July 2014 archive

Know Your Nails

scotch naturals, caleigh, nails, manicure

At Scotch Naturals, we believe that everyone looks their best when they feel their best and living a healthy lifestyle can lead the way. So when it comes to our nails, there is no exception. Now that we use chemical free products and know the basics of our nails, we feel that our nails have never looked better. We’ve listed below what we’ve learned about our nails to ensure yours are just as fabulous. Cheers!

1. Nails that are clipped are more prone to breakage. We suggest filing them down with an emery board. If nails need to be clipped, best time is after they have soaked in water as they are more softer and pliable.

2. Nails grow faster in the warmer climates than they do in colder ones.

3. Your fingernails grow faster than your toenails. The nails on your dominant hand will grow the fastest.

4. Our nails are a great indicator of our health. Be aware of any changes in the nail, like thickening or discoloration. These can signal health problems.

5. Adding zinc (think hardboiled egg) to your diet promotes healthy nails.

6. Drinking water protects against any dryness around your nails.

7. Massage jojoba oil into your nails and cuticles daily. Jojoba oil is the closet to our natural sebum (body oil). Ginny, the founder of Scotch Naturals, keeps organic jojoba oil on her kitchen sink and applies it every time she washes her hands.

8. Protecting your nails against dirt and water is key. Try to wear gloves as much as possible. Further, it’s important to wear the proper shoe size. You want enough room for your toenails to avoid infections and discomfort.

Do you have any tips for healthy nails?

Perfect Pairings: Supal Desai

Perfect Pairings is a series where we ask our favorite bloggers to pair their favorite Scotch Naturals polishes with their favorite outfits. We are excited for this week’s modeled looks from the beautiful and inspiring Supal of chevrons & éclairs, the lifestyle blog dedicated to new adventures, food and style. She is based out of London and we highly recommend becoming a regular visitor to her blog.

chevrons & éclairs, Supal, Perfect Pairings, Scotch Naturals

Each one of Supal’s looks paired with Scotch Naturals is elegant and stylish with lady like appeal.

chevrons & éclairs, supal, scotch naturals, caleighScotch Naturals Polish: Caleigh + Joe Fresh dress, Kate Spade purse, BaubleBar earrings, L.K. Bennett heels, and Elie Tahari sunglasses.

Scotch Naturals, to hell with swords and garters, Perfect Pairings, chevrons & éclairs

Scotch Naturals Polish: To Hell with Swords and Garter + Talbots dress, Gap belt, Accessorize earrings, Dumond shoes, DSW purse, Elie Tahari sunglasses, and BaubleBar earrings.

Perfect Pairings, Scotch Naturals, Roasted Mellow, Supal, chevrons & éclairs

Scotch Naturals Polish: Roasted Mellow + J Crew shirt, Ann Taylor skirt, Target heels, Coach purse, and BaubleBar earrings.

Color Inspiration: 50 Shades of Grey

Color Inspiration, Scotch Naturals, Stone Fence, 50 shades of grey, summer, fashion, pre-fall, style

Everyone has been talking about the much anticipated 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer, including us. Of course we were left wanting more so to hold us over we plan to wear the color as much as possible. It is a great time of year to bring this easy neutral to the forefront. We love how Rebel Attitude mixes it with pops of color. There are so many great shades of grey, but our favorite has to be Stone Fence, the perfect gravelly grey creme for your nails.

Tell us, what colors are inspiring you this week?

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