21 Nov

Tips for Keeping Your Hands Healthy This Winter

hand care tips for the winter

hand care tips for the winter

Protective styling (like what I’m doing with this bun challenge), is a great way to keep your hair healthy and protected this winter. And while we ladies always look to protect our hair from damage during the cold months, we also need to protect our skin from that same cause of damage. Dehydration.

Skyy Hadley (owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, NJ) shares some tips on keeping your hands protected from the harsh winter temps (Nope. Wearing gloves is not enough!)

Protecting Your Nails

Gloves and mittens can sometimes tear at our nails.  If your nail splits, cracks or tears on the edge, drop a small amount of nail glue on the nail where it is damaged and then lay a tiny piece of facial tissue over the nail glue.  Let the nail glue dry and gently buff to smooth.  The benefit of using tissue rather than fabric is that when the tissue dries over the glue, it will become clear.  If you use a fabric, like silk, you will see the individual stitches in fabric.

If you can’t make it into the salon to be pampered, you can make your own moisturizing treatment for your hands and feet that will counteract the drying effects of the cooler temperatures.

1)      Take one cup of regular oatmeal and ½ cup of regular milk and heat up over the stove.

2)      Stir until cooked, add sugar to thicken the mixture, and then let cool a bit.

3)      When the mix is thickened, apply to hands and feet.  Leave on for 5-10 minutes. The oatmeal soothes dry, itchy skin, and the milk acts as an exfoliant to help get rid of dry and dead skin cells.

4)      Finish off with pure shea butter as a moisturizer or a product that contains shea butter.

If you’re not really a do it yourself kind of gal or you’re just pressed for time and can’t create your own home made treatment, a pre-made treatment, like Atopalm’s Moisturizing Hand Treatment is just what you need. It’s just $11 at Amazon.

You know how I love Atopalm. All of their products are A1 on my list. Their hydrating hand treatment formula  softens hands while also reducing the visible signs of aging. The ingredients in Atopalm’s Moisturizing Hand Treatment moisturizes and infuses your hands with antioxidants to drastically reduce the appearance of dull, dry skin.

With regular use, the hands will become softer, smoother, brighter, and more comfortable. Check out my reviews on a number of Atopalm products via the links below.


About As U Wish: As “U” Wish Nail Spa is a cozy, sophisticated haven located in Hoboken, NJ just minutes from NYC. They offer a wide range of pampering services to meet your every need  including: Shellacs, Manicures, Signature Pedicures, Xtreme Lash, Eyelashes Extensions, Individual Eyelashes, Tan Spraying by Bronze Biologic, Full Body Wax, Bikini Wax, Brazilian Wax, Make-up consultations and application. 

31 Aug

Review: Atopalm Daytime Under Makeup Moisturizer


If you wear makeup, then you know how drying it can sometimes be if the makeup doesn’t contain moisture properties or if you neglect to wear a moisturizer underneath. This is not as much a problem if you have oil y skin but if you have sensitive or dry skin, then Atopalm’s Daytime Under Makeup Moisture Cream may be a solution.

I’ve reviewed several products in the Atopalm line and have not been disappointed with any of them. They work really well with my skin and are very affordable.

While Atopalm is not an all natural line, it is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.  Atopalm’s Daytime Under Makeup Moisturizer is light and virtually melts into the skin, providing a good foundation for applying your….foundation!


This facial moisturizer contains: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Propanediol, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Myristoyl/palmitoyl oxostearamide/arachamide MEA, Sorbitan stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Camellia sinensis seed oil, Dimethicone, Portulaca oleracea extract, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Polyglyceryl-10 distearate, Tocopheryl acetate, Panthenol, Caprylyl glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phytosterols, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Xanthan gum, Sodium hyaluronate, Stearic acid, Zinc gluconate, Fragrance, Tropolone, Hydrolyzed extensin

While I did receive this daytime facial moisturizer for free to review (and I was not paid for my opinion), I found it online for as low as $11 on Amazon:

Have you tried any of Atopalm’s facial products yet?

 brown beauty gal

06 Apr

Product Review: Atopalm Moisturizing Cleansing Foam


Always on the hunt to try new products, I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to review yet another skin care product in the Atopalm line.

atopalm foamy cleanser

I’ve already reviewed many of the other products that Atopalm offers:

Review of Atopalm Foot Cream, Hand Cream and Body Lotion

Review of Atopalm Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes

Aside from my own skin care line, Blended Naturals, this is my favorite sensitive skin line.  It’s not 100% natural but it is formulated for sensitive skin and that’s good enough for me. Read More