Never Ending Nail Struggles16:20
Nails. I can never get them quite right and yet I always do what the tutorials tell me! Here are my struggles and ways I try to prevent them.
Dry and Brittle
Particularly over the Winter months my nails always seem to be breaking, peeling and just not looking good. I've never found a product that completely fixes this but I do think Botanics Hand and Nails Cream does a pretty good job in that department. I also love Sally Hansen's Nail Rehab and a bog-standard nourishing nail-polish remover, they add that little bit more hydration when you need it most.
There's nothing love-hate about my relationship with my cuticles, I hate them, they're thick and dry and just urgh! Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream is the only thing that has ever worked for me and I seriously swear by it. It leaves them feeling nourished and soft, it smells like lemons too which is always a bonus!
Simple for some but not for me! I must be either really cack-handed or OCD because I can never seem to get them quite right. One nail is always a tad too thick, another you can see the layers separately and one may aswell be a mucky child's finger painting session. These three things tend to help me out:
- Always dab the excess off your brush
- Slow and steady wins the race
- 3 swipes - Left, Right and Centre