Today we’re chatting about my top nail care products, including my favourite nail polishes. Boy, was it a struggle to narrow down my list of manicure must-haves – I initially wanted to feature almost 20 products but eventually gave myself a stern talking to and whittled it down to only my top of the pops products.
Nothing makes me feel more polished (excuse the pun) than sporting a fab manicure. Sure…a good manicure isn’t too hard to come by, but a winning manicure – that’s a whole different ball game. In today’s video I show which products I have been LOVING lately (some I have actually been loving for years), plus I have also included a demo for you on how I like to paint my nails.
If you struggle with chipping manis, or maybe it looks like a 4-year-old painted your nails? Don’t fret, check out my ‘How To: The Perfect Manicure’ video here (I filmed that video about 2 years ago, and people stil enjoy watching it).
In this video, however, I’ll hopefully introduce you to your own future favourites. Grab a cup of yummy (today I’m drinking a mango, strawberry & pineapple smoothie) and let’s jump right in!
Please note: If you’re only interested in certain products, then I have included time stamps for each product in the ‘Show More’ section of the video. For example, if you only want to hear my thoughts on my favourite nail file, then you can skip to 2:35 in the video (2 minutes 35 seconds).
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Oh! Oh! Oh! And I’ve also included a little story from when I used to work at Woolworths…
I hope you enjoy!
PRODUCTS, PRICING & STOCKISTS:
♥ QVS Beauty Nail Clipper – R99,95 at Woolworths (but Clicks also has straight edge nail clippers).
♥ LUSH Salted Coconut Hand Scrub – R160,00 at LUSH stores or in the LUSH South Africa online store.
♥ Woolworths Paradise Hand Lotion – R99,95 at Woolworths stores (it’s a new range).
♥ LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – R145,00 at LUSH stores or in the LUSH South Africa online store.
♥ essie Mod Square Nail Polish – R124,95 at Dis-Chem, Clicks and selected Foschini stores.
♥ essie Good To Go Top Coat – R159,95 at Dis-Chem, Clicks and selected Foschini stores.
I feel there isn’t much more to say about how great the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy polishes are – in the video you’ll see what my nails look like after wearing the ‘All Or Nothing’ shade for almost a week. Absolutely no chips, splits or tip wear – I have honestly never had a normal nail polish last this long on me. I still refer to this as a ‘normal’ nail polish, because there’s no UV lamp involved. As you will see in the demo part of the video, just paint the nail polish and add the top coat – that’s it! A full review on these nail polishes is in the video, I highly recommend you check them out!
Disclaimer: The Revlon section of the video is in sponsored collaboration with Revlon South Africa, but ya’ll know I only feature products that I really love.