Saturday, 14 March 2015

MUST HAVE: Nail Care Essentials!

I've been really into nail care recently and trying to really look after my hands in general (they are one of the first ways to tell someone's age after all).  I've grouped together a selection of 'must have' beauty products to make your nails look healthy, feel strong and perfect in no time!

Dr Lewinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener:  
I started using this when my nails were seriously damaged and they worked wonders to get them looking healthy and strong again.  You apply a coat of this daily for a week, remove it, then re-start the process for another week, by which time you're nails should be really strong.  I tend to use this as a base coat whenever my nails are feeling weak and it really makes a difference - a must have if you're trying to ween yourself off gel or fake nails!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri:
A busy girl with a hectic lifestyle, simply doesn't have time for waiting for nail polish to dry!  I got this on eBay for a couple of pounds and you simply pop a few drops onto freshly painted nails and it helps to seal in the colour and dry them a little quicker.

Nails Inc Base Coat/Top Coat: 
I've come to realise that base & top coats are super important when it comes to making nails look healthy; to stop polishes staining and to keep polish on for longer.  There are loads of these available on the highstreet but I've been using the Nails Inc brand recently!

Bourjois Magic 1 Second Nail Polish Remover:
You can read my full review of this wonder product here.  This is my second bottle and I can't rave about it enough.  It removes nail polish so quickly and leaves your digits smelling sweet too!

Burt's Bee's Almond Milk Hand Cream:
Finally, once your fingers and nails are looking perfect, last step is to smother on hand cream.  I have so many favourites but chose this one by Burt's Bees as it's thick, luxurious, smells lovely and leaves my hands feeling really soft.  Not the best one for moisturising hands on the go but perfect for a pamper night!

Now after all this chatting, I'm off to go and pamper myself!

What're your must-have nail care products?




  1. I love a vitamin E oil for some nourishment, and I try to file and add lots of strengthener coats to mine!

    Lauren x
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  2. I love Sally Hansen insta dry... great picks

    Annie |

  3. Must pick up the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, sounds amazing! x

  4. My nails are in a terrible state & have been trying to take a little more time to look after them. I love Sally Hansen nail care products I always find them to be great value for money & I can never wait for my nails to dry so that sounds like a product I need in my stash!

  5. The Dr Lewinn's Renunail nail strengthener sounds great! I'm definitely going to check it out next time I'm in Boots or something :) x


  6. I definitely need to try the revitanail as my nails are in a horrible state at the moment!

  7. I love that Bourjois nail polish remover! I don't want anything else anymore

  8. The Burt's Bee's hand cream sounds lovely! I swear by Vaseline Healthy Hands for on the go. x

  9. My nails are looking pretty terrible at the moment, so I think I'm definitely going to try the Renunail!


  10. My nails are in such a rut lately, all damaged and chipped after all the constant nail polish applying, removing, and re-applying... would love to try out the Dr Lewinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener, they might just save my nails! Great post!

    Grace x

  11. I absolutely love the Burt's Bee's Almond Milk Hand Cream! Thanks for the other suggestions! xx

    The Rose & Pose |

  12. Sweet, I'll have to try these out, I need to up my nailcare game!

  13. After countless acrylic and gel manicures, my nails are in a terrible state! So I'm gonna have to try these out!

    Nathalie @

  14. I don’t look after my nails really. I always have polish on and my cuticles look very sorry for themselves. Basically I neglect my nails and seriously need to up my nail care!

  15. My nails (and hands) look so rough right now! This winter has not been kind to them, and I desperately need a manicure!

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  17. my nails are in terrible condition right now. Thank you so much for this, direly needed.

  18. Very helpful tips!! Your nails form a very important part of your hands and they too need to be well taken care of. I take care of my nails with Sakare's nail treatment products. I’d like to recommend this product for your.


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