12 Days of OPI Nail Tips

12 Days of OPI Nail Tips
  • 12 Days of OPI Nail Tips
    The holidays are officially in full swing, and as the weather becomes chillier it's more important than ever to make sure hands and nails stay in tip top shape. That’s why we’re bringing you 12 days of OPI nail tips, the ultimate round up of all our favorite OPI tips -- everything from breaking your nail biting habit, to growing stronger healthier nails-- we’ve got you covered just like your favorite cozy sweater. Read on to see what tips we have to make sure you nail it this season.
    1. How to fix a broken nail

      There’s no use crying over broken nails. We have an easy-to-follow guide on how manicurists fix a torn nail, and yes, it includes a tea bag.

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    2. Treat Split Nails

      Onychoschizia, aka splitting nails, is caused by overexposure to water. Fluid makes the nail cells expand beyond their limits, and since the cells are unable to shrink back to normal after the nails dry, the nail layers separate.

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    3. OPI How To: Fix Nail Ridges

      Ridges are usually harmless and a sign of a vitamin deficiency. This can include vitamin A, B-12, protein, calcium, iron or zinc deficiencies.

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    4. How to Strengthen Nails

      Even if you don’t have time for a full manicure, applying a hydrating and strengthening base coat can prevent the nails from peeling and becoming weak.

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      When specifically working with nails that are brittle and break easily, TBC, etc. Read the blog below to find out more.

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    5. OPI How to: Get Healthier Cuticles

      The cuticle sits atop your nail and is the dead, colorless tissue attached to the natural nail plate. It's actually an extension of your skin and it protects your nails by acting as a barrier for bacteria. You can tell if your cuticles are dry if they’re flaking, cracked, or peeling. If you notice this then take action fast as cracked and peeling cuticles may allow bacteria to enter your nails and cause an infection.

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    6. OPI How to: Make Nails Grow Faster

      First, stop any picking, pushing, and biting as soon as you can. Fingernails tend to grow between 3-4mm a month on average, so make sure to trim and file them regularly to promote healthy growth and prevent snags.

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    7. How to Find the Best Nail Shape

      The world has more nail shapes than we have fingers, but we’re on hand to help you select the right angles for your nails, so you really can enjoy your perfect mani. Before we get started, take a good look at your hands.

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    8. How to Apply Nail Polish

      Nail polish application typically involves 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color application to ensure full coverage, and 1 coat of top coat for long-lasting wear and shine. OPI Nail Lacquer is the ultimate DIY nail polish system that allows the expression of color with trendy and iconic shades.

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      Looking for more information on how to apply long-lasting nail polish? Read our OPI Infinite Shine How To Apply Blog below.

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    9. How to Break Your Nail Biting Habit

      Real talk, there is nothing cute about biting your nails. Not only is it unattractive, but it can be a huge burden on your nail health. Whether it's a nervous habit or something you've been doing all your life, there is no time like the present to stop biting your nails.

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    10. How to Keep Hands and Nails Healthy

      Healthy hands are happy hands, and as thankful as we are for hand soaps, sanitizers, and household cleaners right now, continuous usage can leave our skin feeling rough and dry. While cleansers and antibacterials make things squeaky clean, they also strip your skin of its natural oils, which can result in extremely dry hands and cuticles.

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    11. How to Have a DIY Spa Day

      Here are some tips on how you can transform any day of the week into a much needed spa day that will give you a happy heart, and happy hands and feet – bonus points if you have your feet soaking up during a work call, or add a glass of wine and some good music to the mix.

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    12. How to Have the Perfect DIY Manicure

      Many of you reached out to ask how to do a proper manicure at home. We agree it’s not always easy to get the basics right, so we asked mani master & nail artist @AmyyTran to develop the ultimate DIY step-by-step tutorial to make your nails look picture-perfect.

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    13. Be sure to tag us @OPI on Instagram to share your holiday manis with us for a chance to be featured this season.

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