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

Monday, January 19, 2015

How to 'Winterize' Your Nails with Julep

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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...


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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!

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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!


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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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