So the weather is getting better, or so ours says. Tonight (Monday 27 April ) I noticed my nails were pretty grundgey, uneven and frankly I can not remember the last time I gave myself what I call a base manicure.
I’d love to have done a video or include pictures but I may have mentioned in previous posts that my sd card for my camera, for some reason will not work in the slots I have.
So what entails a ‘base’ manicure? Why it’s the first manicure of the spring (or summer) to clean and even nails out. Keeping them natural looking meaning NO COLOR, not even a ‘french’.
that would be a nail trim
a file & shaping
take care of any ridges (I use this Revlon Beauty Tools Shape ‘N Buff Nail Buffer (link from amazon)\
use a growth formula (I use Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Nail Strengthener 3197 Strength)
& that’s all. The growth formula looks like a clear coat. so you don’t have to put any on.
Just message a drop of olive oil into your cuticles every few days.
Now on Wednesday or thursday I’ll
remove the polish, (No need for filing unless you’ve chipped a nail)
soak my nails with a little soap, Olive Oil and Warm water to get a better cleaning underneath and use a nail brush.
massage my cuticles with olive oil a bit
then after a bit I’ll use a q-tip with nail polish remove on it, to rub away any excess oil
Then reapply the growth formula (and maybe a strengthening top coat.)
a few days after that (or the next weekend) I will likely do some light color polish or try some of those stick -on manicures
(the ones that are the size of a nail that you just have to trim.)