Hand & Nail Essentials

If you follow me on instagram, you'll have probably worked out by now that I'm a bit of a manicure lover. There is nothing that makes me happier than freshly painted nails, and as much as I love going to a salon to get them done, there is something pretty satisfying about doing it by yourself at home! I find it to be quite a relaxing activity, and perfect while chilling out in front of the tv in the evening. Once you've got yourself a little routine, it's so easy to keep your hands and nails looking neat and nice at home, without having to splash out on a professional manicure.
I have my nails painted pretty much permanently, so an at home pamper always starts with removing old polish. I then trim any nails that need trimming, I usually go for a smooth, rounded shape that aren't too long, otherwise they drive me mad when typing! I then moisturise my hands with this gorgeous Hand & Foot Butter from The Body Shop. For my nails, I start with a base coat, currently I'm loving this Maximum Growth Plus polish from Sally Hansen. I then go ahead and get painting, and finish with this 3D plumping topcoat from Rimmel. It has such an amazing high-shine finish, leaving your polish looking like a gel manicure. I then finish with a little cuticle oil, which I then reapply most days, which keeps my cuticles soft and neat and my nail beds looking healthy. Just click on the pictures below to find where they all came from!

What's in your manicure routine?

Africa Honey & Beeswax Hands & Foot Butter ℅ The Body Shop. As always, my views are honest, true and my own.

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