My Nail Care Routine

My name is Agata and I am a nail polish hoarder. My nail polish collection exceeds the selection available at any nail salon and I most likely have enough bottles to last me a lifetime (or even longer). I love doing my own manicures and I like how your manicure can make a statement, it can reflect your mood, your personality. It is also an easy way to accessorize your look or coordinate your outfit. In today’s post I am sharing with you my nail care routine, all the steps that I follow to ensure that my nails are healthy, well maintained and that my manicure doesn’t chip and lasts a long time. I hope you enjoy this short video! Do you have a nail care routine that you follow? Do you use a base coat and a top coat or do you just apply your nail polish and call it a day? Do you have any tried tips on how to make your manicure last longer? I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Agata, the founder and the editor of Her and Makeup. 

16 comments

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Kissandmakeup, what do you usually do then? Do you just apply nail polish? What are your current favorite shades?

  1. Dee says:

    Thanks for the tips Agata.I think my biggest issue is that I like to peel my nails when Im on the phone:s And I’m on the phone A LOT . I only very recently started using cuticle clippers ( I used to use the one that kind of has a groove that you can run your cuticles through). The first time I used them I think I went a little nuts with the clipper…took me weeks to get my cuticles back in shape:( Darn addictive little clippers heh.

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      I work as a phone interpreter so I am on the phone all day too, fortunately I don’t have a habit of peeling my nails :) Maybe if you use a good top coat the nails won’t peel off that easily? I love using cuticle clippers but you need to be careful, they can be dangerous when very sharp!

  2. Heidi says:

    I do base and top coats which help a lot. Also making sure the nail is dry — no moisturizer or oil on them before polishing. I found that really extends the manicure.

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      That’s very true about your nails not being oily before applying nail polish. that’s why I always use the nail cleaner.

  3. Kiss & Make-up says:

    Woops, I never saw your response to my comment :-) Well, I just apply a base coat, paint my nails, apply a top coat and that’s it. And sometimes I file or cut my nails, but I don’t do it regularly, just when I have to.

  4. Catherine Dream says:

    I’m guilty of forgetting to REGULARLY apply cuticle butter (bad nail blogger!), but I have a good homemade cuticle oil, which I apply after every mani, so it KINDA counteracts my forgetfulness on the cuticle butter front… ; ) Gotta work on that!
    Love the little vid!

  5. neversaydiebeauty says:

    Great video, Agata! My nail routine varies by how long my nails are and what shape they’re in. The most important part of my nail routine, however, is taking biotin. My thumb nail and my big toe nail had cracked vertically and nothing helped till I started taking a biotin supplement daily. Now my nails (and hair) grow so fast that I usually do have to file them a bit with almost every mani. I do argan oil or coconut oil on the nails and cuticles from time to time. Speaking of which I need to do my nails today for a party tonight :)

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Thanks sweet lady! I need to read more about biotin although my nails are usually pretty strong and in a good condition. What party are you going to tonight? What are you going to wear on your nails?

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