Mates don’t let mates have bad nail habits. Bestie, we’re here to go over the basics of nail nutrition so you can finetune and perfect all the little things that can help give your at-home manicure a salon-like finish. Here are 7 nail care nutrition tips that will help promote stronger, healthier-looking nails.
1. Hydrate & Condition Your Nails Daily
Our hands go through a lot. Whether it’s due to frequent use of hand sanitiser and handwashing or the daily wear and tear on our skin, our hands always seem like the first place to dry out. This includes the nails, too! Help replenish moisture to your nails and cuticles with our signature butter LONDON Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil. This luxe, vitamin-infused oil gives cuticles and nails an instant boost of hydration and locks moisture deep into the nail plate for a softer, more resilient-looking manicure.
Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin E
Psst… did you know that vitamins aren’t just for consumption? You can apply them directly to the nail for even more skin-loving benefits! Handbag Holiday is enriched with Vitamin E to help provide antioxidant protection for the nail while also conditioning and soothing nails for all-day hydration.
2. Be Gentle on Cuticles
Bestie, put away those nail clippers. Instead, pick up a bottle of best selling Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator. Swipe on this massaging, fast-acting Cuticle Exfoliator to gently remove dry, overgrown cuticles in mere minutes. The result? Softer, healthier-looking cuticles for a brilliant manicure look every time.
Ingredient Spotlight: Irish Moss (Carrageenan Extract)
Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator features Irish Moss, a natural ingredient derived from a species of red seaweed that’s also native to our lovely British Isles. It hydrates and helps soften the cuticles, making cuticle care gentle and mess-free.
3. Take a Break from Gels & Acrylics
A nail strengthener is the perfect way to help your nails rest and recover from often abrasive gel and acrylic nail polish. Our best selling Jelly Preserve Nail Strengthening Treatment Collection is designed to act like a second skin for your nails—providing all-day hydration and conditioning to dry, brittle nails. With a delicious sheer jelly effect, Jelly Preserve helps strengthen the look of nails with nail bonding ingredients for noticeable results in just 15 days.
Ingredient Spotlights: Tea Tree Oil & Hydrolyzed Keratin
With Vitamin E, Arginine, Diamond Powder, Calcium and Bamboo Extract to choose from, it was so hard to choose just one ingredient spotlight that we had to choose two! The Jelly Preserve Nail Strengthening Treatment formula features Tea Tree Oil and Hydrolyzed Keratin, two brilliantly nail-loving ingredients that help revive and strengthen dry, brittle nails while locking in moisture for deep conditioning.
4. File Nails in One Direction
Filing nails back and forth can actually weaken nails, causing them to become prone to a host of nail concerns like breakage, peeling and thinning.
Use the butter LONDON Signature
Banana Nail File to file nails to the *perfect* shape. This
nail file is sturdy yet gentle on the nail—made from a soft 180 grit that ensures nails are snag-free
and never damaged. The banana shape is ergonomically designed to fit the curve
of your natural nail, making shaping easy peasy
lemon banana squeezy
5. Paint On a Strong Foundation
A proper base coat preps and primes your nails for a smooth and flawless-looking nail lacquer application. butter LONDON Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat helps fill in nail ridges, prevent colour staining and lock polish onto the nail for even colour coverage.
Ingredient Spotlight: Horsetail Extract
Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat features Horsetail Extract, an herb that helps strengthen the look of nails and encourages nail growth for overall healthier-looking nails.
6. 10 Free Nail Lacquer
When your nails are ready for lacquer application, go for one of the brilliantly vibrant shades from our butter LONDON signature Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer Collection. With a gel-like, high-shine finish, this award-winning nail lacquer formula is designed to help you achieve the salon look at home. It’s fade- and chip-resistant for up to 10 days of luxurious wear. Plus, it’s free of 10 common nail polish ingredients—making it a clean formula that even pregnant women can wear!
Ingredient Spotlight: Bamboo Extract
There are so many skincare ingredients infused into our Patent Shine 10X formula, but we’re buzzing about Bamboo Extract—the must-have multitasker. This powerhouse skincare ingredient helps promote stronger nails while also helping to prevent breakage and peeling for an overall healthier look.
7. Protect & Maintain
After you’ve applied your gorgeous Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, you’ll want to protect your museum-worthy ~work of art.~ We recommend three things:
- Help lock in colour and prevent chipping with our Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat
- Accelerate nail lacquer dry time with P.D. Quick Dry Conditioning Drops
- Moisturize and massage cuticles with QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm
Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil
QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm is formulated with skincare superstar Coconut Oil to instantly quench dry cuticles and promote deep moisture absorption.
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