4 May 2014

Nail First AID Kit

Are you nails looking a little worse for wear? I don't no about you but when my nails are looking tip top I always feel better about myself. With the trend for bright and bold nails taking hold. You cant pull of the look with shoddy looking cuticles and hang nails. Obviously we all know the best way to improve your nails is to improve your diet but what products are the best to give you a helping hand in the quest for beautiful nails. So I created this First Aid Kit to help you, get the some life back in to your nails!

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In your First Aid Kit I recommend the following:

Nail Strengthening Treatment
Help combat weak and fragile nails. You need to use continually for the best results, yet they are essential for those of us with weak nails. Nails are flexible and stronger without breakage. After trying lots of different ones. The only one I really noticed massive differences with is Nail envy from OPI £18.65

Cuticle Oil
Fix ragged and broken cuticles. These are amazing at repairing and nourishing the cuticle. Rub in to your cuticles every night to keep your cuticles healthy and stimulate growth.  My favourite is Butter London Handbag Holiday cuticle oil £13.00

Protein Base Coat
Improve brittle nails by using a protein enriched base coat. These will help your nails be more flexible without breaking while protecting your nails from the drying effect of nail varnishes. I recommend Protein base coat from Essie for £10.50

Crystal Nail File
Stop nails splitting and peeling. Use a crystal nail file instead of a emery board they are much more gentle and leave the nail edge much smoother. file nails in the same direction instead of sawing to and through to help keep the nails edge intact. My favourite is a crystal nail file from Leighton Denny for £15.50.

Nail Buffer
Smooth out those nail ridges. Not only does buffing smooth out any unsightly ridges the buffing they also supposedly stimulate nail growth. However If you nails are weak avoid buffing them as this will make them thinner by wearing away some of the nail layers. And always buff in the same direction. Pick up this bargain 4 way Buffer Block From Boots for £2.00

Hand Cream
Fix dried out cuticles and cracked skin. Help keep nails strong and healthy aswell as the skin around them with a rich and creamy hand cream. Using hand cream regularly helps moisturise your cuticles and aids healing to dry cracked hands. My favourite are Soap and glory Hand Food £5.00 and L'Occinane Shea butter £8.00

Did you enjoy this guide? what are your essentials to healthy nails? Have you used any of my recommended products, what did you think of them?

18 comments:

  1. I've used the nail envy for the first time like 5 minutes ago! Hope it helps!

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    1. I love nail envy, I have re-bought it like 5 times lol xxxx did you think it helped

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  2. The Crystal nail file sounds really good. This may have to be my next purchase, Thank you.

    Chloe @ www.bethbear2011.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its amazing you dont realise how much filing damages your nails xxxxxx

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  3. Funny enough I use all of these! Except the essie top coat. Crystal nail files are the way to go. OPI nail envy has been my life saver after horrific gel nail removal :(

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    1. lol you obviously have amazing taste lol xxxxx

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  4. Love this post so much! I've been looking for a good nail strengthening polish :) My nails chip like nobodies business! Love your blog so much, Laura! xx
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It really made me smile xx

    Hope you're having a lovely Sunday! xx
    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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    1. I'm so glad your loving the blog! I love yours one of my faves xxxxxxxx

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  5. What a great take on a traditional first aid kit. A beauty bloggers/ lovers first aid kit. I love it :) I think I might need some nail strengthener myself as my nails are so weak and flimsy these day :(
    http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Let me know if you try one xxxx

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  6. great post,
    I might be buying this soon!

    Lu | The Ankalli Style

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  7. Definitely agree with you on the Nail Envy, amazing, I've been using it for about a year or two now, my nails have improved so much :)

    Great post idea!
    Laura - Laura's All Made Up ♥
    http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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    1. Nail envy is a must for anyone with with weak nails! xxxxx

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  8. Hey, love your blog so I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, you can see my post here - http://beansbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=inspiring+blogger+award
    Hope you have time to take part xx

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  9. This post could not have come at a better time for me! My nails are usually really healthy but for the past week or so they've been horrible. I've used nail envy in the past and loved it - maybe time for me to repurchase?

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Aww I'm so glad it helped! you defo need to get nail envy again xxxx

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