Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Cuticle and Nail Care Routine

I thought that I'd do a little different type of post this time, it's still nail related but I thought I'd give you a little bit of insight as to what my nail and cuticle care routine is.

First I'm going to start off with my cuticle remover. I stumbled across this stuff based off of a suggestion by someone in one of the nail groups I belong to on Facebook. I can't remember what group it was or who suggested it because it was over a year ago. This is Blue Cross Cuticle Remover, this stuff is amazing! I bought it at Sally Beauty Supply (you can check it out here). It was like $5.99 regular price but if you are a beauty club member (the membership is $5 per year and gets you a discounted price on almost everything they carry in store and online) it is $4.99 per bottle. This bottle is huge, it's a 16oz. bottle. I took some of it and filled a small (probably like 5 or 6oz) bottle and gave it to my Mom to use. So far this has lasted us a year and as you can see, I still have a ton left (even considering I gave some to my Mom).

What I do is after I've removed my polish I take and massage some of this in to my cuticles and then take my metal cuticle pusher and push back my cuticles with some cuticle remover still on my nails. This cuticle pusher was given to me as part of a gift so I don't know where it came from or how much it cost but they are so inexpensive and you can get them anywhere that it doesn't make much of a difference on the cuticle pusher. Then once I've pushed back my cuticles I wash my hands to remove all the cuticle remover and dead skin that has come off during this process.

Then once I've dried my hands I like to slather them in some cuticle oil so that they can soak up all the goodness. I use the Sally Hansen Vitamin E cuticle oil (you can get this wherever Sally Hansen products are sold), I've been using this stuff for almost a year now and it seems to be doing very well for me. Before I got the Sally Hansen cuticle oil I used the Solar Oil cuticle oil (I believe you can also get this at Sally Beauty). I then massage the cuticle oil into my cuticles and then take my Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa Shea Butter Super Rich Hand Cream and lotion up my hands good. I let all this soak in for a few hours before I start to polish my nails (I usually do this on a day when I am just going to go with naked nails for the day so it's usually on a Saturday).

I also carry around this Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream in my purse and rub some of this into my cuticles almost daily (sometimes more than once a day) just to keep my cuticles nice and soft. I just started using this stuff about 2 months ago and I've been really pleased with it. You can get this wherever Burts Bees products are sold and I think mine was like $5.46 (or close) at Walmart. It smells really nice too, not a real strong lemon scent but nice and subtle.

I want to also note that I don't clip or trim my cuticles unless I have a hangnail or something like that. Then I only clip or nip that part off with either a finger nail clippers or my cuticle nippers (depending on where I am when it happens). I always carry a finger nail clippers in my purse along with a emery board to smooth out any snags I may get in my nails. I have a nice cuticle nippers that was also given to me as part of a gift and I keep that at home with my nail supplies.

Before I polish my nails I do any filing of my nails that I want to do, whether it is to reshape them or just file down the length of them. Then I give my nails a quick swipe of polish remover to get off any oils that may be on my nails from lotions or cuticle oils or butters. Then I give my nails a base coat of my Sally Hansen Maximum Growth nail strengthener (you can read my review on this here) to help keep them strong and healthy.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it informational. Please comment below if you have any questions or if you have any suggestions of new products for me to try. I'm always open to trying out new things for my nail and cuticle care.

1 comment:

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