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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Tip of the Week: Always a Lady, Never Out of Hand – M.I.S.S. Michelle’s D.I.Y. Nail Brightener


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My nails are painted for months at a time. Damn, when you say it out loud, you start to realize how strange the acknowledgement really is, and then when I actually start to think about what this means – that my nails are covered in layers of lacquer for something like 50 weeks a year, the whole notion seems even more absurd. With all this in mind, I decided to give my nails a break, a summer vacation if you will, and let them “breath? without polish for a couple weeks. It was through being on nail polish hiatus, and having naked nails, that I realized to what extent cooking, cleaning, gardening, and just living; how all these actvities stain one’s nails, and that is how I came up with his week’s tip: A fast and inexpensive way to make a NAIL WHITENER with common household ingredients.


What you need:

1 Teaspoon Apple CiderVinegar (disinfectant)
1 Teaspoon Peroxide (bleaching agent)
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice (bleaching agent and fragrance)
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

Old Toothbrush or Nail Brush
Cotton Swabs

Instructions:
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. (It will make a fizzing sound, this is normal.)
With a cotton swab, using a slight scrubbing motion, apply the whitener on top and underneath the nails. Let sit for 1-2 minutes. Then scrub lightly with a nail brush/toothbrush, and rinse in luke warm water. Follow with a hand moisturizer.

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This nail whitener can be used on hands and feet and will give your nails a clean and brightened, slightly buffed look. Apple cider vinegar restores PH balance, lemon juice scents and brightens along with peroxide, and baking soda buffs and disinfects.

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Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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