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This is just little mini update on my nails since I’ve been trying to grow and strengthen them.  I’ve been using the things pictured below to help me out.

The first bottle is Nutra Nail Growth Treatment plus Green Tea (I found this at the 99 cent store, holler!) It’s kind of like an oil that you rub onto your nail and cuticle that hydrates, conditions, and promotes growth. From what I’ve read people say it also strengthens. It’s especially good to use this after you’ve taken off your nail polish with polish remover that dries out your nail and cuticle bed. I use it about twice a week.

The second bottle is the Garlic Polish I made in the beginning of the month. I LOVE this stuff. I put 2 coats on my bare nails or as a base coat when I apply color polish. Yes it does smell super garlic-eee like everyone says. It took me a while to get use to it, but I kinda like it now. It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using it. I’m not seeing much difference in the part of my nail that was already grown out, but the 3mm of new nail that is emerging seems pretty thick to me. I can’t wait for them to fully grow out so I can see if this is really working. I’m super excited.

 

Decided to paint my nails for Nik’s Powder Pink Debut. I used the polishes in the photo above to create this pink to fuchsia gradient.

After I applied a coat of my clear Garlic Polish, I laid down a coral pink base color [Sinful Vacation Time] to give the glitter polishes that would go on top some meat and bring out their pink tones.

Then I applied a coat of the pink glitter polish [Milani Disco Lights] making sure to really pack on the glitter.

For the gradient effect I lightly brushed on a thinner fuchsia glitter polish [KleanColor Hot Stuff] to the tips only. Once it was all dry I sealed it with a top coat.

I’m diggin them. They look super girly and blinged out. The gradient is awesome and the ooooh when the light hits um. Yeah!


Yeah it might sound weird, but garlic is suppose to be an awesome nail strengthener.

My nails have always been super thin and I could never grow them out very long because they would start to chip and break. My cousin on the other hand has always had really strong thick nails. She told me once that her nails were so strong because she rubbed garlic on them. Interesting, but I never really looked into it because I thought it was a myth.

Recently though I’ve been on a crazy nail polish hype and I’m noticing that my nails are taking a beating. I want to be able to grow them out longer and keep them healthy so I was researching and noticed other people talking about garlic too.

 I found this video on Youtube and learned that you can make your own nail strengthening garlic polish by chopping up some fresh garlic and throwing it into your clear nail polish. It has to sit for about a week to give the polish time to soak up the garlic powers, then you apply it like a base coat.

I’m totally down to try it!

What I did was smash open a garlic clove and rub it all over my clean nails and into the cuticle. Then I chopped up the garlic and added it to this clear Nail Building polish I got from the dollar store. I’ll be letting the garlic marinate in there until next week.  Holler!

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