A MONTH IN NAIL POLISH DAY 22


Hello again lovely people!

I thought for a change I would share with you my simple nail care routine instead of a nail polish for day 22. There are no expensive items, and my routine might not be for everybody but it works for me and I’m happy with my nails.

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My essentials are Coconut oil, nail strengthener, nail clippers, glass nail file, emery board, a buffing block, a nail polish remover and a brush, and of course cotton wool pads which I forgot to add to the photo. I start by removing my old nail polish (obvs) then if I think my nails need a trim I’ll do so with the clippers. I shall be trimming my nails right down after the month in nail polish series is ended. I then file them into shape with my glass nail file, I like a squoval (a square oval?) shape to my nails. The black emery board is just in case the nail edges need smoothing. I then take  my gorgeous coconut oil and massage a load of it into my nails, the nail bed, cuticles and don’t forget underneath the tips too if nails are long enough! I try to let it soak in for about 15 minutes. I then take the buffing block and give my nails a bit of a buff over to smooth out any ridges I sometimes get. At this point I will wash my hands, and as I’m drying them I use the towel to push back my cuticles. When my hands are dried properly I apply one coat of my MUA nail strengthener and let it dry.  Then at this point I apply my nail colour, which brings me to the brush. I use the brush dipped into nail polish remover to clean up around the edges of my nails I find it easier than cotton buds. Lastly, when my nail colour is completely dry I slather my hands in hand cream massaging into the cuticles.

I hope you enjoyed reading my manicure routine, as I said it might not be for everyone but I’ve been doing it this way for a few years and I love how my nails are looking. I never have any problems with peeling or broken nails and they are so strong and I believe it’s down to keeping them hydrated with either coconut oil or hand cream.

If you have any nail care tips that you rely on I would love to know what they are, leave me a comment below or go to my Facebook page HERE

Thank you for reading today.

XXX

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4 comments on “A MONTH IN NAIL POLISH DAY 22

    • Hello lovely! I use KTC Pure Coconut oil and I just pick it up from Tesco in the aisle where you find other oils, at the moment the 500g jar is on offer for £1.50. I have a white pencil too but I haven’t used it in ages, it makes the nail tips look so white when you have a natural nail.
      Teresa xxx

  1. Hello, the coconut oil is so nice isn’t it. I use it for making soap but never thought about using it for anything else. Going to give it a try now like you do. Thank you x

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