Above and beyond all other Pinterest factoids I have learned, the truth behind nail care has been among the most fascinating and most useful. It really began with my 9-year old daughter, who has lovely nails, and has not yet inherited my terrible habit of chewing them. During our Christmas vacation, in a plot to sit together and chat, I showed her Pinterest, and she fell in love with the various nail pages. Since then, we have looked at nails, talked about technique and fantasizing about how to really have nails that look like Pinterest nails.
Through this education by fire, humiliation, and the insatiable curiosity of a nine-year old, I have learned that one’s nails really are a window into their health; serious diseases like lupus, melanoma, diabetes and thyroid disease can be identified by discolored nails and swollen nail beds. Nutritional shortfalls such as lack of Vitamin D and Calcium are also apparent in nail growth and strength.
Your mother was right, taking vitamins and eating right really are the secret to beauty and longevity; those secrets reveal themselves not just in your face, but in your hands and feet as well. Nail beds and fingernails indicate if you have consumed enough water, calcium, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, among other things. Your nails reveal more than just your nutritional health, they also communicate how well you take care of yourself in general. Carefully groomed hands and toes on men and women tells employers, friends and potential love interests about your grooming habits, the importance of your image and in the case of some of the more involved paint jobs, your artistic vision.
However, like so many aspects of life, nail care can easily fall by the wayside in the lives of busy women (and men too), as we focus on children, work, exercise and household duties and obligations. In my own life I know that upkeep on my own nails is directly related to my self-image. However, the biggest stumbling block is often getting started on better beauty care.
It really begins with turning over a new beauty leaf, scheduling that spring Mani/Pedi and preparing for sandal weather with beautiful, Pinterest-worthy nails on your hands and feet. You really deserve to look and feel like a princess, or an Easter egg, a camo-wearing mama or a sparkly diva.
The beauty of social media and particularly creative social media outlets like Pinterest is that they allow women, girls and creative individuals everywhere the opportunity to come together, inspire each other and encourage each other to pamper ourselves just a little, tend to our own needs and to bring out our inner princesses just a little in the midst of a busy and overwhelming life.
Bring your inner princess in to Aspen Club and Spa; schedule a Mani/Pedi and experience your own Pinterest-worthy nails today. Click here for a list of services in Salon Aspen!