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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A Little Bit of TLC


Everyone needs a bit of TLC from time to time. Whether it's been a stressful week, or you just want to give yourself a little pick me up, there is nothing better than a bit of pampering. I'm sure if we were rich enough we would be frequent visitors of the local spa, unfortunately, we have to make do with a little DIY. So I thought I'd try and make a little series (we'll see how that goes,) about the little things I do to pamper myself.

First up, hands!


I start my filing down my nails. I heard, through some magazine probably, that it's best to file your nails when they already have nail varnish on, or before washing, as the nails are harder and less likely to break. I then remove any normal nail varnish on my nails.

Next up I give them a good wash with some nice smelling soap. I love this Coconut  Milk one. It is divine. I then follow with a nice hand moisturiser.

Once all the moisturiser has sunk in, I put some Lemony Flutter on my nails and push back my cuticles whilst giving them a bit of a massage.

After all that I apply some O.P.I Nail Envy, and if I so choose, which I usually do, a nice slick of colour. At the moment I'm loving Essie Cute as a Button, but I am seriously coveting the O.P.I Minne Mouse Collection, especially the one that looks like Jelly and the hearts!

What do you do to give your hands a bit of love?

Laura xoxo




14 comments:

  1. I like this post, giving myself some TLC is one of my favourite things!
    I got more Nail Envy for my birthday, yayy :)
    xxxx

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  2. i love a good manicure!!!

    OH MY GOD I NEED THE MINNIE MOUSE POLISH!!!!

    It looks amazing :)

    I'm hoping they have it in trade palce i usually go to as the OPI's are a bit cheaper

    if i find it there i'll let you know, as i could pick you up one a bit cheaper if you wanted :)

    xxx

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    1. It looks soo good!
      Oooo wow that would be awesome thank youuuu :)

      xoxo

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  3. I love having little pampering days :) But I usually neglect my hands > . < I think I'll try treating them a bit better from now on :P x

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    1. I do usually, but then I do pretty much this everytime I do my nails haha!

      xoxo

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  4. I'm totally coveting that OPI polish as well with the glitter hearts! :) I've not seen it in the shops here yet though. I'm horrendous when it comes to taking care of my hands, especially with the nail polish I constantly wear. Though recently I've tried to be good with base and top coat - not sure if that counts as TLC :p

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    1. I reckon bc and tc count, it helps your nails :)
      I still don't take good enough haha!
      Yes, need(want) that collection hahah!

      xoxo

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  5. I usually just rub it with cream. I massage my own hands whenever I get the chance. It's surprisingly distracting and relaxing :)

    whyyyjen.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooo I'll have to try that :)

      xoxo

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  6. I don't know if I like my nail envy anymore, they always seem to snap more when it's on!
    Love the cuticle butter though. Hand food is the shizz too.
    xx

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    1. Oh no, I love it!
      I need to try hand food!

      xoxo

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  7. I've just started using Nail Envy and I've got high hopes that it will bring my nails back to life!
    Fingers crossed!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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