Nail Files: Bare All Tag

I was recently tagged by GirlInTheGlasses about doing a Nail Files:Bare All Tag.  Never having done a tag before I thought why not…. so below you can now see my nails as nature intended.  No glam, no gloss, no glitter.

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Actually, they don’t look too bad do they?  I’m actually quite pleased with them.  After a horrible winter where they split and peeled and make me cry, I’ve finally got them in a place I am happy with.  There are two things I credit with this, firstly for 3 months I used Nailtiques Formula 2 under everything.  I used it as a base coat and even under a base coat.  It was amazing.  I used the whole 0.5Oz  bottle.  Then I tried Nailtiques Formula 1 – didn’t like it.  Made my nails dull.  So then I got a bottle of Essie Billionnails in the sale at Boots.  Loved this.  Then in a different sale, but still in Boots, I snagged a bottle of Seche Retain.  And I love this.

The second thing is Julep Nail Growth Revitalising Serum.  I got this in a mystery box that was sent to me from a friend in the US in exchange for an equivalent amount of Models Own polish.  I struck out and got the Super Mystery Box, with lots in and a credit of $120.  The Nail Growth Serum was in here.  Now I don’t use it everyday anymore, but I do use it daily.  I also have an Island Girl Cuticle Oil (thanks ZedleyQ) which I love and heartily recommend.

And actually, now I think about it, there is a third.  And that is probably my mum.  She has beautiful hands and nails.  Both my sister and I have identical hands, just like mums.  We are blessed with long nail beds, so even super short, my nails have a good length on them. Thanks Mum, plus being a habitual nail biter until I was about 15, she was super supportive of me stopping biting and now indulges me in my nail polish seeking habits.  We have many a happy hour or so catching up with new additions to my stash and she even gets to take some home with her.

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Nail Files: Bare All Tag:

  • Include a photo of your clean, product free, natural nails: see above!
  • Preferred length:  Short to Mid
  • Preferred shape:  Squoval
  • Favorite base coat:  Seche Retain and CND Stickey
  • Favorite top coat:  Hong Kong Girl UV Top Coat
  • Favorite cuticle cream/oil:  Island Girl Cuticle Oil, but I liek burt Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream too
  • Favorite hand cream:  Atrixo Regenerating Treatment or Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Hand Cream
  • Favorite nail clippers:  None, I file
  • Favorite nail file:  I have some lovely Sally Hansen ones.  I do like to buff my nails as I find it helps to prevent peeling.  I try to do it once a month.  I like the Revlon Crazy Shine Buffer Pad but really want a Tropical Shine one after a super positive experiences at a nail salon.
  • Favorite remover:  Sally Hansen removers, they very depending on the quality of my nail or Andrea Fullerton remover (smells minty!)
  • Self or professional manicure:  I do my own, although I do like having a professional polish now and then
  • How often do you polish:  Everyday if I have time, or every other day.  I usually add something to my manicure on Day 2 to prevent boredom
  • Most wanted nail product:  Chanel Skyline
  • Be sure to include the nail files bare all tag in your post or video response

So, I think its now *your* turn for Nail Files:Bare All Tag.  Leave me a link below if you do!

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