Money Saving Manicure
During these difficult economic times and with the
Holidays upon us, money can get tight for
some. You CAN cut costs by doing some of
your monthly routines at home that will save
you moola in the long run!
Here are some great products to do
your own home manicure! Who knows,
this may be the BEST manicure you ever
Soak and Soften
When added to warm water, the exfoliating fruit acids in Naturally Clean by Essie Manicure Revitalizer make cuticles a cinch to push back.
Naturally Clean by Essie Manicure Revitalizer $24 @ essie.com or department stores
Clean Nail Beds
Invest in a GOOD tweezer. With an easy-to-grasp handle and ultrasharp nipper, Tweezerman Cuticle & Hangnail Snipper safely removes excess dead skin.
Tweezerman Cuticle & Hangnail Snipper $20 at tweezerman.com or drugstores
Keep Polish Fresh
The UV filters in Orly Sunscreen for Nails prevent yellowing and help maintain a lustrous sheen.
Orly Sunscreen For Nails $9 orlybeauty.com or drugstores
Dry in Seconds
A droplet of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops quickly hardens polish to avoid smudges.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops $6 drugstores
Groom Nails Instantly
With orange and lemon extracts, True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub fakes a just-polished look.
True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub $12 bathbodyworks.com OR use a home made exfoliating
salt scrub and save even MORE money, but this is a great product! I also use mineral oil, almond oil or olive oil
rubbed into my cuticles to keep them soft and pretty!
Prevent Sun Spots
Shea butter, avocado, and jojoba oils in Lippman Collection Rich Girl Therapeutic Hand & Cuticle Cream hydrate; a built-in SPF 25 fends off age-accelerating UVA rays.
Lippman Collection Rich Girl Therapeutic Hand & Cuticle Cream $24 lippmancollection.com
Shape and Smooth Nails
Invest in a GOOD file! The edges of the ergonomically designed Tweezerman Porcelain File are ultrathin to easily file nail corners.
Tweezerman Porcelain File $20 tweezerman.com or drugstores
When used on its own or as a base coat, Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener contains acrylic polymers that make nails more flexible and less likely to break.
Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener $8 drugstores
Polish Away Years
This is a fun new product to change it up from the brush and bottle nail lacquer. The soft pink hue of Nic’s Sticks Paint & Go Nail Lacquer in Feeling Girly draws attention away from brown splotches and wrinkles; its spill-proof pen allows for goof-proof application.
Nic’s Sticks Paint & Go Nail Lacquer in Feeling Girly $7 Target
IF YOU HAVE SOME PRODUCTS OR TIPS FOR A HOME MANICURE THAT YOU LIKE, PLEASE COMMENT!