The Nail Must Haves..

The Nail Must Haves..

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It would appear that I’ve been on a bit of a nail theme as of late, so I thought that I should do a round up of my go to ‘nail must haves’ that are a great addition to any collection! These items are ideal for perfecting an at home mani, that will allow you to skip the odd nail appointment and go DYI instead!

 

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Hand Cream: Is one of those things that when used regularly, it can make such a difference to both your cuticles and the overall appearance of your hands. I like to keep mine on my bed side table so that I remember to use it before I go to sleep! You’ll wake up with silky soft paws, if you do this! My current fave is this one by Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra Enriched Hand creme.

Cuticle cream: Is super helpful if you have jagged dry skin around your nails. This one by Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab is great, and really makes a difference. It’s more like a Vaseline in consistency – again keep this by your bed so you can use it before you sleep!

Cuticle cutters: Now I know that cutting your cuticles is quite controversial and I’m really not advocating that you do that. Pushing them back after a hot shower is much better, but let’s get real, if you have a hang nail or you bite/ pick your skin around your nails (like I do) it’s much better to tidily snip off the skin,  rather than bite it or rip it. Not cute, I know, but sometimes beauty is pretty ugly.

Nail File: I’m always picking my nails, so in effort to have more manicured looking digits, I’ve started carrying a nail file around with me, and keep one on my desk. It helps keep you nails looking good, and stops you from picking at them. I adore my Swarovski nail file. It’s glass and has little crystals on it. Totes adorbs!

Nail Polish Remover Pen: I’ve been meaning to buy one of these for a while, and literally just bagged myself this one from CVS. It’s a must have for when you paint your nails at home and need to clean up around the edges. It a lot easier than trying to use a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover. Easy to use and works like a charm. Everyone needs one of these.

 

Do you have any at home manicure must haves? Let me know what they are so I can pop them into my collection!

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  • Terri Shaw

    I will have to try cuticle rehab. Thank you for sharing.

  • Shannon

    These sound like great products. Thank you for sharing.