Welcome to the first in a series of Ask a British Nail Blogger. This time the question is ‘what is your nail routine?’
This is a great first question, so here goes. I change my nail polish nearly every day, yes you heard me correctly, nearly every day. I find it exceptionally hard to wear polish for more than 24 hours. As part of that routine, I go through A LOT of remover, a lot. I have tried several on and off for years. Until I fell for my current favourite, I used to like Andrea Fullerton’s Mint Scented Remover. It also came in an awesome pump bottle (some of which I have refilled with other removers).
So this is my current love Classics Nail Polish Remover. This is basically acetone. And it removed everything in its path pretty quickly, its great with glitter too. I tend to use a roll of cotton wool to remove glitter polish, I rip it up into nail sized pieces, soak them in this remover, place them onto my nail, wait five mins and then use a cotton pad to apply pressure from my cuitcle to free edge to ‘slide’ the glitter off. Works like a charm.
Where do I get this? Poundworld or Poundland. For the sum of £1
Moving on, and in no particular order, is hand cremes. I go through a fair bit of hand creme, from the expensive to the everyday. I love these Hand Balms from Essence. Not only are they non oily, they seem to penetrate the skin and hang around long enough to actually make a difference.
Where do I get this? Mine were sent to me in a swap with girlintheglasses and I adore it and the scent is nice too. The chocolate one is to die for and sits by my desk at work. Yum!
I’m quite lucky to have long nail beds and cuticles that behave themselves. Every so often I used Sally Hansen’s Gel Cuticle Remover. Probably no more than once a month, but its helps.
I also have a lot of nail files and nail buffers. These are some of my favourites above. A lovely Sally Hansen nail file that my lovely Polish Picking Princess sent me and a Revlon Crazy Shine Buffer. I don’t buff my nails very often, again about once a month at the most. I have some new nail files to swap out this Sally Hansen one as it now on its last legs.
Where do I get this – Usually Boots or Superdrug. Sometimes I get some lovely files in swaps.
Finally, my cuticle treat. Island Girl Scented Cuticle Oil. Love it. Just a little goes a long way. This was sent to me in a swap.
Where do I get this – As I said, mine came in a swap, but in the US you can get them via ABC Stores.
So there you have it , my main nail polish care items. What do you use in your routine? And if you have any questions for the British Nail Bloggers, leave a comment. Check out the rest of the gang via the Collection below, just click, read and enjoy!