I am such an at home mani / pedi type of girl. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing like going into a salon and spoiling yourself with a mani or a pedi but, lets be honest, budget doesn’t always allow for it.
I have always had mani and pedi tools at home – my mom, being a beautician, really helped as she taught me what cuticle remover is, cuticle clippers or a pumice stone for the feet. As I have gotten older I am quite proud of my little mani and pedi at home kit and thought today I would share 3 at home game changers…
Starting off with the first tool, the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic battery operated nail file and buffer.
This is probably one of the biggest game changers for me, I already own the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File which has been the best thing for pedicures, but there is something about the nail file and buffer that has changed up my routine. I think this is mainly because I hate the sound of filing my nails it gives me the heebie geebies.
Although I do find it does take a little longer to use the Scholl file, it is a lot more precise and makes the nails perfectly straight, it also makes buffing so easy. It comes with 3 different heads; a file, a smoother and a buffer/shiner.
The 3 heads can also be bought in a pack alone so you can replace them when the heads are finished.
Next up we have the Morgan Taylor Daily Elixir
I have a really bad habit of biting and picking my fingernails when they have nail polish on or not I just tend to struggle to leave them alone.
This Morgan Taylor Elixir has been such a game changer for my nails; it is a Keratin nail serum that instantly moisturisers and repairs your nail – the more your use it the more bonds are created. It has a gorgeous citrus smell and the best way I can describe it is that it is a thick gel/serum that feels wet on the nails, it sinks into the nail and leaves the surface matte.
It works best worn on natural nails alone and not as a base for nail polish. I have tried to use it under nail polish and under a base coat however I noticed that it made the nail polish peel very quickly.
What I choose to do instead is put it on my nails in the evening and then paint my nails as normal the next day, that way it has had sometime to sink it.
It has changed the texture of my nail drastically; they do not split at the tips anymore and are so much stronger in just 2 weeks. I highly recommend this Morgan Taylor Elixir if you have damaged or weak nails.
Lastly we have the Morgan Taylor Quick Dry Drops, 1 to 2 drops of these on painted nails makes the nail polish dry to the touch within a few minutes which if you’re an impatient person, like I am, this is such a winner because there is no faffing or waiting for your nail polish to try, you’re good to go within a maximum of 5 minutes!
What are your at home manicure or pedicure go-to products? or are you more of a salon girl?
Test & Images: Cara Fay