How TO: Nail Designs by Julie Kandalec

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 3:16 PM

Care to get this neat nail look, created by celeb manicurist Julie Kandalec? Stay tuned to the next short, simple steps to get the look!

  • First, paint 2 coats of polish and let dry.
  • Using the corner tip of the polish brush, dot on the polish near the moon in short, dot-like strokes.
  • Make it a little thinner at the outer edges to give it a tapered look.
  • Let dry well to prevent smudging and top coat.

5 Reasons You Don't Have the Nails You Want

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 8:45 PM

Nails can tell a lot about a person, which is why we think getting better nails in the new year is a perfect resolution, no? Grow longer, stronger nails with these 5 nail-saving tips, let's get started, shall we?

1. Nail Baiting: One of the main reasons and one of the most popular 'bad habits' a person has is biting their nails. Not only does nail biting slow down nail growth but it also can spread infections and ruin your teeth. Try avoiding the nibbling of those hangnails and soften your skin and cuticles with a nail oil or nail care products instead. Check our Dr. Hauschka skin care, they have a great line of products for your skin care, including your nails!

2. Vitamins: Nails, like your hair, are made up of keratin, so sure, while calcium is great for you and your nails, there are more important nutrients you need to intake. Like...foods high in iron, protein and zinc, these foods will help you to grow long and strong nails. Eggs, legumes, and supplements like biotin can also help you reach your nail goals. Interested in supplements, check out the long line of Carlson nutrients

3. Always Use a Base Coat: For those nail polish finatics that are switching up their color every other day, it is common that discoloration and yellowing of the nail will occur. Nail polish, over time, can stain nails, but you can easily prevent this by always using a base coat!

4. You Smoke: Just another reason to add to that list of reasons why you should kick that nicotine habit! A burning cigarette can not only dry out your cuticles but the tar and nicotine can make your nails yellow.

5. Start Wearing Gloves: If you're one for cleaning around the house, be sure you wear gloves. Protect your nail bed from any bacteria that may cause infection, bad breaks or cause harsh irritation from chemicals in cleansers. 

Live Chat with Julie Kandalec

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:44 PM

Join us! Tune in today at 3PM EST! Celeb nail manicurist Julie Kandelac will be Tweeting @FragranceNet on Twitter to answer all your questions, from nail care to creating the coolest nail art...Join the Live Chat here & don't forget to use hashtag #FNetJulie