How I do my nailcare/paint my nails!
I have recently fell in love with nail polish and nail care! I look forward to doing my nails every week. I was a nail biter all my life until this year. I am always focused on strengthening my nails. I’ve been loving Essie’s gel couture line! This nail look is a shimmery champagne color—“Last Nightie” First I always start by doing my cuticles. I never realized how important taking care of your cuticles is and the benefit it does to your overall nail health. I remove my cuticles/push them back once a week using BLUE CROSS - Cuticle Remover This makes removing the cuticles SO easy. Within a few seconds they basically soften up/dissolve so they are easily pushed around the sides of the nail and top of the nail. I use a metal cuticle pusher but I make sure to be extremely gentle when using this! (I got mine from amazon) but this is basically the same thing!ULTA BEAUTY - Cuticle Pusher Next, I file my nails to create a shape I want, then I wash my hands. Finally I use GOLD BOND - Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream and PEACH & LILY - Pure Beam Luxe Oil before painting my nails. Now I apply my base coat and recently I’ve been using#Pink Armor - Nail Gel[products]#[FiveStars] I got mine from amazon. It basically acts as a strengthening bond on your nails. This may not be the best option for nail health, but like I have stated. I needed all the help I could get since my nails were SO flimsy and thin at first. I do think this stuff has helped significantly! Finally I apply 2-3 coats of my polish and apply my gel couture top coat! This polish line is SO good. Happy nail care 💅
ULTA BEAUTY-Cuticle Pusher
My Tips to Grow Healthy Nails!
First off, I would like to pay myself on the back. I am 24 years old and have been a nail biter since my childhood. This year I made a New Years resolution to stop biting my nails. Since having short nails from biting my whole life my main objective was to create strength in my nails because they were so thin & flimsy from not ever being grown out before. First thing I did. Started taking biotin! This not only helps strengthen nails, but helps my skin & hair as well. This is a 5,000 mcg dose so it is significant to your daily intake. Always check for dosage and make sure you are consistent! Since I’ve been a nail biter seeing the “white” part of my nail growth is triggering. So when I see it, I want to bite them. For this reason for the first few months I constantly had polish on my nails to help break my obsession with biting. Now that my habit is virtually gone (YAY ME) I take week long breaks in between my polish!! It helps give your nails time to breath and to take the time to give your nails/nail bed some extra nourishment. For nourishing my nails I use GOLD BOND - Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream and LUSH - Lemony Flutter every night before bed. The hand cream is thick but not too thick, it absorbs nicely and doesn’t leave any stickiness or heaviness on the hands. The cuticle butter is VERY rich and thick. A very small amount is needed for each nail/cuticles and I focus/massage it in for a few minutes each night. It has beeswax, Shea butter, and avocado oil in it for growing healthy nails! Remember cuticle care is important! I’ve also been using the PEACH & LILY - Pure Beam Luxe Oil for a cuticle oil each night and throughout the day sometimes to give my cuticles some extra love. This oil has squalane, jojoba, camellia, grapeseed, and sea buckthorn oils. It is surprising easily absorbed! I really love this oil for my cuticles. (I have oily acne prone skin so I don’t typically use face oils very much—so I repurposed and used it for my cuticles instead). If you have been/are a nail biter, you know how hard it is to quit! You just have to get in the right mindset and continue working to break your habit. 👏🏻🤍
Who else stocks up on their fav products?!🤩
Since I can remember, I’ve always bought things I liked in quantity... especially skincare! When my products are close to finishing I start panicking so I always make sure to have a backup ready. I don’t do this with all products but mostly with the ones I use daily. Here’s a list of all the products I bought doubles of: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Forever one of the best peeling solutions I’ve tried! Works so well for my skin and I see results instantly. Been through over 4 bottles of this baby! Don’t plan on stopping anytime soon either😉 THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm One of the best and most affordable cleansing balms out there! I love it because it can also be used as a 10 min wash off mask! Super gentle and effective #Umran - Retinol Anti-aging Moisturizer[products]#[FiveStars] This is one of my fav moisturizers I get from Amazon! It’s super lightweight and moisturizers my skin without making it look or feel oily. Also love that it has retinol in there! #TruSelf Organics - Body Butter Stick[products]#[FourStars] This body butter stick is my best friend during the winter months! I keep it in my purse and apply it to any dry areas. It’s absorbs quickly and keeps my skin extremely hydrated! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream This moisturizer is on my top 3 “best moisturizer” list! This is the most recent product I’ve tried and I knew from the moment I tried it that I would need more! This is their best selling cream and it deserves all the hype it gets! Definitely worth a try. HERBIVORE - Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser If I could give this cleanser 10 stars, I would!! It is my absolute FAV cleanser I have ever tried. The gel like consistency is super lightweight and highly effective at cleaning makeup and dirt. It leaves my skin feeling softer than a baby’s bum! If I could recommend one product from this list, it would be this!💕🤩 TRADER JOE'S - TRADER JOE‘S 100% Organic Argan Oil Another affordable and effective product that I can’t live without!! Who knew Trader Joe’s would have such amazing skincare products?! I use argan oil for almost every part of my body. I use it on my face, hands, elbows, knees, and hair! Such an amazing oil for hydration GOLD BOND - Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream When I think of a winter skincare product, I think of this guy! There is no other hand cream that I’ve used that comes close to this one. It truly heals your hands from any dryness you may have and keeps it moisturized. I use this daily from September-March!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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