14 February- it’s Valentine’s Day! Did you succeed in preparing for Valentine’s Day? If you are still looking for a nice surprizing you might consider to surprize your love with a nice warm hand massage… or a beautiful nail design!

For many people goes the preperation for Valentine’s Day way beyond selecting a perfect gift present.

Let’s take a look at some spectacular nail designs, because for many women the tips of the fingernails are absolutely essential. Check out a few of these nail designs, and if it’s too later for this year… how about next year?

Surprising your soul-mate with a new look for Valentine’s day is undoubtedly one of the smartest choices you can make. Looking spectacular requires paying attention the smallest details as well as selecting elements that highlight your personality while also being appropriate for this special occasion. Choosing the right nail design is perhaps the simplest and most versatile changes you can do so make sure to schedule your pampering session wisely and browse through the great variety of nail designs available to pick your favorites.

Without a doubt femininity and romance are the main elements that add interest to the nail designs inspired by the romantic holiday. The great variety of motifs that can be used to create an eye catching nail design tend to be an excellent starting point. Hearts are probably the most popular nail art motif used due to the fact that they are relatively easy to create and reflect the spirit of the holiday with ease. However, other symbols such as roses, arrows or Cupid angel can also be used by those who are skilled when it comes to nail art and have enough patience to do so.

As far as the color palette that is generally used for this occasion the options are relatively clear. Soft pinks and seductive red shades are the most popular colors for the occasion however white and golden accents can also be used to create a more festive and elegant look. Glitter can also be used if a more spectacular effect is desired.

Always keep discreet and simple, or on the contrary bold and flashy the nail designs must be perfectly designed to match the occasion. Because the designs tend to be relatively hard to recreate at home, having your manicure done by a professional nail technician is probably the best alternative you can try. If you select this option taking a few photos with you is recommended as it might increase your chances of getting a superbly done manicure that matches your vision down to the smallest detail.

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Emily Wang – beauty journalist in London – wrote an interesting article about various aspects of fingernails, including: beauty tips, a basic review of the nail structure, changes in nail color & texture,  and… the meaning of fingernail types according traditional Chinese medicine!

A short impression from the article:

The Truth about Your Nails:

“Interestingly enough- according to Traditional Chinese Medicine,
our nails are also able to portray our innate constitutions.

If your nail shape is naturally:

Oblong – You are harmonious and well-balanced.
Stock and square – You are earthy and balanced but mentally rigid.
Long – You are artistic and creative but lack physical strength.
Oval – You are sensitive and have a weak digestive system.

I found this to be shockingly accurate!
Some interesting reads 
here.

I used to have artificial nails, acrylic nails and gel nails consistently for two years that I never got to see my natural nails until I decided to take them off for good. My nails became so weak that they felt and bended like paper. At some point they became sensitive to touch, and were unable to grow to a normal standard length before it eventually chipped away.

It therefore took a good year before they even came close to regaining to a healthy state. During this time I had to be mentally aware of what I ate, and made sure that I had substantial amount of vitamins and nutrients that were essential for healthy nail growth.

I am writing from experience. I know what it is like to have that moment where at the time, having fake nails is beautiful. Going to a nail salon, and getting your nails done feels like luxury.
But think about it. Can you really have fake nails for the rest of your life?

The answer is no. And that is why I had decided to be more natural and love my nails as they are. I have learnt to take really good care of my nails, and as my grandmother has always said to me – that “a woman’s fortune depends on her hands and feet.”

Not that I believe in it, but at least now my fingernails look and feel healthy- without needing to spend money doing it up

A little side note…. my younger sister had a “cheese on toast” addiction for a couple of months where she ate it for breakfast before going to school almost everyday. Luckily, because of our family genes, she did not gain any weight from it whatsoever, however we all noticed that her nails improved drastically. She is the only person I know that has the strongest, healthiest looking nails. Extremely envious! I don’t think I could eat cheese on toast everyday…… maybe jacket potatoes!

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