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The Importance of Cuticle Oil

No matter where you live in the US for sure you are starting to feel the impacts of Fall. No matter if you live on the east coast or the west coast, once the weather has dropped your skin will start to feel show or at least you can feel the effects.  For me, my hands start to become increasingly dryer and so I bring out the thick creams for coverage (Shea Butter).

It is also a good time to become very familiar with your cuticles.  Your cuticles can be your first line of defense to your healthy nails and hands, helping you maintain a great looking manicure.  Cuticle oil used to moisturize the cuticle can protect the cuticle and nail against damage; improve the health and appearance.  A good quality cuticle oil will literally saturate your skin around your nail, saturate the cuticles, and start to moisturize them, and give it a nice shine.

Our favorite oils include:

  • Rice Bran Oil – Softens skin, improves elasticity, helps retain moisture and prevents the signs of aging.
  • Sunflower Oil – Softens and conditions.
  • Grapeseed Oil – Seals moisture in and makes skin soft and flexible.

 

 

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GETTING THE RIGHT SHOT

Many of the swatchers or followers that I have create beautiful macro shots. I have decided to take the journey and will attempt to teach myself this beautiful technique. If I figure this out, the pictures will be beautiful.  If I do not, my pictures will be a blurry mistake.  I am hoping to find my way to the perfect macro shot.

Stay tuned and Stay Creative,

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Splitting Nails?

Splitting Nails

Have splitting nails? Consider the following:

  • Apply a Protective Coat onto nails even when you are taking a break from color..
  • Keep Nails Dry, make sure that you completely dry your nails after each wash and moisture your hands and cuticle.
  • Wear Gloves, Springtime means Spring cleaning. Protect your hands and nails from harsh chemicals when sprucing up the house. Chemicals are bad for your nails and skin,  protect them at all times.
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Pale Pink the New Neutral…Keep this Color in Rotation

I woke up without an alarm clock or text reminder from my phone. The excitement I felt caught me by surprise.  It was 5:50am and I was the only person in the house up.  My husband was sound asleep and not a peep from the boys.

I jumped out of bed took a seat in our sitting area of our bedroom and grabbed our Roku remote (we gave up cable and have never looked back). I began searching on Sling for the “Royal Wedding”.

The wedding was beautiful. The guest were flawless, Oprah, Idris, Serena, Priyanka, Beckham…There wasn’t a hair out of place for these guest.  Handsome groom, beautiful bride, wonderful choir, and boy what a sermon.  Then out of no where I started to think, “what color is her nail polish?”. I could not get a great view of her nails, but I made a mental note to find out.

8:05am EST it was time to take our 14 year old to golf practice.The day moved forward with my normal mom chores, groceries, cleaning, and prepping.  The next day news was buzzing about the wedding. It was even on replay on a few stations.  Also, I found out what color she was wearing.  Apparently, the brand is the Queen’s favorite. A pale pink neutral color from Essie. All I could think, “man I would love that kind of exposure.”

Because of the royal wedding pinks are making a move to the front and have become the go to for neutral pallets. Also, pale pink is a great neutral for all skin tones.

If you have not found your favorite shade of pink try, Sunset in the Clouds.  It is a beautiful shade.  Have you ever seen the sky at the perfect moment when the sun is setting while driving home, when the multiple beautiful hues of pink paint the sky?  This is Sunset in the Clouds on your fingers.

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Who Doesn’t Like Ice Cream?

The weather is hot and every rainy day equals to  humidity in the Carolinas. What a better way to stay cool than ice cream. Our household favorite is natural strawberry. We want the chicks of strawberries inside and everything.

Available June 23rd will be Ribbons’ 2018 Ice Cream Collection. Our first four flavors will be Pistachio Ice Cream, Cotton Candy Ice Cream, the soothing Lavender Ice Cream, and Italian Ice. We are soooo excited for these colors. What is even more exciting?  Our new colors are 7Free! WHAT THE, WHAT!

Creative hands must stay moisturized, so we are currently partnering with two homegrown distributors and will be debuting our handcreams and cuticle oils.  Signup with our newsletter and be the first to know.