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The Tip: Desk Side Manicure

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I like my nails pretty, what can I do? As soon as there is a chip within sight I’ll be taking off that polish and swiping on a new shade. Since painting my nails is a pretty common occurrence I’ve become pro at doing it whilst doing other things, and since more often than not I’m at my desk doing some reading or writing or what have you a desk side manicure is just what I need.

There’s nothing wrong with a good base, and as with make up this is true for your nails so on a bit of CND stick base coat goes. At the moment I’ve been loving a poppy spring red and this one from Ciate just floats my boat really, it’s super glossy on it’s own but I like to use a fast drying top coat to keep things speedy – it’s just as likely that I’ll run to make myself a cup of tea within a few moments from finishing up so why ruin my hard work eh? To finish it all off I rub in some hand cream, Caudalie’s ‘Feuille De Cassis’ is light and moisterising, never greasy, and smells a-m-a-z-ing. I rub in a little vaseline onto my cuticles for a little extra care but really I should invest in some cuticle oil.

Do you have any recommendations for a cuticle oil? A fave polish at the moment?

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  • A. D.

    Avoplex Oil by OPI is truly amazing! It nourishes and softens the cuticles nicely and it smells great as well. There is one caveat though — the oil is a bit too “rich” in texture and you’d better not apply it before touching your clothes or going somewhere as it is apt to leave greasy stains which have proved to be quite difficult to eradicate. It takes 20-30 min for it to fully absorb into the cuticles, but the effect is unparalleled all the same.

    Great blog, by the way! Really loved both the concept and the content 🙂

    • Ohhh that sounds good! I’ll be sure to try it out but I think I’ve had a manicurist use an OPI oil in the past…
      Thank you for the lovely compliments on the blog!