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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I need help ladies

As most of you know I am extremely new to the whole nail thing. My problem is my cuticles, they are huge and messy. I have never had a manicure in my life and don't know what I need to do to take care of them. Anyone have any ideas or know of any videos that I can watch to help maintain them? Also anyone know of home whitening that actually works?


  1. Hi ya =)
    I'm also quite new to this nail stuff but when it comes to cuticles try using an exfoliator (can even be a facial one) and buff it into the cuticles then wash off. Follow with cuticle oil and gently push back the cuticles with an orange stick. If they'r really large and wont push back then maybe use a special cuticle cutter (available in drug stores) to get rid of them? Make sure you moisturise them too. =)
    I'm really not sure about whitening but i'm sure you could google that?
    Hope I helped =)

  2. I have a couple posts on my blog that I think could help you! I baby my cuticles like crazy. :)

    This post is all about cuticle oil/cream.

    This post is all about cuticle removers.

    My best advice- read reviews, try things out. It's trial and error and you need to see what works with your body chemistry.

    Good luck!
    -Rachel Marie

  3. I knew I could count on you ladies for advice, I will try them out tonight and let you know how things go. Thanks so much!!!!

  4. Cuticle oil is your friend.

    Ideally you should probably go to a professional for a full manicure, but there are some GENTLE steps you can take at home.

    Put some cuticle cream on, then gently use a hoof stick/cuticle stick to GENTLY push the cuticles back (see how I'm stressing 'Gently').

    NEVER cut your cuticles, or pull at them with tweezers.

    A little sweep of cuticle oil a coupl of times a week is a very good thing.

  5. Thank you Tilly!! As soon as I come up with a routine and figure out what works for me Ill let all you ladies know!

  6. Oh, and bicarbonate of soda in some warm water should brighten/whiten your nails (only need about a quarter of a teaspoon).