Vacation Guest Post 4: Nail Care (and a few vaca pics!)

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Today’s guest post comes from a seriously gorgeous blogger and friend, Nicole! She’s got probably the best fashion sense on the planet and I wouldn’t mind living in her closet…as long as she shared her coffee (cause we both know without it, life’s  just not possible.)

Her blog is probably one of the neatest, cutest and best layed-out blogs I’ve ever seen and she’s got a YouTube channel! I highly suggest checking both out and subscribing, she’s wonderful. I know all you women out there will definitely enjoy this post – and men, I won’t judge if you do, too. It’s called a guilty pleasure, I understand ;)

My nail care routine

1. The very first thing I do is remove any old polish with nail polish remover.  I am not a dedicated user of any one particular brand of polish, but lately I’ve been using the Cutex Strengthening Acetone nail polish remover.

2. After taking off the polish, I use my current favorite product: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover.  This stuff works like magic.  I squeeze a small amount on each cuticle. After about 15 seconds, I use my Revlon cuticle pusher and gently push back my cuticles.  You will notice that the cuticles stuck on your nails will actually wipe away. 

3. Next, I take my Tweezerman cuticle nipper and carefully trim any leftover cuticles.  Some people say to not cut your cuticles, because it can cause infection.  I’ve been cutting my cuticles for over a year, and have had no problems.  Choose whether you want to cut or just push them back.  It is your decision.

4. Last, I will use a strengthening polish to harden my nails.  I have extremely weak, brittle, nails so I am always looking for a good hardening polish.  Currently, I am using Essie “Grow Stronger.”  It is a very light sheer color with a pinkish stain.  I use this when I am not in the mood to put a lot of color on my nails, but I want a gloss. 

I am not a nail technician by any means, but these are the steps that I take to treat my nails.  I am not being sponsored by any of the brands mentioned, nor have I received any of the products above for free.

Do you have a nail care routine?

Note from Meg:

I’ll be back tomorrow evening, I miss you all and blogging SO much. This vacation has been incredible and I cannot wait to share more!

Peace and love!

Meg and Nicole

  • http://ittybitsofbalance.com/ Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    So glad you’re having a good vacation :D

  • http://healthyhelperblog.com kaila @ healthy helper!

    It looks so beautiful there! Glad you’re enjoying yourself Meg!

  • http://une-vie-saine.com Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    I don’t ever take care of my nails because I can’t stand to have chipped polish on! Plus, I’m used to having short ones from 15 years of playing the piano.

    You look amazing in that bikini girl!! Seriously- your strength training has paid off like whoa. Glad you’re having a great time!

  • http://pinchesofjen.com Jen

    Meg, you have some muscle girl! You and the beach are both gorgeous. And the hermit crab too. I want to see more pretty vacay photos!

  • http://saltwatercoffee.wordpress.com Sara K

    Totallllly jealous of all that sun and sand. Truth be said, i kind of suck at taking care of my nails so this is a great set of tips

  • http://newyorkatheart.blogspot.com Molly Ellis

    You’re vacation looks fabulous. Hope you are having a great time and looking forward to reading about your trip.

  • http://onehealthymunchkin.blogspot.com/ Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin

    I’m terrible at taking care of my nails! I cut them, but that’s about it. :P

    Glad you’re having so much fun girl. That beach looks gorgeous – and so do you! Look at those muscles!

  • http://simply-nicole.com nicole

    So glad you all love the post! Thanks again Meg for allowing me to guest post. Anytime you want to write on my blog, let me know, and I’ll set something up!

    xoxo-
    Nicole

  • http://notsodomesticated.com/ Kristen @ notsodomesticated

    You are gorgeous and so is that scenery!! So jealous! ;)

  • http://cassieleeblogs.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    Your rocking that bikini–redonk!!

  • http://www.1chaturanga.wordpress.com Jess

    SOOOO happy you’re having a fantastic vacation!! love that picture of you–you’re a tan goddess ;)

    fantastic guest post–i need to take better care of my nails!

  • http://www.practisingwellness.com Yolie @ Practising Wellness

    So glad you’re having such a great holiday…it looks absolutely beautiful there! Your bikini is too cute! Is it quiksilver or roxy or something? love it! :-)
    I’ve missed reading your regular blog posts, but am so looking forward to hearing all that you’ve been up to! And that picture of the little hermit crab is beyond adorable! :-D xyx

  • http://www.practisingwellness.com Yolie @ Practising Wellness

    PS: You’re beautiful! :-) xyx

  • http://sowhaterica.wordpress.com erica

    this post just convinced me to get a pedicure tomorrow and stop slacking on lifting weights. btw, what is your tattoo of?

  • http://www.fitforthesoul.com Ellie@fitforthesoul

    OoOoO gorgeous place!! And Love your swimsuit :D
    Hehe…I never do anything with my nails and probably have tried polish on nails twice in my life.