Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nail Art - Basic Care Manicure

*Note: I am going to try doing bi-lingual blogging to improve on my Chinese before I actually move. Also, it is fun!*

Previously I have discussed the importance of preserving your hands and nails. Today I decided to snap some photos (which is pretty difficult to do while trying to remove polish!) while I removed an old manicure from the last meetup!
之前我有提過保養手和指甲的重要。今天我擦指甲油時,順便照了幾張相(不容易喔!)


This is how I do my basic "taking care of hands" manicure
接下來是我個人如何修指甲和保養

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This is my messed up manicure. Jewels have fallen off, the polish is chipping and peeling, and it just basically looks sloppy
這是我可憐的指甲。鑽石掉了,顏色毀了,真糟糕!

Start by removing the old polish. I used non-acetone nail polish remover, which is much gentler on natural nails. Soak a cotton ball with remover, then hold it to each nail for a few seconds. This allows the remover to start working on the polish and allows the polish to be wiped off easier
第一 步驟,把舊的顏色擦掉。用棉花球把去油水敷在指甲上。敷了幾秒後再把指甲油擦掉。
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After removing all your polish, wash your hands and clean under your nails with a nail brush or an old child's toothbrush. The bristles are softer on a child's toothbrush, so this is good if you have sensitive skin! You can also give your cuticles a scrubbing to loosen any dead skin and to stimulate circulation
接下來把手洗一洗,再拿指甲刷把指甲下方刷乾淨。
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Next, moisturize with a creamy hand lotion and/or cuticle cream/oil. If you have long nails like I do, I find that it is easier to take the lotion from a pot with my knuckle. This way, no lotion gets stuck under my nails!
再過來要用LOTION。如果指甲比較長,用指關節來擦才不會把LOTION弄到指甲下方!
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Then you are done with your basic care! It is good to let your nails breathe every once in a while, so don't keep them covered in nail polish or false nails 24/7 - the health of your nails will suffer
完成!為了保護指甲健康,偶爾要讓指甲透透氣!
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I still have a couple specks of gold polish because I got super glue on my hands and the remover couldn't get it off =__=

I love nail art and love to experiment when I have the time! Hopefully after finals I will be able to relax a little bit and take some photos of doing nail art!
這學期念完後,我有空再秀如何化有創意的指甲!