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The secret to beautiful nails is having a solid nail care routine. Whether you get them done at salon or you’re a DIY-er, like me, your nails are just as much a part of your body as anything else. That means they need to be taken care of! Spending as little as 15 minutes a week giving your nails a little TLC will improve your nails tremendously. Trust me!
Not to mention, if you do your own nails, having a healthy base will make the biggest difference in how your work comes out. I get a lot of people asking me how I get my nails to look so nice or how I have the time to paint them all the time. The truth is, it’s so easy for me to do my nails because I take care of them! My manicures aren’t ruined by difficult flakey nails or ugly cuticles. Taking those 15 minutes a week makes polishing a breeze. With that said, here are my favorite nail care products!
Cuticle care is very important because it contributes to the outline, or “frame”, of your nail. If they are dry or uneven, it will distract from even the best polish application. Imagine putting a worn-out frame on a beautiful painting! It just doesn’t work.
Once I remove my nail polish, I apply this cuticle gel by Sally Hansen and let it sit while I trim and file. I then push my cuticles back and wipe off the excess gel.
This cuticle cream has a few different uses. Mainly, I use it when my cuticles get a little dry and need some TLC. But, I also use it when I’m doing nail designs that I know will be messy. I will rub a good amount of it around my nails to make the clean up effort a bit easier. Plus, it’s lemon scent is delicious!
I have weak nails that refuse to grow and break easily, which means my nail polish chips easily. But after using OPI Nail Envy, I have seen a huge difference. My nails are stronger and my manicures stay neat for much longer. It is a pricier option but the bottle lasts forever and will never let you down! There are also other variations of this formula targeted for sensitive nails, dry nails, and more.
This is also a more expensive product but one of the best on the market! This top coat is perfect if you love your manicures glossy to the max. It is easy to apply, very fast drying, and long lasting.
Some other honorable nail care mentions are:
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