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How I Keep My Nails Long & Healthy


It's a question I get asked almost every day... how do I keep my nails so long? Are they real? Well, in this blog post I reveal my not-so-secret 3 easy tips to maintaining real long, strong and healthy nails all year round! And they're pretty simple...

1. Don't bite your nails!
This is kind of an obvious one... but seriously. I don't bite, pick or barely touch my nails which definitely helps to let them grow. If you're struggling to beat the habit, try one of those nasty tasting formulas like this one from Boots. Once you stop you'll be on the right track to longer, healthier nails. 

2. Condition with oil and hand cream
I use hand cream regularly every day (my current favourite is this one from Crabtree & Evelyn). Whenever my hands feel dry in the day I'll quickly pop it out of my handbag and apply some. Also once a month on an evening whilst watching Friends I take off all my nail polish and apply some CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Conditioner. This oil is award winning and is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticles.  

3. Invest in a great manicurist
I always try to have a manicure once a month. Not for gels or acrylics, but just for a simple normal polish manicure. And you don't have to go to these top beauty salons and spend £50 on them... those little Chinese nail parlours do just the job for as little as £10 depending on which one you go to. And I find that as long as they spray a little nail polish fixer on afterwards, my manicure lasts weeks! Having a manicure once a month keeps nails tidy and trim. (Plus I'm awful at painting my own nails!)

It sounds simple but that really is it! I hope this helps xxx

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