Neutral Nails

I occasionally get pedicures, but I never get manicures. I have a drawer with a handful of polishes (OPI Bubble Bath is my favorite) that never get used. I’m just too low-maintenance to deal with the upkeep, and I’ve managed to smudge or chip almost every manicure I’ve ever had within an hour. That’s before I even get to cooking or doing dishes. But I still like my hands and nails to look nice. Particularly in the winter, they start to get a little rough looking—beat up, really—between super dry cuticles and snagged nails. And while bathing my hands in lotion helps, it doesn’t resolve the cuticle issue. But a few weeks ago I discovered the solution for an understated, polished nail.

The first step is hydrating those cuticles. Dior’s Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails does exactly that and more. It’s a rich, creamy salve that nourishes and conditions cuticles and also improves nail growth and strength. I noticed a difference instantly after the first use. This stuff is magic! It goes on sticky, but a little goes a long way, and you just let it sink in. I massage it into my cuticles before bed. Then there’s Dior Nail Glow. It enhances the color of your natural nails for a shiny glow. The pinks of your nails become a bit pinker, and the whites become a bit whiter. It’s subtle but good. It also dries super fast and lasts a week. A perfect quick fix for everyday, nice-looking nails.

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