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Ive only recently started taking better care of my hands and nails. Keeping my cuticles healthy and neat, my nails filed and polished. Especially now in the colder months I rely on handcream to keep my hands soft.

Having well taken care of and pretty polished nails makes me feel prettier and like a lady. Love them.

Finger nails get a trim once every 3 weeks or so, just enough to keep them at the
length and shape I like. I seldom paint them. I do my toe nails once every two weeks — trim, shape and paint them, and then seal the nail colour so that it will
last for at least 2 weeks. I have a strong dislike for strangers touching me, so
I do my mani/pedicures by myself.

I care for my nails, mostly. I paint them twice a week, using Sally Hanson Hard as Nails Diamond as my topcoat Ive never found anything better. My nails are shiny, strong and a good length for me. Im a writer and I can both type and have nails long enough to look nice, but not so long I am devastated when one breaks.

My nails are my own and re-touching with the nail hardener seems to keep them strong enough not to mess with acrylics. I really hate those. So thick and when they remove them? Yuck. Right now Im wearing a color from E.L.F. that looks like purple grape juice. I love it! E.L.F. is fairly inexpensive, but it has nice color, two coats, and wont chip with my topcoat. I did forget the bottom coat this time and am a tad worried about my nails having a purple hue for weeks to come.

I dont have ridges (that has a lot to do with diet. If you have ridgey nails, eat more greens high in iron and stiff. Collards and Mustard comes to mind. Spinach works too, oh and use a nail and hair vitamin, just add some extra C, since it tends to get destroyed in a all-in-one pill).

I never, ever take any nail off with buffing. I need them to be thick and they are on the thin and brittle side. I use a good cuticle oil every day and at night I use Egyptian Magic on my cuticles. They really look nice. I keep them filed in a soft oval shape. Wish my skin looked this good. Acne at forty five. Sheesh.

I dont really do much. I use handcream every night and during the day if my hands feel dry, and file my nails if they break or get too long, but other than that, nothing.

I keep them all the same length and filed nicely.

I cant paint them often, because I work at a hospital with patients. It can be unsanitary and all the hand washing I do in a day makes the polish chip faster.

Hahaha, noooo. Theyre clean, theyre filed, and thats about it. I polish them/ grow them a bit longer from time to time, but they get chipped so easily at my job that it isnt something I bother with very often.

I honestly need to take better care…my nails are thin an break super-easy, and I need to spend more time on them. Dry cuticles are a big obstacle too.

Maybe this can be my New Years resolution for 2010?

I keep my nails polished at all times because otherwise, I will start biting them again. Plus, I have a teensy nail polish addiction. 😉 Im pretty good about applying hand cream and cuticle butter. Thats mostly because Im sanitizing a lot and its really drying.

I paint my nails every week.. The topcoat makes sure my nail polish doesnt chip so that sorts out that issue!
I use LOccataine Shea Butter hand cream whenever I remember or whenever my hands feel dry.
Thats about it really!

Not really, besides trimming them sometimes. Which isnt super often since I have a bad habit of biting them when they arent painted.

I never used to but having stopped wearing false nails about 2 yrs ago, Ive been on a journey reconditioning my nails! I use Sally Hansen cuticle cream when I remember to and often use Soap Glory Hand cream! My nails have never been strong and dont think they ever will be but they have come on trememndously since using cuticle creams and also a ridge filler as a base coat to make them smooth and flawless when applying a colour on top.

Yes, I do! I use cuticle cream often, but once a week I do a full manicure so I push back the cuticles gently, massage the nails and file them. I also massage my fingers and hands with a nice rich cream. After im done I use the Herôme extra strong nail hardener 🙂

I use nailpolish very often so they need some extra loving!

Ive fallen in love with nail polish and repaint them every few days. Since polish can stain and leave my nails a super gross color I take great care of them.

I use a special base coat, Nubars Nu Nails, to protect and prevent staining.

Then I do a calcium hardener which helps keep my nails from breaking, which is a problem for me.

After that I use a ridge filler, just to make the color application smoother and add an extra layer of protection.

Once Ive done the color I use a top coat. Im bouncing back and forth between Seche Vite (which is AMAZING!) and Revlons Liquid Quick Dry. Seche Vite gives a nice smooth finish, but the Revlon has my nails drier faster, although Ive found a few small bubbles…

I dont really obsess over keeping my nails nice and neat. I just have a routine that keeps my hands busy, which definitely cuts down on snacking! I mean, you cant very well unwrap a chocolate with wet nails now can you?

Not really. Hand cream most days, plus filing with emery board every now and then. I look the look of a fresh manicure, but find I just cant sit still long enough for the nails to dry!

Yes and no. I am lucky to have natural strong nails. I love painting my nails and I file my nails as they get too long, but I rarely bother to push back my cuticles. I do apply lotion on my hands when I need to. I exfoliate my hands with left over scrub for my face weekly. Once in a while my mom would make a orange oil/sugar scrub for a exfoliating treatment and I would bum some of the concoction off her. I love Paraffin wax wraps though!

no :(. i apply sunblock to my hands…when i dont forget. and i started using cuticle cream but that didnt last long lol. i stopped biting them! i was never a nail biter until i moved away to college, but i totally dont bite anymore…nope

Since last Summer I take good care of my nails, I allways took good care of my hands (dry chapped), but as I bought a lot of nailpolishes (call it an addiction) I thought, hey…. you cant wear nailpolish on a chappy nail can you? So I give my cuticles a massage with lemony flutter every evening and change my nailpolish every 3 days and use good stuff to take it of and so.

Yes I do. I give myself a manicure once a week and I change my polish up to two times a week depending on where I have to go. Same for my toes.

Ever since starting to take a Shaklee multi-vitamin and B Complex with Biotin, my nails grow like crazy. They were always so thin and breakable that they seemed like they never actually grew. Now I can cut them completely off and in 2.5 weeks they are 1/4 of an inch long. I file them and if one breaks, I cut them all off and file them.

When I wear polish I wear it for about a week, or until I get serious chips. When I was a Nail Technician, women paid me $45 to put nails on them that looked like my natural ones now with these vitamins. I often wear a french manicure or a gloss coat now, but I also go months upon months with nothing on them.

I do use Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle cream when they are dried out and nearly every day in the winter. I use organic cocoa butter a lot too, and I think that helps keep them soft and flexible so they don’t break much.

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