Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Have I mentioned before that I wear acrylic nails, well acrylic overlays actually. For years I resisted because I heard horror stories about how acrylic wrecked your natural nails but to be honest my natural nails were never that great to start with. I tried everything – eating raw jelly, filing in one direction only, nail growth treatments, even super pricey supplements from Holland and Barrett – but no matter what I did, they looked a mess.
So I got acrylic overlays and I love them. I go to the salon once a month and for less than £20 I come out with perfect nails that stay perfect. Even my manicure lasts longer than it used to. I find with acrylic on my nails the polish never chips and I only need to replace it every two weeks or so when my nails grow leaving a gap around the cuticles.
I know it is silly but I feel so much more confident when my nails look good. I find I talk more with my hands and I am a lot more adventurous with the colours I wear on my nails.
Hands are very quick to show signs of ageing though so it is a priority of mine to keep them looking great and I always use a good quality hand cream which I slather on whenever I remember.
I also think that whether you have natural nails or wear acrylics like me, it is super important to keep your cuticles and the skin around that area super healthy and well moisturised. The Nailtiques Cuticle and Skin Gel is an all in one treatment for cracked or hardened cuticles. Enriched with glycerin and aloe, it has a light gel texture which means it is absorbed instantly, which I like much better than an oil which leaves a greasy residue. Cleverly this product works not just on nails but is super effective on any other rough or calloused areas. Mostly I just like it because it works. I use the gel as many times a day as necessary and it keeps my hands and cuticles in tip top condition. Simples!
I got my Nailtiques Cuticle and Skin Gel which is currently priced at £16 for a little glass jar containing 28.35g of product from the Beauty Expert website here which if you are a beauty lover like me, is really worth a look. Offering a huge range of skincare, makeup, haircare, nail products, fragrance and natural beauty there is something for absolutely everyone. Have a trawl around and you can find some really niche products that are very hard to source from the Uk and they have some amazing offers that quite frankly offer astonishing value – for example this Decleor Aroma collection which is less than half price.
Best of all – they offer free world wide delivery!
Happy shopping x