Bellabox x Jacqueline Burchell Nails File Guest Post

Hey lovely,
I believe many of us ladies love to have beautiful nails hence we go out spending so much money on nails care and nails art. For some who have job that often causes the nails to break or chip (me!), we would at the very least wish that our nails doesn’t look like we haven been to the manicure for years! This is why I am here to share with you tips that I use to keep my short nails neat while waiting for it to grow out. 

Firstly you will need:
– Nails Clipper
– Crystal Nail File [Jacqueline Burchell Crystal Nail File]
– Nail File (Fine Grit)
– Nail Strengthener/ Base Coat [OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener]
– Nail Polish 
– Top Coat [Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat]
– Cuticle Oil (optional) [Butter London Cuticle Oil]

Crystal Nail File works as good as a metal one but they are more gentle on your nails as compared to the metal one. I think is important to invest in a good quality nail file that will last you really long! I used to use the metal nail file until I got my hand on the Jacqueline Burchell Crystal Nail File in my November BellaBox which I have been using it every since!
As you can see, this is what often happen to me, one of the nails either chip or break during work hence I have to file down the rest in order for my nails to look balance in length. I am going to show you how I file my nails. 
Note: You need to know what nails shape you want to achieve before clipping. I personally love square so here is the square shape look. You can clip your nails tiled if you are trying to achieve the almond, mountain peak, rounded or oval shape as shown below.

Step 1:
You want to use the nails clipper to clip some of the nails off. Not too much as you want to leave some nails for filing down. You can see how much I am roughly clipping off on the red line.

Step 2: 
After you are done clipping, you can take your Crystal Nail File and start filing one way. 
I prefer filing on the right way. It is recommended that not to go back and forth but at time I know that I personally can’t help it. Still try not to do that. 
After you are done filing down to your preferred length, go on to the next step.

 Step 3:
Now the side edge is probably very sharp, even with the square look, you do not want it to be too sharp as you might end up hurting yourselves when scratching or it will chip easily, hence filing a little bit on the side will prevent all that from happening.

Step 4: 
You want to use another nails file with a Fine Grit to just help clean up the edge of the nails as you will see some thin layer of flake still attach to your nails. Don’t panic when you see it because our nails grow in layer form hence why you will see some very thin layer of nail dangling after the first file. 
Example of Fine Grit nail file is this. You can actually feel how rough the grit is by comparing it to your Crystal File.

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Now the square look is complete!
Continue repeating the step to the rest of the nails.

Once you are done, you will have something like this.

To prevent yourself from biting your nails, you can apply your favourite nail polish but remember to start off with a base coat or strengthener and then finish off with a top coat.
Last touch is optional but I like applying cuticle oil on the surrounding of my nails after painting to keep it moisturise. In case you are wondering the nails colour I am using is OPI Malaga Wine.

I hope that you have learn something from this post and am able to take care of them at your own comfortable home!
Last but not least I would like to thanks Becks and Bellabox for this opportunity on sharing this guest post with all of you and you can see it HERE!!!!

 Enjoy!!!

Hugs, 
Cassandra

November Bellabox | Insta Glam |

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Hey lovely,
This month Bellabox is super cutesy with the theme Insta Glam. Instagram is a pretty big part of my blogging path hence I am so excited about this month box knowing that there is a number of makeup products in their super cute size form. Let’s just say that everything is cute in here! I could not help but take the “insta verison” for some of the items.

Bellabox is also having a special on-going Snap-and-Win contest for the month of November. All you need to do is to snap and upload a picture of your favourite products in the November Bellabox along with the infocard that come in the box so get creative!
Post it on IG, FB or Twitter using the hashtag #bellaboxasia and stand to win 1 of 3 limited edition bellaboxes worth $100 each! Contest will ends on 14th December 2014, midnight so get your hands on it now.
Now lets dive right into it!
Behind the scene
Benefit Cosmetics Dream Screen
This is a lightweight sunscreen with SPF45 that leave a silky-matte texture.
Oil-free and Fragrance-free
*I love their packaging!*

MySkinBar Corrector Gel (on-the-go) – The Crux
 This is a non-drying and minty corrector gel that helps to nurse your skin and banish pimple at the same time. This is also a full size products. How cute is this, so easy to carry around. It does have a bit of cooling feel after applying which might be due to the mint.

 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil
You can now pamper yourself with this luxurious oil treatment from head to toe. Made with 98.8% natural ingredients to give you a beautiful and healthy glow.

 Jacqueline Burchell Crystal Nail File
If you have been following my post or instagram then you would have definitely heard of this brand before. Jacqueline Burchell is a Singapore nail polish brand and now they even have there own nails file. I personally love crystal file because their file very well and least harsh than metal. 
Paper Nails File:  The are pretty much UATA [use and throw away] 
Metal Nails File: I use it but I don’t recommend it to people with brittle nails as it can be too harsh.
Crystal Nails File: Best, it file very well and yet gentle enough. It leave your nails smooth too.

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
I am very excited when I know that Coastal Scents makeup product is in the box as many have rave about the pigmentation of their eyeshadow and yes indeed the colour is pigmented. I seriously can’t wait to try it even though I usually don’t use eye shadow as I love minimum makeup.

Sleek Dip It Duo Liner Mascara in 24 Karat 
Last but not least getting two products for the price of one and that what’s happening with this Sleek Eyeliner/Mascara. A dual-ended black mascara and 24 Karat liquid eyeliner to glam up your eyes. The eyeliner has fine tip brush which is easy to apply and most importantly, it is very pigmented as well! 

Now is the time I share how to get yourself this November Bellabox!
Step 1: Head to Bellabox, click join now and tadaaaaaaa….

Yup that easy!
With just S$19.95 you can start pampering yourself monthly where this box will be greeting you right at your door! With more than 5 products(and even full size) to discover monthly!
So you might really want to consider joining now!
Hope you got your hands on the box and enjoy!!!!