Best nail polish & care products according to redditors
We found 6,986 Reddit comments discussing the best nail polish & care products. We ranked the 2,666 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Mavala Stop Deterrent Nail Care Treatment | Stop Putting Fingers In Your Mouth | For Ages 3+ | 0.3 Fl Oz
MAVALA STOP NAIL CARE: Stop putting fingers in your mouth with our deterrent treatment nail polish. Works effectively for kids or adults to help allow nails to grow healthier and discourage putting fingers in your mouthGET HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL NAILS: Keep your nails healthy, strong, and nice looking. ...
2. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, Clear - .5 oz. oz
PROVIDES HIGH SHINE, GLOSSY FINISH TO YOUR NAILS: Bring your manicure to life with Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Clear Coat. Give brilliance to your polish, and cover them with an invisible shield, protecting the polish from nicking and dulling! It guarantees a glowing finish touch while preventing nails f...
3. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 ounce Jar
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is a concentrated hand cream that heals, relieves and repairs extremely dry, cracked handsCreates a protective layer on the skin’s surface that instantly boosts moisture levels and helps prevent further moisture lossMakes a difference you will feel within da...
4. BONAMART World Pride Nail Tape Stripe Decoration Sticker Hologram, Set of 10
Hologran Reflective Nail TapeEasy to ApplySet of 10 Rolls
5. JASSINS 9 PCS Nail Art Brushes and Dotting Pens kit,4 Dual Nail Liner Brushes Gel Painting Nail Brushes And 5 Double-headed Metal Dotting Tools Silicone Embossing Sticks
[Package Includes] The Set Includes 4PCS Double-headed Nail Liner Pen Nail Art Brushes, 5PCS Dual End Nail Metal Ball Dotting Pens Silicone Embossing Sticks, Enough Nail Art Tools To Meet Your Different Professional Nail And DIY Use;[High Quality and Durable] Gorgeous Lively Spiral Penholder and Uni...
6. Konad Nail Art Double Ended Stamper And Scraper
MANICUREPEDICURENAIL ARTNAIL POLISHSCULPTED NAILS
7. OPI Nail Strengthener, Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Treatment, 0.5 Fl Oz
NAIL STREGTHENER with added calcium and protein to build manicure ready nails that are harder, longer and stronger than ever beforeWEAK, DAMAGED NAILS are no match for OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener! Get ready for your nails to be envied by allAll OPI Nail Envy products can be used as a stand alon...
8. Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel - 2.4 Fl. Oz. Lavender Scented Pair
QUALITY SINCE 1997 - The ORIGINAL Baby Foot Peeling Mask, Seen On TV contains 16 natural botanical extracts. Each box contains 1 pair (2 booties), one for each foot.SMOOTH SOLUTION - Suffer from dry, cracked feet? Then you want the best treatment there is. Baby Foot restores your feet to the smooth,...
9. 30Pcs Mixed Colors Rolls Striping Tape Line Nail Art Tips Decoration Sticker from Y2B
30Pcs Mixed Colors Rolls Striping Tape Line Nail Art Tips Decoration Sticker Hot Sale
10. CJESLNA Rhinestones 2400 Piece 12 Color Nail Art Nailart Manicure Wheels
Introducing first nail art accessoryThese premium rhinestones can be applied with top coat or glue.Top quality nail art supplies guaranteed!
11. Seki Edge Nail Clippers (SS-106) - Stainless Steel Fingernail Clippers for Men & Women - Sharp Cutting Edges for Thick Nails - Professional & Home Use - Made in Japan
SUPERIOR NAIL TOOL - The Seki Edge Fingernail Clipper features a curved stainless steel blade with a zinc alloy die-cast lever leaving you with a precise and clean cut. This means no more ripping, tearing, or jagged nails. With a 10mm jaw width, and an opening height of 2mm, the powerful blades sli...
12. China Glaze Nail Polish, Concrete Catwalk, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
Long-wearing nail lacquerFlexible and will not chipNon-thickening formula no thinner required
13. China Glaze up & Away Collection: Re-fresh Mint #867/80937
China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Re-Fresh Mint
14. Corn Huskers Oil-Free Hand Lotion - 7 fl oz
Corn Huskers Lotion provides fast penetrating actionCorn Huskers
15. Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File, Colors may vary
Professional style foot file with precision micro-files that gently remove calluses and dead skinLeaves your feet looking and feeling baby soft and smoothCrgonomically designed egg shape fits perfectly into the palm of your handTraps shavings inside, so there's no mess to clean upIncludes 2 emery fi...
16. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Cleanses gently without irritation or dryingSulfate, phthalate, petrochemical and paraben-freePediatrician-tested and hypo-allergenic
17. China Glaze up & Away Collection: Peachykeen #868/80938
China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Peachy keen
18. Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp (Foot File)
Save time with the larger file surface than other Microplane foot files, plus this foot file eliminates the need to use harsh chemicals to remove callusesSalon-quality pedicure at home! The larger filing surface means faster and better removal of dead skin and calluses.Lightweight, to make it easier...
19. Seche Restore Nail Polish, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
Comes as a boxed itemProvides a simple regimen that will lead to younger and more beautiful nailsAdheres to the natural nail
20. Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Cuticle & Nail Oil Pen To-Go 2ml - Crisp Scent 1PEN-CRI
Repairs peeling, brittle nails in 3 days, eliminates hangnails within 5 days, and decreases skin wrinklingAll natural ingredients - nontoxicPrevents cracking of nail polish, gel, and acrylic nail enhancementsConvenient brush pen applicator! Take it on the go, in your purse or in your car!
You can get this stuff that comes in a nail varnish bottle that you brush onto your nails. It makes them taste like Satan's anus for about a week. Use it for a few weeks and you'll soon stop!
Another tip is to always have a nail file handy. I found that I bit my nails to try to smoothen them out, but always ended up making them worse. A nail file fixes that.
I used to bite my nails like mad, so I went to a pharmacy and bought some of the anus nail varnish. Now I only bite my nails when I have a cold for some reason, and I usually remember to put on a quick dab of the varnish when I notice I'm doing it. I'm not sure I'll ever have the habit entirely kicked, but I'm close enough at this point that it doesn't matter.
EDIT - here is some of the evil shit. It seems expensive, but lasts basically forever. http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
Shower first! (Or soak your feet in hot water for a while.)
I always leave them on longer than the instructions say. If it says 60-90 minutes, I'll do a minimum of two hours.
Soak your feet each night for a bit in hot water. That'll speed the peeling process.
...Take your socks off over a trash can, NOT after flopping yourself tummy-down starfish-style on your bed. Trust me on this.
NOT ALL OF THEM ARE MADE EQUAL. From personal experience, Holika Holika's and TonyMoly's were really good. Skinfood's Sparkling Mint one was a LET-DOWN. So disappointing. I also tried like 2 different Japanese ones (I can't recall the brands) that were okay. So-so. Seems like this one is the gold standard, but I've never tried it, cause it's expensive af, so I don't know how it compares with cheaper ones. I have a hunch these could be a dupe for them, and they're less than half the price. I mean, I hope so, I bought 'em, so we'll see.
Striping tape!!!!! I bought this like two years ago and I still have a ton of it left. It's much easier to use than normal Scotch tape or something. Or striping brushes.
edit: you also have to leave PLENTY of time for the nails to dry before you apply the tape. A fast-dry topcoat or drying drops will help. And make sure you pull off the tape right after you do the second color! If you let it dry too much, it will come off with the tape. And wait a little bit before you put topcoat over that, so the lines don't smudge.
Have you tried Baby Foot? It's like a asian beauty sheet mask for your feet. You wear the booties for about an hour, then about 3-5 days later the top layer of you skin on your feet starts peeling off. It's pretty gross and also fun to pull it off. i don't think you are supposed to use moisturizer during the days before the peeling starts.
The foot skin that is revealed underneath is just so soft and fresh and new feeling.
I recently tried a cheaper version and it was NOT the same as the original Baby Foot.
Check out this review for what to expect
I did this for years, but finally managed to stop.
What I did was I gave my hands something to do, I lotioned the CRAP out of them, since that helps them heal and keeps them from getting dried out and easier to pick at. And just try to be conscious of it and stop whenever you can. Eventually you'll grow out it... mostly. I'll still pick at my hands when I get very nervous, but there's nothing there so it's mostly fruitless.
And don't make fun of her. I kept going because people ridiculed me and it made me keep going. No one helped, hell, my brothers used to show it to their friends just for a laugh. I became a freak show.
If you need a good lotion, I recommend this one.
It's the only lotion I've used that actually made a difference. Most others just don't heal fully.
O'keeffes workin hands!
Seche Vite top coat works wonders and drys insanely fast. I think it’s cheaper on amazon than at beauty supply stores. seche vite
Seche Vite, girl. Seche Vite.
Try this, friend.
Let me start by saying this: I would have included a before pic but I was so ashamed that I never took any pictures when I was constantly biting my nails/cuticles. I am in my early 20s and I've been doing this to them since before I can remember (early childhood). I first tried to stop around 14, and have struggled since then. It is such an ingrained stress response/habit that it's taken me years to retrain myself. It was easier to stop biting my nails and I haven't done so at all in 6 months, but my cuticles/surrounding skin are another story. This is something I still struggle with as it's triggered by stress and I don't realize I've started until they're trashed. However, since January it's happened less and less, now maybe once a month or less.
What caused the change in me? Honestly, it was never one single thing. I have been building my ability to resist for years. I realize this is cliche but one important thing is to never give up. I've had too many backslides to count, from 1 day to even half a year at the most. What's helped me is NEVER accepting defeat, and always eventually trying again. One motivating factor was that I've always wanted to have nice nails for getting engaged/married. It was in January that that became an event occurring sooner rather than later, so I will definitely say that has helped me stay focused!
There was one part of stopping the habit that scared me after years of constantly damaging my nails and cuticles: would they ever properly heal and grow back 'normal'? As of yet I still do not have one straight answer. I will say that the strength in my nails has improved, although it is slow going. I am still on the lookout for products to help with this, although I think only time will help. I also tend to have some nails which are very ridged, but they've also continued to smooth out. Finally, there is one cuticle I have which was permanently damaged in a way that's difficult to explain. Basically, it grows in three separate sections, almost as if it's cut. I was absolutely AMAZED when it started to grow 'connected' again! I will say this it sometimes splits still, but it is definitely progress and I hope one day it's completely healed. So, if you're in the same boat and worried permanent damage has been done, I can't make any promises but I will say it's amazing how well they can bounce back - even if it takes months or years to reverse it.
What helped me:
There is honestly so much more I could say but this post would be a book! I'm just taking the time now to sit back and enjoy all of my progress.
Gifts I've given, or considered giving, over the years -- descending price order
Variably priced gift ideas
Some other places I look
First things first: Buy this shit!
Your cuticles are wayyyy more important than you might realize. Do not cut them, don't bite them, don't pick at them. Push them back and trim off the dead bits that are stuck to your nail with one of these things. KEEP THEM HYDRATED. Use lotion, cuticle oil, whatever, just don't let them dry out. I use Lemony Flutter by Lush. It's pricey - worth it for me because I paint my nails twice a week and use a lot of acetone... Buff with one of those blocks. Invest in a decent crystal nail file. Whatever nail file you use, always file repeatedly in one direction. Never saw back and forth! I never use nail clippers because I find they encourage splitting, I only file. Apply the Nail Envy. I promise you'll see MAJOR improvement in a couple of weeks. Also, take a Biotin supplement!
Edit: My links disappeared. Merp. Hang on. I'm getting them for you again!
Seki Stainless Steel Nail Clipper, still clips my nails like a boss and it has some nice weight to it, feels like BIFL quality.
Mavala Stop. It's basically a foul-tasting clear polish that you put on your nails once every couple of days. It basically stops you from subconsciously biting your nails. Took me 2 or 3 weeks to break the habit but it came back a few months later after I stopped using it.
There is a product like nail polish (without any color) that has this very bitter and disgusting taste, my mother used to put it on my nails when I was a kid because I used to bite my nails a lot, the moment you put your nail in your mouth you taste the most disgusting taste ever, after a couple of days you stop biting your nails.
Here's is the product :
I know it’s not AB but this is my go to for my hands during the winter months O’Keeffe’s you should try it out if you haven’t yet.
Sounds like you need Seche Vite. Completely dry in 5 minutes :)
Get that man some Baby Foot!
I noticed I would always have a buildup of dead skin on my dress socks after standing all day, so I tried one of these last week. About 4 days later the magic started working and it looked like I could peel a sock off skin off my foot. My heels and outsides of my feet were worse so I soaked them in water for an hour, holy shit so much dead skin started sloughing off. One of the nastiest most satisfying things ever.
Nail biter of twenty years here, abruptly stopped after using this horrid stuff -- use it long enough and it will seriously curve your addiction. I have tried many others but this the real deal. Mostly odorless and invisible -- at first I was dowsing my finger with a heavy coat and it was a little glossy. I didn't make that mistake more than a couple times, this stuff is strong so it only requires a quick brush or you'll get a mouthful of bitter when eating any kind of finger food. Nail biters of reddit, if you have the slightest inkling of motivation to stop, buy this shit.
I just started using this bitter nail polish. I didn't paint my entire nail since it's a bit shiny and I'm a guy.
So I dipped a toothpick into the polish and applied it just to the very edge of the nail and under the nail. The polish stays on for a long time and a small amount is all you need. This stuff is gross but is long lasting.
I also found that I bite my nails when I drive. So I bought driving gloves. I'm sure I look silly to others but I can't bite my nails with them on.
I don't know if this is helpful, but here is where I got my Seche. I don't remember it being quite that cheap when I ordered, haha. But even with the shipping now, it's less than $5.
EDIT: Now it's $4.74 with free shipping...get on it! :)
I guess I'll tell you, since someone else just rudely downvoted you instead of taking 30 seconds to answer your question. That's striping tape.
OP, they look great! So many brides just play it safe and go with a French manicure, but this is so much more interesting.
In the winter I'm never more than 15 feet from one of these:
I have about 7 of them.
My dog used to eat electrical cords all the time. Surprisingly even chewing through them never shocked him (not that I'd recommend it...just saying)
2 things that totally worked for us.
This is the "original" version. I've tried it with good luck, and it has better reviews than the one you linked to. and /u/akiraahhh is right, your feel will look gross for a week. But after that they will be perfectly soft and smooth.
Don't let your dreams be dreams!
89¢ + free shipping
This stuff truly works, buy the cream not the lotion version.
I don't bite my nails, but I do pick at them; I primarily bite my cuticles... and as someone who has had this compulsion her whole life, I implore you - please don't berate, get mad, or punish. These things are usually boredom-driven and anxiety/stress-driven. Getting angry will likely make this worse. It's not a conscious thing for most of us - for me and many others, you don't realize what you're doing until it's too late.
Anyway, here are the things my parents tried to do to stop me from biting that didn't work, but may work for you:
I obviously don't really recommend any of this, because when they were done to me, it just made me more anxious... which, in the end, made the compulsion worse.
You may want to try getting a kiddie manicure with her, or painting her nails yourself. Tell her how pretty her nails are when they’re painted, and make it fun for her. This could make her want to maintain them instead of bite them.
I recommend coming over to /r/calmhands and /r/CompulsiveSkinPicking and read around, or ask all the questions you want; you will likely learn a lot about how to approach it, and how not to approach it.
Well, it's hard to break an ingrained habit but you just have to stop. You can buy spicy/bitter nail polish that will help you avoid biting your nails.
I thought spending $15 for some nail clippers was a bit much. Another Japanese company, got these:
and they work awesome. My old nail clippers actually did break, some nail clippers that I bought in Utah on vacation in the late 80s as a kid.
O'Keefes Working Hands. My hands were in agony from all of the hand washing. It was the only thing that helped. The stuff in the round container, not the cream.
Also gift to show appreciation for their NICU nurses. Candy, Kind Bars, snacks...That went a long way for us.
I use OPI Nail Envy! It's kind of expensive but I think it's worth it. Amazon.
yeah, I ordered mine from amazon for 93 cents. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069FDR96/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I've never felt like my own advice could be more applicable. I have a minor obsession with keeping my nails clipped. I've carried a pair of nail clippers on me every day for a little over the past 6 years and have gone through a few pairs. I would say I trim my nails at least a bit every day.
First pair was the standard cheapo ones you would get at the counter at CVS. I think these either broke or were lost. Fun fact, with a simple pair of nail clippers you can cut, strip, unscrew and reattach the starter cable of a '92 GTI.
The next pair was a similar OTC one, except this time with a rubberized "sport grip". I never used these during sports. These lasted me a while and eventually met their demise when I had to use them as a tool and took a big chunk out of the cutting edge.
After that I got a pair of the Tweezerman ones some other people had mentioned here. I got these last April and they died on me this July. I really liked the cutting edge on these, but the post part failed. If you look at it like a rivet, the "edge" part of the rivet that keeps the post from pulling through wore away until it did eventually pull through.
It was at this point that I figured it was time to step up my game and look for some BIFL clippers. I looked around and ended up settling on the Seki Edge. Holy crap these things are awesome. I was genuinely scared of them the first time I used them because I thought I would accidentally take a chunk out of my finger. The design of the lever part is so solid they are in a totally different class.
Of course after those showed up I figured out I was able to repair the Tweezerman ones by swapping the post from pair #2. They ended up being WAY better than stock and are now my daily driver which I use just to trim. I leave the Seki at home for when I'm doing a full blown cut.
And that is more than I ever thought I would type about nail clippers...
This stuff is a god-send.
I tried Baby Foot foot peel this week. I am horrified and strangely fascinated with all the peeling that is going on right now. The skin is literally coming off in sheets and I can't stop picking at it. My husband is totally grossed out and has asked me politely but firmly to not pick at the skin in his sight, but I can't stop. I think I'm going to get a few more packs of Baby foot so I can do this regularly.
edited to add: here is a link to the foot peel I used (I got mine on a Black Friday sale so it was cheaper but here is a current amazon link) https://www.amazon.ca/Baby-Foot-Original-Exfoliation-2-4-Ounce/dp/B00461F4PA
NB DO not get the moisturizing mask also sold by Baby Foot - I put it on and thought "my feet are softer" but no peeling happened because....it was not a peel it was a hydrating foot mask
edit #2 I'm going to try the Tony Moly Foot peel as suggested next - so thanks for the tip!
Happy Birthday! :) Hope it was great, and thanks for this gauntlet!
Seche Vite top coats were recently removed out of the CVS I live closest to :/ $4.84 :)
And for the song, if you like Kpop, Apink just released a new song: [Nonono.] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3XJQtJWKJM) It's super cute!
This thing changed my life. I use it every summer and my feet feels amazing. No calluses. Be wary tho cause it will make you feet peel like crazy but I personally think that's the best part!
Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel - 2.4 Fl. Oz. Lavender Scented Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461F4PA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_U7gpDbRADB07J
You basically put it on your fingernails like nail Polish. You can't see it but it makes the taste of biting your nails horrible and over time you should condition yourself to be able to stop.
This hand cream should work nicely and a little bit goes a long way. I was pretty liberal about it when I first got it because my hands were all cracked and bleeding. Went to bed with it, woke up and put it on, during my shift too.
You're allowed to wear a non-scented lotion and what's great about this is it can stand a few hand washes.
Clear polish that contains the most bitter substance known to man:
Use this next time and see if he still laughs
Yeah, physically active. I run about 3 miles 3 or 4 times a week.
That Ped Egg looks interesting. It gets pretty good reviews on Amazon.
Not sure if you're serious or not, but you can find it on Amazon.
Konad Nail Art Double Ended Stamper And Scraper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_wPSKwb1XHHXBX
you might like using a foot peel mask! it makes your dead skin peel off and renew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461F4PA/
We just tackled this like 2 weeks ago, and it only took 2 applications of this: mavala stop .
2.5 year old and was very attached to his thumb, so I was surprised at how quick it worked. He still hasn’t figured out how to settle down before naps/bed, so it takes a little more time to get him to sleep.
/u/purebredginger Because it's her birthdaaaaay! Gifting them this because it's a higher priority item and once you paint your nails you want them shiny and protected!
It's clear and cheap and you just paint it on your nails. This will stop you from biting. The tough part is to then stop yourself from creating a new habit that is picking at your finger nails with your other finger nails lol.
I've had some success with this stuff. A few months after I stop using it, I do relapse to some extent. I'm definitely better than I used to be though, and never bite to the extent that I once did (i.e. like the thumb in the image).
As someone who bit their nails for ~24 yrs I now agree with this entirely. Glass files are great. Clip and file after you shower, it softens your nails. takes some time to get better at it but the long smooth/curved strokes are key.
EDIT: good nail clippers are helpful. They are sharper and leave a cleaner cut. You might say why would I spend so much on clippers I can get them for $1. Because you are trying to do a better job taking care of yourself that's why.
O'Keefe's Working Hands
Links for anyone who is interested:
O.P.I Nail Envy
here ya go!
I always feel really polished if my nails are done. I don't have the time or the money to go to a salon to have them done, or to constantly do touch ups, so this is my routine, that I will do Sunday night, and it lasts me with no chips through Friday for sure:
I occasionally skip the second coat of Gelous and it still seems to turn out fine. The seche vite top coat is honestly super fast drying and it leaves the most amazing shine on my nails, which just puts them over the top. People always comment on how great my nails look.
One last tip for helping your manicure last: wear gloves when washing dishes or handling cleaners. This really helps my nails not chip!
Other things that make me feel put together: a pair of stud earrings, a blazer, COFFEE.
A dotting tool looks like a pencil with metal balls on the ends. You can buy dotting tool sets with varying tip sizes for different sized dots. I've never heard of a bad quality dotting tool, so brand is not important here.
She might be interested in a stamping kit, or if she already has one, more plates. Konad is the brand of choice, but their plates are expensive. Bundle Monster plates are more affordable, although their edges tend to be sharp. Check out wowsocool for Konad plates. If you do get her a stamping set, get the Konad Special Polish in black and white, at least. Not all polishes work with stamping, so it's hit and miss, but the Konad polishes are designed to work with stamping.
Finally, she might appreciate some special effects nail polishes, like magnetic nail polish. That is all the rage right now. Essie also has a new glitter polish range out (called Luxeffects), she might like a couple of those. If you're in the US, you can check out the nail polish collections at Sephora, they do little gift sets with a variety of polishes that are quite nice.
Hope she likes what you get her!
*Edited to add: Oh oh oh, Sally Hansen Salon Effects! Haha, I just thought about what I would like to get and I really love those strips. They're real nail polish strips that you stick onto your nails. They come in really cool designs. Love them. There is a limited edition Holiday collection out now with some lovely designs.
Baby foot peel - this stuff is amazing.
I purchased this product today on Amazon with my iPad. https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Foot-Exfoliant-Lavender-Scented/dp/B00461F4PA
When I opened my device this afternoon, the order confirmation was still on the screen. I was horrified for a second, because I thought I’d accidentally purchased Enough.
A nail stamper(link) / stamping plate(link) is something I think a lot of people even who love their nails might not have. And the plates are all different so even if they have a few already I'm sure there will be other designs on the plate they don't have. Basically they can stamp cute designs on their nails with their polishes they already have.
I love my nails, and I just finally broke down and got one recently.
paint your nails with bitterant
I quit by applying a nasty, bitter, clear nail polish a few times a week. I grew up with the Thum brand, but it received poor reviews on Amazon. So here's something similar.
Or just check out what pinworms do.
Friend of mine had a similar issue. She had a BIG nail biting problem. She fixed it with filing and some nail polish-like stuff that tasted downright NASTY, evidently.
I think this is it but I’ll send her a text
If you are actually looking to quit the habit you can try this - worked for me!
I know the pain, skin picking was one of my biggest issues back when my nails were longer. A couple things I recommend:
Lotion or some other moisturizer - it can really help keep your skin smooth so it's harder to pick at in the first place. Lots of other people on this sub tend to suggest this and have some ideas for what to use. I see Burt's Bees cuticle cream (amazon link) pretty often on other posts, so maybe give that a shot.
Fidget object - often I find that I start picking at my fingers when I'm nervous or need to keep my hands busy and having something to toy with seriously helps. Often I'll use a ribbon, drum my fingernails on a surface, mess with my hair, or clasp and un-clasp my watch. Anything to keep my hands busy. I recently pre-ordered the highly anticipated fidget cube that many people have been watching on this sub and am hoping for the best.
Keep your nails short - This one is hard for me because I like to keep my nails longer as (a) it lets me use them, (b) acts as positive reinforcement, (c) is necessary if they're ever going to reach a nice shape again, and (d) is nice for drumming on my phone or desk, but by keeping them shorter, it makes it very difficult to pick at the skin or other nails when they start to flake/chip.
That's all I've got. I hope this is in anyway helpful to you or others who have the same problem. Best of luck!
It's not an oil, but I love Burts Bees cuticle cream. I got the Essie sample too and was honestly disappointed. I just like the smell of lemon better, I think. And you can even get a pack of 3 Burts Bees for $11 now.
And then a few neurons die from WHITE HOT RAGE. NGL, the day I had to go to three different grocery stores to find regular sour cream was the day I officially wrote off most of America, at least when it comes to basic nutrition.
Anyway, after looking at your link, seems like you found a lotion...eventually. Have you ever tried Cornhuskers Lotion? It's the non-sexiest lotion ever, but damn does it work good! :P
O'keeffe's working hands is the best hand cream I have ever used.
This stuff is the best that I have ever tried. They sell it at Walmart and Tractor Supply.
I agree with /u/pomegranated. The nail product that has been really successful for me is using OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener. Ny nails still split, but less so, and they're so much stronger after using the product for the past three months.
I use the Bundle Monster plates instead. On Amazon, they run only $17.99. You'll also want to get a stamper. Some people like to have the plate holder as well, but I never bought it and I don't have any sort of difficulties.
You'll also definitely want to get some of the special konad polish. The most important one is the white polish. None of the white polishes I've owned are nearly opaque enough. Any thick black polish should work fine for stamping, as well as any strongly opaque color.
They are not too tricky to use, although it does take a bit of practice.
Use this before this. If that somehow fails, use this.
Yep most canned air is laced with denatonium benzoate:
Another thing you could try is acrylic nail polish that comes with denatonium designed to stop nail biting:
This stuff worked for me! nail biting stuff
Good quality nail clipper, I highly recommend.
There is specialty nail Polish you can get specifically for stopping nail biting. It tastes horrible like I'm talking horrible. Something like this
Here are some really good tips from dermatologists.
The one I found that helped me when I was stopping was the last one try stopping gradually so one nail at a time so both thumbs then your thumb and second fingers till you have developed healthy habits. It's going to take a lot of patience so don't give up if you fail the first couple of times. It is a habit and habits are hard to break or replace but it is possible I was a chronic nail biter for 10years I replaced it with playing with my hair and when I'm stressed I tap out a tune on my fingers it still involves my hands but I'm not wrecking my nails or fingers.
This ladies blog is genius it is honest and she herself was a sufferer and knows how it feels to fail and what you go through having bad nails and the disappointment. She is also realistic and tries to find the route of the issue and give you realistic ways to stop the biting.
But most of all don't give up we are all here to support you and I'm sure your partner would love to support and help you.
Good luck ♡
This stuff truly helped my fiancé because it really tastes awful.
As for me, I have acrylic/gel nails, which helped me stop not necessarily because they’re pretty and I don’t want to ruin them, I just literally can’t now.
There is nail polish that tastes horrid on Amazon. I've been using it and it coats your whole mouth with nastiness. I haven't bit my nails in a week.
I love looking at my nails now.. they at least aren't a hot mess of blood and skin anymore!
Do not clip my cuticles, but these are the shit for nails anyway...
instead of shaving cream try Corn Huskers Lotion, it’s life-changing
Oh hey! I think my dad has this condition as well. His fingers split deeply, like the tips of his fingers on the sides, vertical splits that tend to go up his fingertips and up adjacent to his fingernails.
It's important to avoid unnecessary contact with water, so don't wash dishes without gloves. I remember always jumping in to take over dishes when he'd do them to spare his fingers. Cold weather and wind made them worse as well. For actual treatment, my dad only ever used Corn Huskers lotion. If he had the problem today and asked me for advice, I'd definitely have my dad slather his hands in Vaseline after his lotion before bed and put on rubber gloves to go to sleep. He needs all the protection from dehydration and further damage he can get.
Best prep to give your guy a fj assuming he is into feet..:
....he should be good and ready by that point :)
I think they're talking about this one by O'Keefes.
Ever tried this stuff? It works miracles: O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands
I've always used O'keeffe's Working Hands, and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.
O'Keefe's is your best friend right now can't recommend it enough for ocd hand washers like you and me. When I was really really bad I was washing my hands at least 50 to 60 times a day my hands would be so dry I could feel my skin stretch like leather and crack just like your hands only bigger. This stuff helped a lot at the very least it allowed me to blend in and feel normal with the general population and I didn't look like I had leprosy anymore. It burns when you first use it with super dry hands but trust me its worth it just so you don't have that feeling of your skin pulling itself apart when ever you move your fingers.
Also be careful of the cold with winter coming it'll get worse make sure to wear gloves outside and dry and your hands good.
I have the perfect product to recommend for you. I also worked in a warehouse and know exactly what you are talking about. I went to Amazon to find a solution and Okeeffes Working Hands Cream came with stellar reviews. It was tough to believe the hype so I ordered some myself and was skeptical. I can say that this product deserves all the hype. My hands were restored after only a couple of weeks of using the product. This would undoubtedly be my recommendation for your situation.
I found a nice big pack on eBay.
But if you don't feel safe buying on eBay, here's a link to a listing on Amazon.
Ohmygosh, I think you might be talking about my nails!
I really like the glitter base you chose, as well as taking the extra time to make the hearts 3D (darker polish color for shadow + outlining them in black + white accents). The lettering could use a little work, but practice makes perfect! I'd recommend investing in some smaller detail brushes like these because they will make it A LOT easier. But seriously, your nails look amazing! It's especially impressive you did both hands. Great job!
Dotting tools, tape, and brushes are cheap on Amazon. Here is dotting tools and brushes together. And some tape. Here are some tip guides
For straight lines I'll use tape. Other wise I draw them with thin brushes. For the chevron look I'll use those tip guides.
I know there are better items out there, but these are what I use.
Well, I'm quite new to this but I'll try :)
First off, are you sure your wife would like nail art? There may be a reason she doesn't use her nail polish?
Well, unfortunately there aren't many stores that sell stamping supplies. The best place for a lot of nail art stuff is Amazon.
If she's impatient/ always likes to be using her hands a fast dry top coat might be a good idea for her. Good ones are Seche Vite and Out the Door :)
Konad is the best brand to do with stamping about (as far as I know). Their stamper is the one to get. As for image plates- Konad ones are good but expensive. I would suggest getting a Cheeky or Bundle Monster pack. You can get so many different patterns I would suggest getting something like this or this, which has a variety of full nail images, individual stamps and french tip stamps. Also, if you do buy image plates etc. then I would suggest buying proper stamping polish, at least for black and white. Metallics work well for stamping too.
For nail art brushes, you can get them online but all of mine are actually acrylic art brushes. They tend to last well and you can buy them in store. Acrylic paints are really good for doing complex designs, over the top of a layer of normal nail polish. They're easier to mix, don't dry as fast and are cheaper than nail polish (if your wife would want to do art on her nails).
You can get dotting tools too, if you think those would be good?
I will say that some things are sold on Amazon from China, so the shipping times are quite large. They may not get to you in less than a month (depending on where you live).
Sorry if all of that was confusing or no help at all!
I didn't know where to go in person to get them, so I bought my supplies online from Amazon! I got this stamper and this set of plates and went to YouTube for lessons :)
Wine of the month club? Fun socks with cats? One of those fun foot peels that make you feel like a snek.
This is the one I've used several times which I think is the OG Baby Foot. I've seen it at Ulta Beauty recently and they regularly have coupons so it may be cheaper there.
Baby foot treatment
Just start painting your nails and you will figure out what works best for you eventually. I've compiled a list of helpful links/videos that I've found helpful for me.
The trick when you use stripping tape is to make sure your polish isn't old and too goopy, otherwise it will not be so crisp.
Nail Polish Brands
Top Coat and Base Coat
Have fun painting!
Amazon! $7.69 with shipping.
One of my friends is a nail fiend and swears by Seche Restore. I haven't used it personally so I can't speak for the results, but it's saved a few of her polishes.
Babyfoot! Stuff is great. Just make sure you soak your feet first, it's in the reviews on amazon, and it works wonders for me. You will have flaky feet for a week. But i'm usually crack free for 4-6 months.
You can also try the tony moly branded ones those work less, but they do a decent job.
Nice plant 👍🏼
Try covering the end of the pen with something edible but that tastes nasty. Used this one for my sister who wouldn't stop biting her nails - there was a special varnish you could put onto the nails - don't see why you can't put it on a pen?
$10 - this stuff works
Ugh, nail biting is SO HARD TO STOP. I "stopped" Christmas Eve, 2014. I know this because I had to go to Urgent Care because an abscess developed in the cuticle of one of my nails because of biting and I had to get it drained. The pain was horrific and I decided never again.
I used this stuff to help stop me from biting. It tastes horrible. Like, you can't even put your hands NEAR your mouth (good by eating food with your hands!). And it lasts days. Some of the cheaper polishes need to be reapplied after every hand washing and AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. It worked for me because that taste would remind me of my goals and I could stop myself. I only needed to use it for a few weeks (maybe a month) to get the nail biting compulsion under control enough for me to be able to stop myself using just... my brain and will power.
That being said, I still occasionally bite them when I am stressed, but I try to keep a nail file on me at all times so when I catch myself I can just file the nail down and try not to pick at it. It's such a fucking hard habit to overcome.
This might help.
Get some of this stuff. It's like a clear nail polish that tastes awful. It will turn a sub-conscious habit into a "holy shit that's gross" moment every time you put your fingers in your mouth.
When you get acrylics applied, they rough up your nails, which removes some of your nail layers. When you ripped them off, you removed more layers of your nail. (Next time you can soak them in acetone... file the acrylic down as much as possible with a rough grit (180) nail file and then apply acetone to a bit of cotton ball and wrap your finger in aluminum foil to keep the acetone from evaporating. Wait. Check it every 5-10 min to gently scrape off any loosen acrylic until your nails are clean)
There's no way to automatically fix them from peeling/breaking/cracking when they're so thin and damaged. They will take months to grow out the damage completely. In the mean time, you can file them with a gentle, fine grit (400/600) file to smooth/buff off any snags or ragged pieces and keep them short. Then use base and top coat (a nice, thick, quick dry) to give them some strength/protection. Some would recommend using OPI Nail Envy or Nail Teks. Though, to be honest, ANY sort of polish covering the damage will help. Make sure you remove and reapply whatever you decide to use when it starts to lift/peel off.
And use plenty of cuticle oil. Bliss Kiss, Ever After Cuticle Oil and Crelly, Chirality, and Cuter Cuticles, and are some of my favorite brands for cuticle oil. (You could likely find Burt's Bees in stores.) Or you can be boring and just use straight jojoba oil mixed with a little vitamin E. But whatever you find to use, cuticle oil 2-4x a day.
Everyone calluses differently really so people will have different care routines for their calluses.
If you're having issues with weird shaping, get a pumice stone or coarse emory board/sandpaper, and file down the callus to the right shape. You may need to soak the fingers for a bit first (or do this after a shower).
If they're overdeveloping, get a callus shaver or a Dremel and trim them down first.
If your calluses are flaking or cracking (and they're not otherwise overdeveloped), you probably need to moisturize. I like Corn Husker's Lotion a lot.
(Source: Rower, rock climber and guitar player. I know my calluses)
Sorry you're going through this :( Someone in a previous post talked about having good experience with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream. I've used it too and it definitely burns when you first put it but within two days, my hands starts to heal.
Have you tried applying a shit ton of oil and then wearing gloves before going to bed? That helps lock in the moisture too. Good luck and I hope it gets better soon!
Mechanic here. Because of the constant washing and scrubbing, plus the dry winter weather, my hands get extremely dry. I've tried Gold Bond, Udderly Smooth, Corn Huskers Lotion, and a bunch of other stuff. None of that worked for me. The best product that I have found has been O'Keeffe's Working Hands. 2 tins of this stuff will pretty much last me all winter (and we have long winters in Minnesota). I use it after I get out of the shower and before I go to bed. The cracking, itching, and bleeding have all been remedied by this stuff. I highly recommend it.
I like Okeeffes Working Hands Cream. Everyone in my office has one at their desk and my mechanic BF uses it as well. Works pretty great!
I swear by O'Keefe's Working hands cream twice a day. If I'm having an eczema flare, I'll put the O'Keefes on and layer Rx cortisone ointment
Seems to be a good sign that it's sold at Home Depot, you know, for working hands.
Here are my items!
Brush guards, a makeup bag, and seche vite!
Seche Vite is fantastic.
Super Big Hugs
I see a ton of "I'm not entering", so I'm going to enter. :)
I would love any of these, just wanted to give you options! :)
Looks like this.
This is where I got mine. You can't beat the price, especially with free shipping!
You can use regular household Scotch tape, or if you want thin lines like you have here you can use striping tape. I get mine from Amazon.
I found that lil oil pens like this one helped me regularly oil my cuticles which helped a lot! Your nails and cuticles are actually quite nice! That color looks very subtle and elegant. I’ve been learning myself on how to maintain my nails with videos like this one :) best of luck and happy painting!
15pcs Nail Art Painting Pen Brush!!!! :D make yo nails pretty
China Glaze Nail Polish, Concrete Catwalk, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
20 Pairs Regular Long and Thick Eyelashes Style 1 and 2
St. Ives Exfoliating Pads, 60 Count! If you're into makeup, you should be familiar with awesome skincare and these are amazing <3
Five dolla holla
Oh! I've been drooling over that color forever. Good choice! ;) Are you a big red fan?
If you have patience, Amazon is seriously a steal for building an arsenal! And if the answer to the patience question is yes... may I suggest...
That's what I've got for now... Hmm.. What did I miss?
A pretty decent brush kit is definitely necessary to do a lot of art. I have this one and I really like it. You will also need some dotting tools that will help you create perfect dots. Some striping tape is really handy too. You might also want a stamping kit. Konad has a great one and you can buy it on Amazon.
Happy first contest
this nail striping tape is the cheapest thing I have. I want this because I love doing my nails. this gift card is also helpful because I am saving to buy a nintendo 3ds for my sons birthday
Dunno if you're into makeup and nails and stuff, but I have a few things in that category. Here's everything I have under $2 (with shipping):
Zelda sticker, nail striping stickers, nail rhinestones, dotting tools.
That's striping tape! :]
Same! Also....I think it's much cheaper off Amazon. I got 10 rolls for ~$1ish? Haha found it!
You need to keep your hands in check. When I was doing kettlebells with the dudes I'd have them go over to walgreens and get a pedegg to run lightly across their calluses, and they could use the pumice attachment too. Some people just pumice in the shower.
I personally use a microplane, but that can be scary at first. It's not though, don't think of it as a grater.
I use them dry, then remember to keep moisturizing your hands and stuff, but you want to build up some hardness, just no snags that can rip!
Get something along the lines of this. Keep it in your shower and use it once your calluses are soft from the warm water. I haven't ripped in years since I got mine. Having some lotion to moisturize with after the shower helps too.
I can't win both?! LAME ;)
El cheapo BRUSHES. I've decided that you can't have too many of the skinny ones :)
I just realized you specifically said POLISH. Lol. Here's the cheapest polish...though I feel like the prices change every time I click on my WL
Llama face. Llamas are pretty, right?
Thank you! :)
I actually use some nail art brushes that I got from Amazon for like $3 for almost all of my detail designs. I'd totally recommend them if you're getting into more detail manis :)
Edit: here are the two sets I have...1 & 2...and they're crazy cheap right now! :)
Nail stuff is pretty broad but I'll see if I can help!
Dotting tools, striping tapes, rhinestones, and nail art brushes are great for her age bracket (and they have the added bonus of being super cheap!!)!
For a higher level of difficulty check out nail stampers with "plates". Here is a tutorial to show what those actually do, tutorial.
You know your kid better than I do, but at her age I would have loved a dedicated space for my "beauty supplies". Would a desk with a nail station be a welcome gift? If you live near an IKEA, get something like this and these for polish storage, each box fits 50 polishes easy! I would also get a desk lamp and some mason jars or whatever to hold the tools that are too big for the box. Maybe even a vanity mirror for when makeup becomes a thing. To keep the desktop clean and easily manageable I would get some cheap plastic place mats from the dollar tree.
Polish-wise, Sinful Colors is a cheap brand of polish found in most drug stores, usually around $2 a bottle, but the colors are nice and go on well (I own about 20 of them and use them often). For a person her age I probably wouldn't get too many of the more expensive brands like Essie on up, just because preferences are fleeting at that age. Eventually, you could dive into the deep scary world of independent polish makers (where all the pretty colors are!!)
Use a Cuticle Oil that has Jojoba Wax ester listed as the first ingredient. Avoid cuticle oils that contain mineral oil.
A lot of conscious effort to not put my fingers near my mouth! I have a lot of anxiety and whenever I was bored or anxious I would start to bite. I’ve wanted to stop for years, but what made me really quit for good was investing into my nails, if that makes sense.
As soon as they were long enough to do so and my cuticles healed, I got a manicure to get them shaped evenly, which definitely motivated me to keep going because they actually looked nice. I began to use nail strengtheners because years of biting really make my nails brittle. My holy grail nail product is the Bliss Kiss nail and cuticle oil. It comes in a large dropper bottle and a portable pen. Investing actual money into the health of my nails was so worth it, and really helped me stop. The cuticle oil especially changed my nails and cuticles for the better.
If you need any more advice or encouragement, message me! I’d love to help :)
I can barely see them, but I'd suggest using a nail oil like jojoba or vitamin E. Also Bliss Kiss sells a [nail and cuticle oil pen for 7$] (https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Kiss-Simply-Pure-Cuticle/dp/B00DYMYY2G/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499134405&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=nail%2Boil&amp;th=1)
I order everything on Amazon lol.
gloves I try to force myself to wear when I'm out and about
good cuticle oil pen
I don't know if this is "right" but I trim the dead skin when I get out of the shower (because I find it getting caught on things like my animals or clothes like when the skin gets stuck in the fibers omg kill me). I also file the dry/callused skin to avoid the same.
You are 100% not alone and we're all here for you <3 One day at a time and it's never too late in the day to start.
I can relate to both of these, but I'm the opposite! I quit biting my nails last summer after ~20 years, but I drink a Coke a day at work and that needs to stop.
For the nail thing, what finally did it for me was learning to paint them myself (shoutout to /r/redditlaqueristas) and making every Tuesday manicure night. I don't bite them if they're painted, especially with one of those magical quick-dry topcoats that's like a thick, shiny layer of shellac.
Seche Vite is on sale right now for 3.99 a bottle with free shipping :)
Here is a link to it.
Okay, I'm gonna go a different direction than most comments already. I started with Out the Door but it smears any artwork for me. I switched to Seche Vite and haven't looked back. Seche Vite is 4 dollars right now on Amazon. (Cheap! CHEAP!) I have a mani on right now that has lasted 5 days and counting. It's magic. It dries within minutes. If you get her that one, make sure she does a little research on how to best apply it; there's a trick to getting it to set right.
Second, You don't have to leave Walmart or the drugstore to get decent polish. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy is rocking my socks right now, and it's 5$ a bottle at Target here in California. Its a thick polish, and the color is incredibly deep after 2 thinly painted coats. I would also suggest going to a Kohl's/Marshalls/TJ Maxx and looking in the beauty section; they always have a few buckets of high quality nail polish for a few bucks a pop. (OPI, saw some Butter's in there a few weeks ago, etc.)
Okay so there's lots of places you can get things, but with some of amazon you might not get things in time so keep your eyes peeled, I'm linking random ones for you. It'd be easier to build your own basket instead of trying to find one. What I would suggest is:
-dotting tools like this
-brushes for art/cleanup like this
-clear stamper/scraper like this
-some stamping plates like this
-liquid latex (so her fingers don't get messy when doing different nail art styles) like this
-makeup sponges (those triangles, for gradients) like this
-striping tape like this
-good base coat (people really like nail envy by OPI and ORLY bonder) OPI ORLY
-good top coat (Seche vite is great) like this
I didn't pay much attention to the prices but a lot of those tools can be purchased fairly cheap, the most expensive things are the polishes and some stamping plates (some are very cheap and can be not so good, some are more expensive but are more likely to work well)
If you need more help let me know!
seche vite seriously. Put it on while the second coat of polish is still wet and dries in like 15 seconds. More expensive then some but so worth it!
Kurt Vonnegut. Everything he's written is so so good. I started with "Slaughterhouse Five" which is phenomenal, and read a lot of his other novels, but his short stories are my favorite. Namely the collection in "A Man Without A Country." I love his ability to criticize society and government through example rather than direct rant. I also like his use of sci-fi to make connections to the bigger picture of his ideas and arguments. His style is straightforward, but he's able to set the scene perfectly without you being like "come on, I don't care what color the curtains are, get on with it" which I find in so many other books. He gets to the point, but you enjoy the ride there. The way he pulls in humor and gets you to think critically about life is unmatched to this day, in my opinion. Whomever owns the rights to his stuff recently released (posthumously) a collection of letters he wrote and they are just brilliant.
So my favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut and my favorite book is "A Man Without A Country"
Other favorite authors are Sloane Crosley (hilarious!), Oscar Wilde (withstands the test of time beautifully), Veronica Roth (I'm reading the Divergent series right now and loving it), Jenny Lawson (also hilarious!), David Sedaris (so funny and charming), and Jim Derogatis (one of my favorite music journalists/writers).
Here's my item
Mix of this: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, Clear - .5 oz. oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00150LT40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SkY8Ab00RNCKY
XICHEN 24 Colors Nail Art Make Up Glitter Shimmer Dust Powder Decoration https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9NV6EJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BlY8Ab2N3E1M8
That's the combo from the looks of it at least. Natural nail color with a gloss shine and nail glitter 😉. Hope to see a post down the road with the results if you and your gf were open to it
Ahhh! Stupid fingernails. One thing I’d recommend is biotin supplements and this awesome top coat nail strengthener polish
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, Original, 0.5 fl. oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00178TVXG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qaZJAbE4Q03QX
They work well but still wasn’t enough for me. The sns was the only way to have nails again 😸
I’m glad to know I’m not alone. I’ve always sorta felt like the 1 year mark is when most people go from androgynous to feminine in all the timelines I’ve seen. So I’ll keep our fingers crossed that the next year treats us better than the first 💕
I swear by OPI Nail Envy. I have both the clear that you can use with a regular color or the colored (light pink version).
A lot of people on here swear by OPI's Nail Envy. It's supposed to harden the nail, and maybe once it hardens it will start to grow. It's here on Amazon and it's only $8.50.
But the pampering part is the easiest and most important! Maybe the massage isn't, but the nail treatments are key!
Learn to file nails properly:
Always file in the same direction!
Learn good cuticle care:
Use cuticle remover once in a while for a good clean up, but don't use it daily. NEVER cut the cuticles. Use cuticle remover and a PLASTIC tool to scrape nails (depending on the nail strength, metal scrapers can damage the nail) I use a makeup sponge to rub backwards from my nail after cleaning up my cuticles. To maintain, push your cuticles back frequently. I do this in the shower after the water has softened my skin a bit.
Use a good nail treatment polish as a base coat:
Most lacqueristas will swear by OPI Nail Envy.
Get some good hand and nail lotion:
This is where you can pamper her with a nice hand massage, if you're willing to go the extra mile.
Her nails will be looking so fabulous before you even hit them with the color!
I haven't tried it myself, but a lot of people over at /r/RedditLaqueristas like OPI Nail Envy.
Fingerstyle guitar player here. My nails are important and they can split. This will take care of you.. https://smile.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Envy-Strengthener-Original/dp/B00178TVXG/ref=lp_15284207011_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520527801&amp;sr=1-1&amp;th=1
I got all of mine on Amazon. Below are the first things I bought. I'm pretty new too, but I'm building a nice collection. Not many of the nail items on Amazon are Prime eligible, but if you can find them, I would compare the non-Prime+shipping vs. the Prime one.
This is what I bought a few months back when I bought my stamper. Some people may tell you that you need the special nail polish but I've always used Sally Hansen's black nail polish and found that it works just fine with my stamper and shows up perfectly. As for plates, one of my personal favorites that I find myself using over and over again the one with zebra, leopard, cross criss criss, and two little tip designs. If you think that you'll be using your stamper a decent amount, then I suggest you get the bundle monster. The plates from the Konad are a little too expensive for my taste, so I usually just resort to getting new plates from Amazon.
Sorry babes :/
I don't have any thing for stamping so [This would be fantastic] (http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Art-Double-Stamper-Scraper/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1393874862&amp;sr=8-8&amp;keywords=nail+stamping+plates)
You know that everyone on here is here for you and if you need to just focus on something else I highly recommend Top Gear, one of their special episodes where they go to another country (seriously its hilarious and I don't even like cars)
It'll be okay sweety.
$0-5 Nail Stamper I have seen a lot of wishlists here with polish/nail at supplies, and I think that stamping would be fun for a lot of people!
$5-10 Fun glitter polish A set of 6 for less than ten bucks!
$10-20 Acrylic Paint! Because being artsy is always fun!
20-50 China Glaze Summer Neons 2012 because nail art
This is the first stamping kit I ordered:
It's worked fine for me so far, though I have heard people say that it's not as good for very long or very rounded nails. I also have this set of stamping plates and I am happy with the variety, but I'm not sure how "cheap" they are compared to other sets of plates:
Any plans today?
edit: 15 and thanks!
Happy cake day!
I got this fruity polish in a pedicure a while ago and it's been in the back of my mind ever since. Here's another fruity China Glaze polish, and to round out a trio of fruit themed polishes, here's one more that looks gorgeous.
Im surprised no one's mentioned Baby Foot in this thread yet! That product is some serious wizardry.
this is someone who is using Baby Foot, possibly. I used this product myself, and it DOES produce these results when done properly.
You do the treatment and then about two weeks later your feet start feeling like crazy. It's so gross but satisfying.
You can pretty much google 'foot peel' and you'll find heaps. Here's a few for examples:
Hey man, ive been a nail biter for about probably 15+ years. decided to get rid of this nasty habit and bought some nail biting detergent polish. it honestly is so repulsive you will not want your hands near your mouth. ive almost kicked my habit but i need to constantly reapply it. i strongly recommend this for anyone battling this.
Amazon Although I did see that says but to be used for children under 3, so its only an option if nothing else works until then...
There are a few products that could help:
Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop nail biting, 0.3 Fl Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_C7.rDbX6XSVJ3
Nail Quail - Strong Will Anti-Nail Biting Click Pen, 7ml, Made in USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXXFB59/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x8.rDbM19GQQS
I've bit my nails since I was a little kid. At the end of January my GF bought THIS from Amazon. Two applications was all it took, I haven't bit my nails since the first week of February.
There are biting deterrent aids that you can try. Here is one http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
I was exactly the same for like 15 years. until i found this stuff:
this nasty shit is like magic. i had this on for a week, (only 1 application) and I slipped once or twice, but that awful taste does something to your subconscious and I haven't had the urge to bite at all since. any small urges are easy to resist now. I would offer to give you the bottle, but I want to save it for a while just in case.
Similar to the spicy stuff on your fingers idea, there exists a product that you apply to your fingers sort of like nail polish. It's used to prevent nail biting. It's clear, odorless, and you can't tell it's there, but it tastes AWFUL. Probably the most terribly bitter taste you've ever experienced.
I found it in a joke shop in Sweden for putting on people's food to fuck with them, but I think that this or this is the same thing.
Slop some of that on your fingers and you'll regret nibbling. Similar to what SFL said, it usually happens to me when I'm really stressed out and concentrating hard on something. After finals are done, my fingers usually heal up nicely.
There's this clear nail polish that tastes like death. It's barely noticeable with no smell, so guys use it too, and whenever you go in for a bite you get this nasty, rancid, bitter flavor. After about two or three weeks, the habit is dropped.
That might be the stuff, but I know there are other products out there you can try.
For me, honestly, I just realized that two of my incisors were so worn down from biting my nails that they couldn't touch anymore when I bite, so I just quit cold turkey. As /u/rjjm88 said, if you have something good to replace it with for the auto-oral response (something to chew on when you're nervous/stressed), it helps out a ton. I actually work at a cigar shop and smoke quite a few cigars, which I inevitably end up chewing on as I smoke them. Not that I recommend that, but as said, have something you can nibble on handy and it'll help a bit. There's also stuff like this,, though that gets a little extreme.
This is what I've used to recently stop biting: http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
It worked wonders for me. I would bite at the skin around my finger continuously. My wife would always tell me to stop, but I just couldn't. I would do it subconsciously and consciously, because if I didn't do it, my mind would break and I couldn't focus on anything else.
The Mavala stuff is so bitter, that you rapidly develop an aversion to putting your hand near your mouth. It even makes it so you don't want to eat food with your hands, as the stuff will rub off on the food and taint it.
I used it for about 3 weeks and haven't used it at all this week. I have no more desire to bite at my fingers. I still will occasionally pick at them, but the picking was never much of a problem for me, and I'm using Aquaphor to help make my fingers smooth so I don't have the dry / cracked fingers.
I'm sorry that you are going through this, though, as it really sucks. I hope my suggestion can help solve your problem in the way it seems to have solved mine.
Not that you necessarily looking for solutions to stop, but I'd recommend something like this. It tastes bitter and encourages you to keep your nails out of your mouth.
There is a type of nail polish that you can buy that is specifically to aid in stopping nail biting! You put a coat on your nails and when you find yourself biting your nail you will be met with a horridly bitter taste! It is kind of interesting conditioning approach to stopping the habit :). Here is one that has good reviews on amazon: [Mavala Stop Nail Biting] (https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Switzerland-Stop-Nail-Biting/dp/B0000YUXI0)
Hey im a nail technician and used to be a horrid nail biter. I've coached many through the habit! Everything these ppl said is true but im going to provide you with some links:
1- Nail file - you dont need a glass one obv but they last forever and are more sustainable.
2- Cuticle Nippers- I would, like u/deskais said, keep them with you all the time for a while and use that when you have a hang nail or rough cuticle you want to pick at. This one is a pretty inexpensive pair that comes with a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back with.
3- Disgustig nail polish - I've heard tales of people chewing through it but that is mind boggling to me. It tastes awful and will at the very least remind you if you are biting at them subconsciously. There is another brand called "stop the bite" but it wears off and isn't so bad. This one stays on until you remove it.
4- Cuticle Cream. This one is important and would be my #1 choice if you only picked one. Moisturize that shit every day. Keep it on your nightstand or in your car so you dont forget. If they aren't dry, there will be nothing to pick at and they will look so much better.
Id also get a professional manicure just to see how they do it and then that will help you learn how to do it yourself, and it will clean them up and then all you have to do is keep it up with at home care.
Good luck! Id love to see a followup post in a month if you remember.
I have bit my nails all my life and was finally able to stop 2 years ago (I'm 28 now) because of this stuff. It's just nasty. Keep putting it on and be consistent with it. Once they've grown out more there are lots of products you can use to help strengthen your nails.
If you're super desperate, I've heard good things about hypnosis.
Hi there :) There's this nail polish that tastes icky but looks like a clear coat in order to deter biting. It helps when you don't even know you're doing it. Kinda tastes like ear wax. Hope it helps!
I have found no bite nail polish to help a ton. Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop Nail Biting, 0.3 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_foXWzbAX6YSN4
I have a similar unconscious habit, and I need a strong and consistent reminder not to do it. Paint this stuff on the parts that you don't want to bite, and you will quickly learn not to bite there =;-)
There is this clear coat you can use on your nails, here.
Personally, I have the same habit, only not as bad. I can stop myself as long as my nails aren't over a certain length. Once they get longer I can't seem to hold myself back, though, so I make sure my car, room, bathroom and kitchen have nail clippers so i can abate the urge.
Try this. Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop Nail Biting, 0.3 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MzY6AbDDBGMY2
Definitely need hydration. I like Burt's Bee's Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream because it's thick and very hydrating. I really slather it into my cuticles and let it soak in when I'm not using my hands too heavily (i.e. at work, on the computer, watching tv).
As others have said, a manicure would definitely do you good as well. They'll be able to trim away all of the dead cuticle and really moisturize in one go. You'll still need to work on keeping them maintained in the long run.
Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream + a nipper keep my crazy cuticles in check!
I also hate the greasy feeling you get. That's why I use corn huskers lotion. This puts the moisture back in your hands without leaving them greasy.
It sounds like you may be getting ingrown hairs, or just getting razor burn.
I'd suggest trying a cheap DE razor with a brush and soap made for sensitive skin. This is a lot easier on your skin, and with a single pass shave, you should still look ok, while leaving some stubble above the level surface your skin. For an aftershave, I'd use Tend Skin followed with Cornhuskers lotion
Disclaimer - I make and sell some of these products, but many similar products are available at other vendors that will work equally well.
That doesn't happen to me too much now, but in my pizza delivery days, my hands were not too happy with the winter air. It got to the point of my skin cracking and bleeding. I used something called Corn Huskers, and it worked pretty well.
I use a pedegg to shave my calluses to a decent level. I use this about once every two weeks or so and I have yet to get a ripped callus. I've gotten blisters on areas without calluses, but no ripped calluses lol.
Get some 320 grit sandpaper and sand those babies down. Be conservative at first since you can't put skin back on after you take it off. Keep your hands moisturized with a hand care product like Working Hands.
My skin is really sensitive to dry weather too. I lather Cetaphil cream on my face at night and use a smaller amount during the day. I doubt they sell this in Korea, but O'Keeffe's Working Hands is by far the best hand cream I've ever used. Nothing else comes close.
Have you tried regular Eucerin? That stuff is like lotion+. O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream is like chapstick for your hands.
I also have chronically dry hands and it gets painful and itchy in the winter. O'Keefe's hand salve is amazing - I've gone through several of them already.
Tried Working Hands?
O'Keeffe's K0350002 Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz, Jar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_czPMBbCX3RVSY
Hand cream with Urea like this one or this one during the day after each wash. Then at night same cream but top it off with Vaseline. Use cotton gloves while watching TV or something. You can take them them off at night. I can’t sleep with gloves on either.
O'Keefe's Working Hands will fix you right up.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream
This stuff is amazing for that.
I started using it specifically for this reason. It dries in a few seconds, and feels like you just put baby powder on.
Uh, for the record, not good for extracurricular activities due to this.
Try this: http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0. After a few minutes it's not oily like other hand lotions and such.
Buy it here.
Oh yes, ma'am! It is a gift from the gods. This one is my favorite. I also like the Sally Hansen one, but as I got towards the bottom of the bottle it started to get slightly goopy.
there are a couple different ways to stop sucking your thumb. What I recommend is this clear "nail polish". It doesn't look like anything is on your nail and when you put it in your mouth it has a foul taste, discouraging the habit. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Switzerland-Stop-Nail-Biting/dp/B0000YUXI0
In addition, it sounds like you have a fair amount of anxiety. Perhaps talking to your doctor about it may help.
I'm a new dad with 5 month old twins so I haven't faced this issue yet. However I do know that a method to keep kids from sucking their thumb or nail bitting is to use a bittering agent on the thumb/nails. Mavala Stop is highly recommended on Amazon. You could use it to make the pacifier too bitter for her to want it in her mouth.
There are products designed to prevent nail biting that will help short term. Getting manicures is supposed to help too. It will really help if you can figure out why you bite your nails, though. That way you can deal with the root cause if it's something like anxiety, replace with something healthy if it's a habit when you're bored, etc.
I agree with the other commenters, and think that seeing a psychologist would be an excellent idea. No five year old should have to live with that much stress, and finding a better way to help him let go of it is imperative.
In the meantime, there's a special type of bitter-tasting nail polish that can help him keep those fingers out of his mouth. I used to bite so much that my fingers would bleed and I'd end up with nasty infections. My parents used a product like the linked one (this was almost 30 years ago so I have no idea which brand), and I hated it with a fiery passion, but it sure as heck got me to stop biting.
there's this nail polish that tastes really nasty thats supposed to help stop nail biting: http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
i hope this helps!
First, maybe try painting your nails with this. It doesn't work for everyone, but it may help to provide a negative association with the biting. I find chewing on something else really helpful as well. Then head here: /r/CompulsiveSkinPicking, you may find something helpful.
I unfortunately already picked at my face (I have acne) and bit/chewed my hands long before the idea that I might have ADHD was even on my radar, and Adderall has not (yet) seemed to help. It is difficult to break, especially when you've been doing it since childhood (in my case). For me, a combination of harm reduction (always carrying bandages, alcohol pads, Neosporin in case I scratch myself - Hands are dirty even just washed) and redirection (instead, trim my nails, shave my face, do a face mask, put on expensive lotion) has been helpful.
And perhaps mention it to a psych. Could be other stuff going on.
Or this : https://www.amazon.ca/Mavala-Biting-Thumb-Sucking-Ounces/dp/B0000YUXI0
If you're serious about stopping and not you're not karma-whoring.
I used Mavala Stop to end my 20 year nail biting frenzy. I had nails in 2 weeks. I could not eat gummy bears for about a month after because I was afraid of the flavor.
I am surprised no one has mentioned this. Mavela Stop is what worked for me. It tastes awful. Whenever you find yourself chewing on your fingers without thinking the awful taste of Mavela will stop you. After about a week you will notice a drastic improvement. Plus, it helped me form a habit of being cognizant of any time I put my fingers in my mouth.
try this. It worked for a lot of people I know
There are solutions you can buy, like clear nail varnish that tastes disgusting when it mixes with saliva but is generally inert. I used to not only bite my nails, but the skin on the tips of my fingers.. Usually when watching TV or generally bored. Other tips include developing another habit in it's place such as pen twirling, coin manipulation and other things to keep your brain and hands busy when normally idle
Get this stuff http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-0-3-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B0000YUXI0
Worth a shot.
When I was a kid, I used to bite my nails. My mom thought it was the worst thing in the world, so she tried everything she could think of.
One of them was an anti-nail-biting nail polish, which did help for a bit. It tastes bitter, so when you unconsciously put your hands in your mouth, you realize it and stop.
Here are a few I found from a quick Google search:
I usually buy everything at Amazon, but it's the most expensive in this instance. I think a trip to the local pharmacy might be quicker and cheaper, in any case.
Oh, and the nail biting? Silly mom... it went away when I gained confidence in myself and my abilities (I was a nerdy little kid and my mom helped wimp me up by mothering me to death.)
I only mention that last bit because perhaps there's a psychological root to your dilemma.
The nail polish may help in the immediate sense, but if you ask yourself where the behavior is coming from, you might end up solving a bigger issue for yourself.
You can buy anti fingernail biting polish that essentially puts a bitterant on your nails so you at least notice when you start biting them subconsciously. It pretty much makes your nails taste awful.
IIRC it takes about 2 weeks to break a habit, so just keep at it for a while and you should be golden.
Here's an example of the polish.
Nail biter for 40 years here. Former nail biter, I should say. This was the ONLY stuff that helped me. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING rid the taste in my mouth. Also used it on LO for thumb sucking.
Mavala Stop - Helps Cure Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking, 0.3-Fluid Ounce
I bought this stuff, which has been pretty helpful so far. Problem is - and maybe it's because I don't know how to apply nail polish - the stuff gets on my food when I eat.
I bought this one off of Amazon. It's a bit expensive, but it has helped me stop biting.
You can get very bitter tasting, transparent nail polish on Amazon.
To be honest, once I started wearing nail polish I stopped because I was always afraid I'd chip the nail polish and that outweighed my desire to bite my nails, and also the nail polish got in my mouth which I hated. Not sure if that'll help you, though, so here are some articles that may help:
10 Steps to Quit Nail-biting
6 ways to stop biting your nails
Also, you may want to try a treatment that makes your nails taste bad. Like this one.
Tons of people swear by that stuff ^
I've heard this helps.
This stuff is pretty awesome. It's worked decently well for me.
Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop Nail Biting, 0.3 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YW6TAbC7FM2WW
Hey I've just come across this post looking for stop-nailbiting subreddits. I've just gone through the 3 week mark of no biting having used a product called Mavala STOP! http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
I was bleeding a few weeks ago, now my nails are starting to get there :)
Can't you buy some ointment and put it on your nails? That way they taste disgusting. Example of a product you can buy
Malvala Stop and it is ... nasty.
I did (with the kids permission) use it on my oldest kids. One stopped sucking her thumb overnight. The other would get upset, but power through it. We tried it a few times over the next few years. She finally decided - on her own - to try the 'yucky stuff' again, and finally stopped sucking her fingers when she was 6.
Buy this and you'll stop within a couple of days.
Mavala Stop. You will stop putting your fingers near your mouth after about a week at the max.
That polish is legit the nastiest thing ever and you will 1000% think twice before putting your hand in your mouth. I mean even if they just freeze your lips momentarily that taste is stuck with you.
My bf didn't have the patience to keep telling me either so he sneaks and does this every couple of weeks or whenever he notices that I'm putting my hands in my mouth too much. It's the worst surprise the next day when you just wanna do something casual like... Lick your fingers after a delicious and messy taco but I 🤷🏽♀️ the man gets results.
Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop nail biting, 0.3 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7ULPDbTAF9Y09
Use this on your fingernails, and carry these with you religiously... if you get a hangnail, or you've made a rough edge, clean it up with those instead of chewing. You can probably get both at your local grocery store or pharmacy.
I just stopped biting a two or three weeks ago. I'm using Mavala Stop (literally the grossest thing I have ever tasted) and using Duri Rejuvacote to get them to grow faster... (not sure about the results yet :) Congrats to you! We're all gonna make it :)
I've been pointed to Mavala Stop:
I don't know how I feel about it, though - I hate the idea of getting a negative reinforcement when eating finger foods, too.
I'm going to take a week and try the rubber band method:
I tried it half heartedly quite a few years ago, and maybe this time I can stick with it.
Give Mavala Stop a shot. I've tried some of the other similar concepts and quickly grew used to the taste. This one is pretty awful and serves as a very fast reminder when I'm doing it unconsciously.
Unfortunately, this also makes anything you touch with your fingers taste like shit. It's an unfortunate side effect, but I'll take it (my biggest problem is remembering to put the stuff on in the first place, once on it does a pretty good job).
From one nail biter to another: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uS2.AbGBT7290
I ordered this for myself, and I'm hoping it gets here today....I'm desperate.
Has anyone tried this before (or something similar)? I'm sick of my hands looking so jacked
I agree. We used this on our kid and he stopped. Available on [Amazon] (http://amzn.com/B0000YUXI0).
Using a cuticle cream (I use this one) will get rid of your hangnails if you use it at least a couple times a week for about a month (at least for me it did). More often may help get rid of them faster, but I'm not sure. It also softens your calluses around your nail area, and it smells fantastic!
Wanted to post something that I recently started that seems to have helped (so far!) I found this while shopping amazon for some unrelated products. I work in a bar, and to clean the glasses we use some really heavy-duty anti-bacterial stuff, so my cuticles and hands get really dry and then I pick / bite at them. I like a lot of Burt's Bees products, and they're all natural/no animal testing so I figured why not try it out.
The product is more like a balm-- I swirl my finger in it and then rub it into my nails and cuticles. It smells absolutely divine, like lemon cakes, but it doesn't really taste great. I started rubbing this stuff into my nails whenever I get the urge to bite/pick and have slowly started to replace the habit with that. I'm not sure if this'll work in the long run, but I already feel the urge to bite and pick lessening. I've been a nail biter and mild dermotillomaniac for as long as I can remember... so that's a huge step for me.
Hope this helps someone! :)
The best thing that's worked for me is a thick cuticle balm. Burt's Bees, or Badger Balm both make a product like this.
Take care of your cuticles. This video was very helpful to me. If you don't want to remove your cuticles, keep them pushed back (although if it's been a while since you have pushed your cuticles, you may find it easier to just remove them and then keep up with pushing them). A decent cuticle pusher will help keep them under control. I prefer to use a tool like this one that also has a trimmer on one end - I use the trimmer to any hardened skin that's formed at the corners of my nails.
That being said, you should also use a cuticle cream or cuticle oil to help keep the skin around your nails and your nail bed moisturized. I like this cuticle cream, but I have heard wonderful things about Lush's Lemony Flutter as well (it's expensive but trust me, that tub will last you forever). Sally Hansen also makes a cuticle oil that gets the job done just as well. I use my cuticle cream at least once a day (sometimes twice) and it's amazing how much that alone has helped my nails.
If you're constantly messing around with your nails during the day (picking, biting, etc), try your best to curtail that. If a nail is peeling, resist the urge to bite it and file it down instead. Also, file your nails in one direction only - that reduce the risk of splitting the nail.
Lastly, I second the vitamin suggestion. YMMV, but a lot of people find that biotin and prenatal vitamins are very helpful for nail growth. If you want to go the biotin route, I suggest coupling it with a daily multivitamin (which will provide vitamin E as well as all the other important stuff).
OOOOH raises hand THIS IS ME, I LOVE NAIL POLISH.
Ok. Down to business. My favorite product.
Do I have to pick one? I can't pick one. I might do a few.
My favorite nail polish ever is China Glaze Fast Track. Why is it the best? Glad you asked. It's neutral/nude so it's not overwhelming or inappropriate ever (for work or interviews or anything). Also if your nails are in bad shape or if the polish starts chipping or if you just got lazy while applying it, you can't really tell with this one. However, by no means is it boring. The shimmer/sparkle/glittery-stuff in this one is SUPER PRESENT and SUPER PRETTY meaning that your nails will have personality still and be so gorgeous you can't stop admiring the color.
My favorite basecoat/topcoat ever is Revlon Colorstay Basecoat and Revlon Colorstay Top Coat. They are ridiculously priced on Amazon, you can find 'em cheaper in the drugstore real easy. Why do I love them? They're magical. Your polish will actually never chip. I had a polish on for 5 days while doing really hand-intensive tasks (building things, washing them a lot at work, etc.) and my nail polish DID NOT CHIP AT ALL. It was the most mindblowing thing. These ones will make it last and last and last. The Basecoat is really good on its own, you don't need the topcoat for it to be effective. But it's definitely even better with the topcoat - the pair are just a superhero team together.
My favorite cuticle cream is the Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. It can be greasy when applying but allow a couple minutes to sink in and it will work wonders for your nails and cuticles if they're dry like mine are or just in rough shape. Really great stuff.
Ok last thing. In case you're not wild about nail things, my favorite lotion is the Vaseline Total Moisture Pure Oat Extract one. I picked this up because it was the cheapest lotion (again, probably cheaper at your drugstore and easy to find) and my legs were SO DRY after shaving. Let me tell you, this stuff is the best. I've had problems with dry legs year after year in the summer and I kept trying lotions that didn't do much. This stuff feels SO NICE when you put it on, after and it makes your skin really soft and not dry for days and days. I don't have any problems anymore. So cheap and SO GOOD!
EDIT: I forgot to say why I want dat prize. I have been DYING to try the Moon Candy polishes and magnetic polishes forEVER now but I'm too afraid I won't like them to buy them for myself. Therefore, winning 'em seems like a good solution :P
Tweezerman makes good tools, but I'm partial to Seki myself:
It's dangerous to go alone. Take this
If you have really thick nails this can be helpful, but I think a better bit of advice is to spend a few bucks on some really good clippers like the ones made by Seki Edge. They are under $20, last forever, and work way batter than generic clippers. And don't share them with anyone...good way to get nail fungus.
Best clip of your life
Vaseline is an occlusive so you would want to put something super rich and moisturizing on your skin and then maybe some vaseline. I personally like Neutrogena's Norwegian formula as a body lotion.
My uncle swears by this stuff for his cracked elbows/hands.
I wash my hands very frequently because I work with a lot of cash, and my hands get very dry. I don't like using oils because they make my hands feel greasy. I absolutely love Corn Huskers Lotion! It dries very fast, has a pleasant talcum-like scent, and it makes my hands feel very soft! I have a couple chronic dry spots on my hands that feel painful sometimes, and that lotion really helps. The downside is that you have to reapply after washing your hands, but I can't recommend it enough! And it gives your hands a nice grip as well
To be honest... cornhuskers lotion is excellent because it doesn't leave residue.
My mom always used Olay of Olay moisturizer. My earliest memories of it were of her using it when it was in a glass bottle.
My grandma used Cornhuskers Hand Lotion always. Had a bottle in every bathroom and in her kitchen for as long as I can remember.
Not quite applicable, but mi abuela uses Royal Violets to this day, which is a traditional Cuban body spray fragrance. I remember her giving me a glass bottle of it when I was a kid.
"Tasty" is one word I would never use to describe shrooms, unless you're the kind of person that likes to eat the contents out of a Pedegg.
Ughhh, the ped egg was the grossest thing I ever tried. It probably worked well, I dunno. I could barely pay attention to that after dry heaving at the sight of pouring out the foot shavings. I'm gagging just thinking about it. Will never use it again. I just can't. -shudders-
Thank you for the contest !
Probably my Ped Egg and my Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream, but I don't think taking care of your skin is terribly unmanly.
The Ped Egg, the Pedi Perfect, and the like are way too expensive. I use a Stanley Surform Pocket Plane instead. If you want something that scrapes lighter, a 6 pound bag of Char-Broil Lava Rock is much cheaper than a single Aisilk Earth Lava Pumice Stone.
One of my friends with really bad cracking and bleeding on her hands always swore by O'Keeffe's Working Hands. I have some too and I really like it. It's not sticky and basically has no scent, which I love.
I used to work outdoors in the mountains and my hands would crack and bleed. I HATE lotion or being greasy. It took a long time to find something that i could use.
working hands lotion, its greasy for about 10 seconds then your skin soaks it up. I swear by it and so does my dad who is a contractor.
*edit- I didn't see /u/CRTsdidnothingwrong 's post. +1 to him/her
Non climber here, is it an advantage to have rough hands for climbing? If not there's a wonderful product out there, O'Keeffee's Working Hands. My husband is a welder and his hands are so dry they bleed sometimes. This item works wonders.
For my hands, I use Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, works great, non-greasy which is important since I don't want to get everything slick. It's expensive though, so I also use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing (with natural colloidal oatmeal). Again, non-greasy after a bit of working in and mostly fragrance free, hate stuff that smells. The Aveeno should be OK on the face, but I don't bother with anything on my face, just the chapstick for the lips.
When my cuticles get really bad, I use ClimbOn which is fantastic, but mostly apply it before going to bed. Been thinking of trying O'Keeffe's Working Hands since seeing it at some stores.
You can find anything online these days. Pinterest has a category just for women's fashion. You can find any tutorial under the sun on YouTube, especially anything to do with skincare, makeup, haircare, hair styling, and fashion. You could even just search YouTube for "look put together". Find a YouTuber whose personal style you enjoy and see what they have to say! There are even personal stylist courses on Udemy for like $10.99.
If you're starting at ground zero, it may be worth it for you to save up a little bit and be willing to invest that money into yourself. You'll have to decide what's worth "splurging" on and what isn't.
The basics. Women who always look put together don't skip basic upkeep. The things you need to focus on are going to be specific to you and your body but you need to willing to keep up with these things.
Gotta get yourself some O'Keefes it works miracles.
Working Hands! Great for just this issue.
Appreciate the response! I used to do that. I would load up with literally handfuls of Vaseline every night and then I wore large socks on my hands. I also tried the famous O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream.
I've tried different things, hard to achieve 100% success, u get some stress n ur back at it, so what I do when things become intense is use some cream like this one or this one, and on top I put a bandaid, the creams help as they keep the skin humid enough, canesten is good cause it kills fungus n some bacteria, the bandaids r the 2 in wide, great for when u r outside and they stick really good.
Best luck, I know the pain, is bad when it gets cold n u can't even wash ur hands cause even the cold water hurts
My sister bought some O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream and it supposedly works amazing for her husband. A nice thick barrier without being greasy or too much.
It's nice to have a ritual. At the end of my day I gather up my things and take all my equipment off and put it in my locker. I rub some hand lotion into my hands and forearms (http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0) and take the long way to the parking lot. I have a short drive, so I do it with the radio off and just enjoy the relative silence. It helps to have someone to come home to, and he lets me vent but I keep it to just a minute or two, then I take a hot shower. It works.
Little late to the party, OP - but I've been using this stuff for years.
You results may vary, but anyone who I've personally suggested it to never had any complains, and it has a 100% money back guarantee if you're aren't satisfied.
I've used a combination of wearing down my calluses and hand cream for the past while, and it's worked perfectly so far.
I bought a cheap $10 foot callus kit from CVS, which included a pumice stone and two files (one like a very fine cheese grater and another like rough sandpaper around a handle). Once or twice a week (depending on how much my hands get torn up in practice) I'll wear down the calluses that build up with the two files, then smooth everything out with the pumice stone afterwards.
The hand cream I bought is O'Keefe's Working Hands. I'll use that a few times a week just after showering. It doesn't a greasy feeling to my hands, and has no scent to it at all. Doesn't leave my hands soft where they'll tear, but keep them from drying out.
That combo has worked for me for the past year or more without any issues.
This stuff is gold. O'Keeffe's Working Hands: http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0
My hands are always horrendously dry--a combination of eczema, allergies, and just dehydration, I reckon (I should probably see a dermatologist about it, lol). While no product has ever made my hands 100% smooth, the two best products that I've found are O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream and the Aqua Glycolic Hand And Body Lotion. The former would be good to take with you during the day; it absorbs fairly quickly. The latter, because it has glycolic acid, would be best for nighttime; I like to layer it with a creamier moisturizer (even just Vaseline) and wear socks on my hands while I sleep! First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Concentrate is also very good, but because it's small and expensive it's best to use on smaller dry patches.
This will solve all your problems
You can get it at Walgreens
I'm not a Nurse (one day...), but my sister works in restaurants & has issues from the constant washing of her hands as well.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands is stuff she uses quite often.
I use Eucerin myself. I have a tube of it, it's lasted me over a year now.
Hope this helps.
if you're looking for a hand moisturizing solution, may i suggest O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream? i bought some last winter, and it has revolutionized my horrifically dry hands.
I have that Olay Complete lotion! I like it. I would suggest spritizing a hydrating mist on it for added hydration. One of my favorites is Ariul 7 Days Vitamin Mist but there are loads. I've also found adding in an oil can sometimes help too. I like jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is a powerful emollient that will soften your skin (there's research it promotes wound healing; it would be good for your hands). Most oils have strong emollient properties that would help soften your skin.
That Olay Lotion is thin; I would consider a thicker cream to put on top of it. I often layer over my lotions with Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream, because it has petrolatum in the ingredient list it acts an an occlusive that locks everything in. There are loads of creams though. Cerave has a popular cream.
For hands - seriously consider Amlactin. I've found that helps my hands a lot. Amlactin has 12% lactic acid and there's research it boosts ceramide & lipid levels in the skin and promotes wound healing.
O'Keeffes has a good hand lotion that wouldn't bust in your bag at school b/c of the packaging: https://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-ounce/dp/B00121UVU0
At night, I would really grease up your hands. Layer on Amlactin, maybe some oil like jojoba oil (optional), and a strong occlusive like Aquaphor (Aquaphor has lanolin which is more moisturing than plain Vaseline). Put on gloves, at least for a while, to make sure it all stays on your hands. Gloves like these work well
This Aveeno Baby Cream for Eczema is a moisturizing cream that acts as an occlusive and could replace Aquaphor. It's super moisturizing, I love it and have even used it on my face.
With cracked and bleeding hands you really have to up the ante for awhile. I've found that once my hands start healing using Amlactin regularly alone works well as maintenance.
This stuff works wonders on cuts on my hands
DAMN! They actually have a minimum now? I worked in fedex home delivery. You either worked there long enough to leave or long enough to where you're working so hard that you're being paid less than you were when you started. God speed bro. This works wonders https://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Hand-Cream/dp/B00121UVU0
That is just a case of you losing that nifty oil/sweat layer on your finger tips.
In the wintertime I used O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream it’s really really good stuff and they even make a pocket sized one so if it’s really bad, reapply once you’ve finished a leg.
Put this stuff on at night. You'll never need another thing. It's fucking amazing. I worked in a position where I was constantly washing my hands so they'd get cracked and bleedy and this is literally the only thing I've ever found that really worked. You put it on at night because it feels a little weird. I only had to use it like once a week when I needed it.
Same eczema problem, and most lotions just make it worse. Plus, I work in food right now, so I have to wash all the time. This is my miracle worker. Seriously, I've never had anything like it. They sell it at Walgreens, it's honestly made of magic.
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Thanks so much for the contest! You be good to yourself as well! :)
What an awesome giveaway! Been wanting to try that liner.
Here are some wants for me.
ELF HD under eye concealer setting powder
^This one is 5.30, if that doesn't count I'll add another for good measure.
One of these Loreal eyeshadows because they look gorgeous!
The most talked about Top Coat because I don't own any, haha
This nail polish because fall is coming and this color looks beautiful!
Thanks for being awesome! <3
This is a great idea--thanks for hosting!
This top coat? $5 doesn't seem pricey or am I looking at the wrong thing?
Hi and welcome! I suck at makeup... mostly just powder my nose and maybe wear some eyeshadow/mascara. I'm good at nail polish though!
First, get yourself a good base coat and a good top coat. I recommend Orly Bonder and Out the Door. Most people here will recommend Seche Vite which is awesome, but may be hard to use until you learn how to wrap your nail tips.
I counted 34 in this picture.
(But lets be honest, the mini bottles shouldn't count as a whole bottle.)
I know it's a bit under $5 but the Essie topcoat I have really really sucks. I can re-pick if you need me to.
Retail Therapy! Did you not have enough flair? Maybe you should get some flair. I think you are going to get the fast-drying top coat... man I have no idea. You can surprise me with a gift, or I would like this. I guess I have top coats on the brain....
Item from my "Under $5 wishlist."
If you can't find Seche Vite top coat and you arent able to order it online ( Amazon link), check if your local Rite aid or walgreens carries Essie "Good to go" top coat. It dries quickly and works well against chips, for the most part. Welcome to the sub!
Seche Vite Top Coat - $4.70 shipped!
My favorite purple is Performance Colors Badlands, another user posted some swatches here
Sorry that today isn't fantastic, but thank you for hosting a lovely contest <3
I just recently received a lovely dark purple lipstick from u/dm2r! It's Wet n Wild's Vamp it Up! It looks very similar to Mac's Cyber lipstick, as seen by swatches here. It applies really nicely, too! :)
Link to my under $5!
Nail polish cowpox costs $5.55 Edit: it's on my nail and beauty item list.
cheapest polish inc. shipping
face not actually so pale... light from monitor..
Here is a color I've been wanting for a while!
It's not a breakfast burrito but it'll do
You know what makes me beautiful?? dark nail polish to put sparkles on
Thank God it's Thursday!
I got invited to a game night a bit ago! We're playing HackMaster.
>for a college student anyway
I hear that! I love getting money from Amazon, but Amazon pay Jerron right meow!
China Glaze is what I would want if I won the contest. Thanks!
[Catwalk] (http://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-Concrete-Catwalk-Polish/dp/B005EHHWPA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1348659135&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=catwalk+nailpolish), it dropped down to $0.10 lol
I need a gray polish
All time favorite: Supernatural. Definitely
Recent show: Merlin! It's wonderful. Maybe I have a thing for fantasy and mystery stuff :)
Psych. It's hilarious.
Thanks for doing this gauntlet!
Happy early birthday!
This is $.10 from one seller!
Nail Tape, 1.39, free shipping!
Other thing, your choice for spending money I've been saving to get a phone so I can get on an affordable plan.
If I'm picked, split the cost down to half (30 bucks) and pick another winner. I'd rather the love spread around a little more, ya know?
Thank you for the opportunity and take care! Happy First Contest! :)
Oh wait, even better! This one from Nail_World365 is $0.99+free shipping to Canada.
The color I used is Julep's Roc Solid. The tape is super cheap on Amazon. You can find it Here! I also used a jewel on my thumb (kind of hard to see) which was also super cheap on Amazon. You can find those HERE as well.
someone (who I've already forgotten, sorry!!!) JUST posted this which I imagine would get her off to a good start, if she doesn't already have a zillion randoms around. Sephora by OPI might also still be on sale and super cheap. They have colors/strips/and remover I think? Otherwise just amazon around, you can get striping tape for practically nothing, and rhinestones and fimo canes, oh my! That sound get her started.
I buy cheap polish for like accent colors, because I will probably almost never paint all my nails...yellow for instance. Otherwise I like Essie and OPI the best. You also may want to look into some of those clear plastic drawers for storage as well. Hope it helps!
I ordered it online from Amazon. I just did a search for nail striping tape and picked the cheapest one ;) The one I got actually shipped from Hong Kong, and I don't see them any longer when I tried to find them just now =/
This seller has the pictures that went with the ones I bought, if that helps?
Ok lets see here.... this is one of the only things under $3 on my polish wishlist that has green in it. P.s. It would be my first striping tape!
Thanks for the contest!
OMG you and I are going to have babies the same week (if everything goes as planned)!!!!! My due date keeps changing, gahh it sucks.
Cute baby item for you and for your lil' girl.
Item from my wish list.
If I have a girl I'm naming her Leela, so there is a name, and Persephone was a close second for us. But, I really do like Sprinkle Donut!!
I've been wanting striping tape but keep not getting around to buying it! YAY cheap tools!
I also found them on ebay with free shipping
Nail brushes and nail tape!
Also Blazing Saddles is awesome!!
Oh no, don't do that, don't do that. If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.
How exciting!! I'd love to own Highlight of My Summer, Light as Air, or maybe some striping tape.
I'm also on a no-buy... but I broke it for Samoan Sand. Totally worth it! Good luck with yours :)
I don't have any striping tape or studs/charms/whatever these are (but I've been eyeing them forever!) And they're both only a $1!
it was super easy! I used this tape in white and just made 3 horizontal lines, 3 lines leaning to the left and 3 lines leaning to the right and just made them cross at the same points...if that makes sense!
Question 1: If you're thinking of the really thin lines, you can use nail art tape.
If you want a custom width, you might want to put tape on wax paper (or left over sticker paper) and cut it with a ruler/exact-o knife. I've never tried this, I'm just guessing.
Here are some other ways to use tape: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/12-amazing-diy-nail-art-designs-using-scotch-tape
The green polish is Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Mint Sorbet. The striping tape is just the silver that came in this pack from China:
I got mine from amazon too but they were a bit more expensive but worth the price since they weren't damaged or missing at all: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069FDR96/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00
but i trusted the seller bc of their ratings
I bought mine on amazon.com. $4 for a set of 10 rolls and it showed up in a matter of days.
Very pleased with this purchase.
Not too shabby for a free handed job! If you want a cleaner, more smooth-edge look, invest in some nail tape!
I'm not sure about the brand, I got it off Amazon for about $1. Here's the link for it. And thank you! :D
Are you feeling 22? 22
$2 It's a solar powered car!
This! kind of nasty. but i went at it on my heels and now my feet are like beautiful baby feet. 10/10 it was a little disgusting though. skin shavings everywhere
Ped eggs aren't very good quality. Microplane makes a much better foot file for larger feet, just be careful not to shave off too much dead skin at once. You can get em on amazon.
I have the same feet, they usually get callus when I wear heels a lot. I use a rasp like this one https://www.amazon.com/Microplane-Colossal-Pedicure-Rasp-Foot/dp/B00756HQNQ after i shower. Once your feet are nice and moist go in with the rasp and get all the dry dead stuff off. Then I use a minty foot cream. Do this a few times and you'll see a big difference! I've also heard baby foot is awesome, just never tried it.
Yes, I used to do this. Learning how to properly and gently exfoliate and moisturize my feet really helped. This grater tool is absolutely indispensable for me now: Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp (Foot File) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00756HQNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_AReTyb4YT8RAK
I have super dry skin that callouses easily, and it is crazy how much dead skin this thing can take off. It leaves my skin very even and soft with no peeling or cracking so I'm never even tempted to pick.
I'm not one to typically recommend products, but this thing is amazing for removing callouses on feet. It's cheap, and is rated very highly. Kinda heavy duty, so you don't want to overdo it, but holy crap you'll be amazed at all the skin it shaves off (yes, shaves; think cheese grater.) Just be sure to follow up with a heavy-duty moisturizer afterwards and slap some socks on. Personally, I love Bag Balm; after one night with that stuff on your feet, they're literally transformed (well, softer.) :)
Bottom line: pumice stones and the like didn't do much for me. This thing turned my feet into soft-omg-can't-stop-touching-them overnight. Nothing works better. Oh, and be sure to use it on DRY feet.
They are. I have started with the ped egg. That is safer. It's not as good but not bad. My husband got this one. It's supper scary. You have to barley touch the callus. I had other that I cut myself with. They weren't worse. It's just that I learned to be really careful.
Holy crap, your old! Grats on the teenager! You now have your hands full. :)
I could use nail brushes or A dust plug. OR, gift card because I'm saving for a make up organizer and various other items. :)
It wasn't bad, the ending was interesting, I can't say it really made me wow or anything but I liked it.
Item $5 or less.
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Are you feeling 22?
I want it
yay cheap tools!
Some brushes would be nice! These are 98 cents with free shipping.
Yay cheap tools!!
Found these on sale with no shipping :)
Hey, I actually had these on my wish list already! Yay cheap tools!
Here are some cheap brushes. A stamper and some plates might be nice. And dotting tools.
What kind of polish does she wear? Sparkly, shimmer, creme? I like indie brands but Zoya, Orly, OPI, and China glaze are nice and easily accessible.
My $1 item
I hope you feel soooo much better.
It's actually about $2 but still a hell of a deal!
I got mine from Amazon from this seller. However, it took about a month for it to arrive.
I exfoliate once a week or so with an apricot scrub, and usually remove my makeup using baby wipes, though I also love cleansing oil. I moisturize every day, and use this cream from the face shop. It's amazing. I'd really like to try using striping tape the only issue is, none of it ships to Canada, so you'd have to send it to yourself, then to me. Luckily, I don't mind waiting, and shipping is cheap!
I ordered a set off of Amazon. It was a great deal!
I always wanted some Nail Art Strips
And thank you for this contest. :)
[3.05] (http://www.amazon.com/30Pcs-Colors-Striping-Decoration-Sticker/dp/B00A76CPUA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1375307550&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=nail+tape) Thank you for contest
OMGCATS, Enjoy your birthday. Hope you get everything you deserve.
Nail Dotting Tools
Sorry they're all for nails!
I'm in Canada and I've only ever found it at Sally's for $6-$12 for a single roll. So I went on Amazon and got 30 rolls of the same stuff for $2!
If you are willing to wait for it, Amazon sells striping tape incredibly cheaply, though since it often ships from China it may take some time to arrive.
I have the pens and a refill bottle of the oil, and I love it. You can buy a single pen to try it out from [Amazon]
Haha i just needed to constantly mess with something. Also side note dont use nail strengtheners; they make your nails hard yes, but they break easily. If you use nail oils it makes them more flexible and if you hit your nail against something it will bend but won't break. [Oil that I use](Bliss Kiss Pure Cuticle & Nail Oil Pen - Crisp https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DYMYY2G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_H86LybJQJ2X0P)
I have a little nail oil stick that I carry in my purse and apply throughout the day. My nail person said it helps to fill the pores in the gel which prevents stains and also helps keep it more flexible. If the gel is reacting to something else though, I don't know if that would help.
I buy Gelish from Sally's Beauty Supply.
I feel you so hard! My advice would be to make sure your nail tech gets your cuticles really well, then use cuticle oil religiously for the rest of the week. Trader Joe's sells jojoba oil pretty cheap, and I'm a big fan of this one if you have Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Kiss-Simply-Pure-Cuticle/dp/B00DYMYY2G/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1539616133&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=cuticle%2Boil&amp;th=1
From one DMV bride to another, have an AMAZING wedding week and a better marriage!
I use this one because I'm too lazy to make my own, but you can buy empty pens and make your own!
Do you have a Pinterest Board/Spreadsheet of Polishes you own? Link? Alas I do not, but I do have a photo. Back row is Revlon/Sally Hansen, 2nd back are China Glaze, 2nd from front is Ulta3 (Aussie cheapie brand, not the same as Ulta) and Sinful Colors, and front row is OPI, Essie, and misc indies.
Can your SS include gently used polishes/items? For sure!!
What types of items would you enjoy receiving other than polish? I really have no serious preference. I love to be surprised :D I love cat stuff (love my cat, Claus), I'm currently obsessing over the SF Giants (baseballllllllllll!!!!), My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (GO PINKIE PIE)... and just stuff, honestly. I'm not a fussy person and will love and adore anything I'm sent.
Food Allergies: None, but I do not do well with spicy foods so please avoid anything even a lil bit burny.
Favorite Candy/Snacks: I adore sour stuff like warheads, umeboshi... etc... Roll'd Gold pretzels.
Favorite Type of Cookie: Choc chip. Can't go wrong with a classic!
Favorite Scent: So... Sinful. That stuff is amazing, it smells like cake!
Five Desired Polishes/Polish Related Items: Zoya - Zuza, Julep - Monica, Orly Bonder, Seche Vite, BlackSheep Lacquer - Farore.
Favorite Polish Brand: At the moment, China Glaze. I've never tried Butter, Zoya, or Julep >.<
Favorite Color: Pretty? I seem to have a lot of bluey greens so I guess they would be!
Do you have any Hobbies? Gaming :D Annoying my cat, working on my quilt... This is the centre block, all sewn by hand, no machine work... Listening to music... stuff........
Do you Collect Anything? I collect Pinkie Pies (but only the current gen because the older ones are creepy now), I collect the Vinyl Pop figures (I have Fionna and Marceline from Adventure Time and Pinkie Pie), and I collect teas (do NOT like russian caravan style teas)
Favorite animal: Wolf. And then, cat. This is mah tattoo.
What is your lemming (Most wanted polish) I don't think I have one currently to be honest. Probably a popular brand or indie that I haven't tried?
What person (dead/alive) you would like to meet? Richard Branson. Easy. I have his autobiographies and they are AMAZING.
Favorite Music Artist/Type: The Living End. I listen to anything except for a lot of screamy music, country, or rap. There are artists in all those genres that I enjoy but just not a massive fan as a whole.
Favorite Stores to shop at: Kikki K. Oh em gee I adore Kikki K. Also love places like JB HiFi (Aussie version of Best Buy).
Favorite Sports Team/Athlete: SF GIANTS!!!!
One Place You Would Like to Visit: Himeji Castle in Japan :)
Favorite Magazines You Do Not Subscribe To: I have no idea :S I'm not a magazine kinda gal really.
Favorite TV Show: This is a stupidly tough question. I lurrrrrve Detective Conan (Japanese version because the dub was HORRIBLE), Hannibal, Better Off Ted, Orphan Black, Tattoo Rescue, The Amazing World of Gumball, RuPaul's Drag Race (still watching the last season, DO NOT SPOILER)... other shows... I'm not a fan of too many American comedies tbh.
Anything else your SS should know about you: I'd be grateful for a fart in a box (please don't) :D I'm so excited to be a part of this event so I will love whatever you send!!!
Nice work! They look pretty and healthy! This is how I stopped biting mine as well.
If you haven't done so already get yourself a bottle of Seche Vite top coat and some vitamin D.
I used to bite my nails because they were ragged and peeling. I found using nail strengthener to work wonders.
This is a good guide! I find that leaving a small gap between my polish and my cuticle area looks much better than accidentally getting polish all over my cuticles from trying to paint too closely.
Also, if you do get any polish on your skin, you can immediately take a nail brush dipped in acetone and clean up the polish. It's easier while it's still wet in my opinion. (Though, when you're completely done painting, you can also go back and touch up anything you've missed!)
A quick drying top coat is also a must! Seche Vite makes a good one, as well as Superchic Lacquer. EDIT: These particular top coats are formulated to go over nail polish that is still wet, so it's a big plus that you don't have to wait for your color to dry before adding your top coat. As soon as you finish painting color on your last nail, you can go back to your first nail and start applying top coat until you get to your last nail again (if that makes sense).
Lastly, practice practice practice! :)
Put on Netflix or Hulu and relax and have fun with it! Good luck!
I recently discovered Seche Vite thanks to this subreddit its about $5 from amazon and is the most incredible fast drying top coat that doesn't really shrink, dries instantly and lasts days even on my lower quality nail polishes. Here's a link
Seche Vite, you can get it cheaper online, otherwise it is $10/bottle at Walmart/drugstore.
BUT, it is SO SO SO worth it. Whereas without top coat, your nails take like an hour to fully dry, Seche Vite has them completely rock hard in like 15 minutes. It's a game changer, and people ask me if I'm wearing gels because it keeps them really shiny.
Thanks so much!!
$4.85 - thanks for the contest!
I could really use some Chocolate right now...
I think most rapid dry top coats are intended to be used while the polish is tacky, while I know some other no-chip/shine type top coats are meant to be used when the polish is completely dry.
Seche Vite and Out the Door are good rapid dry options. If you can't find these, then the Sally Hansen Insta Dri is pretty good too.
My view is new. We just moved two weeks ago. That's a big reason I've been mia-preparing to move and what not.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, 0.5 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00150LT40/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_FPaYub0WETF2A
I actually love giving manicures to friends and family. My mom once brought me to her patient's house to paint the nails of 3 little girls. Cutest thing ever!
As for tips, some of it is really product quality/chemistry. I recommend two specific products: Orly Bonder as a base coat and Seche Vite as a topcoat.
The base coat prevents your nails from staining, and this one is rubberized (it feels sticky if you touch it), so polish adheres really well. This top coat dries your nails in about 60 seconds. I am an idiot and always have to pee right after I finish my nails. I can actually do that with SV. This combo has been able to make almost every nail polish I use last as long as I want it to last (for me, up to 7 days, but usually closer to 4).
To prevent chipping, it's important to use as few thin layers as possible. Thicker polish chips easier. The best polishes are ones that are heavily pigmented, but thin. I could probably suggest several based on your favorite colors. But my favorite brand is probably China Glaze. Oh! Also to prevent chipping and peeling, don't flood the cuticles. I leave a small amount of space as a border on my nail. You can see it pretty well here, especially on the thumb. I do this either by being sparing with my application or taking a paintbrush dipped in acetone and cleaning up the edges when I'm finished. It thins out the sides, making the polish less able to peel up from the edges.
My Holiday Costume: A Unitard!
I can't wait to see/read about others' costumes! Thanks for hosting: spooky scary :)
My $10 Wishlist: Seche Vite , Dotting Tools .
Does this seem reliable?
Seche Vite top coat is a total game changer. It literally dries your nails fully in 10-20 minutes. That means I can get a quick manicure in during naps or even before bed (I've painted my nails 20 minutes before bed and there were no sheet marks!). I've been telling every mom I know.
I recommend investing in a bottle of Seche Vite (as do a lot of people) and buy a bottle of nail polish thinner while you're at it because it gets thick.
I usually wash dishes and shower daily and it's chip free for days, even with really cheap polish.
There's several thing you can do to help improve your learning experience of the metric system!
One is this:
Killer Hound Dogs _ Deserve Cooked Meat
This helps you remember Kilo (1000), Hecto (100), Deca (10), Deci (.10), Centi (.100), and Mili (.1000). The is for the base unit, so meters, liters, etc. There's also a little song that goes with this, and you add a little "bark bark bark!" at the part where the base unit goes. Hehe, you don't need to worry about that, though. ;D
As for the other stuff you need to memorize, like the formulas and stuff like that, I highly suggest the use of flashcards. I actually hate making flashcards myself, because it takes forever to make them (especially when you need to make a lot) and I feel like it's a waste of time. I could actually use the time I'm taking to make them to actually study, you know? But I did find this really cool site, studyblue.com, where you make online flashcards. It's a lot faster, and you can view them wherever you're at, as long as you have a computer, smartphone, or other mobile device!
I used Study Blue for my chemistry class last semester, since there were a lot of things to memorize for that class, and it helped a lot! It keeps track of which ones you got wrong, and at the end of the deck, you can redo all the ones you got wrong. Essentially what you would do with IRL flashcards, really, but I just find it a lot more efficient to do on a computer.
Other than that, I would suggest coming up with some mnemonic devices to help you remember things! You can probably find some suggestions online, but I find that it's particularly effective if you come up with it yourself. You'll remember it better because it has a specific meaning to you. Also, you can always use sticky notes to write formulas or whatever on, and stick those around your house- on the fridge door, inside the fridge, on your mirror, your beside table, etc. If you expose yourself to something often enough, it's bound to get stuck in your head.
I really hope this helps! I know studying can really suck sometimes, but the tips I gave you always help me out when I'm having trouble. =) If I win, I'd really like this top coat! I've heard such great things about it, and I've been dying to try it!
Thanks for the contest, and good luck! =D
Make good art always.
thanks for gifting:)
I use Seche Vite top coat and it works really well. It also has a ton of positive reviews on Amazon, so I guess it works for others too.
Seche Vite on Amazon
The Seche Vite top coat is by far the best. It's a little pricey depending on where you get it from, but man, it is so worth it.
Oh goodness, and I forgot to mention you need to get a top coat and base coat. OPI is a good choice for a base coat, but I'd recommend a quick dry top coat (I like Seche Vite.) Again, if you're feeling fancy, a matte top coat is always fun to have, but not necessary.
Cool idea! Here's mine:
China Glaze Recycle
Loreal French Tip White
Sinful Colors Out of this world
China Glaze Set it Stone
Finger Paints Black Expressionism
China glaze Luxe and Lush
Sinful Colors Fiji
Wet and Wild Dark green (this one is literally 10 years old and I can't find it online anywhere so no pic, sorry :(
Seche Vite Quick Dry Topcoat, the chemicals in this one scare me :/
Awesome score. Seche vite really is amazing.
Lol, I'm always baffled why people buy it at "regular price" in store (as it's often $8+ in stores) when you can buy Seche Vite on Amazon for $5, free shipping included.
If it ends up working for you, it's a lot cheaper on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Envy-Original-Ounce/dp/B00178TVXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415585648&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=nail+envy
I found it at a Nordstrom Rack for around $13 too!
I don't see a picture, but what really helped me was to get some nail-strengthening polish like nail envy.
I bit my nails for the better part of 20 years before I finally stopped about 2 years ago.
Best of luck! It's a rough habit to break, but it feels so good once you do :)
EDIT: I forgot to mention: Moisturize! Be it hand cream, cuticle cream, cuticle oil, whatever. It keeps them neat so there's no hangnails, which makes them look healthier, which helps curb the temptation to bite!
I agree with Flamyngo! OPI Original Nail Envy changed my world! In the stores its like $20 a bottle but on amazon I get it for $8!!!! Check it out http://www.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Natural-Strengthener-0-5-Ounce/dp/B00178TVXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1344516901&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=opi+nail+envy
you can just start with the original formula
We actually had 6 similar items!! i'm gonna say we both need nail envy because i only have a few drops of mine left (sads:/) and we want BEAUTIFUL nails! this stuff is seriously my god. i can't get over how much my nails have improved! i know you want strong ass nails, too, because who doesn't??:)
also, yay for birthday!!
We both have nail envy! My nails are definitely not at their strongest right now, and nail envy would definitely help. Thank you so much for the contest!
EDIT: hay, look, we both have knackered too. But I'm not sure if that one counts because it's TOO DAMN HIGH. I hate BL for that. You can't just make beautiful polishes and then make them EXPENSIVE. :P
Get on Amazon and get yourself some OPI Nail Envy. It has worked wonders for my nail!! They're significantly stronger and keeps them the proper white color. My nails used to stain very easily and it's definitely helped with that as well.
This is very cool! ;)
My main lemming is actually OPI Nail Envy, but I'm saving up for it. :)
The elusive lemming I've been crushing on hard is essie Shine of the Times.
Enjoy your tax return! :)
[this] (http://amzn.com/B00178TVXG) is the one I use and I think the one most people also use.
this seche restore is on my wishlist, 5.19 and free shipping :)
My favorite youtuber probably changes on a daily basis. Most recently i was digging on todrick hall and this video, Beauty and the Beat, starring such youtube sensations as GloZell and Antoine Dodson. Never gets old :)
Seche Vite is amazing!! When it gets low, it becomes a little hard to use, I highly recommend adding their Restore to your wishlist. It really helps extend the life of that bottle. Have fun!!
getchu some of dis
It's the Seche Vite! The acetone-cleaning should help, but using too thick of a layer of Seche makes this peeling happen, I think. Try going easier on the topcoat. If you've had it for a while, and it's getting a little goopy, I'd also invest in a bottle of Seche Restore thinner.
Also, I'm not sure, but is the topcoat peeling off in its own layer as well? Like, leaving the polish under it behind? Because this issue can also be solved by letting your nails dry less before you put the Seche on.
You need this
1 cent over... Damn
Hey! So a couple questions first:
So, if you do have Seche Vite (and not clear), I would try taking it back and saying you got a bad bottle. Try to return it and say that it's your first experience with it and you expected it to work "up to par," even though it was on sale. Stuff on sale should be there to save you money, not on sale because it's shitty, right? Maybe out of season, but not defective, unless there's some kind of warning on it. So yeah, I would try to return it.
I have gone through quite a few bottles of Seche Vite myself, and I find that buying Seche Restore is super helpful for when it starts to get goopy. It's a nail polish thinnner, designed to keep the same properties as SV (Restore can be used with any polish, but not any thinner can be used with Seche Vite- does that make sense?)
Anyway, this is one huge freakin wall of text, but I hope it helps! Let me know if you have more questions or if something I said isn't clear :)
Awesome! Depending on your budget, I'd look into indie polishes for her - there are a ton of different brands on Etsy and their own sites, and they tend to have more unique polishes than the mainstream brands. For example, KBShimmer is a popular indie with lots of fun color combinations and consistently good polishes. They generally ship very quickly, too.
As far as nail art goes, I know there are some books out there, but I've never owned one, so I can't point you in a direction for that. However, some basic tools are useful if she doesn't have them - such as dotting tools or nail art brushes. There are a ton of different sellers on Amazon for these; most of them are coming from China or Hong Kong and will take a month to get to the US, but if you dig through the alternate sellers, you can usually find a US seller or two.
Some nail decorations such as studs or rhinestones could be fun, too. Same China/Hong Kong shipping warning for these, too.
Otherwise, maybe stamping would be something she'd be interested in. Stamping is the process of painting nail polish on an engraved plate, scraping off the excess, and then picking it up off of the plate and applying it to the nail with a rubber stamper. This is a popular starting stamper, and there are a TON of plates out there, and they can vary in quality. This is the set that I started off with, and I've been pleased with them. There's a brand called "Moyou London" that's very high quality and creative plates, but they also cost more, of course - they can be found on Amazon and on their own site. There are some special "stamping" polishes out there, but any thick polish will work well - the brand Sally Hansen Insta Dri (available in basically any drugstore/Walmart/Target/etc) are often recommended.
"He's no monster, Gaston. You are." - Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Thanks for the contest!
Thanks! And this is the plate I used, and I used this stamper! :)
The stamper should work with any plate. I have the official Konad stamper and bought a few single Konad plates. Then I decided to give one of the bundle plate sets (this one specifically) a try and the plates have been comparible to the Konad ones for me.
The main thing is using polish that will work well with the stamper. I have one of the official Konad polishes, but bought a bunch of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dris that work great with it as well. I know there's a blog out there that has a huge list of polishes that stamp well.
You should definitely give it a try! It's so fun!
One of these bad boys!
I would dress up as a man and wear tights and walk around with a long cucumber by my crotch.
Well you'll need a stamper and a scraper, Amazon has a lot of different kits available. I have a set from Konad similar to this. Then you'll need plates, which mostly come in sets but then they have jumbo plates which is one big piece of metal with several designs etched into it. I've bought all my plates from Amazon as well, my favorite brands are MoYou London, Pueen, and Cheeky. Then as far as how to actually stamp I recommend youtube videos, there are so many helpful ones out there!
Man I suck so bad at deciding what I want too..I always just tell people they don't need to get me anything or if they're insistent I ask for a gift card.
Alright..lemme put on my thinking cap..
I guess my first suggestion is obligated to be this CD because of the title..
Or there's this stinkin' freakin' cute Rilakkuma backpack/bag
If you like cats on socks there's these cute friendly kitties or if you like cats and socks but aren't happy there are these cats flipping the bird on socks
If you'd rather drown your birthday in alcohol than cute things there are these nice stemless wine glasses
If you'd rather watch movies on your birthday Howls moving castle is always a good choice
Or if you're a makeup person there's this nice set of matte lip color.
If you're more of a nail person you could get this stamper and kitty cat design nail plate together to have some crazy cute kitty nails!
I may suck at picking things for myself, but I can suggest things all day for others :p
^^even ^^if ^^I ^^may ^^or ^^may ^^not ^^be ^^bad ^^at ^^that ^^too.
Either way I hope you and /u/LadyAmpersand have amazing birthdays! Having a birthday twin is always fun c:
I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts!
Anyway this is very important for my job interview. I will be using this to viciously stamp my job competition's... nails... ok it's not the best thought out plan. Whatever.
actually a few days ago i posed this same question to laqueristas because it just seemed to daunting to start something completely new like this. here's the post. u/norikotheninja's comment was definitely the most helpful.
i settled on gals' princess plate set and the konad stamper and scraper. the konad plates look nice, but not for $5 a pop. but definitely delve into the youtube videos that show you all the plates and techniques etc.
This Konad set is what I started with, and I picked three separate plates I liked to go with it. They have some other starter kits, but I didn't like the designs of the four plates that came with it, so it was just as cost-effective to buy the kit and plates separately. You can find the stamper on other sites as well, and ebay has a lot of nail stuff for pretty cheap, if you don't mind long waits for shipping.
Other stamping plates you can pick up are the Cheeky sets, which have 25 plates for usually about $25 on various websites. They have a variety of designs for cheaper than the Konad plates, but with the same quality I've heard.
My one important suggestion is that whatever stamping kit you get, don't bother with the scraper they give you. It's usually a metal scraper that scratches the plates and does a bad job clearing the excess polish off the plate. Instead, what I use (at the recommendation of a lot of people) is an old plastic gift card. It's wide and easy to hold, sturdy enough to scrape off the excess polish, and doesn't scratch up the plate. I had a lot of trouble with stamping until I switched to using it instead of the scraper that came with the kit, but I'm glad everyone recommended it to me!
This one. Hands down.
Thank you so much!!!!
/u/batladyknows needs this shes still pretty new to the sub and has NO tools, everyone needs tools!
and for me.. hmmm how about this wonderful minty color
and an easy mani dotting tools and a few extra min to make that cute little bear can we say awww
we all deserve a little polish
Had to come back and change my pick for me. it was gifted already what! ok carry on.
I've made the goal of the day to finally clear off my desk at work...
and so far so good!
I'm really thinking that the stacks of paper will be under control by 4:30 today. Makes me so happy!
A Springtime-y nail polish would also be a happy
Thanks for the contest!
I need more non-sparkly polish in my life...
It's not a breakfast burrito but it'll do! Now I want one of those instead.
Green you say? Behold!
Is this business casual or just business? Either way, it's a thrift store outfit and super comfy. I look like a dork at all times though, no matter the outfit.
Free shipping :D Thanks for the contest! Amazon pay Jerron right meow.
From My Wishlist
Thank you for the contest!
Dang, congrats on the milestone! 400 gifts is quite a goal! Here's a little something from my "costumes and makeup" that fits under the $5 mark.
Good Morning! I'm currently fighting my alarm but this is under 5!
I like your Long Bottom.
lol, that always makes me laugh.
this nail polish :) thanks for the contest!
Here is what I'd like
I want to be surprised for the bag but i really like Comet Vomit Galactose Intolerance a lot! Reminds me a lot of cotton candy and sprinkles.
Link! Who doesn't love some cute nail polish? :)
I ain't scared of no ghosts!
But seriously, I bet you're so happy about the 200 days :) Don't forget to spoil yourself too with something nice!
It is going to get really gross before it gets good.
/r/peeling is the reason I used this
Get you some Baby Foot. Super disgusting to use, but BOY, does it ever work.
These basically work the same way as Baby Foot, skin on your feet will gradually peel off after a week or two to remove callus.
If you're looking for a regular solution, this is what I use every summer. Totally worth it.
I've heard good things about this product, but I haven't tried it yet. I was planning on trying it closer to summer time.
I have some nail sparkles for $1.36 /free shipping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BF1M10/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_UDMIxbPE157R2
Happy Almost birthday!!! I'm 26 and my favorite birthday gift ever would have to be when I was 16 and my mom bought me a car. It was just like a $500 piece of crap but I loved it.
How about some kick butt food tattoos?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and last but not least a lovely "mmm mmm" worthy Campbell's soup can tattoo
This rhinestone wheel is $1.40.
Mmm Mmm Good
Seche vite fast dry top-coat:
It's different for everyone cos we all have slightly different chemistry/oiliness/lengths/shapes.... For me, I use a ridge filling base coat, any colour polish (I don't think buying the more expensive ones is worth it unless they are unique colours) but I SWEAR by the Seche Vite topcoat because it dries so quickly and lasts better than most others I've tried. (I recommend the topcoat restorer too cos the top coat gets thick and clumpy in the bottle really quickly.)
Also: many thin coats is annoying, but works better than one thick coat
Here's some suggestions of the things you asked for.
First, a shelf to put her polish and supplies on. I have this one from Amazon which I like a lot.
Some of my favorite brands of polish: Zoya, OPI, Sinful Colors, Essie.
I know several people get on Etsy and buy Indie polishes (polishes from independent businesses and manufacturers). I don't have any experience with those, but there's some great ones from what I've seen here.
If she enjoys nail art, a set of Nail Art Brushes and dotting tools would be a nice addition. Make sure in that group is a small, angled brush to do clean ups around the nail and cuticle. VERY important for a clean look.
A base coat and top coat is also important. Look for a quick drying top coat. I recommend Seche Vite. Just be sure to tell her to read the instructions/tips for using it. It's a bit different in some ways. :)
Also, some cuticle cream with moisturizers, cotton balls or pads, Q-Tips, and Acetone polish remover are also some things she'll need.
That should be a nice beginners basket for her. I'm sure you'll get other suggestions as well.
Sneaking into a peacock pen to pet the pretty peacocks at a zoo. I refuse to ever do that again because they are as vicious as they are beautiful and I ended up having to get stitches. I'm lucky I didn't get my eye put out.
If I win, I would love to get a top coat for nail polish. Thanks for throwing a contest!
The Seche Vite top coat is amazing! Best I have ever used. Seconding using the "floating" technique.
Seche Vite is a pretty good topcoat. (You can also buy it at Target.)
Sorry about the puppy. I know that was a frustrating time for me trying to find the perfect pup. Don't worry! You'll find yours. =)
Under five dolla
ICE COLD WATER FOR ONLY ONE DOLLAR
this stuff is the best
Ooh, would love my favorite Top Coat!
22 candles ! happy birthday hope it is a great one :)
http://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-Polish-HOPES-Lacquer/dp/B0085YK5U8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=2HDHF9JD1UKRV&amp;coliid=I34NEAN6KBWQNC $0.01 plus $4.99 shipping
also seche vite is on sale for 4.84 with free shipping just fyi http://www.amazon.com/Seche-Vite-Fast-Nail-Ounce/dp/B00150LT40/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=2HDHF9JD1UKRV&amp;coliid=I1GA3CVQ666HGD
I almost fell asleep in my office chair earlier.
Thanks for hosting this contest and welcome to the sub!
I'm getting better at nail art, so it's time for a seche vite topcoat
Pretty reasonable on Amazon
Found something under $5! My favorite top coat :]
Happy birthday! You are only 2 months younger than my middle daughter :)
I like Dog Potty Training Doorbell or Homemade Soda Book!
On the much less expensive side there is IBD Reconstrux Nail Growth or OPI Nail Envy because school has killed my nails.
This OPI Nail Envy or this bigsexyhair spray and my absolute favorite in-the-car-jam-out song is Feel the Love by Rudimental Unfortunately, when you listen to it on a computer, you can't hear the awesome bass that you hear when you play it in a car.
What helped me to not bite also has been painting my nails. I bought a strengthening polish and took a few minutes every day to paint them with it.
I used these two:
OPI Nail Envy Original, 0.5 Ounce
Nailtiques Formula 2 Protein, .5 Ounce
I use a cuticle oil I got from julep on my nails but Essie makes one that Ive used before that I like.
Are you using a base coat when you paint your nails? I found that when I didnt use a base coat my nails seemed to be weaker and more flimsy. OPI makes a good nail strengthener called Nail Envy. A lot if the folk at /r/RandomActsOfPolish consider it their Holy Grail. Though I opted for Essie's Strengthener. It works really well for me.
I would also try to avoid using acetone unless its necessary, I only use it to remove glitters and harder to remove stuff since my nails seem to be sensitive to it. Then I follow with my cuticle oil.
Ive read somewhere that cutting your nails causes damage to them. Im not sure I believe that but I stick to using a glass nail file to keep them in shape and the length I like. Its easier for me to shape with the file.
There is more than one shape you can make your nails (disclaimer: I dont know how well the chart works on what nail shape works for your nails, I just thought it was a good starting point and neat :) ).
This would be great for our nails! : )
It's not a top coat per se, but I SWEAR by this one as a base coat/nail strengthener. I also have CRAP nails and this really helps build up strength.
Good luck and have fun in school!
This Nail Envy would be awesome!
This is absolutely amazing, I love it. Very handy for carrying in your purse. You could also add some flakies as a nice surprise, such as Essie's Shine of The Times if she doesn't have it already. A very popular cuticle cream is Lush's Lemony Flutter, however if you don't want to spend that much Burt's Bee's also makes a popular cuticle cream as well. OPI's Nail Envy is also pretty popular. :)
Here you go.
Opi Nail Envy. I used it after biting and my nails were strong and long soon after.
Well, you can start by taking a Biotin supplement or prenatal vitamins. Those will help speed up the growth of your natural nails. You'll also want to get a strengthening polish of some sort. OPI Nail Envy is popular, but I'm not sure what's available where you live. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Hand cream as often as possible. Apply cuticle oil at least once or twice a day. There are tons out there. File your nails gently, and if they're not too sensitive, buff the surface to even it out. Don't over buff it. It shouldn't hurt. After your nail surfaces are stronger and less sensitive, you might want to get a cuticle remover gel and some orange wood sticks. Apply the cuticle remover, let it sit for a minute, and then use the orange wood to gently push back any of the stuff growing up your nails. Wash your hands after using the cuticle remover, if left on too long it could burn your skin. Moisturize.
I linked some products on amazon. Just because I linked specific products doesn't mean that's what you have to use. It might take a little while to figure out the routine that works best for you, but you can do it.
Seche Vite! or Seche Restore
Best thinner ever http://www.amazon.com/Seche-Restore-Laquer-Restoration-Thinner/dp/B0017ZDH52/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1346621429&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=seche+restore+2
Oh, you need Seche Restore! It's a thinner designed for SV and will get it right back to like it was when it was new.
Sure! I linked it in the post but here it is: http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Art-Double-Stamper-Scraper/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405260447&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=konad
I used this Konad one
it seems to rely more on the scraper you use more than anything else. i got this one, it has a lot of fun full nail designs, but then a few cute decals, but i would recommend the konad stamper/scraper set for the best results!
I purchased this set: http://www.amazon.com/Bundle-Monster-Stamping-Manicure-Accessories/dp/B003ILUQPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1323438892&amp;sr=8-1
I do have one Konad that I received as part of the rl exchange that I will be trying out next just to compare. So, at the moment I've only used Bundle Monster. I'm curious to know how other stamping plates compare as well.
I also purchased http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Art-Double-Stamper-Scraper/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=pd_bxgy_bt_img_b
So far CG works well for stamping. I'm excited to see if Essie, Orly, OPI...and others will work as well.
Nail polish stamper!
What makes me beautiful!
I just picked up the Cheeky 2012 and MASH 2012 sets for pretty cheap, with a Konad Stamper/Scraper Set. I've heard good things about Bundle Monster and Shany too, but these seemed to have more designs I liked. So there are realistically quite a few cheap options out there for you!
i keep coming back to this gauntlet to look at peoples wls
both /u/Marykins and i have konad stamper sets on our WL, though i think they're actually different listings for the same item. its her oldest item on her wl, my 3rd oldest [listed nov. 1 2012, where as my oldest is from oct. 30th, so, hahah.]
anyway i think it is about time we get into stamping! do you stamp? we should all stamp and get SUPER FRUSTRATED BY IT.
Get a stamping kit - stamper here and some popular plates here! This is a good tutorial. I was hesitant to try it but just did right now and it's sooo cooooool!
I used this stamper: http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Art-Double-Stamper-Scraper/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1346559283&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=konad+stamper
And a design off this plate: http://www.amazon.com/INTRODUCTION-Collection-Plates-Designs-Cheeky/dp/B006OMHU4C/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1346559363&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=cheeky+plate
This is great, but don't forget the actual stamper and scraper. The plates will be useless without them! http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Art-Double-Stamper-Scraper/dp/B002MZ8BK2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368511391&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=konad+stamper
This is my second attempt at doing the stamping. I push down on the stamp when "picking it up onto the stamper" and rolling it onto my nail.
I used a white base both times. The stamp color is black one is by sally hansen the other is Emori brand. I am working as fast as i can. I have tried the metal scraper the first time and a giftcard the second after speaking with someone here in the group. I also tried the stamper that came with the plates and its soft and squishy but same results.
I need some jars for all my new indies!
I also really want a stamper and some cuticle remover.
Happy birthday, lady! Thanks for the contest!
It's my party.
I love this manicure!
This polish would be adorable on an eskimo :)
Thanks for this contest, all of these manicures are awesome!
I want this nail polish so much! Its such a pretty color! And I dont own anythin like it!
GET ME OFF THIS DAMN BUS
Have fun hanging out with Daniel!
I wish I had 1,000 different colors of nail polish. I would never get bored! In the meantime, this color is awesome!
China Glaze up & Away Collection: Re-fresh Mint #867/80937 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032H2FWO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_m4aTAb6B93FRS (I'm not sure how toink directly to my wishlist... Sorry!)
Hero of time!
I think this is a great idea! C'mon spring!
Momma didn't raise no fool.
because options are better :)
I have a bunch of nail polishes under $5, like this one! :)
Reminds me of CG's Peachy Keen.
Could be wrong though.
Fun concept for a contest! Um, do non polish things count that we both have on our list? We both have konad m57 on our lists as well as CG Peachy Keen and Essie Turquoise and Caicos. Thanks for the Twins contest!
Sorry you had a bad day this is my cat Lilly on her second birthday I thought she needed a hat http://i.imgur.com/Yl2RsMh.jpg
I am definitely feeling you need this. :)
I wish I wish I was a fish :)
Not really! But I would love this. It's nails but I don't have anything this nude and pretty :) please
Is this what you're talking about by any chance? I hate my feet and wanna try it.
You have to try a product called Baby Foot! Amazon link
I thought it was a gimmick until I tried it and it literally changed my feet. I used to have such horribly dry feet that they would crack and hurt. As soon as I would get a pedicure, my feet were white and scaly again. I hated the way they looked in sandals.
I used this acid peel and my feet look amazing! I wish I had taken before and after pictures. I found some tips online to make it work better. I soaked my feet for an hour before I put the little booties on. Put on the booties and wore those while watching tv for about 90 minutes. Rinsed off the gel and then every day after that I would soak my feet for about 30 minutes. On day 3-4 I started to see the peeling start. The skin that peeled off my heels was SO thick! No wonder lotions didn't work for me when it was trying to soak through so much dead skin.
I'll forever be a fan of this product! I have tried tons of foot related things to make my feet look better and this is the only thing that ever worked.
First of all, I think it's great that you're covering them in CeraVe and Vaseline every night and wearing socks to bed. I would recommend that you do this immediately after you've showered/bathed, in order to lock all moisture in.
Second, I recently did a Baby Foot peel for my feet and it worked wonders. I have many callouses due to years of soccer and nothing has worked for my feet like this has. They are now smooth and soft. That being said, I would definitely not recommend this if you have any bleeding or open cuts/sores. You can just google Baby Foot peel and the images are pretty accurate. Good luck!
This sounds worse than it is. A shaving razor. After your feet are wet from the shower, calloused skin sloughs right off with a razor. Gross cleaning the skin out of it, but I do this at my heel, big toe and around any other nail where callous start to thicken. In the years I've done this, i've maybe shaved too close to get it a bit pink a handful of times. I do this for the even the teeny tiny little snags on the heel because I'm like Princess and the Pea and can feel the snag on a sheet and then can't sleep.
The crazier option is called Baby Foot. Read the reviews, and see pics... it REMOVES EVERYTHING. Course, may not be what you want with barefoot running. So option 1 is a good one. I have tried this, and wow, yeah.... talk about birthing out baby feet in adult size. I really recommend it in winter, though, because during the process... you're going to want to hide some of that shame.
$20/free shipping (with prime)
Molting looks like it feels sooooo good. I wish we did that. The closest we seem to have is Baby Foot.
These and These = 3.19
Thank you for hosting
Hi! Thank you for the contest :)
My goal is to quit smoking! I started smoking when I was 18, and it has been a few years. It's an extremely bad habit, something I should have never picked up, and it has definitely had some bad effects on my health. I would like to quit without using gums or patches, so I've been using an e-cig to suppress at least some of my cravings. I still feel like I need a real cigarette sometimes, but I definitely have cut down! Hey, every step toward a goal is progress, right? :)
[Pretty nail stuff!] (http://www.amazon.com/Rhinestones-Piece-Nailart-Manicure-Wheels/dp/B005BF1M10)
I cant think of any ready kits, but you could put one together for her? Ger her some nail brushes, the really thin ones for decorating, then dotting tools, as well as strips and tape, stickers, aaand some other stuff. These are all the things I have :)
a little drier may come in handy too, as nail art is layered and can take a long time to dry http://www.amazon.com/PROMOTION-USpicy-SEASHELL-Portable-Manicure/dp/B005WQB6G4/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417152565&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=nail+dryer
As well as one of these quick dry drops or sprays
Shop around and you'll find them for lower prices.
If you have time, buy them on eBay, that's where I always get them. They get shipped from Chine or Hong Kong and super low prices. I've bought 5 nail dotting tools for 1-2$, including shipping, and lots and lots more. A 12 wheel of nail decals, stickers and whatnot, for 99 cents.
Here is the desktop version of your link
[This nail art set] (http://www.amazon.com/MASH-Rhinestones-Nailart-Manicure-Wheels/dp/B005BF1M10/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=2TW8KRNAN1IEA&amp;coliid=I27Y7MZBPFOO66) is 1.20 with free shipping, which is awesome and the cheapest thing on my wishlist.
I'm terrified of going to college. I don't even know what I'm going to do when I get there.. Like, who should I talk to? What should i do? Where am I going to sit? It's stressing me out hardcore.
Thank you for the contest, and I'd keep you in my basement. Seriously. I'd even make you pancakes if you told me I was pretty.
Mavala Stop - Helps Cure Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking, 0.3-Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Y7nJybD2451FE
Two words. Malala Stop. https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
I've heard good things about this.
Tried some Mavala which is similar to this with a bitter flavor and less risk of poisoning yourself (maybe?). Might be advisable to start with that and work your way to clear nail polish. The shiny reminder was more than enough most of the time and the bitter punishment was a pretty solid deterrent. Warning though, 10 out of 10 SO's hate Mavala kisses.
Edit: added helpful link.
Get this stuff and apply every other day. You will stop. Mavala Stop - Helps Cure Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking, 0.3-Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_uyGJxbXDMCB6B
Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:
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This nail polish is designed to stop people from biting their nails as it tastes really bitter. You can put a clear coat of this over the ends of cords, plugs for appliances.. basically anything you don't want your animals to chew. You may have to reapply a few times but eventually your cat will learn.
I may not be the best at nail care but I have Trichotillomania and I bite my skin/pull hair and all that jazz. I used to bite my nails but used this:http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0 when I was a teenager and even though I still pull hair/have other compulsions I don't ever bite my nails any more!
Me too. Buy some Mavala Stop on Amazon. It's absolutely wretched stuff. You can't get used to it and bite anyway. Does nothing for picking though. I don't know how I'll ever get over that... :(
No, it's completely clear.
Chewing gum and also using anti-nail biting polish.
yea gloves is a little weird go the polish route then it should help and i'm sure your local pharmacy carries anti biting polish example
Because the same principle works for kids too.
I used to have this stuff which you dipped your fingers Into that have them the worst, bitter taste so whenever I went to bite one it tasted like ass and helped. Rolled it under the sofa because it pissed me off too much though lmao, I'll see if I can find it online.
Not the same stuff, but this works too https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0
they make anti- nail biting solution to put on your nails that tastes very bitter
My ex wife would bite her nails and complained that she couldnt' quit, so I got her some of this stuff. A few days later she was biting again and I asked if she was using the stuff and she said "no, that stuff tastes terrible".
You could try one of the bitter nail biting products e.g. this.
Yeah I understand. You can use something like this where you can buy a nail polish that helps you stop biting your nails. Though it is a bit expensive for some "nail polish" so look into something comparable.
If you want to quit.
I bought the above for my boyfriend.. he's a nail-biter. Nearing the end of the first week and it seems to be working.
If you don't want to quit.. why not?
I use clear nail polish on my nails to put a physical barrier there. I don't like the plastic texture of it. I use this this when I know I'm going to be stressing out: https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Switzerland-Stop-Nail-Biting/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522717374&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=mavala
It works really well during finals. It usually takes only one application to remind me not to bite. In addition, I file regularly (once or twice a week) to keep the edges from splintering. I also use a lot of cuticle oil to keep my cuticles from getting dry. At night, I use a really thick hydrating cream to make my hands smoother. It all keeps me from picking at everything.
How about this?
For the finger sucking: My four year old doesn't suck his fingers while he's wearing [Thum] (http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/thum-b-sucking/nail-biting-liquid/ID=prod922-product) . The only trick is consistency. If that turns out to be too weak, Mavala Stop has better [reviews on Amazon] (http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1413493717&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=thum) but it sounds like it might be too strong in some cases.
try this bitter tasting product on your nails: http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412981307&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bitter+nail
You could try putting lotion or something on your hands often (plus it's winter, so they won't dry out!) and depending on the lotion, it might make them taste nasty?
Hell, a lady I used to work with would scrape her nails on her deodorant because it tasted so bitter and would stay underneath her nails.
They sell a lot of shit for nail biting. Like this? Just depends if you want to give it a try or paint something like that on them.
I know a few kids who were thumb-suckers in elementary school that just ended up adapting to the taste of whatever their parents put on their thumbs and kept doing it. =/
You can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Switzerland-Stop-biting-ounces/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1542292009&sr=1-4&keywords=mavala%2Bstop&dpID=41TVkUE41OL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1
It's from switzerland so not sure it shows up in stores like walgreens.
Put Mavala Stop on your nails to make them taste horrendous.
Along with the other reasons listed, it's really easy to give yourself a paronychia (infection along the nail). If you bite too far and create an open wound, it can get infected. This will cause the pain to be delayed, and will generally cause redness, throbbing pain, a bit of swelling. If it gets bad enough, it's good to get it lanced, and if not, epsom salt and hot water soaks work wonders. I also suggest Mavala Stop, to help stop biting them. Unless you like it.
Source: chronic nail biter.
So sorry for the late response but what really helped me stop nail biting once and for all is to use the Mavala nail polish that is specifically designed to stop nail biting (you can get it on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Switzerland-Stop-Nail-Biting/dp/B0000YUXI0 or https://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Helps-Biting-Thumb-Sucking/dp/B00336WT3O). The taste is sooo bitter and disgusting that you don't want to put your finger back in your mouth. The only downside is that it can rub off onto finger foods or cooking, so if you eat chips or grab food with your nails you will taste the polish. But it's a small price to pay for long term reward. I cannot tell you how badly my nail biting was until I used this nail polish and now I have the longest nails out of all my friends. I hope you try it out some time! Good luck!
I used this stuff. It's usually available at a pharmacy too. It tastes terrible, and is clear, so no one knows it's on, so when you subconsciously start biting your nails, your learn the hard way by getting a terrible taste in your mouth.
Used as a kid and stopped instantly.
http://www.amazon.com/Mavala-Stop-Biting-Sucking-0-3-Fluid/dp/B0000YUXI0 The quicker you can get her to stop the better.
Mavala Stop Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking 0.3 Fluid Ounces https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0000YUXI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Kr.KDb8E2BKHD
One application lasts a few days and let me tell you, it tastes nasty as hell. Not only that, it lingers so you're forced to think about your mistake. Even eating finger food becomes risky while it's on.
I have adhd so impulse control and fidgety behaviour is a problem for me, and even so this stuff broke my chewing habit.
I used this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0000YUXI0/
Took a couple of months, but it was worth it.
Mavala Stop worked for me, and another person I know. Good stuff.
Buy This and apply for 3 weeks. I'm on it right now and believe me Im VERY conscious of when I go for a bite.
You need to come up with some kind of "competing behavior" for nail biting, generally something that you can't do it and bite your nails at the same time. There are products like this or you could put band-aids (preferably the fabric ones since the texture isn't pleasant to have in your mouth and gets your attention) around the tips of your fingers. Just something like that that you can do that is incompatible with nail biting until eventually the habit is broken.
Nail varnish may work, but as a guy I'm sure I'd get a few stares if I wore some. Although I've been thinking about this.
After 30yrs of nail biting and trying to stop, this is what finally helped. Stuff is really bitter. I stopped nail biting after 3 applications. Now I use it only in case of relapse, which is rare.
I used to do that a lot when I was younger so my mum suggested that I use a special nail polish,that prevents you from biting your nails.It really worked as it was bitter like hell..if you forgot about it and were tempted to bite, you regretted the next moment.after 2 months or so the detering reflex grew so strong on me that I've never bitten my nails since.The brand is called Mavala,it's clear btw,no colour..
Anyone suffering from this should give Mavala Stop a try.
I've been a nail-biter all my life. The awful tasting Mavala Stop (Amazon) has been the best solution for me. It tastes sooooo bad it forces me to not absentmindedly bite my nails.
This stuff helped me.
Mavala Stop is very cheap and works way too well. Stuff tastes so horrible.
This was my savior Good luck!
Get you some of this....its really works.
i've been using this stuff and it worked well for the first few weeks. it just sucks that you really can't do anything that involves putting your hands anywhere near your mouth or risk having that bitter taste in your mouth for a while.
such incidental activities included: resting your chin on your palm, flossing, licking your fingers after eating foods such as chicken wings, and picking food out of your teeth.
otherwise, if you have the discipline to keep using the stuff, it might work for ya
That happened to me with Mavala Stop. It transfers with even the lightest touch, so you can't cook or touch your face at all without somehow getting it in your mouth.
Lifelong nail biter here. I tried Mavala Stop and it worked for a while. It's nice to see your nails grow and I even had to use a nail clipper once! I did eventually relapse, but I wish you the best.
No, you wouldn't slather it all over your hands - it goes on like clear nail polish. But that stuff tastes awful, and the taste will probably get all over your hands anyway, especially the cuticles. I don't remember it smelling like anything.
I would recommend that you ask your pharmacist, but this is an example of what I found online: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000YUXI0
Not exactly the right subreddit tho
I'd love this cuticle butter from my Add-Ons list.
As for the TV - don't worry about bells and whistles. Does it fit the space you're putting it in? Does it have plenty of connections for all your doodads? You don't need a smart TV if you've got Xbox. Even if the Xbox dies in a few years you can always just pick up a Roku. Just stay in your budget. You don't want to sit down to watch TV and end up just staring at a screen you still owe money on. It really cuts in on the relaxing!
Give them some care! ^ ^ This thing here helped me wonders.
On fin and have this issue, though attributes it to liberal hand sanitizer use vs anything else.
Burt’s Bees makes a cuticle cream that works really well. I apply it most mornings and it prevents this.
whoops I thought I answered this? Obviously not. I just use blue cross cuticle remover and push back my cuticles with an orange stick and then I honestly moisturize cuticles with stuff I hate right now, but I tried my old roommates burt's bees cuticle creme and I LOVED it so I will probs get some soon. Hope that helps!!!
EDIT: I also heard amazing things about ELF's cuticle pen which I'm dying to try too!
OK! Short lesson time :D First thing to know is that the cuticle isn't what you think it is! Read this blog entry :)
Ok, now that you know what cuticles actually are, first step is to moisturize those mofos! Even if you just rub in lotion when you put lotion on your hands, they NEED moisture. Preferably use a cuticle balm or oil, and don't forget to apply it to your nails as well!
Next, you wanna remove your cuticles, put on a cuticle remover and push them with a cuticle stick and you can wipe them off with a tissue. This is important because polish doesn't stick to the cuticle. Also, though you aren't supposed to trim the eponychium, I still do because honestly, mine are completely unruly. If you trim them do as little as possible.
Short socks, Stride gum, Seki nail clippers http://www.amazon.com/Seki-Edge-Stainless-Fingernail-Clipper/dp/B000F35R00
Keeping them neatly clipped should go a long way to keeping them clean.
I highly recommend not buying or using junk clippers. Cheap clippers are imprecise, can bend your nail, and just not worth the hassle.
I got one of these a couple of years ago and its been a dream:
Seki nail clippers:
Pro tip: https://www.amazon.com/Seki-Stainless-Fingernail-Clipper-SS-106/dp/B000F35R00/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_194_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=N235H5G0HVMYKQH12XFN
These $10 nail clippers are THE BEST CLIPPERS YOU WILL OWN! No shit. Super sharp, nice lines, don't crush the nail etc.
Thank me later
Seki edge clippers. Made in Japan... https://www.amazon.com/Seki-Stainless-Fingernail-Clipper-SS-106/dp/B000F35R00/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=seki+edge+nail+clippers&amp;qid=1568302832&amp;sr=8-4
Expensive for nail clippers but they are good quality and still cut as well as they did when I first ordered them.
These are good. Very sharp, and they catch the clippings inside of it so they don't go flying off to god knows where. Comes with a curved nail file too!
This one: https://www.amazon.com/Seki-Edge-Stainless-Fingernail-Clipper/dp/B000F35R00 made by a sword producer. I have one for a couple of years now, still sharp!
How nice :)
Nail edge bothers the crap out of me. If they're not smooth, my mind just focuses on that and drives me nuts. I've bought a really nice nail clipper that trims nails smoothly without any issues. I never do it with wet fingernails as they always get a poor edge. :(
NO NO NO NO NO
Do no do this. Do not clip after a shower with your low grade walgreens clippers. Buy actual quality clippers, yes for $15 and then clip them dry. Not only is it easy, but you don't get that awful feeling and sound that you do with shit clippers.
This nail clipper is a godsend and will last for a long time. If you don't have a good nail clipper, then get this for sure.
I like the Seiki Edge - but none of them are ever Buy for Life... they do dull over time, but you can get a good 5-6 years out of one of these Seikis.
I've found this to be a great cheap fast method
I use Corn Husker Lotion first as a pre-shave. Here is a video of a famous wet shaver saying that CHL is nearly the same thing as trumpers skin food. Can get it at walmart or a drugstore for a few bucks.
Barbasol (yellow can) on top of the CHL. May have to order this one, i've never found it in a store. One of the few canned shaving creams that ive seen recommended on wet shaving websites.
On my last pass i use CHL only.
I'd agree except this motherfucker isn't branded.
The only thing I've found that saves my hands is called Corn Huskers Friend and it's aaaaaaaaaamazing. Works better than any lotion I've ever tried.
I used to have this male teacher who always had a bottle of Corn Huskers out on his desk. It always struck me as a lotion for men. Real men.
Try changing your grip. Move the bar from your palm to your fingers. The tears come from the bar shifting while you're holding it, and the shift is typically "up" your hand from the palm to the fingers. If you start with it in the fingers, it doesn't have as far to shift.
Honestly I'm willing to bet if your hands tear that easily/badly, gloves won't solve the problem. There will still be way too much friction/pulling when the glove grips the bar and you hand rubs against the inside of the glove. Get your grip right and you won't need gloves.
Also try using Corn Husker Lotion. It doesn't contain any oil so it won't leave your hands slimey, and it's made for rough, dry hands. It keeps my callouses a little softer/more elastic.
Corn Huskers Oil-Free Hand Lotion http://www.amazon.com/Corn-Huskers-Oil-Free-Hand-Lotion/dp/B000RO3EMA
Or a local drug store
http://www.amazon.com/Pedicure-Foot-File-Colors-vary/dp/B00113FENI Thank me later.
My SO bought a Ped Egg which she uses pretty regularly.
Why in Dog's name a person would subject their feet to such senseless torture is beyond me but, whatever.
A friend also swears by PX90 and has been urging me to try it as well.
I'm sure there was no memery involved with the product.
It likely had to do with a product like this.
Let it dry and take something like a PedEgg to it first.
It'll take forever otherwise.
I haven't dealt with my hand, but certainly my feet have got thick enough callus that I used my wifes ped egg on it.
Something similar to keep them down might help?
A ped-egg works pretty well on my hands.
get a ped egg
Hmm... you could try [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/?tag=kinjadeals-20](Working Hands). It works really well for dry and cracked hands. Maybe it'll work for his skin?
I use O'keeffes I work in a warehouse that's just above freezing in the winter. this stuff keeps my hands nice
Late reply, but I use this stuff called "Working Hands." It is seriously the only thing that has ever worked on my dry, cracked, bleeding, burning hands.
I am a cosmetologist (currently a SAHM). I would have my hands in water and chemicals all day, everyday.
Then I became the mother of a preemie, and I washed my hands and used hand sanitizer all day, everyday.
This is my holy grail. I put it on at night before bed. After doing this for a few days, my hands have healed. It's like hand crack. It's unscented and not greasy. It absorbs pretty quickly. If you're hands are really bad, it may sting for a minute or two, but it's not unbearable.
lot of good advice here.
I would just add that o'keeffes working hands will help heal those cracks.
O'Keefe's working hands. They sell it at home depot as well :)
Also available on Amazon. I'm singing its praises right now, too - I spend a lot of time cutting down cardboard boxes and my hands are not pleased, but Working Hands has done wonders for me.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream.
This stuff is straight up miracle goo in a tub. It's non-greasy, and absorbs rapidly.
My partner uses o’keefee’s working hands balm. Comes in a green puck like container. He swears by it.[O’keeffe’s working hands](O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 ounce Jar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lFGhDbPXW14K2)
Just look after your hands. Brian Alsruhe has a good video about hand care and calluses. There is also this video by Megsquats, as well as numerous articles.
I personally use nail scissors when my calluses get too hard, and moisturize after showering/washing my hands with this stuff.
It's a bit thicker so you actually get some friction and it doesn't dry out fast or turn into a watery mess.
My hands are calloused as fuck because I hate wearing grips. On days I workout I try to use use O'Keefes which seem to help. It doesn't make my hands all slimy or smelly
I actually use this every once in a while when my hands are really rekt
Works pretty well. Hands will feel a bit "oily" until it sets in but after that feels good. Also doesn't have a smell.
Late to the party, but they do sell it on Amazon.
Other comments are spot on about proper grip, but for when you end up with calluses anyway, use Working Hands: http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0
I put that on every night and it really helps smooth them out. Not going to help if you've torn the skin open and are or did bleed a bit, but as long as the skin is mostly intact this will absolutely help. Obviously don't use during your workout or you'll fall off the bar.
Worx so gud
+1 to cutting nails all the way down. I also buff them out really smooth. Also try to repair with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz., Jar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Mjz7ybCQX6GT3
This stuff is pretty amazing for that sort of thing.
Can you maybe make an amazon wish list to give some ideas? Something work related might be good, but something just for fun could be good too.
For example, do you think he could use something like this http://www.amazon.ca/Youngstown-Glove-03-3200-78-XL-Anti-Vibe-Performance/dp/B0000950RG/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_2?
Or this http://www.amazon.ca/3M-Tekk-Protection-Folding-Earmuff/dp/B00467AHXI/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_2
For something work-ish related.
Or for a little pampering something like this?
Or this: http://www.amazon.ca/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=lp_6371091011_1_6?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1418632243&amp;sr=1-6
Or something like a daddy-time box that has things like hot chocolate pouches, his fave candies or other treats like nuts or popcorn, a small book or calendar with nice scenery in it, a book of short stories or one of the chicken soup for the soul books, or a comic book or something, an audio book or 2 he could listen to on his work commute, things that won't nec take up a lot of time for him to use but some new little things to show your appreciation.
Throw out any ideas you can think of and maybe some of Santa's helpers can help you out :)
Ouch, that looks painful. Have you tried this particular hand cream? http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0. I've heard it raved about. You can also buy gloves made to sleep in once you've slathered your hands in moisture to combat severely dry skin like that.
My aircraft tech husband swears by [this](O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 ounce Jar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hE4WDbT422AGQ) stuff. Works like a charm!
aw shit! you're right. Sorry about that. I've had it (and vaseline and bag balm and all sorts of stuff) since before I was vegan and must have overlooked that. all the good stuff seems to have lanolin. bag balm is the shit, it's like vaseline with some other good stuff, but it has lanolin, too.
I've heard this recommended but haven't tried it. they sell it in my local grocery store. https://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Hand-Cream/dp/B00121UVU0
It's definitely not girly, but try this if you haven't, saved my hands in AK. Also remember to wear gloves outside!
if your hands really hurt after climbing take a look at the cream "climbon" or something like this
Have you tried with O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream? Or maybe with Bag balm ointment?
The trick too could be to moisturize your hands religiously, you could carry with you a little travel hand cream and moisturize often, not only after the shower.
I worked in a hardware store, little old ladies, farmers and the like raved about this: http://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-Hands-Cream-3-4/dp/B00121UVU0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367557184&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=cracked+hand
Working hands. I live/work in Michigan, have dry skin, and hate the way lotion feels on my skin. I close my bar 5 nights a week and run the well during dinner service. My first winter there my hands dried and cracked to the point where touching something the wrong way would send electric jolts of pain up my arms.
Co-worker introduced me to Working hands. I apply it after showering and when I get home from work. It's not slimy, It makes your hands tacky for a few minutes after you rub it in, and then you're fine. You don't have to do any weird shit like sleep with lotion filled gloves or spend time thinking about your hands.
It's cheap, it doesn't smell, it doesn't feel weird, and it works and you should just get it. It's great, I promise.
It's called Bar Rot generally as far as I know. Or paronychia. I can't say I've ever suffered from it but from reading this sub I think this stuff is usually recommended.
Here is the mobile version of your link
awe man I got excited thinking I bought this but I have the https://www.amazon.com/Seche-Vite-Fast-Nail-Ounce/dp/B00150LT40/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1485206124&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=top%2Bcoat&amp;th=1 so I guess it's different?
Not Essie/OPI but I have both Seche Vite top and base coats that I'm hoping to get rid of:
Let me know if you're interested.
Thanks for the contest!
It isn't Prime, but has free shipping.
But since I don't like breaking the rules, this here is Cheap and Prime!
I've used [Seche Vite fast dry Top Coat] (http://www.amazon.com/Seche-Vite-Fast-Nail-Ounce/dp/B00150LT40)
It's worked great on top of all my stamp designs!
Hope this helps!
I use CND stickey, alone or on top of a treatment as my basecoat, and either Out the Door(Sold at Sally's) or Seche vite, or if I don't plan to keep the mani for 4+ days I use Jordana Quick Shine, which I learned about is this lovely blog post.
I have gotten it at Sally's Beauty Supply and Ulta before. You can also get it on Amazon.
My nail life would be complete if I could get my hands on a bottle of Seche Vite :D
My favorite birthday was when my friends and I took a limo to NYC to see Hairspray on Broadway.
Uhm, obviously whatever colors you'd like. China Glaze colors are my fav, and they are generally pretty cheap. Get a nice base coat (so the polish doesn't stain you nails) and a shiny top coat (to help prevent chipping). Seche Vite is an awesome fast dry top coat you can try..... Ahhhh, I cant think of anything else right now, but Im sure you'll figure it out with time. Everyone here is GREAT at answering questions and helping and giving great mani ideas!!! :) Enjoy!! You'll become addicted!!!
I would love to try this!
Thanks for the contest! :)
Go For Gold - Sally Hansen
Juliette - ILNP
XO - ILNP
Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Hearts Vinyls - What's Up Nails
Yeah they dry decently fast but it sounds like you need some of this. You can slather it on when your nails are still wet and it'll dry pretty quickly and look like glass.
Ohh boy, that's ok! These lovely gems are $1.82 after shipping right now, but it's only May 1st so you could still find something better!
The cheapest place to get a lot of this is by search around on amazon, honestly. If I were you, I'd get a set of nail brushes instead of a whole set of striping polishes. Then you can use one bottle for multiple things. And here are some cheap, but good, dotting tools.
This is an add-on item, but it's the cheapest you're going to find orangewood sticks anywhere. You can also gets pearls and gems
Sanding blocks and nail files are pretty affordable at sally's. but if you can get into CosmoProf, it's even cheaper there. I believe a manicure bowl is also pretty cheap at Sally's.
Your biggest money sink will be nailpolish. There are some decent brands for fairly cheap, but overall....
I think [these] (http://www.amazon.com/MASH-Rhinestones-Nailart-Manicure-Wheels/dp/B005BF1M10/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=QQEPMN5YQAW1&amp;coliid=I1ZTPKE1YG4W6R) would add some serios bling to my manis-> making them FABULOUS! LOL. It's $1.52 with shipping. Maybe then you could polish 2 people.
But if I had to pick a polish it would be [Flip Flop Fantasy] (http://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-Poolside-FANTASY-Lacquer/dp/B0085YK77O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=QQEPMN5YQAW1&amp;coliid=IZ5DBG7I8Z9LJ) I saw it at Sallys- should have just gone for it then- but I was there for Turned Up Turquoise - Which I love! I think it would be a great summer color & I swim a lot so I gotta have my toesies looking fancy!
Thanks for a fun, flash contest!
Hope your day at work is going well. It is the beginning of vacation season so we have a few people out and it's craziness.
iz been eyin it 4.68
4.80 is a really awkward number with shipping, this one is 4.69
This one is 8cents over =/ 4.88
you could get THREE of these for 4.92, one for you one for me one for a contest!!
I shall stop. im becoming obsessive finding a polish for 4.8 exactly. =/
Amazon! They have millions of different kinds. They're hella cheap but ship from Hong Kong so it takes about a month but so worth it! Here's a link to some!
This is my nails i did awhile back i love doing nails!
I would love this nail polish
My favorite Nail Polish would be sinful colors it's cheap and it has lovey colors! :)
I'm sure you have seen The Engineer's Guide to Cats, if not, your welcome. Cat yodeling!
If you have Prime, or if not
[Hi love!] (http://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-Polish-Concrete-Catwalk/dp/B005EHHWPA/ref=wl_it_dp_v_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=1P7RVA30TV2K3&amp;coliid=I1TXLED0QYKBLU)
I feel like mine is pretty out of control, in that I only started a nail-specific wishlist about a week ago & it's already 4 pages long. I'm lusting over a whole host of Chanel colours, specifically Graphite & Black Pearl. But also Butter London's Gobsmacked & Tart with a Heart. And, I'm dying to get my hands on some Matte About You.
Realistically, my next purchase will likely be China Glaze's Some Like It Haute and/or Concrete Catwalk.
Good luck on your interview! Thanks for the contest! [Here you go] (http://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-Polish-Concrete-Catwalk/dp/B005EHHWPA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=3IZ898O3HRR5V&amp;coliid=I19AA41LPMQNWG)!
These are super cheap I love them. They are very thin though so for a design like yours you'd have to tape of the bottom and top of the zig-zag rather than one big piece of tape.
Sure, here you go :) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069FDR96/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_Jwmjtb1Y1CKFD
Striping tape for nail polish!
Hahaha sucker, screenshotting all day for you!!
$1.02 shipped nail thingies
Today, I drove my mom to the airport and then got lost on the way home. When I finally got back, I laid out in the sun and then watched Six Feet Under. It was a pretty boring day, but it was nice to relax!
I'd really like some nail art things like [these] (http://www.amazon.com/Dotting-Marbleizing-Manicure-Pedicure-Ounce/dp/B004OHQR1Q/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp) or [these] (http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Stripe-Decoration-Sticker-Hologram/dp/B0069FDR96/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372390674&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=things) . Thanks for the contest by the way!
This nail tape is only $0.08. Unfortunately shipping is $1.00. XD
I hope it's okay that I just added these nail striping tapes to my wish list. After painting red and white stripes on my nails for the 4th of July, I realized I needed a better system than cutting scotch tape into (very uneven) strips.
whiskey in the jar-oh is my favorite-oh ♡♡♡♡♡♡
Love these metal nail addons. Or the nail stripes that someone else already linked. SO CUTE! And sooo cheap. <:
you can get it here
Hope that helps!
$1.00 exact w/free shipping in my nail polish wishlist.
Definitely not bad for a first attempt!
Dotting tools, brushes, and striping tape (or even more!) can all be found really cheap on Amazon!
[1.08 I am sure there is less expensive but this is the one I could find!] (http://www.amazon.com/Nail-Stripe-Decoration-Sticker-Hologram/dp/B0069FDR96/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368342951&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=nail+art)
[I would super love this for my new iPhone <3] (http://www.amazon.com/MicroDeal-Silicone-protector-Ribbon-Outfit/dp/B006RXP6NU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=1WQOBYIH3HAZR&amp;coliid=IDJODXH8E1LUB)
Thanks for the contest!
Nail Tape! :D
These babies or maybe these babies But it's only May 1st :)
This striping tape is awesome!! I feel like it's been on my wishlist forever lol I also think these nail art brushes look nice!! :) A little over budget but they may be worth it lol rhinestones!! Thanks for hosting this but it's only May 1st!! :3
I got them here. I'll have to look when I get home, after work, to see exactly which colors there are. There's maybe 1-2 missing.
I've found a number of items but I'd only want the pens. If anyone wants to take the nail tape or glue or light for their own I don't mind :) All true prices with free shipping
I think that should work? I hope? Lol but yeah the different colored ones.
I have been wanting to try taping for awhile now. I have this on my wish list.
Microplane makes a [fantastic callus file.] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00756HQNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Gl0gAbZCY394G) Not as frightening to me as a callus shaver.
My feet have nasty calluses. They're from my chacos so they're on the sides of my feet right under Talus bone at the like edge of my foot. Anyways, I was wondering if there is a good way to get rid of these and make my feet all smooth and soft! I've been using a foot file probably once a week for a month, but it's still there! I know nothing about skincare, so I'm in the dark on this one. Any help appreciated!
Easily the best foot scraper thing I've ever used.
Don't do gloves. Go to Walmart or a CVS or something and get a callous remover like this
They're for feet really but still great on hands. Don't shave your callouses off completely, just soften them up so they're not causing you problems daily. That way you're still good to go in the gym but don't have problems at work.
My feet peeled, but the effects were nothing compared to this: http://www.amazon.com/Microplane-Colossal-Pedicure-Rasp-Foot/dp/B00756HQNQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1454053553&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=foot+exfoliator . Seriously the best product ever.
MMicro plane for calluses I’ve read that you aren’t supposed to use a file on your feet but this thing is so cheap and works perfectly.
As someone with the same kind of feet - I feel ya.
Baby Foot, that people have recommended works great (aside from shedding skin like a mofo for a week), but for me - it's very temporary. For a week, half a week, after which, my callouses come back. But, and i stress this - make sure to soak your feet beforehand. The results are fairly nonexistant without the pre-soak.
I have found an easier way, which worked for me. Using my "cheese grater" - this thing every couple of days in the shower (I've never had issues of it scratching or hurting me, just times when there's no skin coming off) and this lotion (I put it on whenever i wear socks, or every couple of days).
That seems to help a lot.
Hootie - so cute!!!
I'd give it to my sister!!
I'm Ron Burgundy?
Thanks for the contest!
I was searching 'best nail polish brands' and your post came up. Get here these 1, 2, and 3. They ship from hong kong and will take about 2 weeks to get to the USA but she'll love these because she can do designs.
These are on my cosmetics list!
Happy birthday, u rite cheeky cunt!
Favorite birthday party: I went turtleback riding!
Awww, this is so sweet! Nail art doesn't have to be expensive at all, the salon I go to uses a lot of toothpicks and tiny brushes for most of their fancy stuff. The problem is with actually DOING the art. It takes a super steady hand and some serious talent. I'm awful at it which is why I have them done instead. Have you considered getting her a gift card to a salon? If you go that route, make sure to show them some pictures of what you have in mind and ask if they can do it. If they're legit they'll have some pictures or samples to show you.
As far as kits go, $20 on amazon should be just fine. I would recommend getting one with the little bottles, because the little bottles come with little brushes (which is essential for doing art). Maybe some extra tiny brushes for detail. Also dotting pens are a fancy and durable alternative to toothpicks. If she's into bling, nail jewels are cool and fancy as fuck. Lastly (and very important), invest in some serious base coat and top coat. There's nothing worse than spending an hour getting your nails did just to have them chip an hour later. OPI is top shelf.
Here are some links to help get you started. Hope this helps, good luck!
SHANY Nail Art Set (24 Famouse Colors Nail Art Polish, Nail Art Decoration) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005X2F7KI/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_8gaEub1TK3HVR
DragonPad 5pcs 2-ways Acrylic Uv Gel Nail Art Design Tips Dotting Painting Brush Pen Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Y6F4WO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_AtaEub111WR7A
Nail Art Brushes- Professional Nail Art Brushes- Sable Nail Art Brush Pen, Detailer, Liner **Set of 3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BLN17K/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_IyaEub19FMKQ2
1200pcs New Nail Art Rhinestones Glitters Acrylic Tips Decoration Manicure Wheel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RS4LO8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_1AaEub1NFX4D9
OPI Natural Nail Base Coat & Top Coat COMBO FULL SIZE .5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B3YC9M/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_PBaEub19KD7J8
nail painting brushes. it makes a great stocking stuffer because it fits in a stocking (duh!) and all the designs you could do with a few brushes!
This[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BLN17K/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8] would be nice
Bam, I got 5 on it. Wow, literally the only thing under $5, I feel greedy now! Congrats, RAOM!
This is my cheapest at $1 and free shipping.
Did you get this set? I just ordered these because they were so cheap and someone on here recommended them not too long ago. If so, what was wrong with them?
Also, if these suck, my next step will be somewhere like Michael's to get tiny brushes. Also heard that ELF eyeliner brushes work well.
Cheap nail brushes! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007BLN17K/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?qid=1382475889&amp;sr=8-8&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70 Thanks for hosting, this was fun!
Yay!!! Boy could I use this! It's a $1.01!! :)
I'm using my phone app so I just cut and pasted! :)