I started this nail routine about 5 months ago and have happily kept it up every night at least 5 our of 7 days a week. It consists of keeping my cuticles healthy and tidy and applying nail strengthener to stop my splitting nails and help them grow strong. There are three main steps to my routine which are as follows:

If my cuticles or the skin around my nails are looking untidy or sore I will apply my Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover around the corners of my nails, wait a good four minutes or so and then take my Elegant Touch Cuticle Scraper and gently push away any loose skin or rough bits, I then use a flat cotton pad to wipe off any excess then I'll clip and file my nails if I need to.

Depending on weather my nails need a bit of hydration I will follow up with my Sally Hansen Strength Gel, I just pop a little onto each nail and rub it in till it's dry. I recently got sent this Nail Apothecary Nail Armour* which claims to be infused with protein, vitamins and minerals to protect nails from peeling and cracking which is something I suffer from. It goes on like a nail varnish and dries quickly to a subtle pink shade that looks almost like a French manicure. You can reapply this on top of an already existing layer for up to seven days and then it's recommended to remove and start again. I usually just do two layers and then remove. 

If I am not going to be using my nail apothecary I will just apply my forever strong top coat from Maybelline to give my nails a layer of varnish to keep everything sealed and happy. I use this under and on top of nail polish for a smooth and shiny finish. What's your nail routine?

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