Wednesday, June 18, 2014

White And Bright Nails

I did some weed pulling tonight after dinner and came inside with dirt lodged under my fingernails and ground into my cuticles.  Even after I washed my hands my nails looked dingy.

Rather than put up with shabby nails I decided to treat myself to a quick homemade nail brightener.  I made a slurry using three teaspoons of baking soda and two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide.  I dipped my nails into the mixture until they were covered, and made sure it also got underneath the nail tips.  After I massaged the gritty baking soda into my nails and cuticles I let it set for five minutes, then rinsed it off.

When I was done the nails were much cleaner and brighter, and (as an added bonus) my cuticles had also been exfoliated.


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10 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Baking soda really is one of those miracle products of the home!

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    1. Yes, it really is a miracle product,

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  2. I've never heard of using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda as a nail exfoliant and brightener! I'll have to try that.

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  3. what a great idea, I need to do this as I have also been weeding.

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  4. Much nicer sounding than my current method... shooting them out with the high pressure hose! LOL

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    1. Wow---that sounds like it could be a little painful :-)

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  5. What?!? This sounds amazing Kathy. I walk around for days with dingy nails after gardenng - particularily on my left hand. That glove has a hole in it and the dirt works its way in. I'll give this a try. Thank you!

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    1. Kelly, if this particular remedy doesn't work there are several others on the Internet that may. No reason to suffer with dirty fingernails :-)

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