Monday, 1 August 2011

Short nails need love too....

Caring for nails is a labour of love but it is a simple thing to do if you have the time.

A selection of tools.
(From top to bottom: Cuticle cutters, cuticle pusher, cuticle trimmer, glass file, buffer, emery board)

Before you paint it is essential to make sure your nails are well manicured. This ensures that the stay healthy and grow strong.

Make sure you file your nails down to a good length.

When filing make sure you move the file all the same way.

To help trim your cuticles first put some hand cream on the tips to soften them up. Try not to push to hard or it will hurt. You can either cut them using a cuticle trimmer like the one above or use a cuticle cutter.

Remeber to apply a base coat to help protect your natural nails before you polish.

Once you have completed your polish try using a cuticle nail oil to keep your nails strong and healthy.  My favourite one is Nurture Oil.

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