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Nailing it: Products for a better manicure

Nailing it: Products for a better manicure

Faced with dry cuticles, hangnails or constant chips in your freshly applied nail polish? Worry no more, as the world’s leading beauty brands have just launched a fresh crop of clever products which make for better and longer-lasting manicures and pedicures. Read on for details of some of the best nail products on the market.

For those who need to remove chipped nail polish while on the go, look no further than Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go Nail Lacquer Remover Finger Mitts. Each travel-friendly envelope holds one finger mitt infused with lavender-scented polish remover that can strip colour or lacquer from all 10 nails. The formula contains aloe vera, making the process efficient and skin friendly, too.

Short on time? Leighton Denny has developed a handy way to dry nails quickly, anytime and place. Its Miracle Mist speed-drying spray for nail polish is a non-sticky spray, which also conditions cuticles, in a convenient aerosol format that radically speeds up polish drying time.

Apply nail polish as normal and use Miracle Mist after completing the last coat, holding the can 15cm away from nails and spray each nail for a second or so in one blast. Within 60 seconds nails are touch dry and you’re good to go!

If spray painting your nails sounds like fun, look no further than Nails inc’s revolutionary Paint Can. The fastest way to get perfectly polished nails, simply use the Paint Can to mist your fingertips (skin and all) and the polish will adhere to your base coat. To remove the excess polish, quickly wash away from the skin with warm water or use a cleansing wipe. And voila! Perfectly applied polish in a heartbeat. Brush on a top coat for up to two days wear and a glossy finish. Ideal for those short on time or lacking of a steady hand.

Or need to spruce up your manicure in mere minutes? Paint OPI Matte Top Coat, a clear, mattifying lacquer over any nail colour, even those containing glitter, to give your nails a sophisticated suede-look finish. Since this product is not as shiny as regular top coat, it doesn’t magnify scratches and can be applied over a week-old manicure to make chips less noticeable.

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