I'm always being asked how I'm able to keep my nails natural and strong, so I thought I should dedicate a post to it. I'll start off by saying that I'm not a nail technician and should not be considered a professional in any sense of the word. I'm simply sharing with you the regimen that has shown me results. (All products were purchased with my own money. I have no affiliation to any of the products mentioned in this post)
I've always been a very low maintenance person. I think I've had a professional Mani/Pedi done once in my life. And despite the amount of money I spend on nail stuff these days, I'm very cheap. So having to go to the salon weekly for manicures was simply out of the question.
I work in a field where constant handwashing is a must, so my hands are constantly exposed to water. Likewise, they are more prone to drying and developing ugly little hangnails. So constant moisturization is necessary.
|Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme is rich enough to keep my hands feeling soft, and not overly greasy. AND it smells great!|
|I apply Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to my cuticles twice a day in the morning and before bed.|
I moisturize my hands after each hand wash. I also use Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil twice a day in addition to the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I got the Almond Milk Hand Creme, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, a .5 oz tube of Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, and a pair of cotton gloves (which work great for softening hands and can be used with any moisturizer) all for $12.99 here. This is a bargain considering the Almond Milk Creme costs $8.99 and the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream costs $5.99 alone.
Whenever I polish my nails, I use a base coat. My current base coat of choice is CND Nail Stickey Base Coat. It extends the life of my mani, and I haven't had any major issues with staining/yellowing since using it.
One Product that I cant forget to mention is Duri Rejuvacote. If it wasn't for that, my nails would probably still be short, brittle and prone to breakage. I saw results after about 2-3 weeks of use. It was truly a miracle product for me.
|Nubbins! (4 months ago)|