The next gift guide is going to be all about nails. I don't really like getting my nails done, but I do like doing them at home and having them painted. I enjoy the fun designs and accents. I just would rather do it at home. Some people love to go and get their nails done, I have several friends who love it and I'm all for that too. Today I'm gonna give you some really cool gift ideas for someone who loves having their nails looking A+ all the time.
Le Mini Macaron. Yes you knew that was coming. It's been in my other gift guides so I'll make it short. This is a really cool gel polish set for $35 comes with a light, polish, file, and clean up tools/remover. You can then buy other nail polishes along the way for $11 of $12. I use this constantly. On my real nails and on fake nails. It stays on really well. I have 5 polishes from them. They're all consistent. They have bundles for you as well. I have a code which is LOVEMASCARA15 for their website but it's not a commission code and I'm not an affiliate. I see that ULTA carries this on their site as well.
B.M.C Bundle Monster Nail Stamp, and mani mask. I love this too. It is exactly like those cool nail videos on Instagram where you see the person roll a silicone tipped applicator onto a template with a design and then roll it onto you nail. Very easy to do. The mani mask is a latex free guard you put around the skin so if any polish gets on the skin you just peel it off and there's a super clean manicure. They have tons of polishes and their silicone applicator is double sided with one big side and a smaller one. They have a ton of designs on their templates too. It's really really neat.
Polygel at home kits. I ordered a random one off of Amazon with just one polygel color in clear to see how it went. It's on my nails above and I painted them "Licorice" from Le Mini Macaron. I know you've probably seen all the ones advertised on Facebook. I can't speak to those but I like the whole "polygel" system. It's not expensive to have you're own set and nail light, of course it can be I guess, depending on what you get but for a starter kit so to speak it doesn't cost much. I have a very small lamp actually and it works just fine. It took me a minute to figure out how I wanted to do it with the nails molds like you always see on those videos. There's no mess with it. Where as if this was dip powder, acrylic tips or something I would go to a salon. This is pretty easy when you get the hang of it. I actually seen Raw Beauty Kristi do something similar in a tutorial for how she does her nails at home but she sculpts hers I believe. She actually done more steps that I did but it looked really good. I'll link that video here.
Next is for polish lovers and that is Lauren B polishes. These polishes make my nails stronger and they grow so fast when I use them. There's a really nice range of colors. They're thin but opaque. They focus on the health of the nail. I normally don't believe any hype but they really do have a special formula.
For someone who loves to do their nails and take really good care of them most would say get them a manicure kit and yea that's great but I say get them some quality cuticle oil and hand creams that hydrate and nourish the hands and the cuticles. A good cuticle oil is Kur Nourishing Cuticle Oil and for hand cream I say L'Occitane, LXMI Nilotica Melt travel size, or even Nivea. I'm not huge on Bath and Body Works heavily fragranced lotions or glittery lotions but I do like so quality, rich, hand creams or balms.
Lastly, a gift card to their nail salon. If they don't like doing their nails period but love getting them done, call and ask if you can do a gift certificate for that person to use on their next visit.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.