My nails have always been important to me. I love nail art, having long nails and the “tick” sound that they make when I touch the screen of my cellphone.
Due to stress, a lot of massive stress, my nails have been breaking, crumbling and getting weaker and weaker.
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As you can see my nails weren’t in good shape and this was about a month ago. Now my nails are doing much better and it’s all thanks to the products I’ve been using.
This is not a nail polish nor an oil, it’s a “poly-active, hydro-alcoholic solution for brittle nails that tend o break easily”, it’s basically a substance that really resembles water but leaves a sort of residue on the nail that goes away quite quickly under water or if you use your hands a lot and this is why you have to apply it about 3 times per day.
You need to put it on your nail and under it, so that it can effectively repair it and prevent it from breaking again.
These are the main products that I use:
Although the Labo Filler nail polish did not help with my problem I still use it as a base to prevent my nails to get stained; I need it to apply it more than once because it’s not think and doesn’t have a great coverage – because that’s not its normal use but it still serves the job pretty well.
I then use the Kiko Fast & Shiny as a top coat after applying my favorite nail polish – it’s that pinkish because it got stained by my favorite burgundy/red wine nail varnish but it always makes my nails look extra shiny and beautiful.
After a month of this kind of treatment my nails are looking so much healthier and I’m totally in love with them again.
My nails are growing fast and they’re not breaking as much as they used to – they chip from time to time but that’s totally normal I think.
I’ve learnt that taking care of my nails is very important and when I have my pampering days I not only make DIY body scrubs and face masks but I also take care of my nails.
I usually just mix up olive or coconut oil, essential oils (I usually use lemon) and occasionally a bit of brown sugar to exfoliate.
You need to massage this mixture on your nails and cuticles and it will help your nails grow stronger and your cuticles get softer.
I don’t usually cut my nails because I’m always afraid they’ll break more easily in this way so I file them and I push my cuticles.
*The nail filer and cuticle pusher – sorry I don’t know its actual name – are from Mont Bleu, a company that sells glass nail accessories, many of them embellished with colored crystals.
I think they’re so much better than the normal files because they last longer and they’re actually better at their job, it doesn’t take much to file the nails and they also come in different sizes and designs.
You can find them on Amazon!
Lately I’ve been using a different nail polish remover: the Diego Dalla Palma one that is acetone free and oil-based.
It has a very nice scent, it doesn’t make my whole room smell like I just dropped a full bottle of pure alcohol on the floor and my nails feel smoother and more nourished.
Although I love my nails I don’t like to spend too much money on products, I think there are many different options and the most expensive one isn’t always the best one.
The products that I’ve shown in this post range from €4 – the Kiko nail polishes – to €17 – the BioNike strengthening treatment and they’re all very valid and efficient and relatively cheap.
Kiko, which is really non-expansive, sells an infinity – not really, but quite – of color options in terms of nail polishes and they are excellent quality.
I’ve bought a lot of them and I love them because they go on smoothly, dry up fast and they look very shiny and flawless on my nails.
Another brand that I really much like is a Brazilian one, Colorama.
I don’t know if any of you ever heard of it but it’s truly nice and makes good quality nail polishes with vibrant colors.
These are the colors I currently love and that I use the most:
Do you have any nail care tips or favorite nail brand? Share them in the comments below!
*Disclaimer: The mentioned products have been sent to me freely by the reference so that I could make an objective evaluation and declare my honest opinion, not influenced in any way by having received the products in question.