Sunday, 28 July 2013

Nail and Hand Care under £8

Just putting this out there: nail care is boring.
There, I said it. 
However it has to be done, so here are my top picks to get it done and dusted so that you can get finished in no time (and so you can get to the fun bit of painting them). Because I'm a poorer lass, all these come under six pounds! Winner! 

Starting off the thrifty talon routine is the Cutex Norishing Nail Polish remover (£2.15 here). This is my fifth bottle of this and I am rather partial to it. It's quick, it's Norishing and it makes removing the old, chipped disaster my nails were in a doddle. It makes light work of glitter polishes too! Following this a file and buff of my nails using Boots Four Way Buffer Block (£2.00 here). I do this at max twice a week to keep ridges down, smoothness and shine up and for a shape of the nail. One for the nail bag at home.
So once that is all done time for a paint job. A recent addition to the lineup, OPI Matte Nail Envy (£7.03 here). As I barely wear my nails nude, the need for the standard shiny version isn't there so in the interest of all things  thrifty I opted for this. Not completely sold on it quite yet however it dries quickly and the finish it leaves is lovely and natural (if you wanted to bare all that is).

After all that effort these are the bits that stay in my handbag to keep my nails looking top form on the go. My top pick here is the Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel from The BodyShop (£2.50 here). This stuff is divine. It smells like suntan lotion and holiday. People cannot get enough of it which means I run out veeery quickly. Could be likened to the infamous Bath and Body works hand sanitiser but this stuff is readily available. To keep the hands smooth on the go I'm using a cheapo one from Asda (80p here) which you can't really go wrong with! It absorbs quickly and has a pleasant smell. For 80p it IS worth picking up. Finally.. a glass nail file to smooth those little catches and breaks before they pull.

So, what do you think? Anything that may sneak its way into your daily nail rotation? Or something I'm missing out on? Tell me!


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