The Nail Files

Uh-oh...Could Your Old Nail Polish be Hiding a Not-So-Pretty Secret?

Uh-oh...Could Your Old Nail Polish be Hiding a Not-So-Pretty Secret?

You ever love a nail polish color  so much you don’t want to change it? That’s how I felt when Sunshine did my nails a few weeks ago, I wanted that godly polish job to linger on my fingertips forever like a lover’s kiss.   Unfortunately, keeping nail polish on your nails for longer than a week without a polish change, can lead to some unsightly circumstances. Nail Staining or Nail Yellowing is when the nail plate is temporarily discolored due to the pigments of nail lacquer. Dermatologist and nail specialist Dr. Dana Stern of Mount Sinai in New York,...

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The D.I.D. Nail Studio Makes Its Debut!

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The D.I.D. Nail Studio Makes Its Debut!

Finally! It's what you've all be waiting for. We've been in construction for months, primping, painting, and organizing our new home, The D.I.D. Nail Studio, in the chic Brooklyn boutique, Marche Rue Dix. What's Marche? The flyest place in Brooklyn to swipe your VISA, DEBIT, or American Express. Pretty soon you'll be able to shop and Get Your Nails Did all in this one amazing place.  Take a sneak peak at what we'll be offering at the D.I.D. Nail Studio:   You ready to Get Your Nails Did now huh? Yup. Starting June 29th we will be opening for a soft...

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How to choose the correct nail shape for your lifestyle

How to choose the correct nail shape for your lifestyle

  Scenario: You're doing some random mundane task, like reaching for your door knob and because you're clumsy, you stub your middle finger's nail onto the edge of the door. Instantaneously your long luxurious nail is now cracked in the center, or chipped at the top. Am I right?  I'm your Nailologist, of course I'm right. This isn't the first time, this has happened where you've over extended and caused some nail damage like this, your length may not be the only root of your problem in this case, it could be the shape of your nail. When I was...

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The 7 Secrets Behind a 7-Day Manicure Sans The Gel

The 7 Secrets Behind a 7-Day Manicure Sans The Gel

So a few weeks back we chit chatted with Celebrity Nail Stylist extraordinaire Sunshine, and she spilled all the deets behind Solange’s Met Gala Mani. She very humbly bragged her manicures last up to 7 days, sans the gel polish. Say What Now? I had to find out more and she definitely dropped some gems. First up: She doesn’t use water. She sprays the nails directly with a disinfectant. According to Sunshine, a water-less mani prep, ensures the nail remains as dry as possible and can allow the nail polish absorb onto the nail and last longer when compared to...

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Let's Talk About It: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Are You Meditating Enough?

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Let's Talk About It: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Are You Meditating Enough?

Inhale. Hold your breath for 5 seconds. Exhale. Breathe in deeply. Engage your diaphragm. Release all of the air from your lungs. Meditation doesn’t always involve an hour dedicated to a yoga mat, burning sage and a soundtrack of chanting Tibetan Monks. Meditation can take place at your desk in between sending emails, or while you’re stuck on the train That little 2-5 minutes to yourself can not only benefit your body physically (It sends more oxygen to your brain and can increase productivity) but those moments taken to relax are beneficial to your mental health as well . May...

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