The Nail File #21: The Mani Maintenance
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Wednesday = mid-week mani maintenance around here. A few quick steps that can be completed while watching TV to revive your manicure or as part of a whole pamper routine.
Firstly I tend to my oft neglected cuticles by popping on some Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover for a few minutes, before gently pushing back the cuticles with an orange stick.
I don't think that long talons suit me so I tend to keep my short. I file them with the Leighton Denny Glass Nail File. This may have been one of my best ever beauty buys. I found that emery boards caused my nails to split but this leaves them so smooth.
Next I apply a coat of OPI Nail Envy. I find that this works well as a base coat too so I skip that step and get to lacquering on the nail polish. I love this, it's fab. The bottle lasts for ages and I have found it to work really well at strengthening my nails.
A contender for the HG subtly hued shade crown is Nails Inc. Porchester Square. A beautiful neutral greige colour with just a hint of purple tones. I apply two coats of this for perfect opaqueness.
Finally to add extra gloss and limit chipping, I use a top coat. At the moment I'm using OPI RapiDry Top Coat. I don't know if I was spoiled with the Seche Vite Top Coat but this just doesn't blow my mind. (Like a good top coat should...)
You may just want to schedule a little manicure session tonight :)