Of all the Top 10 Lists we’ve done, this one, my Top 10 Favorite Nail Care and Manicure products, may have been my hardest. Why? My hands have been one of the things that I’ve always been most self-conscious about. I seemed to be at the end of the “pretty hands and nails” line. So I’m a sucker when it comes to a nail care product that promises results. Which ones deliver?
My Top 10 Nail Care – Manicure Products include: (in no particular order)
- CND SolarOil™
- Julep Essential Cuticle Oil
- Dior Crème Abricot Nail Cream
- Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab
- Josie Maran Argan Balm
- Zoya Anchor Base Coat and Armor Top Coat
- HoMedics ParaSpa Plus Paraffin Bath
- Duri Cosmetics Rejuvacote
- L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish – One Stop Base
- Seche Vite™ dry fast top coat
As you can see, the majority of my list are products to help my cuticles; these are the ones I’m never without and believe me, I try them all. A favorite is the Julep Essential Cuticle Oil. Not only do I love the herbal fragrance, but the rollerball applicator works great. If you prefer a cream texture, Dior Crème Abricot Nail Cream is always on my nightstand. The Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab is a new product; I just picked it up at Walgreens and so far, I like it enough to call it a favorite. What I like is that it’s thick enough to work overnight and is long-lasting. I’ll rebuy this one.
For base and top coats, I love the Zoya Color Lock System and especially the Anchor Base and Armor Top Coat. I have also used the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche One Stop Base since the line came out and it’s excellent. For a shiny, almost wet-looking topcoat, you can’t beat Seche Vite™. If you have nails that also split and chip like I do, Duri Cosmetics Rejuvacote has been a big help.
And I couldn’t live without my HoMedics ParaSpa Paraffin Bath. There’s nothing quite as indulgent as taking some me-time, dipping your hands in paraffin and relaxing for 10-15 minutes while my hands get pampered. After I take off the plastic wrap, I apply Josie Maran Argan Balm. Love!
What I didn’t list here are the manicure tools that I use, such as a glass nail file, nail polish remover pads, etc. You can find some of my favorite hand creams here. Make sure to check out the rest of today’s beauty bloggers’ favorite nail and manicure products!