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How To Remove Gel Nail Polish At Home

Gel manicures can last for up to two weeks, making them a perfect alternative to traditional manicures which can chip almost right away. (Who among us hasn’t chipped their mani before even leaving the salon!?)

But, while gel manicures can last a long time, they can also be a beast to get off. That’s why most nail technicians will very sternly tell you to come back to the salon to have the gel polish removed, rather than hacking away at the polish at home.

Let’s be real, though — who wants to waste the time, or the money, having polish removed at the salon, especially if you aren’t planning to have another service done at the same time?

So here is some good news: you can safely remove gel polish at home without screwing up your nails or causing yourself massive pain.

There are actually a few different ways to go about removing gel polish at home. First, you might consider buying a kit, like the Red Carpet Manicure Removal Kit ($15.75 on Amazon). It comes with everything you need to remove a gel manicure — whether you used gel polish at home or had a gel mani done at the salon — including a buffer, nail polish remover, foil, orange sticks and cuticle oil.

Already have a lot of these items at home? Then you don’t need to buy a special kit. Get started by using a nail buffer to buff all the shine off your gel mani.

Now, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover (Hint: nail polish remover that contains acetone is your best bet), and wrap a piece of foil around the top of the finger.

It might help to cut 10 small pieces of foil ahead of time, so you aren’t trying to mess around with the foil dispenser while half your nails are already wrapped up.

Alternately, you might consider purchasing re-usable nail wraps, such as these plastic soaking pads from Etsy store DanilenaSupplies.

Now, let your mani soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the foil. The gel color should now gently come off the nails as you swipe the soaked cotton ball against it.

Finish by rubbing cuticle oil on your nails to help restore shine and smoothness. If you don’t have cuticle oil on hand, don’t worry, you can also use coconut oil or almond oil.

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Caronia June Brides Nail Polish Collection

June has always been the most popular month for celebrating wedding events. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, June is definitely for brides who believe that marrying in this month will bring prosperity and happiness.

Caronia June Brides Nail Polish Collection has just the perfect shades for brides-to-be. With photos showing off your stunning rings and blooming bouquet, make sure to wear your best mani on your most special day! Complement your wedding accessories with picture perfect nails using Caronia White Rose, Platinum Special, or Silver Platinum for a simple yet elegant finish.

Caronia White Rose is a pearly-white, frosted color. If you want simple and immaculately clean looking nails, this shade is for you. I recommend you do at least 3-4 coats to let the color pop.

Some brides prefer subtle and elegant shades. Caronia Platinum is a white shade tinged with blue-green. Frosted nail polishes give me a hard time when it comes to getting full-coverage application, but I never had a problem with this one. The color glides easily and builds up well.

Silver is a chic neutral color. The Caronia Silver Platinum is perfect to be worn during formal occasions. I love its glitter-like effect when light reflects off it. The consistency is quite thin, so I recommend applying 3-4 coats.

No matter how pretty your polish is, if you don’t have a proper nail care regimen just before you say I do, your nails would look (and feel) blah. Caronia’s Nail Care Set is complete — from Nail Polish Remover, Cuticle Remover, Cuticle Sanitizer, to Nail Hardener & Base Coat, Fast Dry Top Coat, and Kwik Dry.

Here are a few bridal mani inspo from Pinterest. Best Wishes to you and may you live happily ever after! 🙂

What’s your shade?

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From lipstick to stock feed: The CWA secretary taking on the drought

From lipstick to stock feed: The CWA secretary taking on the drought

The CWA motto is to the point:

Faced with the biggest drought their region has seen in more than 50 years, the ladies of the Quirindi CWA are mobilising, and 75-year-old Colleen Wills is leading the charge.

“Drought has no respect for person, whether you’re rich or poor,” she said.

“The fact that a property is worth a million dollars on paper according to the value generally doesn’t put bread and butter on their table.”

At the Quirindi CWA meeting, a photo of the Queen in her younger days looks over a spread of date slice, lamingtons and scones that display a baking technique honed by decades of country generosity.

There’s comfort, stability and reassurance in a finely baked sponge.

Colleen Wills has been branch secretary the past 25 years.

This is the biggest challenge her community has faced under her watch, and she’s not about to let them down. She’s indefatigable.

For the past few months, Mrs Wills has been working around the clock to coordinate the distribution of donations.

Everything from stock feed to food hampers, cash and even lipstick are being packed and delivered — often to farming families who are too proud to ask for help.

“The important thing to realise is that country women, if they’re on the land themselves, they know who’s hurting,” she said.

Quirindi sits on the edge of the Liverpool Plains in NSW — normally some of the best grazing and cropping land in the country.

Unlike more marginal country, they’re not used to dealing with dry conditions on this scale.

People from the city and the country want to help the farmers and they’re turning to trusted institutions like the CWA to make it happen.

Staffed entirely by volunteers with personal first-hand knowledge of the challenges drought brings to farming families and to the towns and businesses that support them, the CWA is ideally placed to distribute the generosity of donors.

Unlike government programs, the CWA is free of the red tape and bureaucratic hurdles many of those affected have to go through to qualify for assistance.

As well as delivering help to individuals and families on the land, the CWA is also handing out money to businesses in town to distribute goods and services to customers in need.

It’s a strategy with two great advantages: It keeps the money in town, helping struggling businesses and it also targets the aid. The business owners know who’s hurting.

The local supermarket, menswear shop Reilly’s and the hairdresser are among those given money.

John Reilly says there are plenty of locals who are struggling.

“I had one gentleman that told me he only had $20 left in his bank account and through the generosity of the CWA, I was able to supply him with a pair of jeans for which he was very grateful,” he said.

Dion Patterson runs Lush Hair and Beauty Salon on Quirindi’s main street.

“If we can make [our clients] feel a little bit better with the money that Colleen and her CWA ladies have been donating, and know that there are people out there that care, that’s just some small little gesture that we can do,” she said.

With so much of the country parched and barren and so many farming families struggling to feed their cattle and themselves, the handouts from the CWA might seem insignificant to some. But no-one here underestimates the power of a timely show of support, a kind gesture and a good feed.

That’s the message Colleen Wills is spreading.

“If you think people are hurting, take them a casserole, a cake. [Ask them] , ‘How are you?’ Give them a cup of coffee,” she said.

“There’s a lot of little things you can do which don’t cost a lot of money and show that you care.”

Watch Michael Brissenden’s report, Proud Country, tonight on Four Corners at 8.30pm on ABC TV and iView.

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