Monday, October 17, 2016 it affects nail health and some solutions.

Stress... it does a body good harm. In today's society there are so many stressors on our everyday life, not to mention illness or infection.

(for more information on stress and ways to cope, click on image)

 Nothing good comes from stress and it can show itself in many ways.  Everything from ongoing colds, stiff sore muscles, upset stomach and even our nails show visible signs of stress.

Some people, when under stress,  tend to nibble and pick at their nails and cuticles which of course causes damage but stress itself can cause brittle nails and sometimes even horizontal grooves called Beau's lines (there is a temporary cessation of cell division in the nail matrix).   When you are emotionally or physically strained, the body shifts energy away from the nails cells to higher priorities.  These will eventually grow out and healthy nails are once again possible.  The lines are simply evidence that the body had a problem.  The healthy nail is growing at the cuticle behind the Beau’s lines. As the healthy nail continues to grow, the lines will grow out and will eventually be filed off.  

Keep reading for some information on what dietary changes you can make for strong, healthy nails.

In the meantime, of course covering them up with some Jamberry wraps is a great way to camouflage these grooves and with over 300 trendy designs to choose from there is something for everyone!

Now, a protein-rich diet (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) is important for strong nails.  Our nails are made of protein so it makes sense that to have healthy nails we need to incorporate adequate protein in our diets.  Along with that, you can also improve nails by eating omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, both found in salmon, avocado and nuts (a little handful goes a long way).  The Jamberry Beauty Boost multi vitamin is enriched with biotin, a B vitamin that helps to strengthen brittle nails.

Finally, to prevent peeling and flaking rubbing cuticle oil on cuticles at night will create a protective moisturizing shield.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pink Products to help you show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.... which is your favorite?

Pink.  I love pink.  Always have, always will.  Any excuse to wear pink is good to me.  Of course with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is pink popping up everywhere!

Check out these great ways to show your support (click on the photo for more information).

Some of my favorites are for sure those sunglasses, the KEEP jewelry and that beautiful pink scarf.

Of course can't forget to deck out your nails!  $3 from the sale of each one of these is donated to the Cancer Foundation.

Friday, October 7, 2016

You had me at pumpkin....

Pumpkin... one of the best things about fall wouldn't you say?!

I love everything pumpkin and am always trying new things with it.  I came across a smoothie using it.  I added my twist and it was so yummy!  Try it, I am sure you will love it!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - like pumpkin pie for breakfast... but good for you :)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1 cup almond milk (I used vanilla)
1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
½ - 1 frozen banana
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup yogurt (I used greek vanilla)
½ - 1 TBSP maple syrup
1 tsp matcha (I used pumpkin – vanilla would be good too)
1 cup greens (optional)

Mix all in a blender and enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Gorgeous Pink Nails for Breast Cancer awareness....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I have had several friends/family affected by breast cancer lately.  We need to find a cure!

I created a card for the theme.  Yes... fight like a girl!

Jamberry has created some gorgeous wraps in honor of this month!  If you love pink you will love these! 

 Even better... for each one of these #tellyourstory wraps sold Jamberry will donate $3 to the Canadian Cancer Society, or $2 to the American Cancer Society. So now you can wear pink but also help out the cause at the same time!  (click on photo to be taken to website)

Which one is your favorite?!