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Nail Infections

What is a nail infection?

Fungal nail infections are common infections found on the fingernails and toe nails. These infections can cause the nail to become discoloured, thick and hard. The fact is that fungi is usually present along side other bacteria on the body, the problem arises when the the fungi overgrow. This causes the infections.

Causes of nail infections

  • Tight footwear that causes crowding of the toes.
  • Heavy perspiration.
  • Walking bare feet in public showers and pool areas.
  • Wearing shoes and socks which prevents the feet from breathing and ventilation
  • Wearing artificial nails

Signs and Symptoms

  • Sometimes the nail separates from the nail bed.
  • White streaks on the nail.
  • discolouration of the nail.
  • hard thickened nail.
  • brittle nails.

Treatments available

  • Seek medical advice as there are many treatments available depending on the severity of the infection.
  • There are oral as well as topical treatments and a medical practitioner would advise on the best solution.

Prevention of nail infections

  • Good hand and feet hygiene is important.
  • Wash hands and feet.
  • Do not use tight shoes.
  • Follow the rules when it comes to artificial names.
  • ventilate your feet often.
  • wear flip flops when using public showers and pools.

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Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Long wear nail enamel

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WHAT IS REVLON COLORSTAY GEL ENVY LONG WEAR NAIL ENAMEL?

 

This nail enamel is a two step nail system that provides brilliant colour, gel shine and long lasting wear. The Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Long Wear nail enamel combines base coat and color in one.


WHAT I LIKED ABOUT REVLON COLORSTAY GEL ENVY LONG WEAR NAIL ENAMEL?

  • What I loved about this nail polish is that it was simple to use, I did not need many products.
  • Although it is a gel, there is no need for a UV lamp.
  • There are 30 easy to remove shades.
  • The product is easily removed with nail polish remover or non acetone making a home manicure or pedicure an absolute breeze.
  • It is so quick and easy that I was able to match my nails with all my outfits.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THE PRODUCT?

After using this product for 2 months, I can honestly say that there was nothing I disliked about the product. Its was easy to apply and remove without spending hours at the parlour. And most importantly, it did not damage my nails.


 

MY ADVICE

I have always visited my local nail salon religiously for as long as I can remember. And as the years past, the condition of my nail slowly deteriorated due to the constant buffing and reapplication of acrylic. And if you are anything like me you would know that the cost of the up keep is phenomenal. One the things I disliked about the routine was that I had to stick with the nail colour for a month until I finally soaked it off. With this system, those concerns were diminished.

I first started using the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy nail enamel over acrylic nails, as an experiment and I was amazed that the product stayed on without chipping for two weeks. Ofcourse at that time I was due for “fill”. So I tried the nail enamel again over my freshly done nails, but this time changed the colors whenever I felt like. I have never, in all the years of having my nails done had the opportunity to experiment with colors.

So my advice is simple, this is a life changing product, not only to your fashion statement but also to your pocket.

 

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