The Origin of the Manicure is something a lot of us haven’t sat down to think about. The practice of manicuring is itself extremely ancient. There is evidence that as far back as 4,000 years ago, manicures took place in southern Babylonia, and manicure instruments have been found in Egypt’s royal tombs.
Until just a few years ago, I bit my fingernails a lot. They were in awful shape, and even when I would stop biting them, they would grow in so weak and brittle that it was just a matter of time before I started doing it again. For anyone who suffers from weak nails for any reason, I hope these 4 ways to strengthen your nails can help you!
They’re the workhorses of our bodies, but we give them so little respect. It’s easy to take our feet for granted. They’re just there, putting up with a host of challenges, from being jammed into high heels and elevated to unnatural heights to smothering inside sweaty socks or tight nylon pantyhose.
Acrylic nails are the most popular of artificial nails and have held that place since the 1970’s. The general process of having acrylic nails done goes like this. An artificial nail is applied to your nail bed (usually sculpted beforehand to suit your nails) before being glued to it with liquid acrylic and powder. Usually it is glued to the tips of nails instead the whole nail bed. The result is a hard protective layer that can be used as a canvas if you wish to colour your nails.