Nail Care, Polish and Designs

hibiscus ombre nail designs
Welcome to my Nail Page! 
I have been a licensed cosmetologist specializing in skin care, makeup and nail care for 30+ years. I've seen trends come and go and come back again! My philosophy for beautiful nails is that the nails and skin surrounding the nails must be nurtured gently with regular manicures, pedicures and home care to grow long, strong and healthy. Tips and silk wraps are my go method for extending and repairing nails due to the minimal damage they cause to the nail plate. Nail polishes formulated for natural nails, such as Zoya, are my go to polishes. They wear well and cause very little nail dehydration and cause no thinning of the nails like gel polish.

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Scroll to see links for my blog posts on nail care, nail problems, cuticle care, nail polish, artificial nails, pedicures, foot care and nail art.


Nail Care

Nail Problems
Cuticle Care
Chipped Polish: fingers vs.toes
Gel Nails and Gel Polish are different
How to dispose of old nail polish

Artificial Nails
Will acrylic nails damage my nails?
Nail Tips for Cats
Remove Gel Polish from Acrylic Nails

Pedicures & Foot Care
How to get a safe pedicure
Cleaning Recommendations for Whirlpool Foot Baths
Illegal Razor Callous Removers
Razor Blades and Pedicures
How to heal and Prevent Dry Cracked Heels
Calloused Feet Remedies
The Supermarket, Flip Flops and a Shopping Cart
Pedicure Tips for Memorial Day Weekend
Top 10 Pedicure Tips
Toenail Fungus from a Foot Bath

Nail Art!
 winter snowman nail designs

 red and gold nail designs

candy cane nail designs

Christmas nail designs

 fantasy seashell nails

water marbling nail designs
Supplies: 
water marbling supplies
2-4 Polish Colors for Design
Top Coat
Polish Remover
Toothpicks
An Orangewood Stick Covered with Cotton on one end
A Small Glass Bowl Filled with Water

How to 
1. Start with your nails polished in a color that will compliment your design. White works well as a base color because the colors you use for the design will look bright and clear.


2. Shake up the nail polish bottles that you are going to use for your design and unscrew the caps. You will need to work fast and this will make it easier.


3. Start with one color. Load the polish brush with a lot of polish.  Allow a drop of polish to drip from the brush into the bowl of water. It will spread out in a circle. Do this with each color placing the drops of polish inside the circle formed by the previous color.


4. Use a toothpick to quickly swirl the colors together.


5. Dip you nail into the swirly polish and lift it right out. If you feel you need more color, you can dip again.


6. Clean the skin around the nail by dipping the cotton tipped orangewood stick into polish remover and wiping around the nail. 


7.Repeat on all your nails or just a select few. You may be able to dip more than one nail in the same marbleized mix depending on how fast you work.


8. Use a clear top coat to finish.


Tips: Glitter polish adds some glitz swirled into the mix of colors. Use polish colors that are not sheer for an intense design. Use sheer polish for a soft subtle design. A mix of light and dark colors, such as black and white, will give you a well defined bold design.

magnetic nail polish

silver crackle finish nail plolish
animal print nail design
red, white and blue nail designs


I am currently reorganizing this page so you can easily find all the nail info you need!
Stop back soon for more!

Thanks for visiting!
xo
Jill