It’s time for my favorite nail care products to make a debut on the blog! The last time I posted nail art was December 3rd, 2014. And the reason is that I did not take the time to care for my nails during the Holidays. And now, as a result, all of them are little nubs. So it’s time to bust out my secret weapons to get them back into shape!
- Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover
- OPI Nail Envy
- Neutrogena Original Hand Cream
- Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
I use Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover once a week! It is a great alternative to soaking your hands in warm water for 10 minutes (which can dehydrate your nails), to soften your cuticles for easy push back. I just apply a little gel on the cuticles let it sit for 2 minutes and then, using an orange stick, start pushing the cuticle away. I am not a big fan of the idea of actually cutting the cuticles. With this, removing them is easy peasy and way less painful.
Now my holy grail is OPI Nail Envy! I know that just with this, my nails will be back to nail art appropriate length in no time. I tried lots of nail strengthener, and nothing comes even close to how well OPI Nail Envy performers! See my full review on Nail Envy here.
I probably own a bucket full of hand creams, and one smells more delicious than the other. But what actually keeps my hands soft and prevents cracking during the cold month is Neutrogena Original Hand Cream! I use it every night before I bedtime. And use my good smelly stuff during the day for the scent.
To keep my cuticles soft and good-looking I use Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. And I swear this stuff seems to instantly fix any rough spots on the cuticle. I own 3 of these and keep one in my purse, one by the bed, and one in the office. During the colder month, I try to apply it as often as I remember! So if you need some TLC for your rough-looking cuticle, this is the stuff you want to use
You can see, they are discolored, peeling, and I have quite a few tears in my cuticles. But after I will give them a royal treatment with all the nail care products I mentioned they will be back in shape in no time! I will post pictures on Instagram every 2 days, to document the process. My plan is to let them grow for a couple of weeks, and then get a professional manicure done, for a nice clean start into 2015 nail art adventures!
Your turn: What are your favorite nail care products? Are you struggling with weak nails like me?