Know Your Nails

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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?

BYOB: Instagram & Twitter Contest

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Just for fun we wanted to host an Instagram and Twitter contest. It’s super easy, just show us how you BYOB (bring your own bottle) of Scotch Naturals to the nail salon and be entered to win a FREE cocktail trio! All you have to do is first, follow us on both Twitter and Instagram @ScotchNaturals and second, Tweet & Instagram photos using #ScotchBYOB. How simple is that? Good luck and cheers!

Beat the Heat

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This July we are looking for new ways to beat the summer heat. Over the past weekend we had the opportunity to make a “Whole Fruit Margarita”, which we are happy to report was absolutely delicious. The recipe is simple and best part is it doesn’t call for store bought margarita mix, which makes all the difference! Our recipe is listed below. We hope you love it as much as we did!

Ingredients (makes 8 cups):

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 1 orange, peeled, remove seeds
  • 1 lime, peeled, remove seeds
  • 1 lemon, peeled, remove seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of agave
  • 6 cups ice cubes

Directions:

  • In a jar add all fruit, water, alcohol, and agave, mix together. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours to ferment.
  • Pour contents of jar into a blender with ice and blend until smooth.
  • If you prefer, add Himalayan sea salt around the rim of the glass.
  • Enjoy!

Have you tried any new cocktails this summer?

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