Current Nail Care Routine

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Leighton Denny As Good As New*  |  Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat*  |  Leighton Denny Crystal Finish Topcoat*
Dr Lewinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener*  |  Dr Lewinn's Renunail Nourishing Oil*
Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover

For someone who paints their nails every other day, I'm really awful at actually looking after my nails. I've slowly been forcing myself to take better care of my nails and although I'm still pretty lazy I am getting a bit better. I've also been testing out some new nail products recently so I thought I'd do a quick roundup. 

First up is the Dr Lewinn's nail strengthener and nourishing oil. I wanted to talk about these as I've had them for a while now, but in all honesty I haven't yet gotten round to testing out the nail strengthener. My nails are in desperate need for this product and I've heard great things about it (it also won a Cosmo beauty award two years in a row) but it's a two week treatment... which means no nail polish for two weeks. I have high hopes for this I will get round to trying it... I'm thinking when I'm on holiday and I'm happy to have bare nails - so I'll report back! The nourishing oil is a really good product that prevents any painful dry bits around the nails and softens cuticles. 

For my base coat and top coat I have been really enjoying using the Revlon Quick Dry base coat and the Leighton Denny Crystal Finish top coat. The base coat is nice and thick and is a murky white colour; it really creates a smooth base for the nail polish. I love the top coat and it's probably only the second polish I've tried from Leighton Denny. It glides on smoothly and leaves a really shiny finish that dries super quick. 

I recently picked up the Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover when I was with Anna in Boots (she is a manicure goddess!). Believe it or not this is the first time I've used a cuticle remover and I loved it! You simply squeeze a bit along your cuticles, wait a minute and then I used an orange stick to push the cuticles back and voila, I had about another third of nail space to paint on. My nails looked so healthy and clean and I'm sold. This one has kiwi, wheat protein and jojoba extracts in it for a fast acting formula. 

Finally, onto the most unique product of them all, Leighton Denny As Good As New. You know when you get to the end of your favourite nail polish and it goes all gloopy but you know there's still some polish in there? Well this is for that moment. You simple add a few drops into your old polish and it completely revives it, giving it a new lease of life so you can carry on using it. My Pixi polish was completely dying and turning into one big gloop and this thinned it out and made it so much easier to use. 

So have you tried any of these? Do you dedicate time for manicures or are you a bit lazy like me? 

Lily xx
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18 comments:

  1. Oh I'm definitely going to check out the cuticle remover! Does it come with the orange stick? X

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  2. I'm lazy with care too. I need to put a side nail art and sort my cuticles out. Luckily my nails are very strong so atleast that's a bonus.

    nmcnails.blogspot.co.uk
    X

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  3. Once you use the Renunail regularly you'll love it. I bought a bottle last year and my nails got so long and strong. I've definitely noticed how weak and brittle they are now it's run out. Only shame is that it's £21 a bottle!
    x

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  4. You've made me feel really guilty about not having a nail care routine! Its properly why they are in such bad condition x
    http://britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. hey there.just painted my nails...no conditioners though...i guess i sshould change that

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  6. I've never used a nail cuticle gel before, this sounds so much easier than the faff I normally have to go through with cuticles
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I have recently got really into doing manicures and taking care of my nails, which is weird because I used to always be the one with chipped nails! But I also use the cuticle remover, then use a cuticle tool to clip them off (ewww but it works a treat, and a tidy cuticle keeps polish on longer) and I'm a big fan of the Sally Hansen Mega Shine topcoat.

    www.thesartorialscot.blogspot.com

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  8. I seriously need to take these tips because my nails are soo brittle and short :(:( Love your routine and your nails look amazing!

    www.maryjanett.blogspot.com
    xx

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  9. I haven't tried any of those mostly because i've never heard of them. They will go on my list of things to try!!

    http://www.gildedsunflower.com

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  10. I've worked with food in pretty much every job I've ever had (including the one I have now) so I never get to wear nail varnish! It means my nails are in great condition though. People always think I have french tips because they're naturally white x

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  11. Very interesting routine! Might have to start a nil care routine. Thankyou for sharing! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. i really need to try a cuticle remover gel ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I have tried the OPI cuticle gel and it is really good, and I love doing manicures also but taking care of the nails is a little bit boring haha
    http://chasingpavementsimeanbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Wasn't aware that anything like the Leighton Denny "Good As New" existed. What a fab product! Will definitely be investing in some!

    x

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  15. love the sound of that cuticle gel, i'm so lazy with taking care of my nails! xx

    thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I'm a major fan of Leighton Denny Good As New, it's one of my best buys. I don't know what it's called but they do a little bottle of liquid that speeds up drying time, you pop a droplet on your nail and it dries super fast. It's definitely worth a try! xx

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  17. Loved reading the mini reviews... Going to check the SH gel cuticle remover out soon.

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