There isn’t a woman, girl, lady, queen or princess on the planet that doesn’t wish their nails looked that little bit more, well, perfect. It’s one of those first-world problems that constantly flutters about in our frontal lobe like a lost butterfly as we once again frown at our scuffed, damaged and seemingly uncared for nails.
The reason we care so much about this teeny-tiny part of our bodies is simple: perfect nails sing with power. It doesn’t matter whether you paint them bold colors or run with a more natural look, nice nails are the cherry on top of the cake.
Luckily for you, those days of choosing whether to be broke for a month or rock one sloppy hand are gone because we’ve spoken to some top professionals and gotten their top tips on how to keep your hands looking sleek and fleek. No need to thank us, girls.
So Fresh And So Clean
It’s time to get into a daily habit of cleaning your nails. You do it with your face already, so just slip nails into the same regime. All you need is a bowl of soapy water and a nail brush and, hey presto, you’re good to go. If you’re wondering why this is important, it’s to do with strength and growth, which are both pretty important.
Never-ever-ever go back and forth with that rough nail file of yours. Please. All you are doing is serious damage to those lovely, potential-filled nails of yours. Instead, get used to just going in one direction, and try and just get the tips.
Anything that has a high content of Vit E needs to be on your radar because this will nourish your skin and hair like nothing else. In terms of our recommendation, babassu oil is the way to go. Giving your fingertips a quick soak in this stuff will not only strengthen your nails, it will soften your cuticles, both of which will make your fingers look that much younger.
To get that subtle and magical shine, you need to ensure you apply a generous top coat. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve literally just stepped out of the mani salon with glittery nails or whether you are going polish-free for the day; a quick swish with your clear stuff will make your nails look dazzling. It will also extend the life of that expensive mani we just mentioned. All it takes is two minutes. Two minutes to have beautiful nails. Amazing.
Your mom probably spent 76% of your childhood telling you not to nibble at your nails and, guess what, she was bang on the money… again! Not only will this biting action ruin your nails and damage your nail beds far more than you can ever realize, those germs on your hands should not be venturing toward your mouth. Ever. Then there is the small fact of jaggety edges that are a great look for approximately nobody. Nope. Not even you. Uneven edges just don’t shout sophistication.