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SNS Blog: Nail Tips

  1. Do I Have Nail Fungus?

    Do I Have Nail Fungus?
    Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a common fungal infection that affects the nails, most commonly with the toenails. It is caused by various fungi, such as dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds, which thrive in warm and moist environments. The infection often begins as a small white or yellow spot under the tip of the nail and can gradually spread, causing the nail to become discolored, thickened, and distorted. If not treated Symptoms Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can present with various symptoms that can vary depending on the severity of the infection. Common signs of a nail fungus infection include: Discoloration: One of...
  2. How to Get Rid of Fingernail Ridges

    How to Get Rid of Fingernail Ridges
    Fingernail ridges manifest as colorless, raised, thin lines running vertically along the nail bed from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. The good news is that vertical ridges in your nails are typically only a cosmetic issue and are a natural part of the aging process. However, the horizontal ridges are the ones to look out for as they can be a cause for concern. You can think of these vertical ridges as wrinkles in the nail, occurring on both fingernails and toenails. Factors such as aging, genetic predisposition, compromised circulation, and excessive exposure to chemicals and water contribute to the appearance of these ridges....
  3. Common Nail Issues and How to Fix Them

    Common Nail Issues and How to Fix Them
    From brittle and cracked nails to yellowing nails or ridges, we’ve probably all experienced nail issues at one point or another. While we strive to have beautiful, healthy nails, nail issues are common, and if you didn’t already know, beautiful and healthy nails are often considered a reflection of overall well-being. When we encounter various nail issues it’s not only aesthetically displeasing but it can also be a potential indicator of underlying health concerns. Here are some of the most common nail issues, how to fix them, and how to prevent them from starting in the first place. Brittle Nails Possibly one of the most...
  4. Expert Tips for Doing a Manicure At Home That Doesn't Chip

    Expert Tips for Doing a Manicure At Home That Doesn't Chip
    #html-body [data-pb-style=WDEGNSO]{justify-content:flex-start;display:flex;flex-direction:column;background-position:left top;background-size:cover;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat;background-attachment:scroll} We can’t think of anything better than having a fresh, flawless manicure, but it can be a real downer when it ultimately chips. While we, unfortunately, can’t make our manicures last forever, we can definitely make them last longer. And the good news is that you don’t need to go to the salon to have a long-lasting manicure. Here are some of our favorite tips for a DIY manicure that doesn’t chip. Skip the...
  5. Summer Nail Trends for 2023

    Summer Nail Trends for 2023
    Summer is almost here and we’ve rounded up all the hottest nail trends of the season. From barbie-core pink and nostalgic jelly nails to moody aura manicures and glossy lip gloss nails, we’re obsessed with this season’s manicures. When the weather warms up, keep things cool with these uber-chic nail trends. Iridescent Chrome Photo Credit: @overglowedit on Instagram Elevate the ever-popular glazed donut nails for a summery iridescent chrome mani. While glazed donut nails tend to heir on the side of neutral, with summer chrome think shimmery brights sparkling with flashes of pink, purple, and blues under the summer sun. Milky...
  6. Get Beach Ready Nails With SNS

    Get Beach Ready Nails With SNS
    With warmer weather upon us, beach days are in the near future which means open-toed shoes, and a chance to show off those stunning pedicures. However constant sun exposure, swimming, and gritty sand can do a number on your nails resulting in chipped polish, rough feet, and yellowing nails. The good news is that there are some things you can do to ensure your pedi is always in tip-top shape. At SNS, we pride ourselves on healthy, beautiful nails and are always creating innovative products to ensure your nails are always looking their best. Here are some of the best insider tips and products to keep your nails looking flawless all summer...
  7. How to Fix a Chipped or Broken Nail

    How to Fix a Chipped or Broken Nail
    If you’ve ever been victimized by a chipped nail, raise your hand. A chipped nail on a beautiful manicure can really be a buzz kill. Luckily, no matter how big or small, there’s no need to let a chip completely ruin your mani. Here are some expert tips to fix a chipped nail, prevent it from getting worse, and keep your nails looking flawless and beautiful. Minor Chip A small chip definitely doesn’t need to be the end-all-be-all. However, a small chip has the potential of getting worse. If you have a minor chip in your mani simply file away the chipped part to a smooth finish and apply a chip-resistant top coat remembering to seal...
  8. Finding the Perfect Nude Polish

    Finding the Perfect Nude Polish
    One of the most fun parts of getting your nails done is choosing the color. From bolds and brights to pastels and glitters, theirs always a shade to suit or style or mood, and the options are endless. However, at SNS, we think nude is one of the most underrated colorways when it comes to your nails. It literally matches any outfit, camouflages chips impeccably, can elongate your fingers, and will never go out of style. However, finding the perfect nude can be easier said than done. A nude that looks good on your BFF may not look great on you. The right shade of nude all has to do with your skin tone. For a flawless nude mani, it’s...
  9. Tips to Keep Your Mani Flawless While Traveling

    Tips to Keep Your Mani Flawless While Traveling
    Now that traveling is finally becoming the norm again, you probably want your nails to be in tip-top shape for your next trip. However, it can be a real bummer when a nail breaks or your polish chips during your holiday, and it’s probably safe to say the last thing you want to be doing on your vacation is to go to a nail salon to fix your nails. Luckily there are some simple tips to keep your manicure looking its best while traveling so you don’t need to switch up any plans to get your nails done. Opt for Dip When it comes to choosing a manicure for your travels, it’s best to skip out on the conventional polishes as these tend to...
  10. Fall Nail Trends You Need to Try for Your Next Mani

    Fall Nail Trends You Need to Try for Your Next Mani
    When the weather and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to change your nail color. While we love summer, we fall hard for fall. Get your boots and jackets ready, it’s officially time to swap out those summer brights for rich, moody fall shades to go with that sweater weather and seasonal latte you’ve been waiting for. For the ultimate fall fashion, check out all the nail trends we love this season and all the SNS products that will help you get the look. Pumpkin Spice Photo Credit: @chezdaye on Instagram If you’ve been waiting all year for a pumpkin spice latte, raise your hand. It’s the quintessential drink of the season...
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