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I have never been a nail biter, but I have been a nail picker. As in, when a nail breaks or starts to chip I would incessantly pick at it until it could be clipped or filed. Looking back now, it was almost a nervous tick. I would find myself fidgeting or messing with my nails when I was nervous. I’ve accepted that I have short nail bed or “little boy nails,” as I call them, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love them!
Along with keeping up with my skincare and gym routine another thing I’m focusing on in 2019 is keeping my nails healthy! It’s so easy to neglect them and cover them up with gels or acrylics, but no more. Not this gal. I want my nails to be happy and healthy this year. I’ll definitely still get manicures but natural manicures only. Want better nails in 2019? I’ve included three easy steps to work into your daily routine below!
Three ways to achieve better nails in 2019
Biotin has worked wonders when it comes to my nails and hair! Basically put, Biotin improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. * A study showed women who were given biotin had increased nail thickness, reduced splitting, and made the irregular dorsal surface of the nails more regular in women with brittle nails.
Use a Cuticle Oil Pen & Nail Strengthener
The Magique Cuticle Oil Pen & Nail Strengthener helped bring my nails back to life. The pen is packed with Vitamins A&E and heals cracked and brittle nails along with hangnails! The Magique Pen is blend of premium Jojoba wax ester, olive oil, grape seed oil, vitamins A & E, and fragrance oils designed to hydrate and penetrate your cuticles, nails, and skin. I always opt for oils when it comes to nail treatments since they penetrate the skin way better. The Magique Pen is super portable, and since the caps are leak proof they’re great for travel and keeping on handy in your bag! I keep one in my purse along with a nail file and one at home!
How to use:
With the oil pen up, twist bottom until oil emerges into the bristles. Brush 1 or 2 clicks worth of oil per finger all over your nail, cuticle, tips, and under edge of nail. Only a very thin layer of oil is needed, no need to excessively oil or overdo it.
Rub and massage the oil into your nails and fingers, up to the knuckle closest to your nail. You will know you are done, when there is no oil on your fingertip pads.
Periodically, rub the surface oil into your nails for the next hour or so. Your hands and nails will feel less slippery and slick as the oil gets completely absorbed by your fingers. This process is normal.
Enjoy healthy and happy nails!
File your nails often
This sounds easy, but try breaking a nail and being at the gym. Now I have a nail file in pretty much every bag and every room of our apartment. There is usually things I can never find when I need them: bobby pins, nail files, and hair elastics. Where do they go!? Who took them!? At least I won’t be searching for a nail file when I need one! Also, give a glass nail file a try! They seal the keratin layers together at the edge of the nail which prevents chipping! They are also super easy to clean!
Cheers to healthy and beautiful natural nails in 2019!