I've been working on ideas for upcoming posts and it occurred to me that I haven't updated my hand and nail care routine in a bit so....
Here ya go!
I am quite pleased with the way my nails are surviving. Summer really seems to be the time where my nails are at their best. The splitter on my right hand is waiting even longer before showing signs of splitting. I've been keeping a close eye on it and catching it when I feel that divet in the edge and underneath.
I do still use my Bliss Kiss Simply Pure nail oil on a daily basis. Right now, I have kind of a mixture of oils going on from both Bliss Kiss and Sweet Baby. Pink Sugar is the scent right now. I'm really loving it.
I have also added a few products to the nail care arsenal, although a couple of them are actually what I use for skin care, I just work any leftovers into my hands and nails when I'm done with my skin.
I love the Pond's for a creamy, rich hand cream. It also helps with rough patches on the body such as elbows. The white tube is my own concoction for my face that is made up from Curel hand lotion, pure jojoba oil and Bio-Oil.
Bio-Oil alone is just too much for my face to handle but mixed with the Curel and jojoba seems to work, both for my face and my hands and nails. I do believe it's working to even out my skin tone and reduce the redness in my face.
Also still using the Burt's Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream that I talked about when I detailed my nail care routine back in January.
old picture - still love that blue polish
I really think the combination of nail oil and this hand cream has been keeping any lifting of my nails at bay. Also still using Curel hand lotion mixed with nail oil as well as the Simply Sealed Lotion Stick in the Crisp scent. Doesn't conflict with Pink Sugar at all.
No longer using the Argan hand cream, however, mainly because I used it all up and just haven't reordered. The Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream as well as the Almond Milk and Bees Wax Hand Cream and Hand Salve are still in the mix, I just don't reach for them as often right now. I kind of rotate things in and out as I think of them.
With the addition of the Dollish Polish Cuticle Balm that I received last month, I really think I have a good routine going. I think another thing that is helping is using the polish removers from Gothic Gala Lacquers. They work quickly and don't leave my nails dried out.
One more thing I think helps is protecting my nails whenever they will be meeting with water - handwashing the exception. I use the same kind of gloves found in any medical office. I use some ponytail bands around my wrists to prevent water from entering there when I shower. For dishwashing, I use the heavier gloves like those made by Playtex.
Also, keeping my nails at the length they are now keeps them out of my way. I would love to keep them longer but I tend to have more splits and breaks if I do that. Maybe the length puts stress on the nail? Don't know but this length works best for me now.
That's it for the current nail care routine. I am still working on a couple of haul posts as well as a post about a nail care line made locally here in Ohio that I have just discovered. I do have some new lip products that I wanted to swatch on my lips but with so many overcast days, it's really hard to get those pics taken with natural light and I think my lamps are not working as well as they used to - hashtag beauty blogger problems. *sigh*
That's it for this blog entry. Thanks for reading and stay tuned.