Now that you’ve seen what Porter and I are loving for our nails this fall, let’s talk a little bit about how to care for them!
Don’t get me wrong I love a good pamper day and fully believe you should treat yourself now and again. However, I think weekly manicures are a bit unnecessary. Especially when you can do it at home for FREE. …Also when your nail polish collection looks like mine, chances are you’ve got more colors than the nail salon anyway.
Taking care of your nails is so important if you want them to look their best. I mean, you have a skin regime and a hair care routine, so why not do the same for your hands?
I think cuticle cream can make the biggest difference! My favorite is from Burt’s Bees because it’s a little bit thicker than others I’ve used. I try to apply it once a week or if I notice my cuticles are looking a little rough. It smooths everything out and prevents from any nasty peeling around my nails (SO gross). Also, applying a moisturizing cream nightly can help keep your hands looking their best. Make sure you’re using the right nail file too! Some are meant for just smoothing and shaping while others are actually meant to shorten your nails. By doing this, you can prevent any peeling or breaking.
When it comes to painting your nails, the right base and top coat are key. Seche Vite is my holy grail. If you don’t use this- go ahead and do yourself a favor and pick it up next time you see it. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on my nails asking if they’re gel. Seche Vite leaves your nails so shiny and almost makes them look thicker, like a gel manicure would do. It also dries in record time. I’m talking 15 minutes and I can take a shower or go to sleep without worrying about sheet marks. Yup, that’s right. Miracle worker. You’re welcome. I also really love OPI’s Nail Envy. Definitely a little bit of a pricer product but it’s awesome for when my nails are feeling a little weak and brittle. Overall, it makes my nails feel a little more healthy. So I'm down with the price tag.
Do you have any must have nail care products we've got to try? Let us know!!
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