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SNS Blog: nail tips

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Expert Tips for Creating a Flawless Dip Powder Mani Every Time

    Expert Tips for Creating a Flawless Dip Powder Mani Every Time
    It's a no-brainer why dip powder is all the rage as of late. A dip powder mani has the flexibility of gel, the durability of acrylic, lasts over two weeks, and when applied correctly, won't harm your nails. At SNS, we love to share our expert tricks of the trade to ensure you achieve a salon-worthy mani every time. Whether you're a nail tech who wants to refine your technique or a DIYer using our dip powder nail kit, here are some expert tips for creating a flawless dip powder mani that lasts. Stay Away From Water Water is your enemy when it comes to a flawless dip powder mani, as it can result in super long drying times and an uneven...
  4. Easy Nail Art Trends You Can Do at Home

    A quick scroll through Instagram and you can see how creative nail art is trending right now. Your favorite SNS salon will have many talented nail artists ready to create designs. For those times you don't make it to the salon, you can create really chic nail art all from home and you don't even need to be artistically inclined. Whether you consider yourself an artist or far from it, here are the some dynamic DIY nail art trends you can easily recreate right at home. Fun Flowers Photo Credit: @overglowedit on Instagram If you're new to DIY nail art, one of the easiest to start with is flowers. All you need is two colors, and if you...
  5. The Ultimate Guide for a DIY Dip Powder Manicure

    The Ultimate Guide for a DIY Dip Powder Manicure
    Most of us desire stunning, flawless nails, but regular professional manicures can be pricey and some may not even have the time or patience for bi-weekly nail appointments. If you want a salon-worthy manicure without having to go to the salon, you're in luck because we've created the SNS Dip Powder Kit to get beautiful, salon-worthy nails right at home. Our at home dip powder kit comes with everything you’ll need to give yourself the ultimate dip powder manicure. Continue reading below for all the expert tips and tricks to ensure your at home dip powder nails look like you just came from the salon. Prep Nails Prepping your nails for any...
  6. Surprising Things Your Nails Say About Your Health

    Surprising Things Your Nails Say About Your Health
    Changes in your nail texture or constant tearing and breakage can really put a damper on your manicure, but if you didn’t already know, your nails may actually be trying to tell you something. Your nails are often a direct reflection of your overall health, and changes in texture, color, and appearance may mean there’s an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. If you notice changes in your nails, this guide can help you get to the bottom of what may be causing it, how to fix it, and when it may be time to see a healthcare professional. Dry & Brittle Dry, brittle nails which crack and split easily are one of the most common...
  7. What Your Nail Shape Says About You

    What Your Nail Shape Says About You
    When it comes to your manicure, there’s a bit more to it than just choosing a color or which type of manicure -- your nail shape is just as important. From a classic round to a daring stiletto, your nail shape can completely change the mood of your mani, and it also can say a lot about your style and even your personality. However, nail shapes are not necessarily one size fits all. Some nail shapes can elongate and slim your fingers while others can make them look shorter or wider. and some may be more low maintenance than others. The perfect nail shape for you may depend on your personal style, lifestyle, and the shape of fingers and nail...