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[Get Gel Anywhere] LED Gel Nail Flash Light

It looks like a flashlight. When you open the cap, there is a transparent gel tip with blue light. What is this, really?

This is actually a hand held LED lamp. It is specially designed for nail art application. Before, it could get quite messy when you Press down stickers or thin strands with your fingers. Now it is much better with this gel tip. And with the LED light, the gel can dry up and set instantly. You no longer have to apply 2 to 3 layers of topcoat to Cover up the uneven surface.

[隨身Gel甲] Gel甲用LED照燈小電筒

一枝外型是電筒,打開後有一個透明啫喱狀的頭,還發出藍光,究竟這是什麼?

它是⋯⋯手提的 LED 燈機,它的存在是有絕對價值的,是專門給 Nail Art用的! 以前貼一些玻璃紙或一條條線,用手去碰到甲面會令到甲面不乾淨,容易沾上小毛或油分。現在有了這個小工具,利用啫喱狀的頭就能夠把貼紙壓到更貼服甲面,加上 LED 照燈功能,使gel能夠立即固化定型,不用再塗上兩三層top coat覆蓋凹凸位置了!

[Japanese Gadget] Thoughtful Nail Buffing Paper

You can always find some thoughtfulness and creativity‘s in Japanese products. Like this nail buffing paper, it seems like a simple thing but they still assigned a different color to each surface of the paper. The pink side is for sanding and the yellow side is for buffing. It is so sensible you do not even need an instruction. You know well enough. Just start by sending the nails with the pink side and then buff with the yellow side. Avocado essence is added in the yellow side to give your nails some nourishment and extra shine. This product can be used before applying nail polish. You can use one sheet for all ten fingers.

This is something you can absolutely enjoy doing while watching TV.

[日本美甲小法寶] 神奇磨甲拋光紙

日本所出產的用具,每一件都感覺到他們的細心和創意,像這張拋光紙這樣簡單它都造出兩面的辨識,一面是粉紅色——用作磨甲面及另一面黃色——用作拋光,就算沒有講解使用都沒難度。

他的用法超級簡單,先用粉紅色那面替十指打磨,然後用黃色那面再搓十指。黃色那面除了拋光用途外,還帶有從牛油果吸取的精華,出來的效果閃令令又能給予指甲營養,產品上標明更可在塗甲油前使用,一張拋光紙更可以使用十隻手指呢!

這個產品十分適合在家一邊追劇一邊磨磨磨呢!

Is “Fingernail Ring” your thing?

Beauty is a beloved ritual. Women constantly re-transform their looks from head to toe. Aside from facial, manicure is another routine. In fact, The nail market is filled with prolific ideas. Let us focus on nail piercing. A hole is being made on the nail and you can hang a dangling ring on it as if it is an earring. This idea came out in the US over 10 years ago. It felt quite tacky though, since hooking rings on your nails sort of disable the finger. That is why not many people are fond of it and thus not many nail ring styles available.

Nail rings may be trendy in the western world. However, the Hong Kong people are too conservative for this. It just does not work well. When it comes to the art of nails, What appears to be a treasure for one can be trash to another. Just like fashions, the right kind of clothes can only complement with the right kind of person. So, what about you? What is your idea of the right kind of nails for yourself?

「甲環」是你喜歡的 Nail Art 嗎?

每個女生都愛美麗,由頭靚到落腳,除了做Facial之外,Gel甲都是很多人每月必做item之一。美甲款式層出不窮,其中一款名為 “Nail Piercing” 的款式,在指甲上釘窿,掛上各種吊飾,像帶耳環一樣,為指甲配上「甲環」。

「其實這款指甲十幾年前在美國已經興起,但以前做這些指甲都給人很誇張,不方便生活的感覺,所以沒太多人做,也不太多人留意,款式也不多。」

雖然 Nail Piercing 在外國盛行多年,但在相對保守的香港,則不算太流行,但在指甲上弄吊飾,不是每個人都能carry得起,美甲藝術係 fashion,都有自己style的。有人接受,有人不接受,這就是對的衣服穿在的對的人身上。你們又認為什麼甲藝怎樣的 Nail Art 才適合自己呢?

What to do with Hiker’s Toenails?

I have been getting a lot of clients who love the great outdoor. Some of them may even go hiking a few times a week. This great exercise definitely can give you a lot of fresh air and great health. However, doing it too much can have some downsides on your toenails.

It may not see much, but extra pressureis gradually building up in the toes during long distance hiking. this may cause the toenails to become disfigured and unsightful. In more serious cases, the nails may even become detached.

If this happened, I would suggest to use anti-fungal medicine to kill the germs. If the problem is a bit serious, we can apply acrylic nails two protect the Toenail while it is healing. But if the problem is very bad, you may need to see the doctor first.

[山系女孩注意] 行山太多 腳趾變型怎麼辦?

近年小編認識唔少客人都有行山習慣,有些更會每星期行數次之多。當然行山遠足可以吸收郊外清新空氣又可鍛煉身體,但累積路程太久或者時間太長的話,山友就要留意一下腳趾健康。

行山時用的無情力會令腳趾受壓,如經常受壓的腳趾會因此變型或變得不美觀,嚴重的會甚至引致腳甲和腳肉分離。

其實有以上這種情況,小編建議可以選用一些灰甲水作殺菌之用,情況較嚴重的可用水晶甲做些輔助矯正。用水晶甲物料重新掃造甲型,美觀之餘可保護自身真甲,很適合經常行山的山友,但如果情況太嚴重會建議先找醫生求診啊。

Why do I get Bumpy Nails?

Bumpy nails are not just unsightful. They can be a sign of health problem. Let us dig into the cause of bumpy nails here.

The experts believe that Bumpy Nails are ill nails.  They are mostly having Malnutrition or Fungal problems.   The nail plates can be thin, having horizontal lines or bumpy dots. When the problem gets serious, The nails can be splitting, thickened, dull and even brittle. The reasons can be as follows,

1. Fungal Infection.  If the person does not have a good cleaning habits, The nails can be infested and look bumpy. If the problem is accompanied by yellow and thickened nails, that is for sure fungal nails. Go check with a doctor and have them treated.

2. Malnutrition.  Starvation, paralyzed fingers, fingers held at a fixed position, etc. can hinder nail growth.  This means bumpy nails can relate to lack of nutrition.  Generally speaking, this is a sign off calcium and protein depletions.  You should always intake plenty of eggs and garlics to get your nails healthy .

3. The Weather.  The temperature starts to drop during autumn and it gets cold when winter comes. During this time, The body can develop vasoconstriction. Blood circulation slows down. Tips of the fingers become anoxia.    Therefore, bumpy Nails come along.

Prevention

1. Create good environmental and personal hygiene. Never let the fungus to infest.

2. Do not share personal items such as socks, shoes, slippers and towels.  This is the number one reason for cross infections.

Wish you all have beautiful and healthy nails!

為何指甲表面凹凸不平?

手指甲凹凸不平,不但影響美觀,而且可能意味着健康缺失。那麼,具體來說,手指甲凹凸不平到底是甚麼原因呢?

專家指出,手指甲凹凸不平這種情况,很有可能是指甲患上了病。最有可能的原因就是指甲營養不良或是灰甲,指甲營養不良表現為甲板變薄,或是出現甲横紋、出現凹凸不平小點,嚴重時出現指甲分離,或者表現為指甲肥厚、易碎裂、無光澤等。具體原因如下:

1、真菌感染:因不注意個人衛生而引發病菌的感染導致指甲出現凹凸不平,如指甲的症狀除了凹陷、凹凸不平之外,還出現變黄、增厚的情況,那麼就一定是灰甲,這就需要找醫生接受治療。

2、營養缺乏:長期飢餓、手指癱瘓或固定等因素可使指甲生長缓慢,這說明了指甲凹凸不平與營養都有一定的關係。一般來說:此種病甲表現提示身體對鈣質、蛋白質缺乏,這些營養物質可以從蛋類、大蒜中取得,建議患者要經常食用為好。

3、天氣原因:秋天天氣清涼,而冬天天氣會更加寒冷,寒冷可使血管收縮,血流速度減慢,加重末梢組織缺氧,導致指甲凹凸不平。

如何預防:

1、做好環境和個人衛生,不要讓真菌創造更多生長繁殖。

2、不要共用生活日用品,如鞋襪、拖鞋;毛巾等也不要與他人共用。這是防止間接感染的關鍵所在。

小編祝願大家都擁有美麗健康的指甲~