and possible necrosis or death of the nail tissue. Fingernails grow at an average rate of half an inch per month, so most visible injuries to the nail take about eight weeks to grow out completely. Sometimes, white spots on fingernails fade before they completely grow out.

Some of the common myths associated with white spots on fingernails claim they are the result of a calcium deficiency or eating too much mayonnaise. While these white spots may be the result of a zinc deficiency, it is likely that other signs of zinc deficiency, such as hair loss or a slow immune system, would be present as well. Occasionally, a few white spots on fingernails may indicate an allergic reaction to a product used on the nail, such as nail polish, hardener, or polish remover.

Many people who wear acrylic nails find white spots on their fingernails after removing the artificial nails. The spots could simply signal trauma to the nail bed during application of the acrylic nails or an allergic reaction to one of the products used. However, acrylic nails have been known to cause fungal infections, which appear yellowish. If you have questions concerning your fingernail health or notice large areas of white on the nail bed, visit a dermatologist and discontinue using nail products until your visit.