Keeping my nails strong and healthy

As a teenager, I used to spend half an hour massaging olive oils into my nails every weekend. These days, there's just not enough time, but in a bid to keep my nails strong and healthy, I've started using a couple of beauty products instead:

Organic surge lavender meadow hand & nail cream, No7 nourishing nail & cuticle care, Dr Lewinn's renunail nail strengthener, Dr Lewinn's renunail nourishing oil
Organic surge lavender meadow hand & nail cream
No7 nourishing nail & cuticle care
Dr Lewinn's renunail nail strengthener
Dr Lewinn's renunail nourishing oil

Starting with a good quality hand cream. At the moment, I'm really liking Organic surge lavender meadow hand and nail cream. I type and write a lot during the day, so need something light and quick absorbing, yet still rich and moisturising, and this fits the bill perfectly. As always with Organic surge, it's free from chemical nasties, and for someone who didn't use to like lavender, I find the scent to be surprisingly comforting.

As bizarre as it sounds, my nails have been looking rather dry recently. So on weekends when I'm not wearing nail varnish, I like to massage in a small amount of No 7 nourishing nail & cuticle care. It contains extracts of sunflower, grape, honey and cocoa butter, all of which help to nourish and strengthen the nails. It's also a cream, which means that once applied, there's no need to hang about waiting for it to sink in.

Finally, there's Dr Lewinn's renunail nail strengthener and nourishing oil. The nail strengthener has quite specific instructions (every day for 5 days, remove on day 7 before starting the process again). I must admit, I just apply a coat every few weeks, then remove after about a week once it's started chipping. Prior to using this, my nails were weak and peeling, but after about 2 cycles, you could really notice the difference. Now they're much stronger and I've not had any problems with peeling since. The duo pack also comes with a nourishing oil, which I don't always use, but on days when I do have some spare time, it's a nice nourishing treat for the cuticles.

How do you keep your nails strong and healthy? What's your favourite hand cream?


  1. Great post! I love burts bees cuticle cream for my nails and sally hansen growth polish ( in the gold bottle) !

    Beth May Blogs

    1. Thanks lovley, I've heard so many good things about Burts Bees, maybe I'll give that a go next x

  2. I love organic surge now. Bloggers influence me as I've bought it after loads of people have said it is amazing! Ha. I was pretty impressed too though. Fab pictures hun and love the blog! Xx

    1. Thanks Laura! Organic surge is such a good value brand, glad you love them too x

  3. Great products! I'm going to look into some of these because my nails have been so weak lately

    1. Definitely give the Renunail a try in that case, it's made such a difference to my nails x

  4. The Organic Surge product is huge, I bet that would last a long time :)
    I definitely do need to take better care of my nails.

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing


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