I love changing my nail colour and I adore playing with polish, but the problem with continually applying and removing nail varnish (as well as washing your hands, typing and abusing them in all kinds of ways,) is that your hands and nails can really suffer. Nailtiques have launched a range of products that not only capitalises on their expertise in protein formulas, but also adds colour. This means you get all the benefit of a great, caring, strengthening polish with an added colour on top so you don’t have to compromise your fashion credentials.
The polishes are available in 14 different shades, from pale pastel pinks to deep dark plums. There’s no compromise on the quality of the polish either – it’s thick without being gloopy, applies well, dries quickly and leaves you with a smooth and classic nail. The polish lasts for a few days and does feel more ‘protecting’ than other polishes and my nails don’t chip anywhere near as much when wearing it. I’ve got the St Tropez shade and I wear it a lot when I know I won’t get a chance to change my polish for a few days and need it to last, whilst still protecting my nails. I’m sold on these and am dying to get my hands on some of the other shades…
There is also a pretty ace cuticle oil from Nailtiques which has become a staple of my nail and hand routine. Although it’s supposed to be used to moisturise and soften cuticles, I actually use it all around and under the nail to get rid of any unsightly bits of dry skin and soften the nail bed. It contains sunflower, avocado and hemp oil so it smells amazing, as well as being absorbed into the skin quickly without leaving a greasy feeling. This has literally been a saviour to my nails and even helps to soothe cracked and flaky nail ends. When I’ve been neglecting my hands this is a really quick pick me up, as well as giving real results over time.
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Available from Look Fantastic and other online retailers – nail varnish priced £10.95 each; cuticle oil priced at £13.80