Behind the Mirror Beauty, Amanda Teague, How to Fix Discolored Nails, DIY, Baking Soda,

It’s common knowledge that I have a love-hate relationship with nail color. While we learned a simple change for a happier you is taking care of your nails, that doesn’t really require color. Or, at least in my book it doesn’t. I’ve definitely been accused of changing my mind more than once… But, when it comes to the topic of nail color, nail art, or the lack there of I don’t feel all that passionate about any of it. Which I totally agree is a bit odd since I write a blog with beauty tips, but nonetheless there it is.

If you’ve been reading along for a bit of time, you may recall I was obsessed with natural nails last holiday season. So much so that I even did a tropical vacation with no color on my fingers or toes only to return and become obsessed with red nails.

Behind the Mirror Beauty, Amanda Teague, How to Fix Discolored Nails, DIY, Baking Soda,

Since then, I have been pretty on top of the nail color situation. Let’s just leave it at this: I bought this pop pink Julep color and never looked back. That is until this week. Upon further inspection of my nails I noticed a yellow tint. Obvious next move – Pinterest.

This revealed a plethora of solutions for fixing discolored nails. The recipes didn’t vary all that much and I finally landed with one on Stylelist.com that I felt good about. My nails weren’t too bad, and most likely didn’t call for such urgent attention. But, I believe in being proactive vs. reactive.

First stop was the nail salon. I wanted a good manicure and pedicure to remove all the color and get things shaped up. Next stop was a quick drop in to my local drug store.

Behind the Mirror Beauty, Amanda Teague, How to Fix Discolored Nails, DIY, Baking Soda,

How to Fix Discolored Nails

What you need:
1 tablespoon of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
2 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda
A small bowl
A nail brush
 
What you do:
Step 1 – Mix everything in the bowl to form a paste like substance.
Step 2 – Apply the paste to your nails.
Step 3 – Let it sit on your nails for 3 – 5 minutes
Step 4 – Brush nails with the nail brush.
Step 5 – Rinse (repeat if necessary.) 

Behind the Mirror Beauty, Amanda Teague, How to Fix Discolored Nails, DIY, Baking Soda,

From here on out it is going to be a combination of no nail color or a very light shade, such as this. Until, I change my mind…

***beauty always comes from within, photos taken by Amiram Assouline, xoxo behind the mirror***
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