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Which ones grows faster, Finger Nails or Toenails?

It is quite perplexing why fingernails grow faster than toenails. In fact, fingernails can grow up to three to four times faster than toenails. People usually do not have to cut their toenails so often. Why?

First, let us understand what nails are and why they grow. Nails are a protein called keratin. At the base of each nail, it is the nail matrix. The nail matrix gross out new cells, which push out the old cells along the nail bed to form growing nails. Since these cells are already dead, you will not feel any pain when you cut them off.

Through researchers, we found out one reason is that we use our hands more than our feet. And we expose our hands more, too. Some other people think that, the hands are closer to the heart then the feet. More blood are supplied to the hands than the feet. This could be true since our nails grow the fastest in summer as opposed to winter. In other words, the blood circulates the fastest in our bodies during summer.

Some experts conclude that, the speed of nail growth is related to the rate of blood circulation and metabolism. Therefore, nail growth will slow down with aging.

Whether you cut your nails or bite your nails, fingernails always grow faster than toenails. Unless, you type with your toes…

[手快定腳快]為什麼手指甲比腳趾甲長得快?

為什麼手指甲比腳趾甲長得快?這其中的機制,我們知之甚少。但有一件事是肯定的——手指甲比腳趾甲生長的速率快3~4倍。

但腳趾甲可以不用剪得那麼勤快。這是為什麼呢?

在我們理解為什麼手指甲長得比較快之前,我們首先要理解,指甲為什麼會生長。指甲是一種名為角蛋白的蛋白質。每片指甲都是從皮膚下的甲基(nail matrix)生長出來的。甲基不斷產生新的細胞,並把舊的細胞推擠出來,到指甲下方的那層皮膚(甲床,nail bed)上。這些細胞被推擠出來時,就已經死亡了,這就是為什麼剪指甲不會痛的原因。

經過研究,手指甲比腳趾甲長得快的原因,是因為我們用手比用腳多。還有一個原因是,手總是暴露在外面。還有一些人認為,手指離心臟更近,增加了血流量,這也許也是一個原因。這也解釋了為什麼夏天時指甲長得比冬天快,因為夏天我們的血液循環最快。

亦有專家得出一個結論:指甲生長速度與血流和新陳代謝有關,因為它們也隨著年齡增長而變緩。

不管你是剪指甲還是咬指甲,手指甲都比腳趾甲長得快。除非,你從今天開始用腳趾打字……

Nail Polish can be your Houseware Renewal Helper!

My home was under renovation and the washing machine had not been run for two months. When I finally got to it, The outside of it had become quite rusty. Luckily, my remodeler taught me a trick.

All I had to do was to scrape away the rust and the bubbling paint down to the metal surface. Then I patched it up with a matching color nail polish. After going over with a few more layers, it looked quite close to the area around it. This might not be 100% perfect but it was definitely better than doing nothing . You can fix the services off any house appliances with this method.

For all the stylish ladies out there, not only you can look good, your home can too!

[家居扮靚靚] 電器生銹甩油 指甲油幫到你

作為一個時代女性,懂得扮靚之餘還要把家居打理得妥妥貼貼才可。前陣子家裏裝修,洗衣機兩個月沒有用過,滲水令外部生銹,表面的光油也撲起了,極之醜怪!

問一問裝修師傅,原來解決方法非常簡單:把電器表面水份吸乾,輕輕刮起表面起了泡泡的一層,見到鐵面後輕輕塗上同色的指甲油,按情況補塗2-3層直至效果理想,待修補部份都乾了就可如舊使用!

要注意,所有開合位塗得太厚會稍為影響開關的,而且說實在的,補上一層那角仔細看仍會見到新舊接口的油痕,但塗上新油後感覺總比電器滿面銹色好看!除了洗衣機,其他電器也可用指甲油處理甩油問題,真是不錯的家事小法寶!
時代女性們………你懂的!

[DIY at Home for Daughter] Go Glam DIY Nail Stamper

If your daughter is a beauty Queen who likes to try new things then this cool Go Glam Nail Stamper it’s definitely a perfect gift for her.

The pack comes with three varnishes and five stamp patterns.   It is simple to use.  First you apply one of the color nail varnishes.   Let dry for five minutes.  Insert her  choice of design into the stamper.  Slip her finger in and THEN press.   The Patton will immediately appear on her nail. And the best thing is, The design will only go on the part with the varnish. It will not mess up the rest of the finger.  Seal it up with the top varnish and there she has it!

Not only that this is the fun thing to do at home, if someday she has a party to go to, she can get her nails done quickly at home. The Go Lamp stamper is available at Toys “R” Us.

[孕婦小朋友都啱用] Ella + Mila BonBon系列指甲油

品牌Ella + Mila一向出產女性用品,有化妝品、指甲用品、身體護膚,而最近新出名為「BONBON」系列,新顏色選用baby及粉色系,加上它的Signature樽身象象圖案,真的是太可愛了!

而產品不含: 甲醛、甲苯、鄰苯二甲酸二丁酯(DBP)、甲醛樹脂、樟腦、磷酸三苯酯、二甲苯

  • 適合孕婦及小童用
  • 無動物實驗
  • 快乾
  • 持久
  • 美國製造
  • Ella+mila 指甲油受善待動物組織(PETA)認可!

想知更多可以瀏覽以下網址看看其他產品:

https://www.ellamila.com/

Suspicious about Yellow? How to use this hitters colour on your Nail Polish?

Yellow is said to be the hitters nail color of this year.  Unfortunately, it is not exactly a favorite of many girls, even the boyfriends do not appreciate yellow nails either.  Therefore as a starter, I would recommend to try mustard. It is relatively warm and subdued and surely more acceptable.

You can be quite playful by using glossy and Matt shades to create a sense of texture. However, if you do not feel comfortable with ten gold fingers, try paint partially.  You can paint shapes, stick on shell stickers or glitter.  Another way is to choose two nails to brush on mustard shade and apply a contrasting shade on the rest. These will tone down the flashy feeling.

If you find this interesting, just book an appointment with your nail technician today.

懷疑黃色?黄色指甲油怎樣掃?

黃色是今年的指甲款式大熱,不過礙於不少女生都會對黃色「耍手擰頭」,而且黃色大概也是男朋友不能理解的一種顏色,因此不妨由較柔和的芥末黃色入手,營造一份溫暖的氣息。

除了選擇常見的亮面款式,亦可選擇啞光、磨砂的款式,大玩質感以打造不同的感覺。不過,如果你未能接受到十指也是「黃甘甘」的色彩,均可採用留白方式,畫上幾何圖形或貼上貝殼貼、閃片等裝飾,增添時尚感。或只是選擇其中兩隻手指甲面塗上芥末黃色,其餘則採用撞色設計,避免過份浮誇,或者會有新的景象!

姊妹們不妨可以去找找你的美甲師試一試吧!

[The New Impression of HELLO KITTY] OPI Hello Kitty Holiday Collection LED Gelcolor Soak-off Gel

OPI’s Holiday collection – Hello Kitty 2020, has arrived in Hong Kong.  The set of twelve LED Gelcolor collection includes the original dainty shades as well as some new cool color scheme.  Besides the symbolic red, pink, blue and purple, colorful glitter were also added to the collection. Who says hello kitty only gives you one feeling!

Let’s Be Friends!

Glitter to My Heart

A Hush of Blush

Let’s Celebrate!

All About the Bows

A Kiss on the Chìc

Pile on the Sprinkles

Hello Pretty

Let Love Sparkle

My Favorite Gal Pal

Many Celebrations to Go!

Isn’t She Iconic!

[新增顏色閃粉!] OPI Hello Kitty 系列 LED Gelcolor Soak-off Gel

OPI Holiday Collection 假日系列的主角 Hello Kitty 2020 系列到港了,一套十二枝 LED GEL COLOR Soak-off Gel ,今次選色感覺除了少女味還加入了另類型格色系,除了最能夠代表的紅、粉紅、紫、藍外,再加入了顏色閃粉,誰說Hello Kitty只有一種感覺~哈哈~

Let’s Be Friends!

Glitter to My Heart

A Hush of Blush

Let’s Celebrate!

All About the Bows

A Kiss on the Chìc

Pile on the Sprinkles

Hello Pretty

Let Love Sparkle

My Favorite Gal Pal

Many Celebrations to Go!

Isn’t She Iconic!