High Protein Nail Soak


Hello Blogosphere! I’m Brandi a licensed Nail Technician from the great state of Pennsylvania! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many great men & women through my job, including the beautiful woman who spent 13 days doing a nail soak for me!

When Melissa first came to me for her nails she wanted to get her Acrylic nails removed and go with shellac (gel polish) manicures. Her main goal was going back to natural nails. After a few manicures her polish wouldn’t stay on her nails and her nails would break. So we added UV Gel, which is stronger than Shellac on its own but weaker than acrylic. Her nails seemed to do fine unless she was bartending, until mid May. She came in with broken, chipped nails, we did a regular polish manicure and settled on doing a soak to strengthen and lengthen her nails. I’d seen an orange and garlic soak with an EVOO soak after, but it meant squeezing an orange & fresh pressing a garlic clove and heating the oil to warm. Which is after all a great deal of work when you have a full-time and part-time jobs stealing all your time, And unless you regularly use garlic & have a press handy and youΒ  have a juicer because you love making homemade OJΒ  it could have gotten costly! So she went on the hunt for something that would work for her lifestyle and nails. She found a High Protein Milk, Egg & Honey soak.

http://naturalnailcarerecipes.homestead.com/nailsoaks.html

Melissa spent the next 13 days doing this strengthening soak. 1/2 cup milk, 2 well beaten eggs and 2 tbls honey. She did 8 soaks total. Mostly she had bare nails during the soak and would polish with clear or color after.

After the first soak she said her tips were weak, (understandable with the enhancements we had just removed.) but her tips hadn’t broken like they usually would. She said her nail beds felt stronger!

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After 5 soaks Melissa began to notice her nail beds were getting thicker and stronger.

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6 soaks in and she’s noticing her nails are barely brittle and really growing!

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Melissa spent the last day of her soak bartending a wedding, for 8 hours! And finished by detailing a car! Melissa didn’t break a nail, and trust me when I say this is a miracle!

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Look at that free edge! After 13 days, trust me when I say that’s growth!

Melissa came to see me this Memorial Day and we had fun creating this Mani/Pedi! πŸ’…πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

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Melissa has decided to add this soak to her weekly beauty routine once per week. I can’t wait to see what the future brings! Thank you for your time and energy! πŸ’…πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

Brandi Lerch
Licensed Nail Technician
Nittany Nails & Spa (State College, PA)

Photo credit: Inspiration photo
http://www.stylecraze.com/mobile/nailart/ZdWilNuVbl3/

Back at it Again! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜˜


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Hello everyone! I’ve missed you! I stopped blogging temporarily while I honed a new craft and figured out what I want to be when I grew up. I’m excited to share the new me with everyone! If you have questions ask! I will be steadily releasing content on the beauty industry and fitness stuff, as I grow into the butterfly I’m meant to be I hope to entertain you, encourage you and help you see how amazing you are!

Tonight I washed my face with:
L’Oreal go 360 clean ideal clean deep cleansing exfoliating scrub and added extra exfoliation with
ClariSEA sea salt solutions face rapid detox charcoal exfoliant (ipsy)
tapped Sea Breeze Astringent on my face followed by a gentle sweep all over finishing with
pΕ«r~lisse prevent Blue Lotus + Seaweed treatment sheet mask for around 20 minutes. (Ipsy)
Before I head to bed I will wash with warm water and apply a light oil.(ipsy)

I get most of my facial products from ipsy! I love getting new things to try and recommend! ipsy has been a god send in my beauty life! I rarely buy makeup, with the exception of foundations. Blushes, lipsticks, eye-shadow, liners(lip&eye), bronzers, brushes, moisturizers, and so much more! I love that I only spend $10!
Join me on ipsy πŸ’–

Love xoxo 😘,
Brandi😊