In the giveaway comments you could earn an extra entry when you tell me what would you like me to do, improve or anything else. I had several requests to do the post showing how do I care about my nails.
Feed them from the inside
First of all, I take vitamin pills BIOSIL PLUS which contain biotin, zinc and other important vitamins for nails. I think it is important to feed your nails also from the inside. I am guilty of not eating vegetable and almost always forget about fruit so at least I'm trying to help my nails with vitamins.
Shape it !
For shaping my nails I usually use manicure scissors if I want to short them a lot. Then I shape them with glass file. NEVER file your nail back and forward! It might
cause splitting. I always file them in one direction however I've read that another good way is to pile them from outside of the nail to the centre. I honestly cannot tell you which is the best way, I can only tell you how I do it :) I have this pink file but I would really like a better one as this feels like it's crap :-/
Feed your cuticles
You need to feed not only your nails but also your cuticles. I use Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle cream and I'll probably buy Lush Lemony Flutter as well. I do not recommend you to cut your cuticles as you can hurt yourself or cause infection! Cuticles are very sensitive and need constant care. After softening them with Lemon butter I do use my nails or a pusher to push the cuticles back. I do need to try some of the cuticle removers to get rid of the dead skin more effectively. As you can see in the picture from the previous posts I have a big problem with dry skin around my nails and so far nothing helped me. If you now anything which might help, I'll be gratefull for the advice.
Protect your nails
A good base coat with an extra vitamins is also important. Not only it nourishes your nails but can protect them from colouring from nail polishes. I'm currently testing a Barielle Protect Plus Color Nail Strengthener in shade Natural Beige. So far I am very happy with this, it is definitely better for me than Essie Protein Base coat was.
I'm trying to moisturize my hands every day but I'm very lame at this. I usually use Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector because I found it to be really good hand cream except the smell. Yeah, the smell...kind of funny hemp smell which probably not everyone will be able to stand. I also sometines use Lush Soft Touch in the evening before going to bed. It is an extra care for me, I don't do it every day. But I guarantee you nice and soft hands in the morning :)
Time to time I need to use a peeling to get rid of the dry and dead skin on my hands. I mostly use Rituals Hand Therapy with Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba (Now in a new green packaging) which is an amazing product. Really! I've tried sample and I had to buy a full size. It not only scrubs your hands but it leaves them nourished and really really soft.
Hope I answered all your questions about my nail and hand care but feel free to ask anything :)