Monday, 23 January 2017

Nail Care Routine


Since I announced that I was going to take part in project polish I have been contacted by a number of you asking how I am going to be able to keep my nails in a good condition which will allow me to continue painting my nails throughout the year. I have a nail routine which hopefully is actually helping make them stronger. 

The first product which I use is the Nail HQ All in One which is amazing as this works a product which makes my nails so much stronger than they would normally be. I would compare this product to the nail envy from OPI  however, this product is actually a fraction of the price it is only £7.99. This product is semi matte which means that it could be used by men as well because I know a lot of guys who have nails which split and can cause them problems. I have really weak nails at the moment which keep cracking the reason behind this could be due to the fact that I am painting my nails so much. 

The next step in my nail care is applying my base coat for this currently, I am using is the Essie all in one base coat. This is one which I have a very small amount left I have had this bottle for a fair few years and it has stopped nail polish which used to stain my nails from doing so. Even the bright colours and the blacks which I used to be obsessed with. This again is a product which is supposed strengthen nails and as well as smooth your nails, I can not say which product is making my nails stronger, however, I can say that this one is making my nails smooth as then my nails polish colour goes on so much smoother which makes them look so much nicer. 

The next step for me is to apply usually two coats of nail polish colour this can actually change it does depend on the formulae as some do actually need more coats. This is in order not to look to sheer all of the polishes which I have in my project polish only need a couple of coats. I prefer not having to use too many layers of polish as it can take a long time to dry which can mean that I am more likely to smudge my nails. The colour polish in the picture on this post is actually the Essie Haute in the heat. 

The final product which I have is the Sally Hansen Nail Shine Top Coat this is one of my favourite top coats due to the fact that this can make my nail polish last for up to a week. This polish does actually claim it can make your nails stay for up to 10 days however, I do not think I have a polish which has lasted this long.  This top coat does actually make your nails shine which is a good thing for me because I have a few polishes which are Matte shades which I want to make like normal glossy polishes. This polish I do believe has actually been discontinued and can only be purchased from Nail Polish Direct however, I do not know how long this will be able to be purchased. 

What do you have in your nail care routine if you have one?

Charlotte x

This post included a PR sample however, all views are my own. 


  1. Thank you for sharing your tips, Charlotte! One thing that I really like to apply is a cuticle oil! It really helps keep your cuticles strong and it's an extra luxury to add in to your nail care routine!

    Abbey 😘

  2. Great post and nail care routine :) I used to love doing my nails, but I now have my nails done with Shellac as I think it helps my nails grow more and makes them healthy.

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Steph xx

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  3. I never really thought of having a nail care routine before! I use the Barry M Base + Top coat 2in1 which I love, I think it was only £2.99 too!

    Leanne xx | Latte Leanne

  4. I love your nail care routine, it's so great you take really good care of your nails. I really love cuticle oil it always really helps me x

  5. I've not really got a nail routine in place if I'm honest. I apply cuticle oil or argan oil daily but that's about it! Thanks for sharing your tips! :) xx