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[指甲的夏日特飲] 桃色小島

桃紅色是最性感、又顯白的顏色!搭配紅鶴、熱帶雨林插畫,交錯出充滿魔力的夏日微醺感,你地仲唔快快捉緊夏天嘅尾巴!

[捉緊夏天的尾巴] 我都想著涼鞋!

常常有人說,沒有西瓜的夏天是不完整的~

但小編想說,沒有美甲的夏天才是最不完美的!

尤其是腳部美甲,只有夏天才穿得到的貌美涼鞋,如果沒有美甲去加持,這麼美的腳趾,怎樣看都少了點東西啊!

so~now!

要捉緊夏天的尾巴,當然是要抓緊時機去做腳甲呀~

[Clever Invention] No-Fuss Nail Art Helper

For those who love to do 3-D nail art, putting on glitter or miniature items can be quite a pain for even the most experienced nail technicians. Even if you hold your breath and be extremely careful, The mess can still go all over the place. Check out this clever invention!

Just follow exactly how it shows on the pictures.  First, rest your finger over the container.  Then, use one of the little spade to transferred the items onto the Nail.   Anything that drops will stay inside the box. Leave your finger there until everything is set. At last, just pick up the scraps with another spade and return them into the product packages. That’s it! Not much cleanup to do! Is that in genius, or what?

[唔怕一地都係] 3D Nail Art 小神器

對於喜歡 3D nail art 嘅朋友,無論是美甲師或DIY的你,每次使用閃粉或甲藝小玩意時,都會小心翼翼,就連呼吸也會停一停,盡量不要把小玩意弄到整枱、地下都有。 今次這個發明太聰明,用法跟圖上step一樣,把 nail art 小玩意倒落第一個剷中,然後隨意放上手指上,重點是手指只需放在盒上,多出的產品就會跌入盒中,待甲面nail art固定後,再從盒中抽出另一個剷,把餘下的小玩意再倒入原先產品包裝內,這樣就不會白白浪費了。

How to manage Separating or Cracking Nails?

Our last post described the causes of separating both fake and real nails. This time, we are going to talk about a case of a separating natural nail.

This lady has naturally thin and curling nails.  She should have periodically gone for professional care. Instead she chose to remove the gel with a file by herself . Since she was inexperience, she ended up over filing and further thin down her natural nails. Her improper handling eventually resulted in seriously separating nails.

Recommendation: after the gel is removed, Apply extra thick moisturizers and  cuticle oil to nourish the nail matrix. You want to ensure a healthy growth.

After the nail technicians have examined the injured nails, she suggested to use acrylic powder to improve the look. First the lifted portion will be cut away. Acrylic powder will be applied to cover over the remaining nail pate and The exposed nail bed. This, along with frequent nail care, can keep the Nail stay intact whengrowing out, at the same time being protected while looking smooth and normal on the outside.

This is a very simple method and it instantly corrects The look of the nail. I hope it can help!

[離甲斷甲處理] 怎樣應付指甲分離呢?

上一篇輕輕講解了真甲及假甲形成指甲分離的情況,以下是一個真甲離甲的例子個案。

她天生甲型向上撬生長,指甲質地較薄,需要定期處理,而她自行在家中用了甲銼清除所有Gel,加上經驗不足用甲銼時過度打磨令指甲薄上加薄,卸甲不適當,所以引致指甲分離情況更嚴重。

建議:拆Gel甲後加倍塗上手霜及果皮油,滋潤好甲母基令指甲能健康地生長;
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美甲師檢查後,建議再加水晶粉物料作矯型之用。首先會把指甲白白分離的部分剪掉,留下跟甲身黏住的真甲部分,使用水晶粉覆蓋整個指甲及指甲尖,好處是能把甲尖向上撬和甲身凹陷的部份立即矯型,使指甲看起來甲面平衡一點,過度打磨指甲表面的位置亦可得到保護,只需重複處理,真甲就能夠緊貼甲身生長。
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這個做法既簡單方便亦可立即矯正指甲表面,希望幫到有需要美甲矯正和處理離甲的朋友們。

Why did my Nail Lift Up and Break off?

Have you ever had a part of a nail broken off?  If you did not take care of the injured nail properly, you might end up with a separating nail. It practically feels like a foreign object. No matter how much the nail grows, there will always be a white area indicating the separation of the nail from the nail bed.

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The causes of nail separation 

1. Natural nail

The nails mainly grow from the nail matrix located at the bottom of the cuticle. If the nail matrix has been damaged or hit badly. the newly grown Nails will likely to become separated.

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Also, those with weak  Nails, brittle nails, thin nails, nails that curl up and those who use their fingernails a lot, will easily have separating nails. For these people, it is quite hard to solve the problem. People who work excessively with there long nails may find horizontal crack lines on the nail plates.If they did not give enough care, the mail will definitely separate itself or even break off  from the nail bed.

2. Fake nails

In the case of gel nails, since fake nails are hard and strong, sometimes the person is  forcing too much.   They are not aware that The fake nails are already lifted away from the real nails.  When there is a strong hit, the real nail broke while the fake nail stayed put. The nails were not being taken care of soon enough and eventually came off. That is why you should not neglect it when the nail broke. It is advisable to visit the nail technicians frequently to ensure the The health of your real nails.

In our next post, we will talk about how a nail technician handles a case of a separating nail.

[離甲斷甲處理] 指甲分離的原因

你試過斷甲嗎? 斷甲處理不當,可能會演變成離甲!
「離甲」即指甲和甲牀不正常地分離,甚至使用指甲時會感到指甲和手指間有點碰撞的情況,好像每次指甲生長到手指頭邊緣後,都有一片白白在甲身,就像指甲從手指基床分離了一樣。


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引致真甲及假甲指甲分離的成因:

1. 真甲
新生指甲的生長點主要在指甲末端,從指甲半月位置的甲母基生長出來。如果損害或是撞擊到甲母基,大多數生長出來的指甲都會慣性容易分離。
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另外,天生指甲比較弱的人,指甲較薄、易斷、向上翹著生長的手甲、經常使用手甲工作,都會容易引起此情況,而且更難回復正常。如果指甲過長、經常用力使用指頭,當受壓後甲中心可能會出現一條條的裂痕,種種情況處理不及時,甲身甲肉都較容易出現分離斷裂。

2. 假甲
做了Gel的女生,因為hard gel較堅固的關係不自覺用力了,很多時都不知道真甲跟假甲已經分離,或受撞擊後真甲已經斷了但假甲表面完整,然後每天如常使用。如不立即處理,有機會形成指甲分離的情況!所以不要認為斷甲是一件小事,必須定期找美甲師做指甲保養。

我們美甲師會怎麼處理離甲?下一篇會講一下平時的做法,大家可以參考下。

“VERY GOOD NAIL” Soak-off Gel from Korea

I am sure those who are ahead of the trend are familiar off the Korean brand-Very Good Nail. Besides it’s bottle design being appealing to young ladies, The Color schemes are also very captivating. Collections include the super popular, cats eye series and, the transparent jelly series.

Today we are going to focus on the “Luna” Collection. This set has six light weight shades with white glitter. Although gelcolor in general required two layers in order to show The color, the Luna collection on the other hand, can give different effects depending on whether you applied one layer, two layers or three.

The maker even demonstrated all three variations.
One more bonus!!! You can make your own nail art design by combining different shades to create irregular patterns. These shades include: purple, galaxy black, sky blue, and turquoise stone brown.

Luna Collection is now available at Rainbow Nails. Make a booking and we will show you all the different effects.

[Gel甲界新竉] 韓國 Very Good Nail

有留意美甲的人,對於”Very Good Nail”的韓國品牌不陌生吧!我想原因除了外型夠晒少女味之外,所推出的顏色更迷倒一眾女士,有近貼潮流的超強貓眼系列,又有半透的果凍系列。

今日想推介是”Luna”系列,一套六枝,質地上是透薄的,顏色中帶點白白閃粉,一般來說gelcolor一定要塗兩層,色澤才會顯出,而”Luna”的特別之處是,塗一層或兩層或三層塗後感也有不同味道,官方也分別做出有呢三種效果,另外!!!它還可以做Nail Art,在甲面上不規則點上幾個顏色,例如紫、黑(Galaxy),天藍、啡(綠松石)。

其實這套顏色已經在Rainbow Nails啦,真係一枝顏色就有幾種效果,想試下記得book個時間黎啦:)