The Best Thing For Damaged Nails!

Well, in my opinion anyway!

Helloooo! How are you doing today? This weather is foul.

I wanted to do a post today all about how you should NOT pick off your Sensationail nail polish. You should NOT become impatient and should wait for the acetone to do it’s job. Even if you’ve been sat waiting with your hands in water for thirty minutes, don’t do it. Really, don’t do it.

However, if you have, like me, there may still be hope. From what I’d read, it was all about moisturising and giving your nails time to breathe and keeping them in the best condition possible.

So, after picking off the hardened, nearly-two-week-old nail polish I buffered my nails and smoothed them. I then decided to chop them right down which made them look instantly healthier.

Now, I have a lot of Burts Bees products and I do use them but I like to save them for special occasions like holidays…although I’m not sure why. They’re fantastic, natural products though, so I really should be using them more and now was the perfect time to use my Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.



I hadn’t been sure how to use it before and had shied away but now was the time! I was fearing for my poor nails’ lives and frantically searched for it. Upon finding it I immediately began to smooth it over each nail, quickly seeing results. I then smothered my hands in Kaeso Manicure Hand Treatment Cream and went to bed.

I awoke with nails which looked so much better. Yes, I could still see marks when I’d picked away happily but they felt a lot softer.

Determined to keep doing this, I continued this ritual of cuticle and hand cream every time I washed my hands and three days later you wouldn’t really be able to tell what I’d done! So, I am a very happy bunny.

Has anyone else picked off their gel polish too? What did you use to soothe your nails??

Xxx

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Sensationail Kit- Worth The Money?

Hello! How are you doing today?

So, I have this friend called Sarah who is far too nice and she spends silly money on me- for example, she bought me a Sensationail Kit for Christmas and we all know how much they cost.

The truth is, I’d seen them before but never tried them. I’d always stuck to your traditional  kind of nail polish, the one that comes off as soon as you shower. I’ve never had my nails professionally done either, I just applied my Collection Top Coat and went on my way, marvelling the beautiful nails crafted on others.

Therefore, I was intrigued but a little apprehensive about using this new-age machine. The weeks passed and the box sat there, unopened, calling me. So last Tuesday, I sat down at 11 p.m, because apparently that’s the best time to do my nails, and I began, selecting Morrocan Rouge instead of Glitter Gold

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The application process is pretty easy and the leaflet explains it well. Of course, I misunderstood and applied an extra coat and then decided to leave it on for longer..I’m not sure why…

When I’d finished I sat there and panicked. I was in a towel, we had clean sheets on the bed- what on earth was I thinking?!

But, I really needn’t have stressed as the nails dry ridiculously quick. In fact, it’s what truly sold it to me.

No more would I sit and silently weep at a smudged nail that I’d just redone! No more would I sigh as my finger nails emerge with bedding fluff stuck to them! No! This was it! I had reached nail heaven!

However! The only downside about Sensationail is that the polishes can be very pricey (I’m looking at you Boots) but I think you just have to shop around. The other day I located their nail polishes in an outlet store for less than half of what Boots charges.

It’s already been over a week and the polish is still looking okay! I’m really surprised and impressed. It is starting to chip a little at the bottom but it still looks good enough to flaunt.

I would absolutely recommend this just purely on the fact that it dries so quickly, looks amazing and lasts for what feels like a lifetime in nail polish land.

Does anyone else have one of these kits? Maybe you can recommend somewhere to buy the polishes?

xxx