I’m not the best at looking after my nails, I’ll be the first to admit that fact! But I do have some go to products for specific problems.
1/ OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment
I’m not sure I would describe this as exfoliating, but its defiantly good for moisturising the cuticles and I tend to gravitate towards this when I have some pesky hang nails starting to appear, it doesn’t clear them up or scrub them off as the name may suggest, just softens the skin and looks a lot less unsightly.
2/ Alessandro Pro White Original
I received this in a Glossybox and thought, man i’ll never use this. But out of these 5 this one is probably my favourite. It clears up any discolouration in the nails, and can see some results almost immediately and in a matter of hours its almost all gone. I use this if I’ve been using a lot of bright colours and notice some yellowing, especially when switching to a paler colour. I’ve started pre-empting the fact that a colour might stain – OPI Ogre the Top Blue I’m looking at you! And apply this before to reduce the effects. Its also one of the few products from a Glossybox I would actually purchase again.
3/ Nail Envy
I do suffer with quite brittle nails, which break easily, a terrible family gene passed down from my nan! This is why I always wear a polish as it makes my nails less thin and prone to snapping off. I must admit that I don’t use this as often as I should, but use this as a base coat when I do remember. I’m going to keep it more handy to see if I notice any effects from trying to use more religiously.
4/ Nail File, Buffer, Ridge Remover, Shine
As I do suffer from dry flaky nails, I love the ridge remover side of this particularly for smoothing out any brittle flakes at the end of my nails. I switch these out regularly, I’ve never found one to be more better than the other and this one came from ebay – and was super cheap at about a pound. I do particularly like this one as the file and ridge remover are really good on it, but the Buffer and Polish and Shine Steps are a little rubbish. Saying that I have tried more expensive ones from Revlon and had the same experience.
5/ OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
Very handy for on the go, out of the two I prefer this to the Cuticle Treatment, Its more of a gel consistency, has a yummy melon scent, and is easy to apply with a brush which you just squeeze a bit out of. I find this really nice for moisturising the cuticles and is also good for the nails in general.