Women have been using gel polish for a long time now. Gel polish has its merits and demerits. The most significant drawback of gel polish is that it entails prolonged exposure to UV light. Besides, gel polish manicures require extended soaking in acetone to remove the polish layers. Acetone, with its dehydrating qualities, can harm your nails and skin. Gel polish manicures need expertise on the part of the nail salon technician. Therefore, people started preferring alternatives like dipping powder manicures that do not require UV treatment.
Despite dipping powder manicures becoming more popular, people loved to have gel polish on their nails. Considering the drawbacks of gel polish, a novel type of gel polish, soak-off colors started becoming the trend. Here are some characteristics of Gelixir soak off gel polish colors and their benefits. This blog also discusses the reasons why soak-off gel polish has become the craze amongst women today.
Difference between Gel polish and Soak-off gel polish
The primary distinction between the two is that soak-off gel polish needs curing under UV light after each polish layer. The curing time is, however, less as compared to traditional gel polish.
Benefits of soak-off gel polish
Ultraviolet light dries the polish layer within a minute or two. Hence, there are no smudges and dents.
The soak-off gel polish lasts comfortably for up to three weeks.
There is no fear of chipping nails if you follow the correct procedure. (more…)
I have seen girls who pay more attention to makeup and glam. They do not care about the health of the skin. With the passage of time, the health of skin starts to deteriorate. It begins losing its charm and starts looking dull. The elasticity of the skin is lost and it becomes saggy. Mostly because of overuse of makeup products or exposure to chemicals, skin becomes unattractive after some time. These things should not be ignored. Proper care of skin is necessary to keep it young and fresh. For example, use of products like collagen creams for body will help you in keeping your skin elastic and rigid. You can use a number of such products to treat your skin the way it deserves. Here are few instructions about how to take proper care of your skin. Don’t miss out these essential skin care steps.
Skin care routine you must adopt
Different people have different skin care routines according to their preferences. For getting a perfectly beautiful skin, your skin care routine should contain the following steps.
Every morning when you wake up, firstly cleanse your skin with a suitable cleanser. Always choose products that are gentle on the skin. Either your skin is sensitive or not, it should be treated with great care. Massage carefully on the entire face and let the impurities come out of the skin cells.
After that, apply a nourishing serum on your face. This must contain all the necessary components that are required by your skin. A formulation containing vitamins and minerals is the ideal one. (more…)
The unbearable pain from tattoo needles is no joke. Even if it’s your tenth time getting a tattoo, the process is going to be as painful as it was for the first time. There are plenty of tattoo numbing measures to make the experience a little less horrifying. If you ask about the best product for numbing tattoo pain, the anesthetics provided at hospitals are by far the most effective. Since you can’t get them without a prescription, an over-the-counter purchase of a similar product would work well too.
Here are the list of 5 best numbing products for tattoo which you should consider for yourself.
Base Labs Soothing Menthol Numbing Spray For Tattoo
This item contains 4% Lidocaine and works effectively for numbing pain caused during tattooing, waxing, or piercing. You will be able to reach a peak in less than 5 minutes, and the effect will last for a minimum of one hour. Perfect to use for shadowing tattoo pain; it can be used both before and after the process.
The inexpensive bottle does not implicate any side effects to sensitive skin and is suitable for any gender. As this tattoo numbing spray does not require any complex application method, you can easily use it anywhere.
Dr. Numb Anaesthetic Soap For Numbing Tattoo Pain
Formulated for immediate action, this soap will help in blocking the nerve signal with single usage. Infused with anti-bacterial properties, it will also work as a disinfecting wash. If you are fed up with the greasy and messy pigments, this product is a solution for all your worries.
The foaming soap is a multipurpose product and works well for piercing, tattoo, waxing, microblading, etc. The best part is, you can use this soap for aftercare as well. (more…)
In the ever – running busy world, we tend to prioritize a lot of things that matter to our socio-economic life, but what about health and wellness? How often do we run to hospitals for thorough check-ups? How much time can we spare for such visits? The solution to all these problems is portable health gadgets. These devices would help you monitor your health and encourage you to adopt the necessary lifestyle changes. Here are some medical devices you can buy to monitor your health regularly:
Mibest OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter, O2 Meter
Providing convenience and ease of use, this Pulse Oximeter is a terrific device for accurate measurements of your blood oxygen saturation. The dual color oximeter is suitable for all ages and comes ready right out of the box. With just the insertion of a finger in the device, you can get an accurate reading in no time.
Featuring an easily readable OLED screen, the product offers a sleek design that is easy to carry. If you are a mountain climber, biker, trainer, aviator, or sports enthusiast, this portable device can change your life and save a lot of time. In the difficult times of Covid-19, this is a must-buy tool.
Bionette Pocket Electronic Hayfever Allergy Relief Treatment Device
This small, simple, wireless Intranasal Light Therapy Machine is a low-cost way to relieve yourself from Allergic Rhinitis, Hay Fever, cold, flu, or Sinusitis symptoms. You can fit this lightweight tool in your pocket and use it anywhere, anytime for a very long period.
Intranasal Light Therapy is a scientifically proven method and can significantly reduce your symptoms without any pain or side effects. If you are looking for an inexpensive, less time-consuming treatment method for your intranasal problems, this is the best intranasal light therapy machine for you. (more…)
Styling yourself or getting a makeover during pregnancy sounds like a fun activity for most women. Painting the nails for hours can be relaxing, but who would have thought that something as negligible as nail polish can have consequential effects on you during your pregnancy. Researchers have found that nail polishes contain certain harmful chemicals that are deemed to be unsafe for the fetus growing inside you. It is not worth taking the risk. So let us help you guide through a few essentials you must know to provide yourself a happy & safe pregnancy.
Which Nail Polish Safe for Use?
Most nail polishes in the market are formulated with three toxic chemicals- Dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene. Exposure to these chemicals for an extended period can cause irreversible effects on you and your fetus. Starting from headaches, itchy eyes to reproductive issues, the adverse effects are endless. Now let’s discuss how each of the chemicals could be harmful to you.
1. Dibutyl Phthalate – Most commonly known as DBD, this specific chemical have shown to cause improper hormonal production in women. Additional studies have confirmed that DBD has a potential impact on miscarriage and other congenital disabilities.
It is highly recommended to avoid anybody’s product that contains DBD in their ingredient list.
2. Formaldehyde – The risks of exposure to formaldehyde include spontaneous miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preterm deliveries, and many more. It is for the best to stay away from such products, especially during the perinatal period of pregnancy.
3. Toluene – exposure to toluene during pregnancy can cause growth and mental disabilities in the baby. Other health effects include liver and kidney damage, reproductive malfunctioning, irregular heartbeat, or even death.
We understand your concern, and there is no need to feel overwhelmed. There are well-renowned brands in the market that specializes and targets for chemical-free polishes for pregnant women. These polishes are completely safe for application and free of DBD and other toxic chemicals. Make sure you check the ingredient list or search for the pregnancy-safe nail polishes before making a purchase. (more…)
Many think that shoes or bags is the best accessories that completes an ensemble but not many people know that true accessorization lies at your fingertips, as in the literal fingers. If frequent social media, you know very well that we are talking about nail gems. Neck and ears are no longer the parts of the body that can be tastefully adorned by diamonds, aside from the finger nails can be designed with diamonds too. If you don’t like showcasing expensive bags and shoes, then nails diamonds is the perfect way to show off your style without appearing obnoxious.
Nail gem art is trending in social media and women are going bonkers with it. Rhinestones will instantly glam up your nails. These sparkly little gems come in all different shapes, sizes and colors so the designs that can be created are endless. Here are some of the designs that you can recreate on your own.
Blue Abstract Rhinestone Nail Art
Blue nail looks very elegant on its own but adding some rhinestone on it will surely cause the hell to break loose. A gorgeous blue nail accented with stones will surely make your and other people’s jaw drop and it is very easy to recreate using any shade of blue. Blue nails using DND DC nails and silver stones combined is a sure hit cool look. (more…)
Your hands do a lot for you throughout the day. It deserves only the best treatment that you can provide. This will make working or staying throughout the day a lot easier. To do this, you can have a hand spa or give your nails some TLC with one of the best nails supply available at the nearest salon or at home, if you prefer to DIY. One of your best options for some high-quality products would be from OPI nails supply.
OPI, A Classic Name In Nails Supply
OPI offers a huge array of exciting colors in gel, lacquer, and dip powder. The name has been in the industry for several decades now and has continuously provided top quality nail care and design products that have been among the top favorites of fashionistas and nailaholics. (more…)
It took me a long time to get to the place where I can admit this without shame: I am a lazy person. Getting motivated and staying motivated is easily my biggest challenge (anybody there with me?). I have tried so (so so so so) many of the “motivational strategies,” but none of them ever seem to stick long term for me. The sirens call of my couch is like really strong.
I know what you’re thinking, “yea, Melissa…couches are wonderful, but can you get to the point?” (I’m getting there I promise).
My point is this: any strategy that you use to motivate yourself has to be tailor fit to you as a person, because all of our brains work a little different. It has seriously taken me all 30 years of my life to figure that out.
When it comes into creating new habits for myself there are a few things that are crucial in making them stick: consistency, accountability, and starting right now.
If you want a habit to truly become a habit it has to feel like second nature, that’s where consistencycomes in. In the first few weeks of a new endeavor I have to give myself a no-way-out-clause. There is no such thing as “I don’t feel like it.” I know thats strange coming from me, because I’m typically pretty outspoken about doing what feels right. (more…)
I was listening to a podcast recently and the host and her guest are talking about the importance of a regular yoga practice. And I’m listening, nodding along like, “YAS! YAS! YAS!” And then the arrived at their point: We don’t practice yoga to get stronger/better/more flexible, we practice yoga to rewire our brains.
This notion isn’t foreign to me. In fact, it’s something that I talk about quite frequently. But the way that it hit me in that particular moment nearly knocked me on my ass.
I’m a very risk averse person. I always wear my seatbelt. I don’t like jay-walking. I do a lot of research before I go on vacation. I like predictability and control. But these past few months have thrown me into the deep end, and I find myself feeling lost and overwhelmed too much for comfort.
So I’ve had to ask myself: why do I feel so unprepared for unpredictability? And this truth has been a hard pill to swallow. I’ve spent so long playing it safe that I find it hard to function in a reality where my feet don’t touch the bottom of the pool.
And where this shows up for me in my practice is inverting. And before you get all “well, technically downward facing dog is an inversion…” I’ll clarify: I hate any pose where you are upside down relying only on your hands/head/forearms to keep you from breaking every bone in your body. (more…)
I talk a lot in my classes about habits and patterns that we create in our lives. And while some of these habits are worthwhile and healthy, like brushing your teeth, many, many, many of them are just filler. And this is where the magic begins.
I think about some of the lecturers I had in college, and how the monotony of their voices would make me drift off. Sometimes it was straight up sleep, sometimes a daydream, sometimes just the scary bowels of my overly anxious brain. But in any of these cases I was never really present.
And this is how many of us are living our lives, lulled into a half sleep by the persistent monotony of our own patterns.
I was talking with a friend recently who told me a story about driving a car that was not her own. “My car has a back up sensor, so when I was pulling out of my garage I had no idea I was going to scratch the side until it was too late.”
My eyes got real big, not out of judgment or surprise, but more like: “oh girl, you know that’s what this practice is here for.”
But all of that is your work as a student. It’s your job to wake up. It’s your job to identify all of the knots you’ve created and begin the slow steady work of untying them. But then I come back to the question at hand WHAT THE FUCK IS MY JOB!?
We so often talk about the experience of yoga practice as a path or a journey. And for a long time I thought my job was to guide people down that path. But: A. People are theoretically at different points of the “path” and it would be impossible for me to meet them all in a 60 minute class. And more importantly: B. I’m not even sure this “path” even exists. (more…)