secret to beautiful nails

The beauty of a woman shows in every part of her body, including her nails. There are just two secrets to beautiful nails. The first one has to do with your health and the second one has to do with your choice of nail polish.

There are several beauty care tips for nails but none can compare to a healthy body. A healthy body requires a sufficiency of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin B-12, protein, folic acid, Vitamin C, essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, and iron. A deficiency in one or more of the above mentioned vitamins and minerals could lead to a variety of nail problems, such as dryness, brittleness, darkened nails, rounded or curved nail ends, fragility, horizontal or vertical ridges, white nail beds, hang nails, splitting, flaking, pale color, and flat or even concave (as opposed to the healthy convex) nails.

Eating the right kinds of food will help you absorb these vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. To have optimal absorption, Vitamin A needs to be consumed with fat. Foods rich in Vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits. Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel and salmon are rich in Vitamin D. Other natural foods high in vitamin D include mushrooms, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Vitamin D is also naturally made by your body when you expose your skin to the sun; thus, Vitamin D is called the sun-shine vitamin. Vitamin D is also commonly added to many foods such as milk and orange juice. Much as we want to, we can’t get the right amount of these vitamins and minerals just from our food intake.  It is therefore recommended that you have a daily supplement of these essential vitamins and minerals.

The other secret to having beautiful nails is choosing the right nail polish. Motives Nail Lacquer is long lasting and the finish is chip resistant. Motives nail polish has a complete range of brilliant, sexy and trendsetting colours which can match your every look.  This easy to apply nail polish is free from toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.  Application is so easy; you don’t need a manicurist to do it for you. Simply apply Motives Base Coat first to protect the nail from stains and increase your polish’s staying power. Then apply the nail polish in three strokes; one from the nail base to the tip along the center, two and three around the base and up each side. Wait for about 3 to 4 minutes for the nail polish to dry before applying another coat. After that, wait for another 3 to 4 minutes for the nail polish to dry before applying Motives Clear Top Coat to polish off the finish.  To help hold the polish even longer and prevent it from chipping, apply Motives Clear Top Coat the first and third day following your manicure.

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