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Money Saving Manicure

Posted By D-Lee on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:55AM

During these difficult economic times and with the

Holidays upon us, money can get tight for

some.  You CAN cut costs by doing some of

your monthly routines at home that will save

you moola in the long run!

Here are some great products to do

your own home manicure!  Who knows,

this may be the BEST manicure you ever

get!  :)

 

 

Soak and Soften

 

When added to warm water, the exfoliating fruit acids in Naturally Clean by Essie Manicure Revitalizer make cuticles a cinch to push back.

 

Naturally Clean by Essie Manicure Revitalizer  $24 @ essie.com or department stores

 

 

Clean Nail Beds

 

Invest in a GOOD tweezer.  With an easy-to-grasp handle and ultrasharp nipper, Tweezerman Cuticle & Hangnail Snipper safely removes excess dead skin.

 

Tweezerman Cuticle & Hangnail Snipper $20 at tweezerman.com or drugstores

 

 

 

Keep Polish Fresh

 

The UV filters in Orly Sunscreen for Nails prevent yellowing and help maintain a lustrous sheen.

 

Orly Sunscreen For Nails $9 orlybeauty.com or drugstores

 

 

 

Dry in Seconds

 

A droplet of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops quickly hardens polish to avoid smudges.

 

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops  $6 drugstores

 

 

 

Groom Nails Instantly

 

With orange and lemon extracts, True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub fakes a just-polished look.

 

True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub $12 bathbodyworks.com OR use a home made exfoliating

salt scrub and save even MORE money, but this is a great product!  I also use mineral oil, almond oil or olive oil

rubbed into my cuticles to keep them soft and pretty!

 

Prevent Sun Spots

 

Shea butter, avocado, and jojoba oils in Lippman Collection Rich Girl Therapeutic Hand & Cuticle Cream hydrate; a built-in SPF 25 fends off age-accelerating UVA rays.

 

Lippman Collection Rich Girl Therapeutic Hand & Cuticle Cream $24 lippmancollection.com

 

Shape and Smooth Nails

 

Invest in a GOOD file!  The edges of the ergonomically designed Tweezerman Porcelain File are ultrathin to easily file nail corners.

 

Tweezerman Porcelain File $20 tweezerman.com or drugstores

 

 

 

Stop Splits

 

When used on its own or as a base coat, Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener contains acrylic polymers that make nails more flexible and less likely to break.

 

Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener  $8 drugstores

 

 

 

Polish Away Years

 

This is a fun new product to change it up from the brush and bottle nail lacquer.  The soft pink hue of Nic’s Sticks Paint & Go Nail Lacquer in Feeling Girly draws attention away from brown splotches and wrinkles; its spill-proof pen allows for goof-proof application.

 

Nic’s Sticks Paint & Go Nail Lacquer in Feeling Girly $7 Target

 

 

IF YOU HAVE SOME PRODUCTS OR TIPS FOR A HOME MANICURE THAT YOU LIKE, PLEASE COMMENT!

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