Whether you're a seasoned nail polish addict or you're just a fan of going to the salon for some self care, it's not always easy to get the perfect manicure. Today's post is all about what you'll need at home to pamper your hands and nails. Barielle recently contacted me to compile of list of items that I would use for my perfect manicure. I have a quick run down for all the products, some nail art, and a giveaway to share so don't miss out!
Warning: This post is picture heavy!
60 Second Mani-Pedi
Exfoliating Scrub with Dead Sea Salts & Fresh Mandarin Scent
This scrub smells great and has dead sea salt that's perfect for scrubbing away dead skin to reveal smooth hands.
As you can see, I've been using this a lot. Every few days, I would use it after washing my hands. It leaves behind a nice mandarin scented oil that hydrates and sinks in quickly. The scrubbiness is also great to remove stubborn glitter from your hands!
Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer
Cuticle Pusher included
I'm often asked how my cuticles look so good. Cuticle remover is a must for me. I apply the gel to my cuticles, let it sit for a minute or two, and then push them back. I usually use a pusher with the tip wrapped in a bit of cotton or I'll just use my thumb nail. Never cut your cuticles! It leaves them raggedy and prone to infection. That skin is blocking bacteria was entering your cuticles! After this, wash your hands.
Intensive Nail Renewal Oil
My other secret to nice cuticles is oil. Cuticle oil helps soften and moisturize. I apply it several times a day, but like to have a good soak at least once a week. Apply this liberally and let it soak in for ten minutes. Give it a good rub!
Love Your Nails
Nail Polish Remover Towelettes
Prepping your nail plate is extremely important. You want to clean up all that oil that's on your nails. It'll make your polish last a lot longer and not peel off. I like these towelettes because they're lint free and one really does work for all ten nails. If you're removing a darker color, you might need two.
Nail Rebuilding Protein
This protein base coat is great. I've been using it for awhile and have had good results. My nails are stronger and my polish isn't staining my nails. After letting this dry, you'd add the polish!
No-Chip Speed Dry
Silk Protein Top Coat
After you apply your polish, you need to seal it with a good top coat. I prefer a quick dry top coat. This one dried decently and has a great shine.
I'm not going to post the oil again, but I would apply more oil after my polish is nearly dry. You can never moisturize too much!
|Barielle Shades - Brilliant Colors|
Straight A Coral, High Marks Purple, Head of the Class Green, Smarty Pants Pink, Magna Cum Laude Turquoise
High Marks Purple
Magna Cum Laude Turquoise
Smarty Pants Pink
Head of the Class Green
No-Chip Speed Dry
These polishes are perfect for nail art since they're highly pigmented. I used a coat of purple to start off and then added some lines to create a plaid look. I've never tried this before so I was really pleased with the outcome. What do you think?
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This giveaway ends on September 5, 2014.
This giveaway is only open to US residents or those who have a US shipping address.
Products in this post were provided for an honest review.
All opinions are unbiased and were not influenced in any way.
Items for the giveaway were provided and sponsored by Barielle.