You’ve got to be a little closer than 6 feet to get your nails done so for the time being, we all have to handle our beauty routines on our own. Though trends come and go, there are a few things that will never change when it comes to caring for your talons.
There has never been a better time to show yourself some love, and your nails should be part of that routine. Keeping your digits looking pretty is not only healthy but also a great way to take time for yourself.
I reached out to Latina Celebrity Nail Artist Mar Y Soul to get some professional opiniones on el cuidado de las manos.
Cristina Rivera: Which household items can be substituted for nails and skin if we’re not equipped with manicure and pedicure specific tools?
Mar y Soul: Avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil, lemons, brown sugar/coconut sugar
Cristina Rivera: What’s one of the newest trends anyone can do at home right now?
Mar Y Soul: If you’re looking for something easy to do at home, I suggest trying press on nails! You can do any length and have fun nails that look like you went to a salon. There are so many nail artists in quarantine creating super cute press on’s. Some of my favorite store-bought ones are from Kiss Products, China Glaze, Static Nails, and Impress Manicure.
Step 1: File your natural nails into a similar shape as our press on.
Step 2: Size out each finger making sure it’s not too big.
Step 3: Gently buff over your nail and cleanse to remove all oils.
Step 4: Using nail glue or nail adhesives press them on.
Step 5: File the tips as necessary and voila done!
Tip: if you’re going to put cuticle oil on, make sure it doesn’t touch the nail, adhesive or glue.
Cristina Rivera: What’s the difference between cuticle remover cream and cuticle oil? Which one do you need?
Mar Y Soul: They each have their purpose and you need both. Cuticle removal cream is used to exfoliate the cuticle area in order to help remove dead skin. Cuticle oil is for hydration. I suggest applying it (cuticle oil) every day. It’s important to stay hydrated in order to avoid getting hangnails and it keeps your nails healthy.
Aih tienen! Consejos importantes to keep your hands looking the best they possibly can.