Friday, May 30, 2014
Nail Care with Trim Salon Boards, & NailHQ Ridge Filler and Base Coat
In this post I am going to talk about some of my favourite products to get my nails ready for painting.
First thing I need to do is remove my old polish, and to do this I like to use an acetone nail polish remover and an exfoliating cotton round. For me the combination of acetone and the texture of the round help to remove polish quickly and effectively. From here I trim my nails and get ready to file. I used to buy my files from Dollarama, but found that they didn’t provide adequate grittiness and they only lasted for a few uses.
This product is specifically formulated for weak, damaged and thin ridged nails; this smoothing ridge filler gives a subtle sheen finish that revitalizes the nails. The formulation provides hydration, moisturization, and conditioning which will help nails become more flexible, help regulate nail growth and improve the wear of the nail enamel by providing adhesion properties.
This treatment goes on smoothly and dries quickly to a pale, milky, pink colour. It’s like your nails but better! I like to use this ridge filler when I’m giving my nails a break from polish, and below my base coat to make sure my nails are protected and all one level. Since beginning to use this I have noticed my nails pealing and splitting less. My nails are also a lot stronger; I’ve been able to grow them out a bit without any thinning, and I can go longer between trimmings. This is definitely a Holy Grail product for me now.
This base coat is seriously the bomb dot com. It looks and goes on like any other base coat, but it dries to a semi matte, sticky finish that just grabs onto your polish and doesn’t let go. My nail polish looks better and lasts longer than ever since I started using this base coat. Normally, I get tip wear at 3 days and major chipping at about 5 days. With this product I get tip wear at day 4 or 5 and no major chipping before I’m sick of the colour and take it off for something new.
So there you have it! My nail care prep for gorgeously painted nails. What kind of pre-painting routine do you follow? Do you use any of the same products as me? Leave me some of your nail care tips below as I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my nails stronger and better looking.
Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post were provided for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.