Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Current Nail Care Routine

Hi darls! Today's post is what I use to keep my nails, cuticles and hands in top condition! Keep reading and I will show you what I use :-)

Most of you probably know about/own and currently use Lush's Lemony Flutter. It is a super rich and thick pot full of lemony smelling goodness! Great just before bed on the cuticles, but I also find it works great on the elbows, knees and balls of my feet!

Estee Lauder Body Performance - Mani/Pedi Smoothing Manicure/Pedicure Treatment. I got this in a huge Estee Lauder make up gift pack I bought at a charity auction. On the bottle it states it's like a paraffin dip treatment. It is really moisturising and rich, and has an interesting smell, it isn't bad, but not lovely like roses or lollies. This works really well on my peeling feet (ew!).

Seacret Spa Cuticle Oil - I bought this yearsssssss ago and still have so much left! You only need a small drop on each nail. It is odourless but is really lovely after a shower or when i'm soaking my nails in a bowl of warm water to soften the cuticles.

OPI - Nail Envy Original - People swear by this stuff, and I'm beginning to see why. I only started using this almost a month ago and I've definitely noticed my nails are a lot thicker and break less. I use 2 coats before every mani.

OPI - Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go - This stuff!! I randomly stumbled upon this little pen of goodness when I bought 2 OPI polishes from DJ's and got it for free! It is SO good and smells amazing! So refreshing and fruity and it works so well. It lasts a really long time! I received this in January and i've only just finished it now :-( (I need to buy a new one (or two) pronto!).

OPI - Nail file. This is a really good nail file. It's worn down a lot, i definitely need a new one! It's not too coarse and great for gently shaping the nail without pulling layers off.

So there you have it! My current nail care routine. It works pretty well for me! I used to clip my cuticles (I know, forgive me!!) but by using more cuticle oils/creams i've noticed a huge difference in my nails! I used to find that my left hand pointer finger had a much smaller nail compared to my right hands pointer, but that wasn't true, it just had a thicker layer of cuticle growth, and now that i soak my hands in warm water and apply cuticle cream on them they are practically the same size!

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  1. Oh I must try Lush's lemony flutter! I use Burt's Bee's lemon cuticle cream, but I'd love to have a lotion that's lemony!!! Thanks for posting :)

  2. I just don't get how some folks think Lemon Flutter smells good! I have tried 2 tubs of it and it smells horrible - I only bought the 2nd tub because I thought my first one might have turned bad because there are no preservatives in it. I also like Nail Envy and when I could not get my ProStong capsules anymore I went looking for another replacement product and have stuck with this on and on occasion one from Orly that works well for me. I get peeling despite how hydrated I keep my nails and need a product like Envy that for me not only strengthens but helps with peeling. I also stumbled on the OPI Avoplex pen - it's great to carry in my purse with me as I really like a 'solution' vs a tin of say Burts Bees kind of hydration/cutical cream 'stuff' - but I won't carry a bottle of anything that might leak in the purse. Love to see what others use for their routine - oh and I only use glass nail files and have now for yrs...it is a combo of I don't like the grit feeling off any kind of emery board. I used metal files in the 80's but think it was late 90's that I found glass files and never have stopped using 'em since then.

  3. Yeah I guess the smell of lemony flutter isn't for everyone. I don't mind the smell of it though. I used a glass file once, but didn't have much luck with it actually filing, maybe I used it incorrectly. I'll try again soon :)

  4. GlitterInfatuation JazzOctober 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Great post and a lovely blog!

    Jazz x