How to grow nails longer faster

This time of year sees harder to grow ones nails that the warmer months. Well the winter weather makes them chip, peel and break because of the dry cold air. So


To grow nails faster…

Calcium is a great source

BIOTIN (like the Hair Nails and skin vitamins or gummies)

foods HIGH in vitamin B7 LIMIT

exposure to water and avoid harsh chemicals & detergents (use cleaning gloves to wash dishes)

Orange Juice & Lemons have vitamin C

Olive oil can keep them moist (esp. in winter so there’s no as much cracking and peeling)

and Coconut oil has a variety of nutrients


You can check out this nail soak as well after looking through that.. Honestly You really only need to file your nails a bit, and buff the tops to get circulation going. Be sure to keep nail & cuticle moisturized and THAT will keep nails from peeling and chipping as well as a coat of Sally Hansen Triple strong,    OR Sally Hansen’s Grow nails now (its an orange bottle) or their Nail Growth Miracle Growth Treatment.

10 Superfoods to Help Your Nails Grow …

Growing your nails out can seem like a difficult task if you’re not getting the right nutrients in your body, but with the help of these superfoods to help your nails grow, you’ll be well on your way to healthy nails in no time! Eating the right nutrients from certain foods can increase the rate at which your hair and nails grow, along with their strength and overall healthiness. The following superfoods to help your nails grow are rich in certain vitamins that give your nails length and strength. A nice little bonus to eating these foods is they also give you a great body naturally, a healthy heart, and prevent depression by containing so many brain-boosting nutrients! Eat up for better health and longer nails in no time!See the source image

1. Salmon Certain protein sources such as salmon, that are rich in Vitamin D and protein, are some of the best superfoods to help your nails grow. Vitamin D is a powerful nutrient that helps the immune system, along with bone, skin and nail health. Protein that is found in salmon fuels the growth of nails by helping to manufacture collagen in the body, which helps skin, hair and nail growth.

2. Eggs are rich in the B vitamin biotin, which is one of the most potent nutrients for your nails, as well as a powerful nutrient for your skin and hair. Eggs are also rich in protein and Vitamin D, which make them an all-around great food to help your nails grow. If you’re looking to get healthy nails fast, then be sure to include this nutrient-rich food if you enjoy them.

3. Spirulina  is a deep sea algae that is most often sold as a powder. Though it smells a little like the ocean, it is one of the most powerful beauty foods on the planet. Spirulina is rich in chlorophyll, which is the green pigment that makes plants green. Chlorophyll helps plants to grow and thrive through sunlight, and since spirulina is rich in chlorophyll, this powerful nutrient helps our hair, skin and nails to grow. Spirulina is the number one food highest in protein per ounce, with 4 grams per tablespoon. It is also rich in Vitamin A, iron and B12, which make it a wonderful food for your nail growth. I like to add it to smoothies and mask the taste with a sweeter ingredient like fruit or stevia. A nice little bonus is it gives you a ton of energy!

4. Coconut Oil  contains rich fats that are overall wonderful for your body and your appearance. Coconut oil’s medium chain trygleride fats act in a very special way in the body, helping the liver to filter out toxins. The fats in coconut are immediately for energy, which also aid in metabolism functions and immunity. Coconut’s fats are used to nourish the body on a deep level, and since they are somewhat of a cleansing food, they help to fuel nail growth by keeping the body healthy. The fats also help the body to absorb nutrients from other foods. Many beauty vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K are all fat soluble, meaning they need healthy fats to be absorbed. By eating coconut oil and coconut, the body can properly absorb nutrients better to help our skin, hair and nails look their best. Coconut oil is also a great remedy to help your hair grow and clear your skin. It is one of my top beauty foods!

5. Chicken  Chicken is beaming with B vitamins, protein and is rich in zinc. This powerful combination creates a synergistic array of nutrients that send your hair, skin and nails into growth mode. Chicken is also a lean protein, making it a good addition to making sure your body is nourished. A lack of protein in the diet can result in your hair and nails breaking, so be sure to include quality proteins like chicken, which is rich in amino acids, to your diet. If you’re vegan or vegetarian and don’t eat meat, then just read on to the next food to get all the amino acids you need without needing meat.

6. Hemp Seeds  Hemp seeds are rich in all essential amino acids and protein, which are easily absorbed by the body. Since amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and protein is needed for healthy nail growth, you want to make sure to get plenty in your diet. Hemp seeds are also rich in healthy fats that nourish the body, along with iron, B vitamins and vitamin E. All of these nutrients help your skin, hair and nails grow faster. I like to enjoy hemp seeds on salads, in smoothies and in homemade energy bars. Always buy hemp seeds raw and organic when purchasing, and store them in the fridge or freezer to prevent rancidity. Their healthy fats are precious so you want to keep them intact!

7. Spinach is one of the most powerful greens on the planet and is a great food for your nails. Spinach is rich in protein with almost 5 grams per cup and it contains Vitamin E, iron, B vitamins such as folate, and Vitamin A. Vitamin A and folate are both beauty nutrients, as I like to call them, because they serve as powerful antioxidants in the body that fight free radicals. Free radicals age the skin, break down collagen and prevent us from looking our best. Antioxidants that fight free radicals are found abundantly in Vitamin A rich foods and folate rich foods. These nutrients help to keep us looking our best by fighting away the bad guys! Spinach is also rich in chlorophyll, which is a wonderful nutrient for hair, skin and nail growth.

8. Pumpkin Seeds  Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful food for your nails, along with your heart, your weight, your hair and your skin. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E, protein, zinc, fiber, and are alkaline forming, meaning they fight inflammation in the body. The combination of all of these nutrients make pumpkin seeds excellent for your hair. Zinc and Vitamin E have been directly linked to hair, skin and hair health and are found in most nuts and seeds. Make your own raw trail mix and you’ll be well on your way to long nails in no time!


9. Avocados  are another rich source of Vitamin E, folate and other B vitamins, plant protein and Vitamin A. Avocados are a wonderful beauty food! Add them to salads, smoothies, sauces, homemade dressings and more. Every single nutrient in avocados helps your nail health, and the healthy fats help your body absorb these nutrients faster and more efficiently. I know I sure don’t need an excuse to eat these little gems since I love them so much.

10. Brazil Nuts   are a wonderful source of selenium. In fact, you can get your entire daily requirements of selenium in one Brazil nut! What is selenium? Selenium is a powerful mineral that is responsible for many functions in the body, but most importantly, it serves as an antioxidant that fuels protein enzymes. This helps your body make collagen more efficiently from protein sources that you eat. Selenium also prevents cell damage, meaning it keeps your cells healthy, which in turn helps your hair, skin and nails to grow faster. When cell damage occurs in the body, we don’t look our best and our body can’t do its job to repair our cells. Our nails crack and break, our skin may break out or look dry and wrinkled, and our hair will be damaged and break off. By preventing cell damage, our cells are nourished, and can flourish to keep us looking and feeling our best. Brazil nuts are also rich in Vitamin E, B vitamins and zinc, which are also great for cellular health, and nail growth.

my diet, which includes an array of plant protein, nuts and seeds, healthy fats and lots of leafy greens and green superfoods. When you learn to eat for beauty, the rest just takes care of itself! Have you had any luck with finding foods that help your nails grow?




Aging is one thing we can not stop (age wise) as it is controlled by time, which is unstoppable.

However, your body is very excellent in works by means, it has the ability to reverse aging, to heal and to repair itself when it’s not in a so good shape.

Although, aging is beautiful, not every one will consider it to be so, but will rather youthfulness and so may seek to obtain it. Fortunately, youthfulness is possible to achieve and here are 7 foods that aid in conveying it:



Strawberries, Raspberries, blueberries -all berries- aid in rejuvenating the the body. They are filled with anti-oxidants, essential minerals and vitamins, e,g vita A, C, B, magnesium, Calcium and etc. These combinations of minerals and vitamins advocate the repairment of the skin and the skin’s vitality, rendering healthy firm and wrinkle-free skin.


A tropical fruit with a distinct taste.

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How to Fix a broken Nail

Now for those of you that can naturally grow your nails this will help. For those that get wraps, tips or fake nails I’m not so sure.

Think of this as a sort of holiday helper type gift. Many of us who may not normally get our nails done through the year, may only get them done this month for as we visit friends and family. I get compliments on my nails, especially from the girls at the nail salon on the odd occasion I have them do my nails.

There are 3 things you will need for this, and you can purchase them below.



Multi-sided emery bufferIdb Filler  &  Idb Brush on Gel Resin

Product Review~ TimeStrip Monitoring

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I have been looking for these for years. I forget when and how I originally heard of them. I’ve looked on Amazon and even ebay. and found nothing. This time when I didn’t find anything and checked the company’s site, I found a way to contact them.

So I mentioned I had been looking for them and that I thought they would be great if marketed for beauty products to keep track of them easier.

Now I thought if I received a reply they would ask me how many subscribers I had, individual hits and all that. To my surprise they did not, and they surprised me again when the UK company sent me a package of complementary items of the product. Not to mention,they didn’t just send 1 or 2 of each of the strips, but they sent a little case with (I haven’t actually counted) I’d say 6-8 pieces each and not just of one time. They sent me a few  varying times of 1 month, 3, 6, & 12 month strips to test.

Time and temperature Monitoring Solutions

Upon opening the package there’s a brochure and now I know why I couldn’t find them. They have them listed for use in:

  • Blood Banks
  • Clinics
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Testing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vaccinations
  • Veterinary
  • service reminders
  • maintenance

to sum it up, any thing that has an expiration or where you need to keep track of time, even if only to show the next time to take your car in for a check-up.

There are a couple of things to be mindful of:

The stock products run accurate to specification ( +/-15% tolerance ) at room temperatures of 22C  or 71.6 ferinheight .

As you’ll see there is no battery and they work by the movement of a liquid through a membrane. The engineering team calibrate and match the membrane and liquid (veg oils etc) so the timing is accurate.


My interest for them is mostly based on keeping track when to throw out my cosmetics after opening them; however you can use it for food too. There’s just one drawback… It needs to be at room temperature, which means no fridge or freezer. I do hope at some point they will find a way to make a line of them that can be used in the refrigerator as well as the freezer. They would great for the food that gets pushed to the back that you find a month or so later and is so gross you have to get rid of the storage container.

So I started one to try on my fairly new L’Oreal Lumi compact.

The time strips are easy to use, they have ‘power buttons’ just press until you see a red line and you are good to go. The 12 Month ‘button’ is on the back.

On the right you can see I used a 12 month strip and should be able to see the red line on the right.

Of course I had to wait a month or two so I could properly review the product and make sure it worked. Not to mention try and come up with ideas for other uses. I was also trying to think of ways that maybe I could get the company to sell the strips on amazon or in stores in the U.S. These would be good to keep track of medications, even if its to just remember when to order your refill.

So not only do they have the long term strips which a few ideas I came up for were…

1 month – good for organic/natural items (like if you make your own facials, hair masks etc)

3 months good for mascara

6 months Good for Foundations, creams (including the ‘cream and powder In one & liquid liners.

12 and 24 month tracker   great for powders (eyeshadows, bronzers, pressed setting powder)

aside from cosmetics (which while writing this review I have come across a version for by a company I’m guessing by the looks of the writing on their site is either Czech or Polish or somewhere within that region)

I also though that some Natural Lotions, soaps and such that you would buy at farmer markets, craft shows or even from my favorite body goodies, Lush where yes they do include an expiration date, but a time strip is easier to see especially for those that are optically challenged.

Another idea is I got was inspired by a few Halloweens ago. I dressed up as a mummy with my own costume I put together. For my face I used little gauze pads to stick to my face, but when I went to use my gum adhesive it was dried up. So the resourceful person I am I use some Elmer’s glue diluted with a bit with water. So I think the make-up FX industry could use these as well.

Then there are those crafters ie: artist’s paints, modeling paints, glues and others that use liquids for what they do and yes that stuff does have a shelf life (but that’s another post for another blog, but I will say climate, temperatures and so on go into that)

And as Timestrips has listed they are also useful to certain professions. Maybe they can even come up with extended years (at least a 5 or 10 year) for wines, or homemade beer, mead and that sort so you know its fermented yet and then when it should be drank by (if like my dad you only put a few beers in the fridge at a time.. just remember they are good at room temperature only… maybe I’ll come back to this at a later time and use a one month strip for something in the fridge (as I do have an aloe plant that has few leaves that need to be harvested.)

Also thankfully they sent the strips in small plastic containers so they arrived safe and were not accidentally activated while in transit. When I’m done with the strips, I can reuse the containers for beading projects.

So basically I guess I’m trying to say is that they can be used in a variety of ways in every day life. Personal, Professional, and hobby. Not to mention they can be used for food in some ways. Like when you make baked goods, does anyone still make bread from scratch? You can use one of the 7day strips.  Or for a Bake sale you’d likely need a 1-3 hour one depending on the item being sold.

Another idea, now In a way I am joking but for parents…  Whether you want quiet for awhile, or are giving them a time out, why not slap one on them, (not literally) and have the quiet time. Also as with anything  they should not be in reach of children, but you can always send them to their room and turn on one of the Hour strips for a little me time and time out for them.


You can find their Brochure  and other information attached on this Evernote document  I set up.

TS 201   – 1 Month

TS 172 –  3 Month

TS 019 –  6 Month

TS 121    12 Month

they also have short term time indicators. there’s 1 hour, 12 hours up to 7 days. (but why skip from 1 to 12 hours? Why not a 3 hour even a half hour? The 1/2 hour, 1 and 3 hour would be good for summer time outdoor recreation, especially a friendly or family gathering at the Beach. Those potato, Veggie and other  salads are not good to leave in the heat (and I know there are some and have seen them, just pick something up from a deli on the way and not even have a cooler of their own to bring it in. (and the coolers for each family are usually jam packed, if not with food then with ice.) 

Time strip make custom indicators (size wise), but the MOQ is high @ 100K

Their time strips for Hours as well as temperature strips, would be great for Buffet style restaurants. The time strip say  a half hour to and hour to leave the food in the buffet before it has to be refreshed. (too bad that can’t be a law everywhere if its not already, as well as all leftovers should be donated to shelters)

The temperature strips I think some can be used in a refrigerator

Now if only there could be one that can be reused for some of the uses. (of course not on food)



I will send YOU one of each strip to try yourself.

If anyone has a blog that this will fit in your niche topic, please send me the Link and your information in the form below.

I just ask that you pass the word on to contact them (through their site) and let them know we want these to be available to the public in stores In the U.S. and across the world.


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as always  I will only write reviews of my own honest opinion. That means good reviews cannot be bought. I do my best to include what I do and Do not like about what I am reviewing and why, as well as try to include ways I think It can be improved upon.

12 foods to eat when Feeling bloated

Ate too much and feeling gassy?

Or maybe its almost that time of the month?

These are the foods, herbs and spices to use to relieve the pressure


The quick list…

  • Bananas (the more ripe the better)
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Turmeric
  • ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Fennel (esp. the seeds which you can brew a tea with)

Why not make your own Pineapple Yogurt or banana oatmeal, or salad with the items!


What is in them that does this?

12 foods to eat when Feeling bloated