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Show Me Your Nails 2.0

Due to some technical glitches with the original Show Me Your Nails Thread, I am starting a new thread with @vegchililover78's blessing (She says "hello," by the way!).

 

Please share your nail looks, nail art and manicures!

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...And don't forget to check out @Beadshopgirl's Nail Stamping Thread for stamping inspiration! ❤️  

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Nailed-It/The-Nail-Stamping-Thread/m-p/3328865

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@RGbrown I can't ever get my nails long enough!  Somehow I manage to break them although I TRY to keep them as square as possible.

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@CookieGirl1 

Seriously, no joke, cuticle oil turned my nails around like I never would have imagined...jojoba is the best thing for nails, if you aren't using something already! I also started wearing dish gloves and really just paying attention to what I was doing (most of the time, at least...heck, I had to cut down my middle finger last night because I slammed it into the backsplash while cleaning the faucet and cracked the nail a bit, and I didn't feel like patching it lol)

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@RGbrown I'm so bad about using cuticle oil.  Like, I honestly never do because I HATE the feeling of greasy, oily fingers.  I know, weird, but it grosses me out and I definitely need to get over it because you and everyone else swear by using it for nail growth.  Do you have a brand favorite that you use?

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@CookieGirl1 

Premade mixes are so freaking expensive for what they are, and there are sooooo many that don't even have jojoba in them (it's really important!), so I just make my own. A 4oz bottle of jojoba oil from Ulta plus some vitamin e oil from Amazon (my first batch, I used a 1oz bottle, but I just made a new one a couple of weeks ago with 2.5oz), and some essential oil for scent if desired. If I've got some other oils I need to finish up, samples or whatnot, I'll toss them in too just to use them, but really, all you need is a basic bottle of jojoba, and then dress it up however you want! I put it in brush top pens, rollerballs, and even empty polish bottles and keep it all over the house. Jojoba isn't particularly oily either...it soaks in quickly and doesn't leave me with that greasy, slick feeling. 

 

If you don't wanna DIY it, CND Solar Oil is good, and I've heard nice things about NBM Cuticle Buddy. Both have jojoba in them.

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@RGbrown I did a thing.  You're the inspiration behind my decision but... I ordered a cuticule oil pen 😳.  Like, who am I? I'm going to MAKE myself use it at least every night before bed and hope 🤞 that it makes a difference.

*It's supposed to smell like Banana Bread.  I'm very hopeful, lol. 

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@CookieGirl1 

They say the best results happen with 3+ uses a day, but frankly, for the most part, I'm a once a dayer myself...it took me a bit to make it a solid habit, but now nail oil is a must for me right before I lay down. My other "always happens" time is when I swap polishes...after I've removed the old one, I oil up for a while (nekkid nails love it!) and let it sit for anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours before I swipe with acetone and get the next mani done. For a while, I was pretty decent at remembering to use it once or twice a day in addition to bedtime, but that's something that comes and goes. 

 

If you've got any current damage or spots that are peeling, that'll take some time to grow out...cuticle oil can't heal issues that already exist, but it can help reduce future reoccurrences and keep your nails stronger and more flexible overall. 

 

I took a little trip down memory lane and went back to my oldest post in this thread. This used to be about as long as I could consistently maintain my nails 😲 I do still get breaks, and I usually have at least one shorty (dang it), but I've really enjoyed being able to mostly get them longer for the last three years or so since starting cuticle oil!

 

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Nailed-It/Show-Me-Your-Nails-2-0/m-p/3431529/highlight/true#M9040

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@RGbrown Once a day will have to do for starters, at least!  BTW, love that stamped mani from your throwback post 🙂

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@CookieGirl1 

Aww, thank you! I stared at it for a while, realizing just how much better my nails and cuticles look these days, and how much my clean up game has improved...it might be time for me to recreate that mani for a good old fashioned then and now comparison 😋

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@RGbrown You should!  

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Thanks for the helpful info, @RGbrown!  I need to try and learn to like to use cuticle oil because I'm sure that it'll help.

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Those are beautiful 😍 @RGbrown I really love the green one, so many dimensions to the sparkle in the different lights 💚 great nails hunny!

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@CynthieLu 

Thanks so much! 💚

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@RGbrown Both are really pretty, unique shades that look beautiful 😍

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@Mellmars1185 

Thanks so much! They're both gorgeous in their own ways 💖

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@RGbrown both of these are gorgeous but I need that Cadillaquer! OMG what a stunner.

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@makeitup305 

Thanks so much! Cadillacquer really did this one up nicely

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Wow!  Stunning, @RGbrown ! 💖💚  They're both gorgeous, but The Dark is breathtaking! 🤩  ...and I guess it's OK that your sister's gifts buck the line... 🙄

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@Titian06 

The audacity, right? 🙄😂 Thanks so much!

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I understand why you wanted to try the polishes your sister brought to you @RGbrown , they are gorgeous! 😍 I was not expecting Cirque Ghost Rose to look so beautiful tbh, but it is so pretty! 😍😍 And Cadillacquer’s also looks stunning! Such fun polish!

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@Saradestin 

I had her grab Ghost Rose because it was on the clearance rack 😂 I figured it was worth a shot since I've gotten into some of the sheer stuff this year, and I'm glad she did! I actually didn't realize it had the holo in it, which gives it a nice little boost. Still subtle, but a little extra at the same time

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I've been trying to get "Keep Moving Forward" from Polished for Days forever and I finally got my paws on it!  It's a multichrome that shifts from lavender to blue to magenta.

 

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