So, it’s been a long time coming, but I decided it was high time to share with all of you how I keep my nails the way they are. I’ve gotten a few emails asking me to create a post on it, so here it is!
My nails grow pretty fast, and I’m absolutely positive it has to do with the way I take care of them. I could do better, of course, but here is how I take care of my nails.
In the Winter, I make sure my hands are moisturized because they get dry really, really fast. What I use is Cetaphil, a fragrance-free lotion that deeply moisturizes my hands and keeps them soft and supple throughout the winter months (and the rest of the seasons, as well!). Nails grow well if your hands are well taken care of, so I give Cetaphil the deep-rooted props!
Next, I use Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream, which you can purchase here. I apply this thick cream to my cuticles and my bare nails [edit: you may use over dry painted nails, as well!] at least 1 – 2 times a day. Apply more if you wash your hands often, like me. I can guarantee your nails will not be able to bend over backwards in a month. Seems like a long time, but it’s so worth it. Mine grew long and strong in a month’s time, and I continue to use it.
I purchased Sally Hansen Vitasurges to use on my nails, as well. I apply this mindlessly as I watch TV (whenever I get an opportunity, that is). I use Sally Hansen Vitasurge Growth and Strength (my Strength came half-full, but I was refunded), but I’m using it ’til it finishes and I will definitely get another one. They smell absolutely wonderful. Very floral and delicious scent. The gels absorb quickly into your skin nourishing your cuticles and nails with Vitamins A, C, and E. I’ve also since ordered Sally Hansen Cuticle Gel, as well, and am looking forward to trying that out!
So, that’s how I take care of my hands and nails. Hope that helped (especially to those who asked)!
You can find Cetaphil and the Sally Hansen Vitasurges at almost any drugstore, Walmart, Target, and Ultas.
Barielle Nail Strengthening Cream can be found on their website.
* Only Barielle Nail Strengthening Cream was sent for review. All opinions are honest and my own. *