It’s time we put our burgundy polishes to rest and give our nails a proper sendoff to spring break! Since this season is prime time for showing off your bright digits, we’ve rounded up some essentials for whipping your nails back into shape. If only cuticle oil could also get our bods ready! So, before you splurge on the newest essie collections, make sure your nail beds are ready for their close-up.
Keep Cuticle Oil Handy
Happy cuticles make for happy nails. If you’re one to pick at or bite around your nails, keep a bottle of cuticle oil on your desk as a daily reminder to apply. Dab a little bit on each finger and gently massage it into your nail bed and around the cuticle area for a shot of moisture. Adopting this good habit will help take your nails from sad and dry to shiny and healthy. For easy travel and application, we use The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil, which contains skin-conditioning oils like sweet almond, olive, grape seed and safflower.
Apply a Nail Treatment
Unfortunately, we weren’t all born with long and strong nails beds. If your nails are constantly breaking, bending or chipping, add a nail strengthener like essie grow stronger to your daily routine or try essie millionails every other day. Think of it as vitamins for your nails!
To smooth away any ridges and prevent your nails from snagging and tearing, buff or file the edges at the first sight of chipping so that matters don’t get worse! Ever break a nail so far down it hurts for days? Let’s prevent that using The Body Shop Nail Block!
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