Nail care

Ok, so a frequently asked question is how I keep my nails healthy and (whenever there’s no breaks)  long. I decided to dedicate this page to my nail care rutin so everybody that wonders can have a look here! A list of all the products, and where I got some of them, will be at the bottom of the page.

This is what I do about once a week. I will also let you guys know what I do on a daily basis (even though it’s not much) later on!

After removing my nail polish, cus let’s face it, I always wear nail polish so that’s where we start; by removing it! I get a plastic bowl and fill it up with warm, as warm as your hands can take, water and some washing-up liquid. I then place my fingers in the bowl for about five minutes.

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I then wash my hands an put on some cuticle remover around my nails, massage it in and let that rest for about one minute.

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Next I move on to my nail brush. I like to use the brush when it’s dry just because I feel it does the  job of removing my “dead” cuticles better. I just scrub on top of my nails and then rinse under water.

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Now it’s time for some moisture! This next product is a life saver when it comes to dry and sad cuticles. This is the one product I use almost every day. All you need is a small (like microscopic) drop on each finger so it’s really economical. I then just massage it in until it’s disappeared.

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My cuticles are now smooth and soft so I gently push them back with a rubber orange stick. Remember to be careful with this process as you can damage your cuticles if you go to hard.

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Next I file my nails! With this nail file you really get to all the hard to reach places around your nail and I absolutely love it! By far the best nail file I have ever used and I totally recommend it if you are on the hunt!

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The next step is to put on some base coat! I always wear base coat even if I’m not painting my nails (like that ever happens?) at that exact moment just because I found it protects my nails and keep them strong. After my base coat I use a cuticle oil, that is if I’m not painting my nails right away of course, if that’s the case (which it almost always is) I put the oil on after my nails are painted and dry!

IMG_4883These two are actually the same, the text has worn off on the glass container so that’s why I had the “on the go” tube in the picture as well.

And now my nails are ready for a new week full of nail polish and nail polish remover.

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Well that’s pretty much it! Not much to it just to take time to actually do it.

Out of all these steps I actually only do like three of them on a daily basis or whenever I remove my polish, which almost is on a daily basis. I always moisturise with Avoplex exfoliator, use base coat, and put on cuticle oil after I painted my nails.

So no secrets here or some extravagant rutine, just plain and simple!

Here is a list of the products I use:

* Essie disappearing trick. I actually believe this is a sample that I got when I shopped at my local beauty supply store.
* Nail brush. This one you can get at pretty much any store.
* OPI Avoplex cuticle exfoliator. I got this from kicks.se but you can find it in other stores as well.
* OPI cuticle stick. This was a gift from OPI Sweden but can be found on several stores online.
* OPI diamond nail file. This was actually also a gift from OPI Sweden.
* OPI cuticle oil. Also a gift from OPI Sweden.
* OPI base coat. Wel I am after all a OPI ambassador so no surprise this was also a gift.

Hope this helped anyone who wondered! If you have any questions feel free to contact me here on my blog by leaving a comment or send me an email!

XO Linn

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