The front and back of my new favorite Quelly Rue Design quote bracelets ($12 each). Helpful to read some positivity on a daily basis. And can we talk about the fact I cut down my claws 6 weeks ago and they’re back? Unrefined extra virgin coconut oil under your base coat when painting your nails. And a weekly (or daily) massage with the oil, too. Hydration = growth. Crazy how well that method works. A lot of you have tagged me to your claws so I’m glad everyone is trying it! (“Just Spotted The Lizard” polish by OPI)
Q:Hey Fran! Do you know of any all natural nail polish removers? I find that the typical acetone stuff (i.e. Sally Hansen, etc) is a bit drying on the nails and of course is chemical based. What do you use?
Hey! This one is my current fav! A way healthier option.
Dig into those office supplies and make some art! Isn’t it dope how easy it is? Don’t forget to let your nails dry 100% before adding the tape! P.S. The healthier brands of polish include Zoya, Ginger & Liz, Butter London and the newer OPI bottles. Do your research before buying cause some of these brands are way toxic. (Taken with Instagram)
My white polish was starting to chip so I tried @andreaschoice’s nail trick with the spot bandages. How cute are these results? Super cheap and simple!
Natural Beauty: Nail Health
I’ve received emails asking about my nails in my YouTube videos. A lot of you wondered how I’ve managed to keep them so long. My nail health trick is pretty simple! To prevent the yellowing (from constantly painting them) and breakage, I massage each nail with either organic coconut oil (any natural oil will do) or the Shea Moisture “Organic Shea Butter” pictured above. Your nails need as much moisture as your skin and hair. That’s the step most people forget. Lubricate those nails with some nutrients! My second step is a protein base coat, for strengthening. I love the Essie brand pictured above. You can grab a bottle at your local Duane Reade or CVS. Once the nails are properly moisturized and then layered with some protein, proceed to add color. That way your nails are healthy and fully protected. Add the top coat as the fourth layer and you’re good to go! Create those 4 layers every time you paint your nails and you’ll most definitely notice a difference.