Take care of your nails at home with these tools.
- Julep Crystal Nail File
The Julep Crystal Nail File is gentler than traditional rough emery boards.
- Tweezerman Cuticle Nipper
Resist the urge to pick at frayed cuticles by (gently!) removing them with the Tweezerman Cuticle Nipper.
- Nivea Creme
Stash the travel-size Nivea Creme Tin in your purse to hydrate hands and cuticles on the go.
Research suggests that taking 2.5 milligrams daily of biotin (part of the vitamin B complex group), like Appearex Nail Strengthening Biotin, may reinforce nails.
- Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel
Seal moisture into bare nails with Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel.
Prevent and treat peeling cuticles with a dab of Bio-Oil.
- Revlon Expert Effect Nail Clipper
With a “cushy” rubber grip on the handle, this nail clipper stood out from the rest. It was easy to hold and didn’t slip out of users’ fingers, leaving behind straight, snag-free results.
- Trim Salon Board & Case
This won high marks for its grit and inch width, which together allowed for “simple filing and smooth nails.” Another plus: a purse-friendly carrying case to prevent scratched sunglasses.
- Lacross Cuticle Trimmer
Cutting your cuticles isn’t always wise, but if you must, try this trimmer. It made even novices feel comfortable. Designed like a nail clipper, it’s a cinch to handle, and “the tiny tip cuts cleanly.”
- Tweezerman Nail Block
One staffer’s summing up: “It was fast and gave great shine―loved it.” The lavender side eliminates ridges, and the two white edges give nails a high-gloss finish. As an added bonus, the blue side files.
SOURCE: Real Simple