A well-groomed, polished set of nails go a long way in making your appearance look more ‘put-together’. But that doesn’t mean you have to make frequent, weekly trips to the salon, even though getting a professional mani-pedi is one of my favouite treats to myself. I wish I could get my nails done professionally as often as I would like to, but with such a busy schedule, it gets difficult and not to mention, expensive. You can get a perfect manicure at home too with just a few steps and products. In the past month or so I have been giving my nails a little bit of extra attention, as I feel the winter has been drying out my cuticles.
I start off by removing any nail polish from my last manicure. Then I go one to cut my nails, if required, push the cuticles, ever so slightly back and remove those cuticles that are hanging on to nail bed. I use the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover to get rid of those pesky dry cuticles. I feel, it makes the cuticles softer and easier to push back or cut.
I then use the Sephora Nail Buffer to file, buff and polish my nails. I works wonders to make my nails appear shinny for a really long time. I then apply nail polish, usually just one coat, but if I am not feeling lazy then I apply two coats.
After it dries down, I then apply the Essence Gel-Look Plumping Top Coat over it to give my nails the gel effect. It is one of the best ones I have tried. It makes my nails appear shiny and fresh for more than a week.
Lastly, I just rub some moisturizer on my hands and nails to keep them moisturizes. I have been loving the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. It is a very heavy-duty moisturizer and perfect for winter season.