Spring is literally around the corner. Evidence is slowly surfacing with pretty colours popping in the pages of magazines, store windows looking brighter and new Spring nail colour collections are being released.
It's time to get those digits and toes spring ready. Some of you only need some minor maintenance whilst others need some major hand and feet renos.
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First step to fabulous hands and feet is to exfoliate, to rid of those dead skin cells. It's a waste of money using products to moisturise when you haven't exfoliated. Moisturisers cannot penetrate through dead skin so exfoliate away! Twice a week is perfect.
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A good hand cream is essential. To fade any dark spots you may have, anti-ageing hand cream with brightening ingredients, kojic acid, mushroom extract, vitamin C, and licorice.
Always wear gloves when doing the dishes and avoid harsh soap and hot water, your nails and cuticles will thank you for it.
There are dozens of nail treatments on the market. Some work and some don't. There is something for everyone. My current product of the moment is Orly Nailtrition. It relieves severely damaged, weak and slow-growing nails by stimulating the natural, healthy growth process. Nailtrition is infused with strength-promoting collagen, bamboo extract, protein and keratin.
Nailtrition has a soft perlescent pink tint giving nails a healthy look.
With any hand and nail treatment, they all come with instructions. One mistake we all do when purchasing beauty products is that we never read the instructions properly, then complain that the product doesn't work. Instructions are there for a reason, certain products need to be used in a certain way to obtain the maximum results. All products work, but the results are different for everybody.
Once you have given your digits and toes an overhaul, they are ready for some nail polish pretties. Colours that seem to be hot for Spring are Reds, Oranges and Pinks. I've picked a few of my faves from my nail polish collection.
Love these reds. None of these polishes are yellow base. I have olive skin with a yellow tone, I have to be super careful with reds that I pick as my nails can look unhealthy and unflattering.
I lurve oranges, especially with a tan. Orange is super hot. These are my fave picks.
Pink is always on trend especially the coming season. You can go a deep pink or a soft baby pink.
I would love to know your thoughts. What's your favourite nail colour? What colour would you never wear?