This past weekend I made a decision that I literally contemplated for hours.
Growing up, I was the queen of acrylic nails. They were my life, but two years ago I decided I would keep it natural and rock my own nails because -- why not? For the past two years I've been growing out my natural nails and the journey has been beautiful. They are strong, long and I honestly, don't even miss acrylic one bit.
I started to get manicures every other week because I like to keep my nails and toes up to par, but I was finding that my nails would chip and/or smudge sometimes hours after my appointment. It became rather frustrating and I decided I would save money and start doing them myself, but nothing changed. My nails would chip like crazy and I got to the point where I didn't even waste the time putting on polish anymore.
For a woman who loves painted nails, it was tough. I finally seeing color on my nails and I got to the point where I decided I would just go for it. But what's the point in getting a manicure that wont even last two days? That's when I did the unthinkable and got gel. While I was used to getting gel on my acrylic nails, I had never gotten gel on my natural nails and I had heard the horror stories.
My nails had come a long way over the years and I didn't want something as simple as a couple coats of gel to destroy my nails. I went through with it and immediately fell in love. While I know the risks of brittle nails, etc. -- I have also stumbled across a few products that might just help in keeping my nails strong and healthy. If you happen to be going through the same issue or you just want to show your nails some much needed TLC, keep scrolling and check out these amazing products below.
RGB COSMETICS Cuticle Oil
L'Occitane Shea Nail And Cuticle Oil
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil
Kocostar Nail Therapy
Formula X HYDRATE - Hand Crème with Kpangnan Butter
Do you use anything to keep your nails strong and healthy?
Would you give any of these products a try?