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Yellowing Nails

I had a question today from a beauty-loving friend about yellowing nails. She has just really gotten in to all the groovy new nail colors, and had been polishing without basecoat - and guess what happened? Yep, she wound up with yellow nails. So, what is a girl to do if she finds herself yellowed? read more to find out.

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I had a question today from a beauty-loving friend about yellowing nails. She has just really gotten in to all the groovy new nail colors, and had been polishing without basecoat - and guess what happened? Yep, she wound up with yellow nails. This will happen to you too, if you don’t heed my advice and wear a basecoat!

So, what is a girl to do if she finds herself yellowed? You have a few options:

  1. Buff your nails - with a 3 way buffer and some oil (olive oil is really my favorite). This will take off the top layer of your nails though, so if your nails are weak, this isn’t a great option.
  2. Bleach your nails - use a lemon cut in half, and squoosh your nails around in it and leave it to dry for a few minutes. Another alternative is to soak them for a bit in some hydrogen peroxide. These are a little harsh, so if your nails are peely and dry, this is not a good option.
  3. Paint them until the yellow grows out - and be sure to use basecoat!!

About the author:
Christina Jones is 20-year veteran of the beauty industry. She has worked in full service salons and day spas. She has owned a nail salon, as well as worked for JTV, Jewelry Television (formerly ACN, America's Collectibles Network) as the nail tech for the show hosts. Was raised in Tennessee, but reside in Texas now, she is a wife and mother of 3. She loves computers and all things geeky, the outdoors, gardening, building things, family, animals and life in general. In all her spare time she also is a channel editor for b5media.com for the Arts & Crafts, Beauty & Style, Home & Dining and Travel & Culture channels. Visit her website at http://www.nailtechsecrets.com.