A Nail Routine | From Start to Finish..

At no time of year are my hands in greater need of some TLC than in winter. My hands are dry, my nail varnish tends to chip and glitter nail varnish just will not come off..


First step, remove the old and chipped nail varnish. To do this, I use either the Bourjois Paris Magic Nail Polish Remover or the Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover. Both equally as quick and affordable - they just do the job. Then I give my nails a quick trim and all round tidy up, maybe a buff if I'm feeling fancy, and my nails are ready to go.


Using a good base coat, top coat and polish are the keys to nails that will not chip. After using the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base and Top Coat for months and my nails still chipping after a few hours, I didn't understand the fuss about base coats and top coats.. until I bought Seche Vite. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat makes me skip the base all together and rely purely on the top coat. After applying 2 or 3 thin layers of polish, when its still tacky, I apply a thick layer of Seche Vite - believe it or not, 30 seconds later and your nails are dry. There is something in the Seche Vite formula that has captured all beauty lovers - the ultimate key to a quick and easy mani!


I usually wait about 5 minutes to make sure my nails are completely dry to touch and then I slap on some Nails Inc Vitamin E Cuticle Oil. This oil is supposed to be applied to the cuticles and nails at least twice a day.. I don't know if I manage that much, but I definitely incorporate it into my Mani Routine. To finish off I massage some hand cream into my palms, backs of my hands, cuticles, the lot. Any hand cream will suffice, I normally reach for the Cath Kidston Hand Cream in Rose purely because of the lovely smell.

And that is it! 

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