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How to Care for Nails this Winter

In the beginning of the winter I noticed something was wrong with how my nails looked and felt.  They were dry and very brittle. I initially thought it was my skincare causing this, but it wasn’t! After some research I found out that the chilly weather played a major role in the state of my nails. So I decided to look up ways on how to care for nails.

 

 

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Healthy nails contain water. What the chilly weather does is to reduce the level of water in our nails when you constantly move from the warmth of your house to the cold outside. Since the time I discovered the culprit, I have been experimenting with the aim of finding the right measures to protect my nails this winter and restore them to their healthy state. I was able to narrow down the hacks that worked to the 2 most effective ones.

I love these hacks because they focus on solving the core problems – lack of moisture. They are really easy to follow and the results are almost immediate. Here are 2 really great hacks that I found to be effective.

 

Intensify the use of moisturizers

Since the major reason why your nails don’t look so good during the winter is the lack of moisture, then this winter you should make moisturizer your best friend.

I know that there have been times when I caught myself moisturizing only once or twice a day but since the nail incident, I became committed to applying moisturizer regularly. Hand creams are now my friends! I am never without one.

Take a generous amount of hand cream and apply on your hands. Gently massage it in, working the moisturizer in your nails and cuticles.

Also don’t wait until your hands become very dry before you apply a moisturizer. Apply it as often as you can.

 

 

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Care for nails with a hydrating treatment

Another great way to care for nails this season is by giving your nails a hydrating treatment. This treatment is something that you can do at home. It’s really easy and your nails will thank you for it. I must warn you that this hack may seem a little strange but I’m asking you to trust me on this one.

 

Steps

Get a bowl of warm water. The bowl should be big enough for you to keep both your hands in. Dip your hands into the bowl of water and allow your hands to sit there for 10 minutes. That gives it enough time for your nails and cuticles to soak in the water.

The next thing you do is to take some Vaseline and apply it on your nails and cuticles. Gently work in the Vaseline on your nails and cuticles.

After applying the Vaseline, grab your gloves and put them on. It’s better to go for cotton gloves as they will help your nails keep the moisture in. Leave the gloves on for about an hour and remove them.

I now do this treatment every night before going to bed. It’s pretty effective. Your hands and nails will look amazing. They’ll feel stronger and look healthier.

 

What do you think of these nail care hacks? How do you take care of your nails in winter? Please share your tried and trusted tips.

Thanks for stopping by as always.

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Fashion & Style Police Reviews KNOW Cosmetics

Another week, another product review post. This review is all about Know Cosmetics. I had the pleasure of trying out 2 products from the beauty brand, and I am blown away by them. The KNOW  Cosmetics products I tried are No Thin Lips Secret Lip Plumper and No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner.

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KNOW Cosmetics is the fixer brand that gives you the tools that fit seamlessly into your existing beauty routine.

KNOW Cosmetics’ products get the job done and keep it done… beautifully.

Now you KNOW.

 

KNOW Cosmetics No Thin Lips Secret Lip Plumper

So I found this beauty product quite interesting. It was my first time using a lip plumper and I am happy I got the amazing opportunity, even though my lips do not need any extra help. They are naturally full so I am good in that department but many do need some help every now and again, and that is where this product comes in. If you ever thought of having fuller lips, then you need to try this product. I can guarantee you won’t need to try any other product once you try this Lip Plumper. It fulfils every promise.

 

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This Secret Lip Plumper by KNOW Cosmetics is the solution to thin lips. It is a smooth, colorless gloss that instantly plumps and volumizes lips. With every application, this product keeps your lips looking fuller, moisturized and hydrated.

PROS
  1. I love the compact and simple packaging. It is so easy to use.
  2. I can feel the blood flow being stimulated with the gentle tingling sensation I get as soon as I apply it.
  3. It keeps my lips moisturised and hydrated.
  4. This Lip Plumper can be applied as often as needed.
  5. It stays on for hours.

 

CONS

None. This Secret Lip Plumper is a must-have this party season.

 

No Bleeding Lips

I now use this Bleeding Lips secret lip liner by KNOW Cosmetics on a daily basis. It is an amazing makeup product and I am thrilled I got the opportunity to try it out. I have always wanted an invisible lip liner in my makeup bag and I am glad I have one now.

 

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The KNOW Cosmetics No Bleeding Secret Lip Liner stops lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding & feathering, and creates a sheer defined lip shape. It delivers a clear lip liner solution that glides on effortlessly with a simple twist of the liner pencil. Just outline the lips and apply lipstick or lip gloss to achieve that perfect pout anywhere, anytime.

 

PROS
  1. This invisible lip liner does the job beautifully. There is no lipstick bleeding with this product.
  2. It defines my lips and keeps my lipstick on for hours.
  3. No Bleeding Secret Lip Liner can be used for all shades of lipsticks.
  4. It is waterproof, smudge proof and gluten-free.
  5. This lip liner is also one of the bestselling Lip Liners have  today.

 

CONS

None. I think this product is fantastic.

 

 

 

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What do you think of the final look below? Have you tried any of the makeup products before? Do sound off in the comments below.

Thank you.

 

 

*PR samples.

 

 

How to Prevent Sleep Lines

Put your hands up in the air if every time you wake up in the morning to look in the mirror, you see sleep lines and wonder how those got there!

Although sleep is meant to be refreshing and really good for the skin it is possible to see sleep lines on your face. This is due to a couple of factors. Sleep lines happen when you rest your head on a pillow or patterned surface and the imprint of the lines remains on your face when you wake up. The reason is simple: the weight of you head is pressed on that surface for a very long time.

 

 

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The good news is that there is a remedy. Here are some ways you can prevent sleep lines.

 

Silk or satin pillows cases

Since pillows are the main reasons we get sleep lines then it’s a good idea to start tackling it from there. The fabric of the pillow when creased can cause sleep lines. Switch from cotton pillow cases to silk or satin pillow cases. This is because the silk or satin fabric doesn’t crunch up like the cotton pillow cases do.

 

Sleep on your back

If you’re not within reach of a silk or satin pillow case, then sleeping on your back is the next best option. When you sleep on your side you face touches the pillow case with all the creases on it and you get sleep lines. Sleeping on your back helps you prevent your face from touching the pillows. It may take a little practice especially if you are the type who likes sleeping on your side but it is worth a try.

 

Get the circulation going

When you have sleep lines, one of the best ways to get rid of them is to give the affected areas a good massage. The massage will help increase the circulation of blood going to the affected area and as you massage, the sleep lines disappear. It may take a little while but when you will surely see a change in the appearance of the sleep lines on your face.

Exercise is also another way to get the circulation going. A good cardio workout can help to increase the circulation which will reduce the appearance of sleep lines and it also gives you a good excuse to get started on having a morning workout routine.

 

 

 

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Moisturize before going to sleep

Every skin care routine requires that you moisturize. Aside from keeping your skin well hydrated and supple, it helps minimize the presence of sleep lines as well. Night creams work great for sleep lines but if you’re more of a fan of natural products then I recommend you go with coconut oil. A pea size drop of coconut oil will be just right.

To increase the efficacy, massage the coconut oil in your skin in circular motions. Coconut oil contains a lot of beneficial properties for your skin and it will make you skin look healthy and give it a lovely glow when you wake up in the morning.

 

Do you have any other tips to share?

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