Friday, 12 January 2018

Quick nail prep for better application of nail polish

Easy Nail Prep Routine.

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog. Hopefully by now your life has calmed down after the holidays? Boy am I sad to see it go but ever so thankful that it's over, strange how exhausting it can all be right?

Well today's post is all about nail prep. I know, bores me to but I cannot stress how important proper prep is. Especially working with gels, but even regular polish requires a good foundation to get maximum adhesion of your chosen polish.
When I begin prepping my nails I start with completely bare nails and clean hands. I'd also advise you clean your tools before you start. That way the whole workspace, tools and of course you are clean and ready.


As for tools, you can see mines is pretty basic. Nail Prep isn't nail care so while the tools are similar the end is very different. For successful nail prep is all about making sure you've got a flawless base. So I begin by applying a balm to protect my skin from the cuticle remover. This step ensures that your skin doesn't dry out. Then I push back the cuticle with my favourite burbig tool. Again you don't need to go crazy at this step.

Then the next tool I use is a square headed cuticle pusher. This I use to remove any cuticle from the nail plate. This step is essential to stop any lifting. That skin is not easy to see but removing it only requires gentle push upwards towards the cuticle. 

Now I m file with a glass file. I don't need much because I'm growing mines. Once that's done, I wash my hands and use a hand scrub to remove any excess dry skin.
To add some protection to the nail I'll apply a nail strengthener or a good basecoat. The last step is to add moisture back into the skin and nails. For this I've been using the matte cuticle balm and royal oil by baroness x. These 2 products have literally changed my nail game. They work so well and are made to your taste. I picked peppermint and it's honestly a blast doing my nails everytime, they smell epic.

Since I've been healing my nails from onycholysis this is the longest they have been. I truly believe that taking the time to treat them and do the correct steps has been a god send for me. If like me you guys struggle from lifting, chipping after a day, nails that look uneven, then these few steps once a week can give your nails a bit tlc but will also help get the best of whatever you put on top.

I hope you enjoyed a look at my prep routine. As always thanks for stopping by. 

See you next time,
Love khylie xx 

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