Saturday, 1 December 2012

My Secrets to Long Nails!

I never really though that my nails were particularly long, but with my NOTD posts and on some of my Youtube videos (link to my homepage) I've been having comments saying I have nice long nails or variations on the theme! So I thought it was about time I shared with you the steps I take to achieve that. I'll be honest, my nails aren't in perfect condition, they still flake a little - but they key with that is to just leave the flakes and paint over with my favourite basecoat instead of peeling them off! 

On My Nails - Barbara Daly Nail Polish in Razzle & Dazzle

Superdrug Nourishing Nail Polish Remover 
(£1.39, Superdrug)
No remover is going to be good for your nails as such - just think what it's doing! But we can go for ones that aren't as bad. This remover is acetone free, which is something I will always go for after have a practical at uni and using acetone to dissolve filter paper - although granted it was in a much higher concentration! Anyway this formula also has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which can't be bad! 

Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails - Clear 
(£4.75, Boots)
This is the product that really made a difference for me, and I think it's something I would repurchase over and over. It's basically just a clear nail polish enriched with nylon and retinol strengthener that I ALWAYS use underneath every nail polish I wear. And it really seems to be keeping my nails in better condition! 

Those are my two main tips, but something else that has helped me is making sure I have enough Calcium in my diet. I can't eat dairy, so have likely been lacking it in the past, but my doctor gave me some suggestions and it's been a change for the better. But if worried about this see your doctor, I'm not expert! Anyway I hope this helped and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 

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  1. Ooh, I might get some of that Hard as Nails then, because your nails are lovely! I rub a tiny amount of almond oil into my nails after I take my polish off and that seems to strengthen my nails a bit. xx

    1. ooo never tried the almond oil, sounds good, may have to give it a go! Thanks Leah :)


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