Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tips for Your Tips-Biotin, Pros vs. Cons

What is Biotin? 
Biotin is a vitamin that turns fats and carbs into energy. It is relatively cheap, and therefore very popular. 
Pros of Taking a Biotin Supplement:
  • Biotin can help speed up your hair growth, particularly if you  have a biotin deficiency. People who are biotin deficient will probably notice dramatic changes but everyone that takes biotin should see some improvement over time.
  • It is natural. In fact, it already occurs naturally in your body so even purists don’t have to worry about taking a biotin supplement.
  • It can help build bone strength. This is something of particular interest to women approaching menopausal age, or people who have problems with brittle bones!
  • It provides energy to your cells which helps to energize your body!
  • It doesn't require much effort, all you have to do is take a vitamin every day. 
  • There aren't any side effects when taken at normal doses. Although taking higher than normal doses (more than 5000 mcg biotin) isn't recommended, it is not likely to cause significant harm in healthy people and it’s not easy to overdose on.
  • It can also help your nails to grow longer and stronger. Moreover, it can help nourish brittle nails and prevent future breakage.
Cons of Taking Biotin:

  • Biotin can be so good at growing hair that you might find yourself with excess facial hair if you are already prone to having a little. This is not a reason to avoid it, but something to keep in mind. Waxing and bleaching can help keep this problem under control perfectly:) 
  • You may have to play around with dosages before you find a happy medium between taking an effective amount and not taking more than necessary. Always start with smaller doses and slowly increase the amount you take until you see the desired results, just don't go overboard!
  • Although some people claim that it can help with weight loss, this has not been proven. Studies are still underway to determine if there is an actual connection between biotin and weight loss, so don't get your hopes up.
  • It may take some time to see results. 
  • It’s not a miracle product. It can make a difference for people losing their hair but it won’t give a completely bald person long, flowing hair.
My oppinion: I've been taking Biotin for about a month now, and I can see a difference. My hair grows a lot already, but my nails take forever. Biotin has helped speed up the process. Biotin takes about a month to get into your system, but it could take longer than that (up to 6!!) so be patient, because you never know what might work for you! I'm not a doctor of health care provider, so before taking Biotin or any vitamin you should talk to your doctor about it, and then follow his advice!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Colour Club Almost Famous with Cancer Awareness Ribbons

Hi everyone! I apologize again for not posting, god I'm bad at this! Haha. Well, if you follow me on Twitter (@nailedintoyou) you may have seen a preview of this mani. I really like this one, and actually wore it on my nails for a whomping 4 days! Holy crap! This was one that gathered a lot of attention from people I passed in the hallways at school, and when I was working. Everybody seemed to love this.

There isn't one person in the world who hasn't been affected by cancer. Well, I'm sure there is somewhere, but you know what I'm saying. Cancer isn't prejudice, or racist, it gets whoever it can. 
Together, maybe we can find a cure and save hundred of lives. 

I Used Colour Club Almost famous, and Sinful Colours Black on Black!

The stamping plate is Bundle Monster BM321!

The bows were bought off Ebay!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas-Holiday Movie

Ahhhhhh! Paniic! I know everyone probably thinks I'm dead, but here you go! Finaallly!
Here are my Holiday Movie nails for the 12 days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge!

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch"

Only polish used was Revlon Chocolate Truffle, the rest was acrylic paint!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Candy Canes!

Hi all! I know I'm so SO SO late! But here's my candy cane nail art for the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge!   These are pretty simple, but I like them!

Enjoy! xx

I used Colour Club Berry and Bright and Sally Hansen White On for the stamp! 

The stamping plate I used was Bundle Monster BM207 and the micro beads were bought off Ebay!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Christmas Song

I honestly had no idea what to do for this, so my boyfriend gave me the idea. It's for Carol of the Bells, different eh? Here ya go!

I used Colour Club Ho-Ho-Holly, and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep for the stamp.

The rhinestones were bought off Ebay and so were the micro beads! The Stamping plate is Bundle Monster BM223!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

One Stroke Technique - First Attempt

Hi friends! So, today I have an old design that I never would of posted if I hadn't sprained my hand, and could do actual design. This is something called the one stroke technique and about a week ago I tried it for the first time. Google it if you're interested in it. And there's some great YouTube videos on it. Anyway, to be brief, I'm not good at this at all. And just not a fan of it, so I probably won't try it again. We'll see though.

I used China Glaze Blurple Purple, and acrylic paint.

Monday, 3 December 2012

New Black Bows - Colour Club Take the Stage

I finally got my bows in the mail! I purchased these off Ebay, and honestly couldn't be happier with them! They took forever to get here, but it was so worth it. The rose and micro beads were bought off Ebay too!
    I did these on m practice hand, as you can see. Haha. I don't reaaally know how I feel about these, but they're okay! 
     Well here you go! xx

I used Colour Club Pucci-Licious, and Colour Club Take the Stage. 

This was my first time using Take the Stage, and I'm really impressed. It dried strange though, and I'm not sure if that my my fault, or the polish's.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1: Christmas Trees

Hi everyone! Happy December!! Before I get to the nails I have to apologize for not doing well.. any nails this week! I've been crazy busy and my hand was annoying. But! I'm back now! So, let's get started!

Kristine from Pink & Polished, and Lorene from Over Polished have a 12 Days of Christmas Challenge and everyone should definitely take part. That's what this mani is from. I'm super excited about it, so here we go!

I used Sinful Colours Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Going Green, Revlon Chocolate Truffle, OPI and Apple Pie, and red and gold acrylic paint.