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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New additions to The Arsenal

If you've read any posts on this blog, I'm pretty sure you know that I have some problems with my nail polish (and even my nails) chipping and peeling like crazy. I was on the hunt for some products to help me with this issue.


I read about a base coat, CND Stickey, that's supposed to keep nail polish on for a reasonable amount of time.


(CND Stickey was $8.99 at Ricky's.)




Nail peeling can be caused by dryness. Using oils can supposedly give nails the nutrients that are removed when nails become dry. I read that the molecules in vitamin E are too big to penetrate the nail on their own, and that jojoba oil can't do vitamin E's job. Basically, you need to use them as a tag team (jojoba THEN vitamin E). I saw this bottle at Ricky's and decided I needed it. I have no idea what "14,000 I.U." means. Sorry.



I also purchased Ruby Kisses Nail Strengthener with garlic and vitamin E. There's really no reason behind it- I just thought it sounded good.



(Ruby Kisses Nail Strengthener was $1.99 at the local BSS)

Here's what I did: Thursday night, I filed my nails and tried my best to get rid of the ridges. I swiped jojoba oil on my nails. I waited a few minutes and wiped the excess off with cotton. Then, I applied the vitamin E, and left my nails alone for a while. Right before bed, I used the Ruby Kisses stuff. I should've taken pics because my nails looked SO nice at that point. The Ruby Kisses makes the nails smooth and shiny. Friday evening, I used CND as a base coat and polished my nails.

I'm still having problems with peeling. Someone (Stacie) mentioned something about humidity and peeling nails, so that could be it. We'll see.

3 comments:

  1. Someone may be right about humidity and peeling. My polish peeled a lot when I was on vacation in wonderful but humid Puerto Rico.

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  2. PS: I.U. stands for "international units," I believe; I have seen it used as a measure for various vitamin products.

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  3. Thanks, Marj! I'm going to look into it. I was too lazy to care but now I'm curious.Well, first "it" was referring to i.u. but now I want to know more about the relationship between humidity and nail polish.

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