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#1 Jacqueline

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    Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

    SUP YO!

    I take care of my nails, always file them, give myself mani's, take care of cuticles, etc. I love doing my nails ;o) But for some reason, they have a yellowish tint to them and I can't go without nail polish. In fact, that might be WHY they are yellow b/c I have always had them painted sine I was a kid. I tried to help this years ago by using a clear base coat underneath b/c I heard that would help, but it didn't. I even tried letting them "air out" for months but it didnt work and I can't stand being without nail polish for too long. I even went as far as putting bleach and alil water in a bowl and dipping my hands in, umm not a good idea.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to get nice, natural no-yellow nails?

    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:11 PM

      Do you go to the tanning bed? Often the lights will react with polish, even clear and make them yellow. If you use a bronzing lotion that can tint them as well.

      My tanning bed sells this little things that look like rubber thimbles that go over your nails to keep them from turning.

      #3 Jacqueline

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        Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

        Quote:
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        Do you go to the tanning bed? Often the lights will react with polish, even clear and make them yellow. If you use a bronzing lotion that can tint them as well.

        My tanning bed sells this little things that look like rubber thimbles that go over your nails to keep them from turning.
        Ahhh I didnt even think of that. I have gone tanning since HS (11 years ago) during the summer months. This year I went a few times before Carly's wedding for a base but have not gone since and am completely banning them. So maybe I will see a difference soon, ? And I do use self tanning lotions too! I wash my hands right after applying though, ?

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

          I heard before that using denture cleaners would work. I even went so far as to buy a pepsodent (is that the right name brand??) package, but never actually used them. I think that best thing for yellow nails is to late them breath and they will grow out. And the clear base coat should help the color to not seep into your nails, but I don't think that will keep the yellow out.

          #5 Jacqueline

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            Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

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            Originally Posted by carly
            I heard before that using denture cleaners would work. I even went so far as to buy a pepsodent (is that the right name brand??) package, but never actually used them. I think that best thing for yellow nails is to late them breath and they will grow out. And the clear base coat should help the color to not seep into your nails, but I don't think that will keep the yellow out.
            You mean soaking my hands in denture cleaner? I'll try it.
            How long should I let them breath, I dont have the patience.

            #6 ErinB

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              Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

              OPI has a good UV ray protector coat that you might try. I can't remember the actual name of it off the top of my head.

              #7 boscobel

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                Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:36 PM

                Honestly, I have no clue! I would follow the directions for dentures and see how it goes from there. I also heard something about whitening toothpaste would work. But then again, I also heard bleach would work and it didn't for you! I don't even know where I heard all this crap!

                #8 seaprincess

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                  Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:23 PM

                  Do you always use dark polish? Maybe try using a light colour polish and it would cover up your nails, but wouldn't stain them which is what dark polish can do...The other thing I was thinking, and this is kinda gross, but they say that sometimes if your nails are discoloured that you may have a fungus growing in your nailbed...but if it's all your nails I'm sure that wouldn't be the case...
                  Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                  #9 beachbride08

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                    Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:27 PM

                    I used to have this problem as well since I always had my nails polished and would change the color weekly. I haven't had the problem so much now as I usually leave my polish on for two weeks or until it is really starting to chip. If I do my own nails I always buff them with that nile flile block and they use a similar one at the salon, but theirs seems to work better. There is also a clear polish that you can use called Yellow Out. It makes your nails look really white. I don't know what brand it is by though. I used to put that on before having a french manicure or if I didn't have time to polish with a color since that is really the only time I go without. Soaking them in lemon juice is supposed to help too, but that never worked for mine.
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                    #10 Jacqueline

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                      Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:28 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by seaprincess
                      Do you always use dark polish? Maybe try using a light colour polish and it would cover up your nails, but wouldn't stain them which is what dark polish can do...The other thing I was thinking, and this is kinda gross, but they say that sometimes if your nails are discoloured that you may have a fungus growing in your nailbed...but if it's all your nails I'm sure that wouldn't be the case...
                      Ew thats pretty gross. I wonder if I have fungus under my nailbeds!!? How do I know? They aren't all nasty, just alil tinted. I do wear more dark colors I think too..

                      Theres gotta be a pill or something I can take!




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