Holy Grail Nails

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo recently I’ve had a lot of questions about my nails, I’m not sure why but I do happen to have discovered two absolute gems that I thought it was about time I shared with you. I’m pretty lucky to have quite long nail beds so my nails can be short but they don’t look it – my own Mum often accuses me of wearing falsies – however I have always envied those girls with seemingly perfect cuticles. Mine are always dry and flaky and no amount of orange sticks or hand lotions seemed to remedy this. I’d heard a lot about Sally Hansen’s Cuticle Remover a while ago but seemed to remember it being a US only product and I never made any real effort to track it down but when I spotted it in my local cheap makeup shop I had to buy it. I now wish I’d bought a few as I’ve since been back and they sold out but it turns out Superdrug stock it so for those of you wanting to give it a go, here’s the link. It’s not uber cheap but it will last you and you will LOVE it! I’m not 100% sure what exactly it does but I put it on my cuticles, leave it for a few minutes and I seem to be able to magically rub them away. It’s probably something really gross like the chemical equivalent of those fish eating the dead skin on your feet but it works, I’m telling you! The other wonder product I’m raving about recently is The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue. It’s nice as a foot cream, does the job and all but on my hands it’s some kind of miracle. The Sally Hansen stuff gets rid of the flaky, dead skin and the foot rescue softens everything that remains.. it’s the closest you’re going to get to a professional manicure at home without the scary tools and risk of nasty infections.

If you’re interested in seeing my routine in action you can watch this video, you’ll get a better idea of what I’m talking about with the cuticle gel as it’s tough to describe but watch it, don’t watch it – you need that product in your life! My only other must have nail thing would be Seche Vite. The fastest drying, glossiest top coat you will find, I am genuinely sad when I run out and don’t have a back up. Superficial times over here, guys but it’s true!

What are your holy grail nail products?

Miss BB

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9 Comments

  1. 20 May, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Will look out for both of those products, sadly I have short little nail beds and quite thin brittle nails so getting them to look any good takes a good amount of effort. Embarrassed to say that level of effort is a bit sporadic so about time I gave them some love again.

  2. 20 May, 2015 / 9:40 am

    I need that Sally Hansen stuff in my life! I then only need to find a ridge filler that works & i’ll have perfect nails. I love those 2 nail colours too.

  3. 21 May, 2015 / 9:15 am

    I’ve recently been trying to stop biting my nails (a terrible habbit I know!) and I think I’m doing pretty well!
    I love that you found a foot cream to be a miracle hand product!! Maybe the Body Shop should be calling it hand and foot cream 😛
    http://www.theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Lyndsey
    22 May, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I have to have the body shop almond nail and cuticle oil pen I love it! keeps my cuticles soft and so easy to pop on while watching tv in the evenings!

  5. Chloe Stitt
    22 May, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    My hero! I’ve been looking for something to save my cuticles 🙂

    Cloey x

  6. 23 May, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    I watched this vid the other day and LOVE that you use Foot Rescue on your cuticles! I also couldn’t believe how much you use… maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong as your cuticles always look flipping amazing! Have to order a few Body Shop bits, so will add this in! 😉

    Nic xx

    StrawberryBlondeBeauty

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