Curly Crafty Mom: How to 'Winterize' Your Nails with Julep

Monday, January 19, 2015

How to 'Winterize' Your Nails with Julep

Today I am excited to talk about 'Winterizing' your nails. During the winter, your hands and nails may become extra dry and brittle. I usually put on a hand lotion from Bath and Body works or if my hands are extra dry I will use Helping Hands from Lush. I apply lotion each time after I wash my hands. I will clip my nails when they become too long and sand them with my nail block or a nail file. I also use a cuticle stick to push back my cuticles. Then, I either apply polish or I leave my nails as is or with a clear coat to add a little shine. 

I received this tutorial from Julep on how to winterize my nails and it got me thinking... the only extra step I follow in the winter is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize... I really believe wearing a hand lotion helps prevent my skin, nails and cuticles from drying out. Julep sent me this wonderful guide on 'How to Winterize Your Nails' and I've shared it below...


There is a lot of steps and products that they offer that I have never tried... The Vanish Cuticle Softener and Remover sounds great! Every time I get pampered and get my nails done, they always do a little extra work on my cuticles. Currently, I will push my cuticles back with my nail (I know, I'm terrible!) or I'll use my cuticle stick if I have extra time. I am so lazy when it comes to my cuticles, am I the only one?! I love how it says you can warm up the Vanish bottle in warm water to get a 'spa experience'.

I also like the idea of using the Oxygen Nail Treatment as a base coat or in-between polish when I let my nails be 'natural'.

As I said, I am a FIRM believer in moisturizing... the Mighty Nail and Cuticle Serum sounds great! You can apply it to the tips of your nails, which get the most use... especially from a DIY/crafter like myself!

Julep also shared their popular winter shades with me (see all of them HERE) and I must say... I don't have a polish in the Kiki color, but I love it! It reminds me of a snowy day when I'd be inside watching Frozen for the 1,000 time with my daughter under a bundle of blankets with a big mug of hot chocolate. I also really like winter neutrals and the Shari would be perfect with tans and winter whites. And, the burgundy/purpley color of the Joanne is definitely one of on trend colors this winter!

Here are my winter nails. Do you do anything different during to your nails during the winter? Which winter color is your favorite?
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