My good friend Siobhan convinced me to do the whole #52weeknailchallenge this year (we did the last 4 themes together last year December ) and I decided to do a post on the current products I'm loving for doing my nails. These will include the basics... cuticle oil , base coat , top coat , polish remover and hand creams and hand sanitizers.
So let me jump into my current favourites and why I love them :
Sorbet Condition Nail Polish Remover with Lavender Oil Acetone
I have mentioned my love for this nail polish remover before ... but this one has to be my favourite. The scent isn't that strong ( which I did find with the more floral ones in the range) yet it removes polish really quickly without drying out your nails too much. I really love the pump bottle on it too . This might be a little pricier than normal acetone / nail polish remover but since it's so hydrating yet effective this is still my favourite one by far.
Treatment , Base Coat & Top Coat
Base Coat : Revlon Multi- Care Base & Top Coat
Even though this is a base & top coat - I only use it as a base coat and it's one of the best I've come across. This helps smooth out your nails , prevents yellowing and staining from darker polishes and provides a sticky base for your nail polishes. I really love the results this base coats give me.
Treatment : Treat & Boost Treatment from Revlon
This is a treatment you can use daily to help promote nail health - make your nails stronger and helps prevent splitting and peeling nails. I love using this as a boost when I feel my nails are getting a bit weaker from spending more time in the pool . I use this as a base coat on those days too - and I really find it helps my nails get stronger quickly.
Top Coat : Seche Vite Top Coat
This top coat needs no introduction - it's extremely quick drying (I mean like within a minute or two you can go back to life as normal ) and it provides such a shiny finish. I even find this top coat makes my nails feel stronger too as the finish does provide a thicker gel like topcoat for your nails.
This is another Summer favourite - especially since your hands age just as quickly as your face and so many of us forget to think about our hands too. I love how moisturising this hand cream is and that it includes an SPF - perfect for summer when I spend lots of time outdoors.
Avon Green Tea , Hand , Nail & Cuticle Cream
I love Avon hand creams - and this one lives next to my bed. The smell is incredible and smells fresh and clean. I love how the range includes hand creams that helps nails & cuticles too - since using this I have noticed it helps a lot with dry cuticles and making them look smoother and cared for.
Avon FootWorks Nail & Cuticle Serum :I have gotten lazy with cuticle care to be honest - some cuticle oils are just too greasy for summertime . I was so impressed after using this for a week I already have a back up. This cuticle oil has a light tea tree scent and helps really hydrate and heal dry crusty cuticles. It has a more gel like texture and absorbs quickly into your skin - and I might add the clean tea tree scent has made me a lot more keen to use this. I love how this makes my cuticles look hydrated and that I can use it right before Instagram photos without my nails looking greasy or oily. If you lazy like me - this is the perfect product for you.Now onto the part that I enjoy the most - Hand Sanitizers. I love having these little cuties in my handbag / work bag / next to my desk and bed . These instantly sanitises your hands - making sure you don't spread germs everywhere. I love the Clicks range - but my aunt was in America recently and brought me back a few Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers. We don't always have the luxury to just stop and wash our hands when out and about - and I love how easy and convenient these hand sanitizers makes my life and keep unnecessary germs at bay.
I will be doing a monthly rundown of the mani's I will be doing at the end of the month - so keep an eye out for that on the blog too. If you'd like to see the weekly look - feel free to give me a follow on social media .
What's your go to nail product at the moment ? Or favourite nail polish colour ??