Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hand and Nail Care Routine

As promised from my last posts, here is my hand and nail care routine.
A bit late I may add. I apologize for that, but I visited a friend I hadn't seen in awhile!
I had a fantastic time and it was great to catch up!
So, a day late... here is my hand and nail care routine.
I usually do this 2-4 times per week depending on how dry my hands/cuticles are.
I am a huuuuge fan of Mary Kay Satin Hands. It literally is the best hand mask and scrub out there.
As for the lotion. There is nothing spectacular about the Mary Kay one, so I use whatever is striking my fancy at the moment. I used it here for the simple fact that it was available and part of the set.
PS: I purchased this on my own and I am not affiliated with Mary Kay nor am I a Mary Kay consultant.
Just to be clear, I use lotion on my hands constantly - not just when I do this routine.
Here is what my set looks like. I have the peach scented one... it is the BEST!
It is available here. Or you can get the unscented one here.
The very first thing I do is wet my hands to moisten my skin.
Next, I will use the Satin Hands Hand Softener (I leave this on for about 3 minutes)
 Then I squirt a pump of the Hand Scrub on to my hands and massage it into my palms, backs of my hands, fingers, and between fingers. The scrub has bead-like things in it as well as tiny micro-scrubbie things - yes, my descriptions ARE fantastic. :p
(This is my favorite part by far! It feels so good!)
 After that it is time to rinse with warm water. I make sure all of the scrub is washed off completely.

Then I pat my hands dry with a hand towel.
Finally, I moisturize my hands with lotion.

 For cuticle and nail care I use these two things. Yep! Only two things.
I use Cuccio Naturale Cuticle Conditioning Butter Stick and any nail file that I have lying around.

This is what the stick looks like. 
 I glide the stick over each cuticle on both hands then I gently rub it in with my fingers.
This makes my cuticles feel heavenly!
After that step, I file my nails in whichever shape I desire at the time (currently it is a square nail) then I use a nail hardener on them and that's it! :)
Thank you for reading!
Up next: A good-bye to summer mani
C'est fini!



  1. I loooooooove Satin Hands! That peach scent is divine.

  2. I have to try this...excellent tutorial, love your blog!!!

    1. Well thank you! I really love satin hands, it's amazing! :)