Honestly, when was the last time you pampered your nails? People often fret over maintaining the perfect manicure. What they don’t realize is that you need to work on the foundation first. Neglecting your hands can lead to brittle fingernails and dry cuticles, not ideal for the delicate paws you desire.
So before you book your next trip to the nail parlor, give your nails some extra TLC. Stock up on the seven products we’ve listed below to keep them looking pristine and supple. In no time, you’ll be twiddling your perfectly manicured and healthy nails, and saying good-bye to vexing problems.
#1 Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream P280, Available at Eastwood Mall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
#2 L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil
If both your nails and your cuticles are suffering from the changing weather, go for a nourishing oil. Gently massage the product onto the nail, leaving the nail bed stronger and your cuticles much softer. Choose one with a brush applicator for a quick and easy application.
L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil, P935. Available at Rustan’s Alabang Alabang Town Center. For more information, visit their website.
#3 Revlon Compact Emeryl File
Have you ever found yourself nitpicking your nails? To swiftly remedy that, use a nail file to smooth out the rough edges. Stash them in your purse, your bedside table, even you car, and never worry about a hang nail again.
Revlon Compact Emeryl File, P130. Available at select Watson’s stores. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
#4 Crabtree & Evelyn Nail and Cuticle Therapy
Crabtree & Evelyn Nail and Cuticle Therapy, P520. Available at Shangri-La Mall and Greenbelt 1. For more information, visit their website.
#5 Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Conceal any damage or imperfections by placing a nourishing coat of nail treatment. A strengthening pink formula can help even the most ravaged of fingernails. Reapply once a week and you’ll be waving goodbye to those troublesome cracks.
Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, P374. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For more information, visit their website.
#6 Essie 3-Way Glaze
Before applying your favorite nail varnish, place a base coat beforehand. Preferably the ones that have nourishing treatments as well. Not only will it protect thin fingernails but it will leave a sleek finish as well.
Essie 3-Way Glaze, P400. Available via Polish Please. For more information, visit their website.
#7 Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream
It is only fitting that your hands be cared for just like your nails. Keep them looking silky and evened-out with a skin correcting hand cream. That way when you flaunt your manicure, you’ll have the beautiful hands to match.
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream ,P1542. Available at SM Megamall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
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