I should practice what a I preach in this post and that would be maintaining healthy nails! I’m such a biter! It’s a nasty habit of mine. I also happen to be one for picking at hang nails which gives my nails an unkempt, jagged appearance. Not good! A set of good manicure tools is so essential for folks like me. If you maintain healthy nails you’ll find you’ll pick and bite a lot less!
Here are’s some tips and tricks to keeping your nails looking beautiful and healthy.
First off, for the love of your nails grab a good clipper! I actually started carrying around a nail clipper in my purse. It’s a great tool to keep handy so you can snip off a hang nail in a flash and not be tempted to pick at it until you bleed. Sally Hansen’s Clean Cutt Nail Clipper is small enough to fit comfortably in my makeup bag, and still tackles but bit both big and small jobs. So you can nip that hang nail right off or clip down nails evenly, quickly and easily thanks to the wider nail that keeps jagged edges at bay!
I do think that cuticles are also as tempting as hang nails to pick at so keep them pushed back to avoid temptation and also to give your nail a longer look; Plus you’ll have more space for your favorite polish to adhere to! Sally Hansen’s Push-n-Trim acts as a perfect tool for cuticle grooming by pushing cuticles back gently while allowing the v-shaped blade to trim the skin you’ve pushed back. Remember to soak your nails prior to removing cuticles to avoid tears and possible pain. I typically soak my nails in warm water, pat dry, and apply argan oil on each cuticle which makes removal easier.
Now that your cuticles are shaped up and you’ve clipped away hang nails and excess skin, you can use a nail buffer and shaper to smoother and shape nails. Sally Hansen’s No More Ridges Buffer actually has four textured sides with step by step instructions on each side for smoothing, buffing, and shaping nails. For folks like me, this is a manicure god sent. Each side features a rough or smoother surface to shape your nails, smooth them, buff, and at the last stage the softer side buffs nails to a shiny finish!
And hey, after all that hard work, don’t forget to grab your favorite polish and paint those newly maintained nails! I’m loving on Sally Hansen Completely Salon Manicure Polish in Mermaid’s Tale at the moment! This is a gorgeous multi-color polish is packed with blue and green glitter!
How do you maintain your nails?
What tips and tricks do you use to avoid biting and picking at hang nails?