14 Day Nail Rehab

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I won't pretend to be a nail professional but this is how i get my nails to grow out after treating them poorly.

Day 1

  • Remove all residual polish.
  • Push back cuticles and trim any dry skin- be careful not to Black Swan your fingers when you do this.
  • Shape the edges so they're more rounded and can't catch on anything.
  • Apply a layer of both base and top gel polish.
  • Use nail oils and hand lotions galore for the next 7 days!

Day 7

  • Buff the previously applied gel polish to give a smooth surface.
  • Push back cuticles and trim any dry skin.
  • Start to shape your nails how you like them but try and retain your length.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of whichever gel color you prefer.
  • Oils and lotions again!!

Day 14 (some people might like to wait longer)

  • Remove your gel polish with foil, acetone and cotton balls.
  • Trim/file them all into the same length and shape.
  • Push back cuticles and trim any dry skin.
  • Treat yourself to a nice gel mani... maybe half moons or french!
  • Oils and lotion until it becomes second nature.. your nails will thank you and your hands will look young and fresh!

Tips to stop biting nails

  • Set reminders on your phone to stop biting/chewing.
  • Tell people around you to remind you if they see you do it.
  • Take up a new hobby that uses your hands to keep them occupied.
  • Wear a dark lipstick so you try and avoid putting your hands near your mouth at all.

Products i use

Other useful videos


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  1. Thank you, lovely as always! Do you have a tutorial with your half moon design? To die for <3

    1. I don't, but i just freehand it so theres not really any tricks to explain. I do have my french mani one linked above though and thats essentially the same technique!