A bit of a different Twinsie Tuesday theme for today. Instead of the usual manicure we are posting out Nail care routine. I keep mine fairly simple but it changes a lot depending on what products I actually have to hand. The basic items I have lying around are my Tweezerman nail clippers, a generic cuticle pusher and a tweezerman file. I'm not bothered about brands when it comes to nail files. I had the tweezerman just lying around I'm using it. It's grand, I don't think I'd go the extra step to buy another one from this brand just because it's a bit awkward having to order them in. I'd love to get a glass nail file seeing as they last far longer.
I was sent the Sally Hansen Products way back before Christmas and I've been using them ever since. I keep the Nailgrowth miracle for a basecoat when I do a pedicure. It stops the polish from staining and apparently it makes them grow a bit quicker. I can't say I have noticed much in terms of growth but they do seem stronger. I keep the Miracle nail thickener for my pinky and middle finger on my right hand. They were awful thin and bendy. They have improved a whole lot since I started using the this as a basecoat before I do a manicure. This means I can grow them a bit longer and they won't chip or peel like they used to.
On the rest of my nails I use the Miracle cure. Seeing as I can be fairly hard on my nails, between nail polish and typing, it helps to have something extra underneath to keep them in good condition. All of these can be used on their own and they make your nails look so glossy and amazing. I have worn them a couple of times on their own but I tend to keep them as base coats (I hate my nails so I like to keep them covered with polish when I leave the house)
When ever I push back my cuticles I use the OPI Avojuice in Ginger lily. This smells amazing and it actually works wonders for keeping my cuticles looking healthy and moisturized. I finished this bottle this week and started using the OPI Avojuice in Jasmine but it hasn't been as effective as of yet. I'm hoping this is down to the bad weather.
I won't mention the handcream I'm using at the moment because I just started using it about a week ago and I'm not sure if it's worth the money yet. That's pretty much all I use at the moment. I know nail care products are very hit and miss and what works for me might not work for you so it's really difficult to find products that work well staight away. I have tried a heap of hyped up products and thought the people that recommended them must have been high because I didn't see the amazing changes they had stated would come from using this "holy grail" product. It's all trial and error.
In saying that, I'm still quite looking forward to seeing what the other ladies are using to keep their nails in good condition. They are in far better condition than my own fair hands so hopefully I'll pick up some hints from them.
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at CaseyLane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Heather at Peace, Love, & Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra
**Some products mentioned were provided for review**