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Vivian Valenty
What Does Vegan Beauty Really Mean?

What Does Vegan Beauty Really Mean?

From food to makeup, ingredients are an increasingly important factor in deciding what we put in or on our bodies. As a pioneer in nontoxic nail care, we at Dazzle Dry could not be more thrilled about this new wave of health- and eco-conscious consumers. But with all these new “green beauty” labels, it’s easy for shoppers to get confused. That’s why we’re clearing the air on one of the hottest buzzwords in beauty right now: vegan. Contrary to what some might think, "vegan" does not necessarily imply that a product is healthy, safe or even cruelty-free (no animal testing)....

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Silva Nahabedian
Why You Should Take a Nailcation

Why You Should Take a Nailcation

Why You Should Take a NailcationBetween spending a weekend makeup-free and giving your hair a hiatus from heat styling tools, there are all kinds of ways to treat your body to a little R and R. Our personal favorite? A nailcation. Although some may argue that your nails don’t technically breathe, they are nevertheless comprised of layers of keratin. While some people have more tightly woven layers of keratin, others – especially those whose nails have been altered through the constant use of strongly adhesive, long-wear polish – can have more porous keratin layers. This makes them more susceptible to...

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Vivian Valenty
Why You Should Think Twice About Powder Dip Manicures

Why You Should Think Twice About Powder Dip Manicures

For as long as people have been painting their nails, manufacturers have been looking for ways to make polishes dry faster and last longer. Hence, the wide popularity of UV-cured gel and powder dip manicures. But while a number of people seem to be under the assumption that powder dip manicures are a more natural alternative to the UV-cured gel process, nail technicians and their clients are gradually learning the ugly truth: they’re not.    In fact, just like UV-cured gels, the powder dip process utilizes reactive ingredients, which are unstable substances that react with other substances, in order to...

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Silva Nahabedian
Your Self-Care Routine Shouldn’t Stop at Your Nails

Your Self-Care Routine Shouldn’t Stop at Your Nails

Ask any beauty buff snapping a “shelfie” of their medicine cabinet and they’ll tell you: this is the age of self-care. From Korean sheet masks to crystal face rollers, more people than ever are investing in a little more “me time.” But there’s one cosmetic category that’s not getting the self-care status it deserves: nail care. Our hands and feet bear the brunt of daily activity but when it comes to making time for a little extra pampering, they often get overlooked. Sure, many people go to the nail salon every two to three weeks for a quick gel removal,...

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